Resumé

View a pdf version of my resumé here. Contact me at aliciastice@gmail.com or @aliciastice on Twitter.

Education

University of Missouri: Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in print and digital news
Minor in religious studies
Anticipated graduation: December 2012

 

Journalism experience

Community Outreach Team, Columbia Missourian, Fall of 2012

  • Created new ways for the Missourian to engage with its audience using tools including Google Analytics, social media websites and online quizzes
  • Led an engagement project with the city government beat that made election and city government coverage more interactive

Copy editor, Columbia Missourian, Fall of 2012

  • Edited stories for AP style, grammar and factual mistakes
  • Wrote headlines that made it easy for people using online searches to find our stories
  • Edited stories and wrote headlines for daily print edition

Intern, Kansas City Business Journal, Summer of 2012

  • Wrote more than 70 articles and briefs for the website and weekly print edition
  • Covered topics such as manufacturing layoffs, commercial development and the economic impact of the 2012 All-Star Game
  • Found and sourced my own stories using Meetup.com, Twitter searches, cold calls and other tools

Reporter, Columbia Missourian, August 2011 to May 2012

  • Covered environmental issues and city government
  • Wrote several long-term projects including one about treated sewer water infiltrating city drinking wells
  • Got experience covering daily news, meeting fast deadlines and writing human interest stories

Intern, Loveland Reporter-Herald, Summer of 2011

  • Regularly wrote front page features and breaking news stories that ran on the Reporter-Herald’s front page
  • Wrote several articles picked up by The Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera and other Colorado newspapers

News editor, The Maneater student newspaper, May 2010 to May 2011

  • Covered the crime and courts beat for a year before becoming an editor at The Maneater, MU’s student newspaper
  • Pitched and edited all crime content, including stories about arrests of top MU athletes and murder cases
  • Coached new writers on framing stories, news writing and turning stories in on deadline

Skills

Without thinking twice, I can copy edit, use Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to promote content, get a conversation started and find sources. I can also file open records requests, use Photoshop, Google Analytics, Microsoft Access, Adobe InCopy, InDesign and Storify.

Give me a few minutes to brush up, and I can edit video, do basic HTML and edit audio.

Honors and Awards

  • Third place for best news writing from the Missouri College Media Association
  • Jay L. Torrey Scholarship for promising women in journalism
  • Dean’s list (four semesters)
  • Mark Twain Scholarship for academic excellence
  • Sam Bronstein Scholarship for journalism

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