…by Meg White
The place Meg puts the stuff she wrote
Meg White

bymegwhite[at]gmail.com
612-759-7987
Chicago, IL

Objective

To be a vital link in the creation and publication of engaging communication.

Education

Columbia College Chicago: Chicago, IL.
MA in journalism, December 2008
University of Colorado: Boulder, CO.
BA in anthropology, magna cum laude, December 2004

Experience

REALTOR Magazine, National Association of Realtors
Independent project specialist from November 2010 to present
After fulfilling a multifaceted role of copy editor, content strategist and archivist for a nine-month project converting REALTOR Magazine from their previous CMS to Drupal, I was asked to join a similar effort for the website of the National Association of Realtors.

Citizens to Elect John Arena 45th Ward Alderman: Chicago, IL. (773) 685-1099
Communications director from July 2010 to May 2011
As a vital part of a winning aldermanic campaign in Chicago, I managed the campaign’s web presence and site, created and disseminated press releases, generated fundraising communications and promoted campaign events.

BuzzFlash.com: Chicago, IL. (312) 829-7760
Senior writer and contributing editor from June 2008 to June 2010
In helping promote and maintain this pioneer of an online voice for the progressive community, I pitched, wrote and edited breaking news, interviews and commentary. I also mentored the site’s editorial interns and reviewed products for the online store.

ChicagoTalks.org: Online/Telecommute
Site editor for fall 2008
This temporary contract required me to manage the publishing flow of this dynamic, hyperlocal news site. I would edit and publish one story daily, solicit submissions, read through publishing partners’ work and determine its suitability for the audience.

Family Tree & Tree of Life Chiropractic Clinics: Minneapolis, MN. (952)345-8244
Office manager from November 2006 to September 2007
Coordinating two clinics in one building was a rewarding and diverse mix of scheduling, staff supervision and training, customer service, ordering medical supplies, verifying insurance and file system management.

Technical Expertise

I possess varying degrees of expertise in HTML, Drupal, Microsoft Office Suite, InCopy, Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, Audacity, Garage Band, NGP and Medisoft, among many other programs. I learn new systems and software easily and am comfortable working with PCs, Macs, cloud computing and Linux/open office software.

References and extended work/educational history available upon request. View/download a PDF version of this resume by clicking here.