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Rachel H

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Last Login 4/10/2016
Location Wilkes-Barre, PA
Education Some College
Status Inactive
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Summary of Experience
Where to begin?

She's realistically been writing since she was old enough to touch a typewriter, but as far as on a professional competency level, this became a career in about 2008.
She'll break it down for you in a short (chronological!) list:
- Advanced Placement/Honors/Dual Enrollment English placement since age 14
- 4 years on staff (as both Features Editor and then Editor in Chief) of her high school newspaper, serving a student body of nearly 4,500 students
- 7-time Gold Standard award winner in student journalism from the PSPA (PA School Press Association)
- Student Board Liason for the PA School Press Association (chosen out of every school district within the commonwealth)
- PA School Press Association Student Board Member
- $1200 Jason Goldenberg Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship Winner (2012)
- NPR 3-Minute-Fiction Finalist
- East Stroudsburg University "Comic-Thon" 2012 Winner
- Two time journalism scholarship award winner (Luzerne County Community College, 2015/16)
- Outstanding honors graduate (Journalism & Communications Program, 2016)

She also currently works for a mid-level news publication as a correspondent and columnist for the past year, specializing in feature stories and arts & entertainment pieces.
Her column, in an arts and entertainment weekly, is known as the "Ink Spot," focusing on tattoo artistry and culture in and around the Northeastern PA region.
Specialties
journalism, journalistic writing, news, creative writing, features, editorial, columns, blogs
Interests
arts and entertainment, music, tattoos, roller derby, english, politics, science, animals, food
Education
Luzerne County Community College Aug 2014 – May 2016
Journalism, A.A.S.

The A.A.S. degree in Journalism and Media Writing is designed to prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in fields that require strong writing, editing, reporting and graphic design skills in a global, interactive, multi-media environment. The program also provides a solid platform for transfer to four-year programs specializing in the areas of mass media, print journalism, public relations, advertising, professional non-fiction writing and other fields that demand a communications skill set appropriate for the Information Age.


East Stroudsburg University Aug 2012 – May 2013
Art and Design, Media Communications & Technology, N/A

DESIGN: is a creative process that integrates art and technology to communicate ideas and information. You will create dynamic solutions in digital graphic design, electronic imaging, illustration, 3D modeling, rendering, 3D printing and other fabrication processes. Up to date industry professional design software will prepare you for careers in the design field. Project based assignments and required internships make sure you will be ready to meet the challenge of the 21st century marketplace. Art directors in graphic, product, and visual communications design studios stress the importance of a strong art background for success in these fields.


Parkland High School Sep 2008 – Jun 2012
High School Diploma, HS Diploma

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Honors and Awards
Rob Sager Memorial Scholarship Sep 2015
Established in 2002 by friends and family of Rob Sager. Applicant must be enrolled in the Journalism program at LCCC and assist with the publication of the student newspaper.

Jon Outt Memorial Scholarship Sep 2015
Established in 1992 by the parents of the late Jon Outt, a former LCCC Journalism student. Applicant must be entering their second year of the Journalism program and participate in volunteer/ extra-curricular activities.

Jason Goldenberg Memorial Creative Writing Scholarship May 2012
$1000 awarded to the graduating senior with the strongest creative writing portfolio.

Gold Award - PA School Press Assocation for Student Journalists Apr 2012
Seven time gold level student journalist award winner for submitted news pieces throughout the year.

Association Memberships
Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society Sep 2015
the English Honor Society of Two Year Colleges; to qualify for membership a student must have completed a minimum of one college course in English Language or literature and be presently enrolled in a second English language or literature course and have no grade lower than a B in English with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Students are not required to be English majors.

Projects by Industry
Other

She works for a mid-level local news publication primarily, covering multiple types of stories such as (but not limited to): community functions, large musical acts, local arts and entertainment, non-profit organizations/fundraisers.

Projects by Asset Type
Press Release

She previously worked as an Assistant Marketing Manager for a third-tier market local news publication and its weekly subsidiaries. She was in charge of all marketing campaigns, local outreach, ad-composition, public relations and various press releases for the firm.

She also has taken multiple courses in public relations, and served as PR Director of a local women's flat track roller derby team in her area.

Article

She specializes in news articles of all types and subject matter. She has extensive experience in the news industry, currently working as a correspondent and columnist for a news publication with a readership of ~250,000.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

She has worked in the journalism field both as a student, intern and now as a paid correspondent, for nearly a decade.

Projects by Writing Style
Conversational

She has won various awards and contests for her ability to creatively write – she also likes to think that her humor and personality shines through in the various editorials and columns that she writes, as well.

Journalistic

She has been honing her journalistic skill both academically and in the field for nearly 8 years. She is a columnist and correspondent for a mid-range news publication, as well as an accomplished former student journalist.

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