Resume

TAYLOR O. SOULE

EDUCATION

University of Iowa College of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Juris Doctor Candidate
  • Anticipated date of graduation: May 2020

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication and Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Majors: News-Internet and English writing
  • Graduated summa cum laude, 2014
  • Studied abroad in Turkey

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa

Communications Coordinator, January 2015-July 2017
  • Wrote and edited SCI email newsletters
  • Created and coordinated social media campaigns
  • Filmed, produced and edited promotional and educational videos
  • Wrote, reported, edited and managed SCI blog content
Communications Assistant, May 2014-December 2014
  • Created and posted updates for the SCI website, blog and e-newsletters
  • Produced and edited instructional videos for science teachers across Iowa
  • Expanded SCI’s web presence through social media

The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa

Sports News Assistant, July 2014-January 2015
  • Wrote, edited, fact-checked and formatted content for The Register’s sports section
Freelance Sports Writer, December 2012-Present
  • Write stories about intercollegiate and high school athletics

The Times-Delphic, Des Moines, Iowa

Editor-in-Chief, May 2013-May 2014
  • Oversaw all aspects of a semiweekly, student-produced publication
  • Managed a newsroom staff of 14
  • Established a cohesive voice for the publication
Sports Editor, May 2012-May 2013
  • Oversaw a semiweekly publication’s sports section
  • Coordinated story assignment with staff writers
  • Copy edited stories using AP Style
Photo Editor, February 2012-May 2012
  • Developed concepts and produced photos for all editions
  • Selected and coordinated photos for the print edition and website
  • Edited photos using Adobe Photoshop
  • Contacted staff photographers weekly with photo budgets
Staff Writer/Columnist, August 2011-May 2014
  • Wrote sports stories about Drake University athletics
  • Wrote news stories about campus-related events and organizations
  • Wrote columns about Drake’s culture and community

The Observer, DeWitt, Iowa

Staff Reporter/Columnist, June 2013-August 2013
  • Reported and wrote news stories about local events, meetings and groups
  • Wrote profiles about Clinton County residents
  • Wrote columns about DeWitt’s culture and community
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Des Moines Arts Festival, event management team volunteer
  • Drake University Adult Literacy Center, volunteer English tutor
  • Drake University Young Alumni of Central Iowa, member
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa, volunteer English teacher
  • Youth Leadership Initiative, communications chair
TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
  • Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint
  • Basic HTML, CSS
  • Google Analytics
  • Electronic news gathering
  • User experience design: Apple and Android apps
  • Social media: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Hootsuite

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