Bachelor's of Arts in Communications @
I am a recent graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and an alumna of Howard University. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, I have been published on TheRoot.com, ESSENCE magazine, ESSENCE.com, The Hilltop, 101 Magazine, HerCampus.com, Radio One affiliate websites, afro.com and more. My ultimate goal in this industry is to create a new and compelling avenue in converged
I am a recent graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and an alumna of Howard University. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, I have been published on TheRoot.com, ESSENCE magazine, ESSENCE.com, The Hilltop, 101 Magazine, HerCampus.com, Radio One affiliate websites, afro.com and more. My ultimate goal in this industry is to create a new and compelling avenue in converged media.
Editorial Fellow @ •Packaging SEO-smart stories in the Black Voices vertical focusing on content ranging from entertainment to hard news.
•Report, pitch and write original stories.
•Manage Black Voice’s Instagram account.
•Monitor breaking news and identify viral stories. From June 2015 to Present (6 months) Greater New York City AreaEditorial Intern @ •Pitched, researched, aggregated and curated 30 online breaking news and feature stories ranging from politics and social justice to art and entertainment
• Filmed and edited videos for stories and audience engagement
• Designed various graphics, including the first infographic ever posted on the website showing the voting rights data from Freedom Summer
• Garnered up to 20,000 social media shares on original content
• Assisted with visual components for The Root 100 Award Gala From June 2014 to August 2014 (3 months) Greater New York City AreaFreelance Writer @ • Report on and pitch events and stories of concern to the African American community in Washington, D.C.
• Photograph subjects and elements that coincide with the topic of a story From January 2013 to March 2014 (1 year 3 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaEditorial Assistant @ • Conduct photo research for various stories
• Fact check information in stories by calling sources and doing online searches
• Copy edit and correct drafts of stories
• Pitch and write story ideas From August 2013 to December 2013 (5 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaEditorial Intern @ • Contributed to the production of four magazine issues
• Wrote stories and fact-checked information for print edition and online articles
• Compiled a daily news round-up for editors
• Attended industry events to build and maintain relationships for their brand From June 2013 to August 2013 (3 months) Greater New York City AreaGeneral Assignment Intern @ • Logged over 10,000 hours worth of video for archival purposes
• Transcribed interviews of incoming video
• Assisted stage managers with the running of their respective show From January 2013 to May 2013 (5 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaContributing Writer @ • Wrote and pitched creative stories and editorials relevant to students
• Photographed prominent events on campus
• Interviewed students and faculty members for full coverage of stories From August 2012 to May 2013 (10 months) Digital Media Intern @ • Logging & Capturing content
• Social Media Scheduling
• Uploading Content Using Word press
• Assisting with Production Shoots (in-studio and on location)
• Filming and/or Photographing artist interviews, events, and concerts
•Film Editing From May 2012 to December 2012 (8 months) Features Editor @ • Generating ideas for features with writing staff;
• Managing writing staff and freelance feature writers;
• Editing and re-writing articles, some of which may be rejected or returned to the writer for revision;
• Assisting other staff to meet their deadlines. From October 2011 to March 2012 (6 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area
Master's of Science in Digital Media, Journalism @ Columbia University in the City of New York From 2014 to 2015 Bachelor's of Arts in Communications, Journalism, Senior @ Howard University From 2010 to 2014 Taryn Finley is skilled in: Journalism, WordPress, Magazines, Photography, Editorial, Editing, Social Media, Digital Media, News Writing, Publishing, Storytelling, Film, Blogging, Video, Copy Editing, AP Style, Microsoft Office, Social Networking, Writing
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