HANNAH

STRADER

Aspiring Journalist
 

About Me

I graduated from the University of Kansas in December 2018 with a degree in journalism and creative writing. I have past experience as both a writer and editor for high school and collegiate level newspaper staff and spent the summer of 2017 in London working with Healthista, an online women's health magazine.

Formerly the Editor in Chief, Senior Editor, and staff writer at Her Campus KU.

 

Work Experience

Fall 2019

The Pitch KC

From October through December I will be working as the multimedia intern with The Pitch, one of Kansas City's most respected alternative news publications. I manage social media accounts, write copy as needed, put together event calendars and pitch ideas to editors. I work closely with the digital, editorial and design staff on site to produce written content.

Spring 2019

Glass Lewis & Co.

I did contracted work for three months at Glass Lewis, which began with an intensive two week course on learning the language of corporate annual reports and interpreting data to find what decisions worked most favorably for shareholders. I utilized their unique CMS system to interpret annual reports and yearly filings into easily readable documents and determined whether a vote for or against would be most appropriate for major national and international corporations.

Spring 2018

University Daily Kansan

In conjunction with a copy editing class, I spent time working in the Kansan news room10 hours per week. During my time there, I checked copy for grammatical or punctuation errors, corrected typos and mistakes, fact-checked for accuracy in reporting and analyzed content for comprehension. This required me to work with the AP Style Guide and to communicate closely with section editors and staff writers. 

Fall 2015 - Spring 2018

Her Campus (KU Chapter)

I joined the Her Campus KU staff as a writer and became the senior editor the following year. As the senior editor, my responsibilities included generating story ideas, developing writing talent for our content team, contributing articles, copy editing and enforcing deadlines. In 2017, I became the chapter president and took on the additional role of directing the chapter's events and promotions team. Here I honed in on my leadership abilities and networking skills while working with successful and inspiring young women.

Healthista is a British online women's fitness and health magazine. Under Anna Magee (former health editor for The Daily Telegraph and Red Magazine) I transcribed interviews, formatted article posts, utilized SEO-friendly tags, contributed content ideas, wrote stories and got to know WordPress more intimately. My internship abroad confirmed my love for journalism and storytelling.

 

Education

2018 / DEC

University of Kansas

I earned my BA in journalism and BGS in English with a focus in creative writing. During my time at the University, I was a floor manager for local retail stores and juggled classes with Her Campus meetings and events. What time I did have was spent reading endless books and petting my cats.

2013 / MAY

Shawnee Mission South

Unlike many students, I genuinely loved my time in high school. I became close to many teachers and continue to consult them on projects for advice and inspiration. I'm lucky to have also worked as the features editor for The Patriot from 2010 – 2013. My second home was the journalism room, and I was also a member of NHS and the JV cheerleading squad. Upon graduation, I was recruited to be the features editor for The Campus Ledger at Johnson County Community College

 

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