Kate Morrissey

Journalist. Writer. Multimedia & Digital Producer.

Summary

An MSJ candidate seeking work in reporting, editing and digital production in the global news industry. Skills include interactive story-telling, photojournalism, audio/video editing, foreign languages, user experience, social media, SEO and leadership with a background in food service and horse farm management from my teens, which illustrates more than a decade of proven accountability, responsibility and independence in the work environment.

Education

Northwestern University, MSJ, expected December 2015

University of Georgia, BA, Literary Translation, 2009 Summa Cum Laude

Kennesaw Mountain High School Magnet Program, Diploma, 2005, Valedictorian

Recent Work Experience

Intern, The Star newspaper (Johannesburg, South Africa), 2015

Quality Assurance Team Leader, Epic Systems (Verona, WI), 2011 to 2014

Founder, I Know My Hip Hop (Kennesaw, GA), 2010 to present

Director of Internet Expansion, @International Services (Atlanta, GA), 2010 to 2011

SAT/ACT Prep Course Teacher, Kaplan (Athens, GA), 2008 to 2011

Skills

Languages: native English speaker with extensive study in English literature and creative writing, fluent French, intermediate Spanish, and beginning Japanese with the ability and eagerness to pick up new languages rapidly.

Technology: MS Office, HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite, Tableau and other data visualization tools, user testing and user experience design, uQA testing, GIMP, WordPress, social media, SEO, and the ability to quickly learn new software and technologies.

Passions

Competitive breakdancing, DJing, capoeira, yoga, biking, mentoring, horseback riding, poetry, languages, philosophy and creative writing.