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Anthonia Akitunde

Anthonia Akitunde


Federated Media Publishing, Inc.

New York, NY

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Federated Media Publishing, Inc.


mater mea

Co-Founder and Editorial Director

The Huffington Post

Associate Editor

Bloomberg Businesseek

Weekend Editor

Fast Company




The Pitch

Web Editor

• Updated featured story verticals in news, music, restaurants and movies daily
• Worked with editors and writers, brainstorming stories, assigning and writing posts on all blogs
• Created and managed Flickr photo pool of reader submitted photos
• Produced slideshows and posted them through Gyro CMS
• Managed four Facebook fan pages and three Twitter accounts
• Managed a stable of freelance writers and photographers

Career medium 02

Venus Zine


• Write front-of-the-book copy for the women's interest magazine

The Times of Northwest Indiana


• Wrote breaking- and second-day news stories covering the south suburbs of Chicago



• Compose and post blog entries focused on Chicago news and events using Moveable Type CMS

Medill Magazine Innovation Project

Design Director

• Developed the look of the print products and, in consultation with the interactive team, the digital vehicles
• Created print pages using Adobe InDesign
• Selected color palette, typography and layout of print product
• Procured art, photos and illustrations through Getty Images and client company
• Developed design strategy for client publication, Science Illustrated

Career medium 05
Career medium 03

Medill Reports - Chicago

Education Reporter and Web Producer

• Covered primary and secondary education issues in Chicago Public Schools in newsroom environment
• Met with health and business reporting web producers to decide which stories would be featured on Medill Reports - Chicago homepage
• Facilitated a steady flow of copy into content management system


Thomas Nieman Inc

Project Coordinator

• Created and edited copy for high school-level literature, ACT prep and grammar educational material

Career medium 02

UR Chicago Magazine

Editorial Intern/Freelancer

• Wrote copy for the magazine’s monthly print publication, daily blog and weekly electronic newsletter
• Provided copy-editing and fact-checking assistance to staff and contributing writers
• Aided editorial and advertising staff in daily tasks


Franke Institute for the Humanities

Event Assistant

Career medium 03

The Urban Flavor

Chicago Summer Intern

• Created lifestyle and entertainment copy targeting a largely African-American "urban" audience
• Edited copy from freelancers on a weekly basis
• Worked with editor-in-chief to create editorial calendar


Northwestern University

Masters, Journalism

University of Chicago

BA, English

University of Chicago