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Donata Lockett

Donata Lockett

Editorial Intern | Pigeons and Planes

Complex Media

Editorial Intern at Complex Media

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Complex Media

Editorial Intern | Pigeons and Planes

Write and pitch stories for Pigeons and Planes, a Complex Media-owned music site reporting on independent and major label market artists. Use HTML to code slideshows in Google Spreadsheets for import into our CMS. Compile story research, transcribe interviews, compose slideshow deks, curate and edit photos in Photoshop.

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Vertical Floor Magazine

Senior Editor

Managed the issues section of a startup iPad magazine on parkour culture created in six weeks. Pitched, assigned and edited a feature story on the integration of parkour into school P.E. classes. Oversaw the development of an entrepreneurship package, conceptualed its art and interactive design. Edited nine 500-1,000+ word stories. Assisted associate editors with assignment memos.

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NCC News Online

Web Editor

Managed the CMS that hosts the work of the entire S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications broadcast & digital journalism program. Edited up to 15 stories per day for AP Style, grammar, spelling and NCC News style errors. Sent feedback to students and professors to improve the written component of BDJ content. Advised students how to operate Wordpress.

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20 Watts Magazine

Blog Editor

Edited, pitched, and assigned stories to a staff of 20 bloggers for Syracuse University's premier music publication. Hired writers to contribute stories to the site. Assisted in the redesign of 20wattsmag.com. Wrote a feature in the spring 2013 print issue analyzing the state of the Syracuse music scene.

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Jerk Magazine

Assistant Web Editor

Pitched, edited and published content for a staff of 10 columnists for JERK Magazine's website. Worked with the web team to produce web exclusives to coincide with each issue release.

-Blog Editor (May 2011-December 2011)
[jerkmag.wordpress.com]
Oversaw all operations of the JERK Magazine Blog. Managed and hired a staff of 15 bloggers and two assistant editors. Created, edited and published content on a 7-day copy flow.

-Media/Television Blogger (Sept. 2010-May 2011)
Wrote three blog-style articles per week on media industry and television news.

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Urbane Perspective Media + Lifestyle

Copy Editor

Edited and fact-checked 2-3 articles per week for Urbane Perspective Media + Lifestyle, a NYC-based digital startup publication focused on minority women’s issues.

-Editorial Intern (May-August 2011)
Pitched and wrote 2-3 feature articles on political, cultural and social issues affecting minority women both locally and internationally. Published 5-10 news articles per day. Led a team of two interns for overhaul of the Urbane website, utilized best SEO practices. Produced one 60-minute online radio show.

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Singer NY LLC dba M Tucker

Administrative Assistant

Managed the switchboard and receptionist desk for one of the leading companies in food services wholesale. Entered checks and invoices for the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments. Organized the filing system for the Customer Service department. Worked seasonally for over five years.

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Syracuse University London Program

Administrative Asstistant

Assisted students with housing, trip planning, event booking, and class registration at Syracuse University London's campus, Faraday House. Worked in both the Academic and Student Affairs offices.

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Hollywire

Editorial Intern

Pitched, self-edited and published 3-4 articles per week on breaking news within the entertainment industry with a focus on the teen and “tween” demographic. Transcribed celebrity interviews. Worked closely with editors to produce content for the website.

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Syracuse University Food Services

Student Employee

Brockway Dining Hall: dishroom, hotline, cash register, utilities
Goldstein Food Court: Dunkin Donuts, Sbarro, Burger King, Jump Asian Express Cuisine, Freshens Smoothie Co., hotline, utilities, cash register

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The Ann & Milton Stevenson Educational Center of Syracuse University

Tutor

Tutored NCAA student-athletes in Communications courses, assisting them with reading comprehension, academic paper writing, and positive personal study habits.

Syracuse University

M.A., Magazine, Newspaper, & Online Journalism

Syracuse University

B.S., Communication & Rhetorical Studies | English & Textual Studies

SULP: Syracuse University London Program