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Lauren Longo

Lauren Longo

Brand Journalist


Brand Journalist at CQL



Brand Journalist

Career medium 04

Michigan Blood

Communications Assistant

• Wrote compelling articles for three newsletters to improve employee and donor engagement
• Interviewed staff, blood donors and blood recipients for stories and projects
• Composed profiles on employees and leadership to create a more united work culture
• Developed stories about exceptional blood donors to encourage increased donations
• Created and managed an Instagram profile for Michigan Blood


Michigan Blood

Donor Contact Representative

• Called donors to schedule appointments for platelet, plasma and whole blood donations
• Educated current and potential donors on the importance of giving blood
• Trained new staff and manage donor complaints

Career medium 05
Career medium 04

Revue Magazine

Editorial Intern

• Composed feature articles for the web and print about local events and entertainment
• Copy edited, fact checked and researched for future print issues, circulation 15,000
• Distributed magazines and managed online event calendar


The Healthy Homes Coalition

Newsletter Editor

• Wrote and edited the newsletter circulated to families and financial contributors
• Designed document layout with InDesign software

Free Beer and Hotwings

Broadcasting Intern

• Blogged brief, humorous pieces for
• Edited audio from past shows with Audition software for use in future segments



• Created event reviews and feature articles for the Department of Writing newsletter
• Copyedited stories and participated in peer revision sessions

Career medium 01

Michigan Blood

Communications and Marketing Intern

• Composed professional articles for the statewide, internal newsletter
• Wrote compelling stories about blood donors and recipients to promote donations
• Conducted interviews with staff members



Fiction Submissions Reader

• Evaluated student submissions for the annual GVSU literary journal
• Cooperated with other readers to select the highest quality fiction

Grand Valley State University, Honors College

Bachelor of Arts, Writing