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Stephanie Dodge

Stephanie Dodge

Communications Intern

The New Republic

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The New Republic

Communications Intern

• Report directly to Director of Communications and support Director of Business Development and Digital Media Editor.
• Review articles on NewRepublic.com each morning and select top 3-5 articles. Write daily press pitches for top articles and send to hundreds of influential journalists and editors.
• Build and maintain press lists for pitching editorial content. Tools used: CisionPoint and Microsoft Excel.
• Pitch pieces through Facebook to relevant groups gaining hundreds of shares, likes, and comments per story.
• Pitch The New Republic’s top articles each week to NPR affiliate producers.
• Supported Story Editor by translating a Panamanian source’s answers from Spanish to English.

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The Cavalier Daily

Associate Editor and Senior Staff Writer

Senior News Staff Writer, fall 2009; Associate News Editor, spring 2010
• Reported on Virginia politics and interviewed UVA alumni, namely David Baldacci.
• Wrote two stories a week for the year.
• Trained incoming reporters in The Cavalier Daily style and grammar expectations.
Senior Arts and Entertainment Staff Writer, 2011-2013
• Wrote film, music, TV, and book reviews.
• Pitched stories to editors. Attended weekly editorial meeting and wrote once a week for the year.
• Interviewed artists including Grammy-winner Dave Schools and Pulitzer Prize winner Douglas Blackmon.
• Created and wrote for the U.Va. Faculty Go to the Movies series.

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SNL Financial

PR and Marketing Intern

• Reported directly to Head of Public Relations.
• Tracked all citations of SNL Financial research in major news outlets.
• Managed SNL Financial’s Twitter account and promoted research through tweets.
• Restructured and managed SNL Financial’s Facebook page. Grew followers and activity on page substantially.
• Mailed press packets to influential members of the press. Tools used: Mail Merge.

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University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History

St. Andrews School