Haley Jena

writer, editor, producer

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about me

An accomplished writing and media student at Miami University, I am adept at all things editorial with a never-ending eagerness to learn and an infinity for fashion and culture. I recently finished an editorial production internship at Coveteur in New York City, and have experience in print and digital journalism, online media, fashion, copywriting and copyediting, social media marketing, graphic design, and e-commerce. I currently hold the position of Editor-in-Chief of UP Magazine, Miami’s only student-run fashion and lifestyle publication. As Editor-in-Chief, I direct a staff of 146 students to publish three print and digital issues per year, in addition to directing all of the organization’s editorial content. I also led UP to being named a national finalist for the “Best Student Magazine” award by the Society of Professional Journalists. To check out the most recent issue of UP, click here; to learn more about me and my role in UP, watch here:

 
 

Additionally, I recently wrote the cover story for The Miami Student Magazine, which can be read here.

In my free time, I love adding to my ever-growing collection of vintage tees, planning my next travel destination, eating Mexican food with friends, and catching up with family.

I am currently searching for a job in the editorial industry after I graduate in May 2019. Please feel free to reach out to me at jenahm@miamioh.edu.

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DOWNLOAD MY RESUME HERE.

SOCIAL MEDIA COPYWRITER – CARE.cOM

August 2018 - March 2019

Wrote detail-oriented copy for 15-20 posts per week for Care’s Facebook, which has 815K followers. Increased page reach by 18%, actions on page by 17%, and page likes by 6%. Worked alongside managing editor and marketing team to strategize and fine-tune platform content.

editorial production fellow, coveteur

June 2018 - August 2018

Designed and produced daily editorial posts published online through Coveteur’s WordPress CMS. Built layouts for various digital article formats using knowledge of luxury fashion industry, on-brand copywriting, graphic design, e-commerce marketing, SEO, and digital storytelling. Created necessary e-commerce assets using PhotoShop and e-retailer affiliates like RewardStyle. Sourced original and external photos for articles. Updated and organized Coveteur’s editorial production calendar and photo library weekly. Worked with social media team to create multi-platform content for 1.1 million followers. (See an example of an article I produced here, here, or here.)

Editorial intern, samada

January 2018 - June 2018

Collaborated directly with Jeannie Kim (the chief content strategist and former executive editor at Redbook and Health) on evaluation of website material, written copy, and other assets. Researched a variety of health products and topics; interviewed industry experts for articles. Created, proofread, and edited content with a focus on reader engagement and information.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN, MIAMI UNIVERSITY

November 2017 - November 2018

Interviewed prominent alumni, faculty, and students for articles and promotional material. Researched variety of marketable topics and trends, wrote copy, proofread and edited content. Brainstormed diverse range of subjects to use for client marketing, social channels, and posts. Collaborated with executive editors, writers, and designers to achieve an engaging, cohesive brand.

EDITORIAL INTERN, cincy magazine

May 2017 - August 2017

Interviewed prominent alumni, faculty, and students for articles and promotional material. Researched variety of marketable topics and trends, wrote copy, proofread and edited content. Brainstormed diverse range of subjects to use for client marketing, social channels, and posts. Collaborated with executive editors, writers, and designers to achieve an engaging, cohesive brand.

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EDITOR-in-chief, UP MAGAZINE

August 2018 - Present

Hire and manage a staff of 146 for Miami’s only student-run fashion and lifestyle publication, which has won national awards. Ensure quality content for UP’s diverse audience by directing all print and digital editorial content. Plan events with UP’s publisher and oversee financial budget; approve or deny all creative decisions. Rose from staff writer (2015-2016) to copy editor (2017) to editor-in-chief. Led UP to being named a regional winner and national finalist for the “Best Student Magazine” award by the Society of Professional Journalists. 

To check out UP’s website and blog, click here. To read the most recent issue of UP, read here:

 
 

Junior editor, méindes blaat weekly newsletter

January 2017 - May 2017

Collaborated with columnists weekly, edited articles, and interviewed members of community for my study abroad program’s weekly newsletter in Luxembourg. 
Created layout and appearance for each edition while keeping consistent aesthetic and format for every issue. Researched city, travel, food, fashion, music events, and more in Luxembourg for article topics. Photographed and documented events weekly in Luxembourg to be covered in newsletter. Uploaded each edition online in appropriate format using knowledge of digital design and convergent journalism, WordPress, mobile content viewing, social media marketing, and more - basically, a jack of all trades.

opinion columnist, the miami student

September 2015 - May 2017

Covered variety of topics from pop culture to politics for Miami’s student-run newspaper. Wrote opinion articles bi-weekly published in print and online. Gained valuable interview, research, communication, and fact-checking skills.

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ecommendations

From jeannie kim, who managed me directly:

“Haley interned for me for six months and was a total superstar. I hired her as I was getting ready to launch a brand new company and website, and as you might expect at a startup, Haley had to wear many hats. She did everything from building out the legal resources section of the site to Wordpress production to photo research to writing stories about Alzheimer's care. Haley is bright, hardworking, nimble, conscientious, and eager to learn—and a great writer to boot. I'd hire her again in a second, and I can't recommend her highly enough.”

From ashley sieb, who was my teacher:

“Tenacious, focused, and wildly creative are the words that stream into my mind when I think of Haley. I've been impressed with Haley since my first email from her. Nearly a month ahead of schedule, she wrote me to share excitement for my social media class. She was proactive, thoughtful, and inviting in her communications - this is a gift that many people lack today in a rushed communication world. She is relentless in the pursuit of her dreams. In Fall 2018, Haley became the editor-in-chief of Miami's first and only fashion magazine (UP Magazine), which made me burst with pride. She immediately applied concepts from my class into our own experience and the outside world, including the website launch with her peers. I am confident that Haley will be running her own company one day - building a culture of gratitude, intention, and focus. I can't wait to watch her continue to flourish in life outside of Miami University. It was my honor to teach her.”

I am happy to provide references upon request.

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ducation

miami university, oxford, ohio

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Professional Writing (journalism focus) & Political Science
Minor in Interactive Media Studies (graphic design focus)
3.94 GPA; expected graduation May 2019
President’s List fall 2015, fall 2018, spring 2018, fall 2019; Dean’s List all other semesters
Mary Jo Priest Award for Best Written Proposal
Cyril Kofie Daddieh Award for Academic Excellence

john e. dolibois european center

Studied abroad for four months at Miami University's John E. Dolibois European Center in Differdange, Luxembourg

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kills

writing & Copywriting
editing & Copyediting
marketing
AP Style
Chicago Manual of Style
Social media (certified in hootsuite, hubspot, and twitter flight school)
luxury fashion
HTML5, CSS, SEO
Photoshop
ILLUSTRATOR
INDESIGN
Word
POWERPOINT
EXCEL
KEYNOTE
WORDPRESS CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS)
e-commerce and affiliate programs (i.e. rewardstyle)
consumer engagement

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ontact

Email: jenahm@miamioh.edu
www.linkedin.com/in/haleyjena