In .pdf form: Resume

Megan Guza

2520 Josephine St., Apt. 3  |  Pittsburgh, Pa.  15203  |  724.986.9070  |  meganguza@gmail.com

Education

Point Park University — Pittsburgh
Master of Arts
Expected: December 2013
Major: Journalism and Mass Communication
Criminal justice reporting track

Indiana University of Pennsylvania — Indiana, Pa.
Bachelor of Arts
May 2012, Magna Cum Laude
Major:  Journalism
Minors:  Political science, Criminology

Honors

2011 PNA Keystone Press Award — 1st place in Public Service/Enterprise
Dean’s List:  Fall 2008, -2012; Spring 2009 – 2012; Summer 2010, 2011
2010-11; 2011-2012 Virginia Ann Deem Memorial Journalism Scholarship
2010-2011 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Provost Scholar
2010-2011 Margaret Flegal Harte Scholarship
2011-2012 David J. Rovnan Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Experience

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review — Pittsburgh

Sports copy desk
August 2012 to Present

  • Design and lay out pages for daily sports section of three tabloid papers and three broadsheet
  • Edit copy and pages for grammar, style, spelling, content and design

Metro desk intern
May 2012 to August 2012

  • General assignment intern for the city desk
  • Cover news features, obituaries and spot news, including the 31st Street Bridge demolition, flash flooding on Route 51 and Washington County drug raids

The Penn — Indiana, Pa.

Editor in Chief
May 2011 to Present

  • Oversee publication of twice-weekly newspaper (circulation: 5,000)
  • Handle day-to-day operations of editorial office
  • Cover stories
  • Copy edit all pages for content, accuracy and grammar
  • Mange staff of seven editors and their respective writers
  • Plan meetings
  • Assign stories
  • Design pages

Managing Editor
May 2010 to May 2011

  • Design and layout Opinion section
  • Attending staff and writers’ meetings
  • Copy edit entire paper for grammar, content and style
  • Cover stories as needed
  • Reporter/photographer payroll

Steel City Improv Theater — Pittsburgh

Public relations intern
June 2011 to August 2011

  • Design and publish weekly email newsletter
  • Promote shows and events via Facebook and Twitter
  • List events on various Pittsburgh-based websites

The Max Talbot Foundation — Pittsburgh

Public Relations
May 2011 to July 2011

  • Write web copy for foundation website
  • Write media releases
  • Promote foundation and its events

The Community Press — Venetia, Pa.

Reporter/Photographer
August 2010 to January 2011

  • Cover local stories as needed
  • Photograph local events
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