Katie A. Karpowicz

Chicago, IL ♦ (314) 479-5931 ♦ ♦ ♦ @katiekarp

DePaul University, Chicago, IL                                                                                    Graduated: March, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Minor in Communication & Media/Minor in Professional Writing
GPA: 3.58/4.0
DePaul University Dean’s List All Quarters
DePaul University Scholars’ Award All Quarters

Professional Experience

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Chicago, IL             Since October, 2012
Online Content Coordinator (107.5 WGCI, 103.5 KISS FM)

  • Create and manage content (news articles, contest, calendar listings, etc.) for and
  • Manage stations’ social media accounts
  • Design customized HTML-based web pages for station events, contests and promotions
  • Design graphics and creative for station events, contests and promotions

Chicagoist, Chicago, IL                                                                                   Since March, 2013
Music Writer/Photographer

  • Report on local music-related news through interviews, reviews and opinion pieces
  • Photograph Chicago-area concerts and music festivals

Choose Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                                Since August, 2012
Music Blogger

  • Compose articles about music events and news for a publication run in partnership with the Illinois Bureau of Tourism
  • Research and interview sources in regards to local music news, festivals, venues and other topics, Chicago, IL                                                                                 Since May, 2012
Local 101 Web Producer

  • Write music news articles and reviews for an online radio station’s website
  • Produce audio, video and written features on Chicago-based musicians and bands for a weekly “Local 101” segment

Do312, Chicago, IL                                                                                      Since April, 2012
Music Blogger

  • Contribute music-related articles for an events-focused publication
  • Conduct interviews with local and national artists
  • Preview, review and photograph local shows and music festivals

RedEye/Metromix Chicago (Tribune Co.), Chicago IL        Jan., 2012 – May, 2012
Digital Media Intern

  • Contribute 2-4 articles per week and photos to daily newspaper website
  • Update restaurant and entertainment listings and reviews in Metromix database
  • Create photo galleries and other multimedia content
  • Edit and proofread newspaper supplements and entertainment guides

Chicago Speech Therapy, Chicago, IL                                    Dec., 2011 – April, 2012
Copy Writer

  • Write and edit content for print and web-based publishing
  • Collaborate with fellow writers, marketing experts and doctors to produce promotional, informational and educational material for Chicago Speech Therapy’s clients and potential clients

NBC 5 Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                       May, 2011 – August, 2011
Web Production Intern
Directly assisted’s “The Scene” content producer, Marcus Riley

  • Write and edit articles and took photos of and about Chicago area local entertainment and music festivals
  • Edit photos and produce slideshow galleries for website
  • Manage events calendar
  • Assist in the filming of video content

Gapers Block, Chicago, IL                                                               Since November, 2010
Transmission Staff Writer

  • Report on local (Chicago-area) and national music news
  • Write music reviews, concert, previews and update events calendar

DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning, Chicago, IL  September, 2010 – December, 2011
Writing Fellow

  • Edit student papers and instruct students on revision techniques
  • Identified among excellent writers and selected to tutor at the country’s largest college writing center

Society of Professional Journalists – DePaul University Chapter, Chicago, IL March, 2010 – March, 2012
Membership Coordinator, Executive Board Member, Founder

  • Developed organization into the second largest Region 5 student chapter, with 50+ paid members, within six months of establishment.
  • Received 2010-2011 SPJ Region 5 and National Campus Chapter of the Year awards
  • Received the 2010-2011 DePaul University “Most Outstanding Student Organization” award

Experienced with CMS, SEO, Final Cut Pro, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign, Sound Slides
Experienced with social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, blog sites, etc.)
Experience with photography; audio recording and editing and videography
Proficient in AP Style
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point, and Microsoft Excel


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