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Katie A. Karpowicz

Chicago, IL ♦ (314) 479-5931 ♦ katiekarp35@gmail.com ♦  katiekarpowicz.wordpress.com

Professional Experience

Do312, Chicago, IL                                                                                                    Since May, 2015
Content Manager

  • Manage and create all digital content including events calendar, editorial articles, festival platforms and daily newsletter
  • Direct online brand and “voice” of Do312.com
  • Assist with development of client relationships and creation of sponsored content
  • Provide customer service and troubleshooting for Do312.com users
  • Hire, train and oversee content interns

iHeartMedia, Chicago, IL                                                                      October, 2012 – May, 2015
(formerly Clear Channel Media + Entertainment)

Online Content Coordinator (107.5 WGCI, 103.5 KISS FM)

  • Create and manage content (news articles, contest, calendar listings, etc.) for WGCI.com and 1035KISSFM.com
  • 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                                                                             March, 2013 – May, 2015
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                                                                  August, 2012 – May, 2015
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

RedEye/Metromix Chicago (Tribune Co.), Chicago IL                  January, 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
  • Edit and proofread newspaper supplements and entertainment guides

NBC 5 Chicago, Chicago, IL                                                                    May, 2011 – August, 2011
Web Production Intern

  • Directly assisted NBCChicago.com’s “The Scene” content producer, Marcus Riley
  • Write and edit articles and took photos of and about Chicago area local entertainment and music festivals
  • Manage events calendar
  • Assist in the filming of video content

Society of Professional Journalists – DePaul University Chapter, Chicago, IL                 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

Skills

Experienced with CMS, SEO, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, Vegas Pro (video editing), Audacity, Garage Band
Experienced with branding via social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, blog sites, etc.)

EDUCATION

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

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