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Maycee E. Dukes

University of Georgia Class of 2019

(678) 378-8362 | maycee.elizabeth@gmail.com | med52110@uga.edu | 1003 Austin Road, Newnan, GA, 30263

mayceed.wordpress.com | LinkedIn: Maycee-Dukes

Objective

To obtain a position that will allow me to use my skill set, experience, and enthusiasm to positively impact my employer and fellow employees.  I also welcome any opportunity to attain new skills to advance both the company and my personal career.

Skills & Abilities

Skills: working knowledge of Microsoft Office, editing/proofreading, rapid communication, clear and effective writing, contextual analysis, leadership, social media, SEO optimization, working knowledge of HTML, advanced knowledge of WordPress, working knowledge of Trello, experience with Slack, experience with GroupMe

Strengths: Dependable, highly intelligent, punctual, responsible, mature

Great attention to detail, very creative and hardworking

Experience

Melody Bussey & Associates, Ghost Writer

May 2017-present

  • Writing a minimum of three 1000-word articles on a weekly basis writing for publications ranging from governmental organizations to beauty blogs
  • Keeping in contact with editorial and administrative staff on a regular basis
  • Working with metadata, keywords, and SEO

New York Minute Magazine, Lead Editor

February 2017-August 2017

  • Performing second-round edits after Assistant Editors
  • Checking grammar, structure, hyperlinks, sources, and vetting information
  • Serving as a supervisor for editorial and writing staff
  • Attending weekly staff meetings and giving updates as to the needs and duties of the team
  • Organizing and distributing assignments to editorial staff
  • Serving as a resource for questions from editorial and writing staff
  • Keeping constant and direct communication with Editor-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
  • Organizing submission documentation, scheduling documentation, and instruction manuals through Google Drive
  • Revising and rewriting the NYMM Style Guide, Fourth Edition
  • Updating and revising old articles with new formatting system through WordPress
  • Performing daily quality checks to ensure proper attribution, placement, and organization of content
  • Conducting video conferences with new editorial staff to train them on rules, regulations, and procedures of their position
  • Interviewing and training new editorial staff
  • Maintaining communication with staff through Trello

University of Georgia Housing, Hill Community Desk Assistant

August 2015-present

  • Managing $40,000 of inventory
  • Assisting students needing access to building and/or directions
  • Answering student questions concerning administration and housing policies
  • Taking and forwarding calls to Residence Hall Directors and other administrative bodies within the University.
  • Serving as a resource for students, parents, and when needed, UGA PD or EMT services
  • Performing work during the summer altered to suit a younger summer camp clientele

New York Minute Magazine, Editor/Content Manager

January 2017-February 2017

  • Working under Lead Editors daily to perform first-round proofreading of articles
  • Learning and enforcing the NYMM Style Guide
  • Keeping in constant contact with editorial staff to perform quality checks
  • Content managing through WordPress, including audio-visual embedding, finding and properly sourcing photos to articles, and ensuring articles are properly formatted to fit NYMM rules
  • Updating and revising older articles to fit new rules and regulations of NYMM through WordPress
  • Holding responsibility for SEO of articles and following guidelines for proper tagging, optimization, and character limitations for search engines
  • Attending weekly staff meetings to give updates on personal progress with NYMM outside projects and receive new assignments from Lead Editors

The Red & Black, Contributor

 January 2017-May 2017

  • Attending weekly pitch meetings with at least three pitches for that week’s articles
  • Conducting research and interviews for each article assigned
  • Covering both university and community events, including audio-visual content
  • Keeping regular contact with editorial and administrative staff
  • Writing 1-2 articles weekly for timely submission

University of Georgia infUSion Magazine, Opinions Writer

August 2015-May 2016

  • Writing articles concerning issues of social climate and social justice
  • Periodically working cooperatively with editorial staff
  • Collaborating with fellow writers on brainstorming or finding resources for articles
  • Formatting article and providing accompanying visuals

University of Georgia chapter of The Odyssey, Writing Staff

March 2016-January 2017

  • Writing listicles and/or articles bi-weekly
  • Collaborating with editors
  • Sharing articles across social media
  • Providing and properly sourcing audio-visual elements into the articles

Newnan-Times Herald, Lead Student Editor

February 2015

  • Assisting local newspaper staff in editing press release
  • Leading team of fellow students in editing, proofreading, photographing, and interviewing
  • Working hands-on with writers, photographers, and other editors to produce content
  • Performing a press release for and covering a community event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War

Sodexo, Inc., Shift Leader/Concession Staff

August 2014-November 2015

  • Managing inventory in a manner that allows the staff to access the materials quickly and efficiently
  • Effectively supervising a minimum 15 employees in customer service, food prep, register management, and maintenance
  • Assisting head manager in the close-out of concession stand after event, including final inventory and money counts
  • Performing all duties of fellow employees, including food prep, customer service, maintenance, and register management

A. Mitchell Powell, Jr. Branch Library, Librarian Assistant

May 2012-August 2012

  • Organize and shelve books in both children’s and teenager’s literature sections
  • Decorate area and prepare for summer events, conduct those events on a weekly basis
  • Assist customers in finding books, using computers, and occasionally reading to children

 

Education

University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Journalism

Maintaining a minimum 3.5 GPA throughout coursework, participating in UGA Honors program, pursuing a minor in Women’s Studies and certifications in Interdisciplinary Writing and New Media Technology

2015-2019

Newnan High School, Newnan, GA

Graduate of Class of 2015, graduate with high honors, lettered in Chorus and Theater, graduated a GA Honor Thespian, took multiple Advanced Placement classes, nominated for Governor’s Honors twice, named a Georgia Scholar

2011-2015

Leadership

University of Georgia Creative Writing Club, President

May 2017-May 2019

  • Conducting monthly leadership meetings
  • Leading weekly meetings
  • Serving as a resource and supervisor for other members of executive board
  • Holding meetings with the club’s faculty advisor
  • Maintaining official club communication with the university

University of Georgia Creative Writing Club, Secretary

August 2016-May 2017

  • Maintaining upkeep of club social media pages, emails, etc.
  • Writing weekly ListServ emails to entirety of club giving announcements, sending out forms, etc.
  • Creating forms, docs, and spreadsheets through Google Drive
  • Assisting President in leading meetings
  • Serving as means of communication of club membership to executive board
  • Leading club GroupMe to reiterate announcements and important upcoming events or dates

References

Available upon request