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Contact: elenacronick@gmail.com

Education

B.A. in Professional Writing, Michigan State University, 2017
Honors College
Minor in Film Studies
GPA 3.8

Skills

  • Excellent in verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in technical writing
  • Proficient in AP and Chicago style
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite
  • Excellent in Google Drive applications and management
  • Experienced with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and XD
  • Experienced with Final Cut Pro, Camtasia, and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experienced with Facebook Business Manager
  • Experienced with user research
  • Experienced with Balsamiq
  • Experienced with social media management esp. Facebook & Twitter
  • Intermediate knowledge of Spanish
  • Experienced with WordPress
  • Able to work with a team in supporting or leadership positions

Professional Experience

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Digital Marketing Team Temp | September 2017–March 2018

  • Pull appropriate content from existing products to be shared on digital platforms
  • Track and organize data across several platforms into accessible spreadsheets
  • Analyze and alter descriptive content on Amazon.com to optimize SEO
  • Design images to correspond with reading plans and social media posts

Red Cedar Solutions Group
User Experience Intern | September 2016–April 2017

  • Began and maintained blog detailing technical aspects, interface design functions, and additional benefits of the software product Stepwell (find at stepwell.tech/blog)
  • Interviewed subject matter experts and researched technical aspects of software to provide most accurate and relevant information for the targeted audience
  • Participated in and contributed to team meetings to stay up-to-date with new developments that pertained to the blog
  • Manage the Stepwell social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Conduct usability testing and user journey mapping
  • Use Facebook marketing to create ads, identify target audiences, and analyze results
  • Monitor traffic on website and compare against marketing results
  • Create and maintain schedule for publishing content for entire team
  • Enhance search optimization within WordPress site; pushed a website from not appearing in search engine to No. 3 result
  • Write instructional content within interface design of Stepwell software

agnès films
Assistant Editor| May 2016–Present

  • Copy edit and fact check articles and set their text and photos in WordPress
  • Write film reviews, press releases, and social media teasers.
  • Maintain publishing schedule
  • Communicate with filmmakers, academics, and potential contributors to the website
  • Re-write instructional content on website

MSU Human Resources
Communications and Marketing Intern | May 2015–August 2016

  • Write informative and relevant blog posts on sourcelive.wordpress.com with an audience of 11,000 MSU faculty and staff
  • Use Adobe Suite to design graphic elements, update forms and edit images
  • Edit written communications for correct use of grammar and AP style
  • Create videos using Camtasia Studio 8, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Assist HR communications manager with other various tasks and responsibilities

The State News
Copy Chief | August 2014–May 2015

  • Edit all articles printed in The State News, published Monday–Friday, and some online content, for correct grammar and use of AP and State News style
  • Prioritize tasks and stories to meet deadlines
  • Communicate with editors, reporters, and designers to ensure accuracy of facts
  • Supervise conduct and work of four copy editors
  • Update in-house stylebook

Copy Editor | January 2014–May 2014

  • Fact-check stories in a thorough but timely manner
  • General editing of grammar, punctuation and clarity of sentence structure

Volunteer Experience

Tower Guard | April 2014–May 2016
MSU sophomore honor society that partners with Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities

Spartans Rebuilding Michigan | January 2016–May 2016
MSU student organization that provides students opportunities to volunteer in the community