Amanda has been a web editor, copy editor and lead editor at her college newspaper.
Internet Broadcasting (now LAKANA)
Combine a wire editor with a web editor, then put the resulting work on several dozen websites all at once, and you have a taste of the work Internet Broadcasting’s News and Content editors perform on a daily basis. The team provided comprehensive online coverage of national and international news stories for close to 60 local television sites around the country so station editors could focus on local news.
The job involved monitoring news of the day; sending breaking news alerts; packaging, copy editing and posting national stories; copy editing local stations’ pieces; creating galleries and interactives; setting up livestreams; and writing curated pieces covering breaking stories and odd news. Amanda also managed Local Linking, a link-sharing feature promoting our stations’ stories; tracked analytics for Local Linking and stories we pitched to CNN.com; and served as the lead weekend editor, which involved setting and communicating coverage priorities for weekend shifts.
Kolbe Corp/The Center for Conative Abilities
What started as a summer copy editing job turned into a three-year relationship writing and editing materials for Kolbe Corp and related nonprofit group The Center for Conative Abilities, which work to measure human instincts and help people utilize their natural talents in everyday life.
Amanda’s first project was copy editing company founder Kathy Kolbe’s third book, “Powered by Instinct: 5 Rules for Trusting your Guts.” That project morphed into a part-time job lasting the rest of her time in college. She wrote and edited material including white papers and promotional pieces; transcribed audio; and captured and edited video. Her last project was editing a new version of the Kolbe A Index results, one of Kolbe Corp’s core products.
The State Press
Serving as a student editor offers the unique opportunity to both shape coverage for a campus newspaper and become a teacher and mentor to younger students. Amanda had that opportunity at The State Press, the student newspaper serving Arizona State University. She served as editor-in-chief during the 2005-06 school year, overseeing editorial operations and a staff of about 60 students for what was at the time a 22,000-circulation paper publishing five days a week. Prior to that, she was a co-city editor in spring 2005 and a special publications and assistant web editor in fall 2004.