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Virginia Hunt

Evanston,IL

Summary

Committed and versatile journalism and biology student with an eye for detail and the ability to make science and other dense topics accessible and engaging for everyone.

Overview

4
4
years of professional experience

Work History

Writing Intern

EARTHDAY.ORG
2024.03 - Current


  • Demonstrated versatility in writing style, easily adapting to different tones required for each assignment or client's specific needs regardless of the subject matter.
  • Completed thorough research into assigned topics.
  • Supported editorial team with research and fact-checking for accurate and compelling stories.
  • Assisted in brainstorming sessions, contributing innovative ideas that led to engaging content.
  • Collaborated with editors to refine article ideas, resulting in improved readability and relevance.

Founder, Editor, Host, and Producer

"Because I Said So" Podcast
2020.05 - Current
  • Conducted target market research to scope out industry competition and identify advantageous trends.
  • Prepared, rewrote, and edited pieces to improve readability and impact.
  • Reached 12 countries with media.
  • Reached top 20% of most followed podcasts on Spotify.
  • Led and managed multiple projects from conceptual stage through to launch.
  • Checked reference sources to verify dates, facts and statistics.
  • Operated studio sound boards, desks and software for slick, professional broadcasts.
  • Engaged listeners through social media platforms to increase station visibility.
  • Educated young people about strategies for driving discussions and promoting social changes.

Audio Editor

The Daily Northwestern
2023.08 - 2023.12
  • Enhanced audio quality by skillfully editing and mixing various sound elements for diverse multimedia projects.
  • Reduced editing turnaround time by implementing efficient workflows and organization techniques.
  • Coordinated podcast production tasks, ensuring timely and high-quality episode releases.
  • Enhanced listener engagement by implementing social media strategies and audience interaction initiatives.
  • Maintained a consistent release schedule by efficiently managing deadlines and coordinating resources.
  • Conducted meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to attain production objectives.

Campaign Intern

Heidi Campbell
2023.06 - 2023.08
  • Traveled with campaign team to help organize support at different locations.
  • Drummed up support for political candidates by canvassing door-to-door, regularly speaking to 100 community members a day.
  • Ran phone banks taking calls from donors wishing to contribute to political causes, regularly calling 100 people a day.
  • Prepared materials and signage for distribution to local area.
  • Assisted in organizing fundraisers for successful campaign financing
  • Conducted research on political issues to support the development of campaign strategies.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Journalism

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
06.2026

High School Diploma -

Hume-Fogg High School
Nashville, TN
05.2022

Skills

  • Print Media
  • SEO Principles
  • Public Speaking
  • Management/Task Delegation
  • Checking Facts
  • Strong research skills
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Customer Management
  • Communication

Accomplishments

  • Published in Wall Street Journal

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Timeline

Writing Intern

EARTHDAY.ORG
2024.03 - Current

Audio Editor

The Daily Northwestern
2023.08 - 2023.12

Campaign Intern

Heidi Campbell
2023.06 - 2023.08

Founder, Editor, Host, and Producer

"Because I Said So" Podcast
2020.05 - Current

Bachelor of Science - Journalism

Northwestern University

High School Diploma -

Hume-Fogg High School
Virginia Hunt