Morgan Ashenfelter

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Professional Experience

Peace Dividend Trust, Program and Communications Assistant, New York, N.Y. January 2011-presentPerform administrative duties including filing, answering phones, organizing office supplies.

  • Update databases and vendor contact information.
  • Do expense reports and light bookkeeping.
  • Promote organization’s work through social media tools and writing.
  • Perform research, create media lists, develop and implement communications strategy. Associate Editor, New York, N.Y. August-December 2010 (lack of capital investment)

  • “Map” daily news stories within a larger framework by developing story topics.
  • Write headlines and subheads, post content including photos in the CMS.
  • Collaborate with editors and tech team on design and usability elements.
  • Spearhead social media marketing strategy, including Twitter and Facebook.

The Nation, Web Intern, New York, N.Y. January-May 2010

  • Fact check, copy-edit articles and blogs.
  • Conduct information and photo research, develop press and blog outreach lists.
  • Pitch and create slide shows, update newsfeeds, enter content into CMS.
  • Write articles and polls.
  • Utilize social media tools to attract new visitors to the site.

Doctors Without Borders, Press Intern, New York, N.Y. June-August 2009

  • Aggregate world news concerning refugees and displaced persons for press staff.
  • Monitor media for mentions of our organization.
  • Research media outlets, find journalists’ contact information.
  • Transcribe field videos and press events.
  • Write PSAs and press query letters.

Eurotopics, Online Publication, Editorial Intern, Berlin, Germany June-September 2008

  • Pitch ideas, research, conduct interviews for weekly “magazine.”
  • Translate German articles into English.
  • Post pictures, articles and links online with Content Management System.

The Temple News, Staff Writer, Philadelphia, Pa. November 2004-December 2009

  • Write news, opinion, living and health-related articles and features.
  • Review new and foreign movies and music performances.

Scripps Howard Newswire, Intern, Washington, D.C. September-December 2007

  • Write daily and weekly news stories covering Washington politics, Capitol Hill.
  • Research, co-write stories for writers.

Philadelphia Magazine, Editorial Intern, Philadelphia, Pa. September -December 2006

  • Write e-newsletters and Culinary Calendar for magazine.
  • Pitch story ideas to specific editors.
  • Fact check all assigned stories with primary sources.
  • Research for writers by using online databases, City Hall and court records.

Campus Philly, Professional & Community Sections Editor, Philadelphia, Pa. September ’05–August ’06

  • Research, generate and assign stories related to Philadelphia business and community.
  • Develop and edit articles with individual writers.
  • Post articles and business events to the Web site, collaborate with graphic designer.
  • Write articles profiling Philadelphia events and businesses.


Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.

  • BA in Journalism, concentration magazine, minor African American Studies.
  • Graduated December 2009, magna cum laude, deans list all semesters.

Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, Summer 2008, Contemporary Germany and German media.

Volkshöchschule, Vienna, Austria, Spring 2007, German and international human rights, Deans List.

Multimedia/Computer Skills

Proficient:      HTML, CMS, Microsoft Office, Online databases, Social Media, Audacity, Soundslides.

Familiar:      Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro.

Volunteer Activities

Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day School ESL tutor, New York, N.Y., November 2010-present.

New York Cares volunteer, New York, N.Y., November 2010-present.

Helen O. Krause Animal Shelter volunteer, Dillsburg, Pa. 2004-2006.

International Student Volunteers volunteer, Wollongong, Australia. July 2005-August 2005.

Foreign Language Ability

German        Advanced intermediate comprehension, writing skills and conversational ability.


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