RESUME

 
WJCT Public Media | Associate Producer
First Coast Connect and The Florida Roundup
2020 - present

Produce "First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross," a daily call-in radio program on WJCT 89.9 in Jacksonville, FL; Produce "The Florida Roundup," a weekly statewide call-in radio program (in collaboration with WLRN 91.3 in Miami); Manage interns; Write web content; Create weekly newsletter

Autism Parenting Magazine | Staff Writer

​2017 - 2020

​Research and creation of in-depth guides that address common concerns parents of autistic children experience; Celebrity Interviews; Copyediting; SEO

Mandarin United Methodist Church | Web Administrator
2020 

Manage the Church's online presence; Responsible for curating social media, website, and newsletter

EU Jacksonville | Contributing Writer

​2016 - 2017

Review dance concerts in the community

 

 

Jacksonville Magazine | Editorial Intern

2016

 

​Create content for Jacksonville Magazine Publications, including Jacksonville, Bride, 904, Your Health, Home, and Taste; Pitch ideas weekly for web content; Community Outreach

The Campus Voice | Associate Editor

​2013 - 2015

Create and edit content for news and editorials sections; Assistance in the transition from print to digital; Photograph events; Copyedit and Layout edits; Hire new staff members

Media Skills

-WordPress

-CORE Publisher 

-Adobe Audition

-AP Style

-WIX

-Social media/YouTube strategy

-Web content development

-Copywriting

-Proofreading

-Editing

-In-depth knowledge of NE FL culture, politics, arts, and geography

-Excellent editorial judgment

-Works well collaboratively and independently

-Responds effectively to challenging circumstances

-Objective, balanced and fair

MEDIA​
EDUCATION
Primrose School | Preschool Teacher

​2018 - 2019 School Year

 

​Teach children (toddlers-VPK) a student-led curriculum consisting of science, math, early literacy, music, art, and movement; Care for infants placing an emphasis on fostering curiosity and creating secure attachments; Assist with special events included Read Around America Day and the Winter Celebration

City Year Jacksonville | AmeriCorps Member

​2016 - 2017 School Year

Help 9th-grade students get on track to graduate by helping them reach grade-level proficiency in English Language Arts, monitor attendance, make behaviour improvement plans, and goal setting.

 

Riverside Presbyterian Day School | Afterschool Curriculum

2014 - 2015 School Year, 2015 Summer Camp

 

Develop afternoon programming for children in pre-kindergarten to 6th
grade including Book Club, Ballet and Tap Dance, Gymnastics, Tutoring, Summer camp counsellor​

Florida State College at Jacksonville | Disability Services

​2014 - 2016

Take classroom, lecture, and discussion notes for students with disabilities
ranging from limited motor skills, vision impairments, learning disabilities, and autism; Collaborated with students and their professors to develop effective learning strategies; Freshman English aide

Education Skills 

-Early Childhood Development

-Holistic Education

-Waldorf Philosophy

-Nature Immersion

-Autism Spectrum Disorders

Interests

-Antarctic Conservation

-Polar Wildlife

-Physiological Birth

-Creative Writing

-Literary Fiction/Poetry

-Hunter/Jumper Riding

-Ballet and Modern Dance

-Musical Theatre

-Vintage Fashion

-Jewish History

-Yoga & Meditation