Resume

Aaron Harris

Houston, Texas

ajharris8512@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, News and Information emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in History

Cumulative GPA 3.53; Graduation: May 2012

Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California

Associate of Arts earned in Russian, May 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE

Argus Media Inc, Houston, Texas, Reporter,

July 2012 – Present

  • Report on natural gas news and provide analysis for the midcontinent region and parts of Canada
  • Write feature stories based on natural gas regulations and industry practices
  • Establish and maintain coverage and information spreadsheets for team use
  • Research and provide stories on legislative reform of oil and gas regulations
  • Perform daily editing and archiving duties

Ogden Publications, Mother Earth News Magazine, Editorial Intern/Archive Optimizer,

September 2011– February 2012

  • Optimized more than 100 articles for better online user search results
  • Fact checked magazine articles prior to publishing
  • Wrote blogs covering photography and related subjected for magazine website
  • Posted and reviewed content on magazine’s Twitter and photo-sharing website

Johnson County Parks and Recreation Division, Overland Park, Kansas, Photography Intern/Contract,

May – July 2011

  • Organized photographs of parks system for future advertisements and website content
  • Edited photos for advertisement and website content
  • Worked independently to fulfill photography needs of office

United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, SIGINT Operator/Russian Translator,

May 2004 – May 2009

  • Acted as liaison between two Marine Corps units and an Air Force unit in Al Assad, Iraq
  • Increased productivity of position while deployed by 100%
  • Worked on a 4-person team independent of direct supervision
  • Learned practical leadership experience

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Quartermaster, June 2013 – Present

  • Work with community groups to further mission of organization
  • Keep financial books up to date and in charge of all financial business of organization
  • Communicate with membership to ensure transparency and timely release of information

SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE

  • Microsoft Office 2010 – Word, Excel, Outlook. Powerpoint familiar
  • Adobe Lightroom 3
  • Social media

HONORS/ACTIVITIES

       Golden Key International Honor Society

       Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, Public Relations Chair and Founding Father of Gamma Mu chapter

Student Senate, Student Senator & Student Rights Committee Chair

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