Sarah Jamil Writes

"Whatever you do, always give 100%. Unless you're donating blood." – Bill Murray

Sarah Jamil Resume

Writer & Editor


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BA in Journalism
Drake University
Graduation: May 2024
Major: Magazine Media
Minors: English, Sociology
GPA: 3.82

Professional Experience

Articles Editors
Urban Plains (January – May 2024)
– Led and facilitated communication within the articles team for a digital publication
– Edited all written articles of various types including travel, arts, impact and policies
– Edited copywriting material for social media, multimedia content, and marketing
– Communicated with writers to improve quality of work on a macro and micro-level
– Worked with the executive team to maintain the efficiency of workflow

Commerce Editorial Apprentice
Dotdash Meredith (September 2023 – May 2024)
– Wrote and published commerce articles for Better Homes & Gardens and Real Simple
– Consolidated testing data and interview results to write articles for the home vertical
– Organized testing data and communicate insights to publications including PEOPLE
– Tested home products following lab procedures, provided qualitative reviews
– Interviewed home industry professionals to inform written testing methodologies

Writer & Contributor
Drake Magazine (August 2022 – May 2024)
– Authored lifestyle print stories in genres such as wellness and entertainment
– Conducted on-site research and analysis to support the editorial pieces
– Identified and interviewed members of the community to provide insights
– Filmed and edited short-form behind-the-scenes content for Instagram and TikTok

Communications Intern
Drake University Communications & Marketing (August – December 2022)
– Wrote news articles and press releases for publication on the University website
– Oversaw photography and visual content for social media and press releases
– Constructed creative briefs and proposals for social media initiatives
– Assisted with elementary school outreach for the Drake Live Mascot Program

Staff Writer & Breaking News Manager
The Times-Delphic (April 2022 – December 2023)
– Contributed to all sections of the newspaper, including features and commentary
– Earned 2nd Place by Iowa College Media Association for Best Investigative Reporting
– Wrote and published news reports covering urgent news in the Des Moines area
– Conducted on-site reporting including source interviews and investigative research
– Created and updated breaking news posts in real time on Instagram and Twitter

Course Projects

Project Manager
JMC119 Brand Media Program (August – December 2022)
– Led the design of a gender-neutral brand campaign for a multinational beauty brand
– Analyzed and interpreted audience and brand analytics to form content strategies
– Presented and pitched a comprehensive brand media plan to industry professionals
– Leveraged software to organize team workflow and delegated project tasks