Alexandria Sands

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (May 2019)
• Concentration: Mass Media
• Minors: Journalism and English
• GPA: 3.7/4.0
• Honors: Communication Studies Honors College (August 2017 – Present)
• Communication Studies Student Association, Member (August 2017 – Present)

Charlotte magazine, Charlotte, NC
Intern (January 2019 – Present)
• Wrote stories for online and monthly print publication on topics ranging from food and drink to gentrification
• Fact-checked stories with sources to verify the authenticity of information

Niner Times, Charlotte, NC
Community Editor (May 2018 – Present)
• Managed social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and created a weekly newsletter
• Launched a weekly report of site traffic and engagement metrics for the editorial staff
News Editor (January 2017 – April 2018) / Assistant News Editor (August 2016 – December 2016)
• Oversaw the news department, which included coordinating assignments, meeting individually with reporters to go over stories and holding periodic gatherings to discuss goals and problems
• Made sure the newspaper met its production schedule
• Laid out pages on Adobe InDesign and posted content online
• Copyedited staff’s stories for clarity, grammar and AP style
Staff Writer and Photographer (August 2015 – Present)
• Wrote and photographed for the online and print newspaper
• Filmed and edited broadcast journalism for breaking news stories
• Utilized Adobe Photoshop to add finishing touches to photography

Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte, NC
Intern (May 2018 – August 2018)
• Reported on business, education, real estate, craft beer, nonprofits and more
• Published two cover stories, one of which included a sidebar

Creative Loafing, Charlotte, NC
Intern (January 2018 – April 2018)
• Wrote and photographed for Charlotte’s leading alternative weekly paper on topics including music, food and news
• Utilized social media to gain views and provide live updates at March for Our Lives
• Wrote short blurbs on upcoming events in the area for “Top 10s”

The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia, NC
Intern (May 2017 – August 2017)
• Wrote and photographed for online and daily print newspaper and its sister publication The Shelby Star
• Utilized social media to gain views and was consistently was a top ten content driver
• Collaborated with marketing to create the annual “Discover Gaston” publication
• Published in a variety of sections including news, business, entertainment and faith

The State Port Pilot, Southport, NC
Intern (May 2016 – August 2016)
• Wrote stories and photographed for the weekly print newspaper
• Attended and reported on community events

Weddings Magazine, Raleigh, NC
Intern (May 2014 – August 2014)
• Wrote about wedding trends for the online blog
• Assisted with photo shoots and social media accounts such as Pinterest