Hannah McClung is a communication aficionado who loves social media and news, and is pursuing a career in non-profit communications, public relations or community journalism.

Journalism Experience

Nightside Assignment Editor/News Editor [May 2013 – present], Madison, WI

  • Manage updates and content of
  • Write and edit content
  • Post articles, photos, videos and multimedia content
  • Manage and post social media accounts
  • Moderate comments
  • Blog: DIY Deconstructed

Online Intern [September 2010 – May 2011]

The Capital Times, Madison, WI

  • Post online stories for the online site encompassing The Wisconsin State Journal, The Capital Times and 77 Square
  • Crop and write cutlines for photos to post with arts, feature and travel stories
  • Use Blox content management system to post art, travel, columns and editorial content weekly

Enterprise Editor [December 2009 – May 2010]

The Daily Cardinal, Madison, WI

  • Wrote, assigned and edited in-depth education and student-life focused articles for 10,000 circulation daily newspaper in 11th largest college market in the United States
  • Maintained the organizational structure of a newsroom by working closely with city, campus and state news desks
  • Collaborated with photographers and graphics editors to develop art for investigative articles
  • As third Enterprise Editor for The Daily Cardinal, developed long-term plans with management to secure experienced writers for future in-depth stories
  • Developed relationships with new reporters to strengthen future ties to the Enterprise desk

News Reporter and Copy Editor [January 2008 – May 2010]

The Daily Cardinal, Madison, WI

  • Wrote state news articles focusing on State Legislative hearings and decisions, and local, state and national elections
  • Proofed articles for grammatical and structural errors
  • Wrote briefs and shorts for campus, city and state news desks
  • Edited articles prior to publication and wrote headlines

Public Relations Staff Member [May 2008 – August 2008]

Marshfield Public Library, Marshfield, WI

  • Wrote and designed advertisements for children’s book clubs, summer reading programs, and a city-wide common read program
  • Proofed budgets for the library board
  • Wrote two local grants and one statewide grant for $2,000 from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. We received the two local grants for $500 each and received a portion of the funds we requested from the WHC
  • Coordinated large local common read event and led book discussions
  • Wrote press releases and weekly articles for the local newspaper about summer events and the library’s accomplishments

News Editor and Staff Writer [ September 2003 – May 2007]

The Profile, Marshfield, WI

  • Assigned stories to reporters and put them in contact with City Hall officials, school board members and notable members of the community
  • Implemented weekly events calendar by coordinating with over 45 student groups
  • Edited articles and did layout for front page and subsequent news pages

Editor and Staff Writer [September 2003 – May 2007]

Youth Press of Wisconsin, Marshfield, WI

  • Wrote human interest and opinion articles for the bimonthly paper sponsored by The Marshfield Clinic
  • Recruited youth from across Wisconsin to submit stores or join the editorial board
  • Learned how to rank stories for layout placement in a group of 10 students
  • Edited stories, wrote headlines and designed layouts
  • Created a statewide publicity plan and promotional fliers for the paper


Milwaukee Press Club: 2nd Place, Online Media: Best Innovative Feature

Madison: the Green Scene


Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, May 2011

Additional Employment

Executive Team Leader – Guest Experience [ June 2011 – May 2013]


Administrative Assistant [May 2010 – May 2011]

University of Wisconsin Housing – Desk Services

Desk Staff [August 2008 – May 2010]

University of Wisconsin Housing – Desk Services

Shift Leader [March 2005 – August 2008]

Dairy Queen


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