EXPERIENCE

Intern, Dallas Morning News, 2019-Present

  • Writing for the lifestyle and food columns within the newspaper.

  • Reporting content through print and social media storytelling.

 Writer, SMU Daily Campus, 2019 - Present

  • Writing regular articles, covering events, diversity and campus responses to world events.

  • Designing social media friendly news stories for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Intern, D Magazine, Summer 2019

  • Wrote for online publications of D Home, D Weddings and D Magazine.

  • Fact checked, copy edited and researched for publications.

Co-founder, SMU Crave, 2019 - Present

  • Managed a media platform for SMU students including engagement strategy and brand identity

  • Designed and maintained website while creating content.

  • Applied an engagement strategy for social media and a content calendar for the website.

 Assistant Editor, SMU Look, 2019

  • Edited, wrote and designed magazine in multi-faceted role as assistant editor.

  • Developed advertising strategies, magazine organization and structure for finished product.

Intern, Initiative Network, 2016 - 2017

  • Managed social media accounts and wrote content for diverse nonprofit organization, promoted organization's programs, participants and mission.

  • Created detailed plans for promotion, delegated tasks and developed a consistent format and schedule for the nonprofit’s media promotion.

Social Media Manager, Mary Henry Handmade, 2014

  • Proved successful at creating a strategy for growing handmade scarf company's exposure on social media.

  • Witnessed social media following double after implementing daily engagement strategy.

CONTACT

Email: marygracemetheny@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marygracemetheny/

SKILLS

Production: AP style editing, Sony NX5U HD Camera, Canon EOS Rebel, Adobe Premiere

Digital: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Keynote, Adobe Premiere, Google Analytics, basic SEO, basic HTML/CSS, Squarespace

Language: 8 years of French, Business French diploma (DFP) anticipated Fall 2019.

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University

B.A. Journalism and French, May 2020

4.0 GPA 

HONORS & AWARDS

Belo Journalism Scholarship, SMU

Recipient since Spring 2019

Honor Roll with High Distinction, SMU

Fall 2018 - Present

Honors Transfer Scholarship, SMU

Recipient since Fall 2018