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Selena Beckman-Harned 919-302-7092 (cell)


Carnegie Mellon University

  Master of Arts in Professional Writing
  Cumulative GPA: 3.97

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Psycholinguistics concentration
  Minor in Creative Writing
  Cumulative GPA: 3.7




Macromedia Dreamweaver
Adobe Creative Suite
Specialized Database Software (such as RecTrac)
Microsoft Office
Macintosh and Windows


Graphic Designer


Crown Center, Fayetteville, NC (Jan. 2012 – present)

  • Designed promotional materials including posters, flyers,
    advertisements, brochures, billboards, and digital signs
  • Helped coordinate social media campaign
  • Updated and facilitated redesign of venue’s website
  • Designed and managed monthly email newsletter
  Cultural Arts Program Assistant

Town of Cary, NC (Apr. 2009 - Jan. 2012)

  • Helped plan and coordinate cultural events including arts festivals, park dedications, and concerts
  • Designed promotional materials including invitations, flyers, and advertisements
  • Communicated with and coordinated artists and vendors, helping to make sure all needs were met
  Research Assistant, Acupuncture and Asian Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (Sept. 2010 – Oct. 2011)

  • Conducted library and online research
  • Assisted in journal peer review process
  • Wrote and edited materials to be submitted to scientific
  • Proofread correspondence
  • Created promotional materials including advertisements and
  Tea Consultant

TeaGschwendner, Raleigh, NC (October 2009 - June 2010)

  • Used extensive knowledge of tea to help connect customers to their ideal tea
  • Brewed hot and iced teas for customers
  • Helped design merchandise displays
  • Maintained stock and kept store clean
  • Conducted inventory checks
  Editor, Human Science Bulletin

Center for Human Science, Chapel Hill, NC (Feb. 2008 - Apr. 2009)

  • Engineered launch of new online journal
  • Developed style guide for text and layout
  • Worked with developers to design and implement new website
  • Selected, edited, and designed layout for multiple articles each week to meet deadline
  • Oversaw and coordinated staffwriters, editors, and contributors
  Copywriting Intern and Associate

JDAnthony (marketing agency), Pittsburgh, PA (Summer 2006)

  • Crafted and edited copy for websites and promotional materials
  • Synthesized written and audio notes into a logical format
  • Collaborated with team members to develop effective copy
  • Conducted online research to create detailed reports, including competitive audits and conference analyses
  Staffwriter (Jan.-Dec. 2007)

The Tartan Pillbox (Arts & Entertainment section), Carnegie Mellon University student paper, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pitched story ideas to the section editor
  • Interviewed local artists, scientists, community leaders, and business owners
  • Conducted online and library research
  • Wrote weekly articles on deadline
  Copy Editor

Proofread and fact-checked articles for faculty and staff
magazine and student newspapers

  Research assistant
  Carnegie Mellon University Dept. of English, Pittsburgh, PA (Fall 2006)

  • Verified citations in modern and Middle English
  • Conducted library and online research

University of North Carolina Dept. of Psychology, Chapel Hill, NC (Spring 2005)

  • Developed and debugged experimental stimuli
  • Coded and analyzed data
  • Ran experiments on human subjects
  Marketing intern (Sept. 2004–Dec. 2005)

University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Created and edited promotional documents, press kits, review lists, and review releases
  • Engaged in research to update databases
  • Dealt with the media extensively; pitched ideas to local publications and distributed promotional materials



Writer, artist, treasurer (Fall 2004–Spring 2006)
BoUNCe Magazine, University of North Carolina

  Publicity Director (Spring 2005­­–Spring 2006)
Designed promotional materials for UNC Women’s Glee Club
  Submissions editor, Webmaster (Fall 2002–Spring 2006)
Cellar Door Literary Magazine, University of North Carolina




Professional and Technical Writing
Communication Design Fundamentals
Online Information Design
Document Design
Marketing, Public Relations, and Corporate Communications
Science Writing

REFERENCES Available upon request