Elijah C. Fosl
1608 W Morse Avenue, Chicago IL, 60626 | +1(502) 821-1943 | elifosl@gmail.com | Twitter: elifosl


Education:

DuPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY 2008-2012
o Graduated from Journalism & Communication Magnet
American University, Washington, D.C. 2012-2016
o Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Journalism, minor in Philosophy, awarded Kappa Tau Alpha honors recognition in Journalism
o Cumulative GPA: 3.82


Professional Experience:

PeaceEducation Mentor, Louisville, KY 2011-Present
o Mentor with PeaceCasters program for 4 years, teaching young at-risk kids conflict resolution and nonviolence through digital media (video shooting, video editing, and interview skills)
BeMadrid Media Intern, Madrid, Spain 2015
o In charge of writing, designing, and distributing the bi-monthly newsletter
o Wrote blog posts and worked with the media team to work on a new website/branding design
91.9 WFPK Summer Intern, Louisville, KY 2013
o Logged shows, filed paperwork, and assisted with the bluegrass radio show each Sunday
o Helped run local concerts and in-studio performances
WVAU Radio, Washington, D.C. 2012-Present
General Manager for the 2015-16 school year:
o In charge of all organization, budgeting, and community building as well as leading an executive board of 12 people in content management and conflict resolution
Art Director (3 semesters):
o Head of artistic direction, branding, and promotional flyer and merchandise design
o Created small-run magazine, The Stream, and acted as Editor-In-Chief heading a staff of designers, writers, and photographers
Radio DJ and Contributing Writer (8 semesters) hosting a 2-hour show every week


Additional Experience:

Freelance Writer and Contributor
o Writing on music, arts, politics, activism, and culture for publications such as The Le Sigh, All Things Go, Être Magazine, ReportingDC, and assorted independent blogs
Crimson Yearbook Design Director, Louisville, KY 2010-2012
o In charge of visual direction, design elements, and spread layout for top-ten-ranked award-winning yearbook
o Head of a staff of designers, in charge of leadership, organization, and conflict resolution within the staff
Manual AM Executive Producer, Louisville, KY 2010-2012
o Head of a staff of broadcast reporters, organizing stories, labor, and programming
o Worked as a broadcast reporter in the field covering on-campus and citywide issues


Other Skills:

o Proficiency in Adobe creative suite, Premiere Pro, Final Cut, HTML and CSS web editing/design, Microsoft Suite, WordPress, and all social media platforms
o Leadership, engagement, and communication in multimedia environments
o Subcontracting work as social media advisor
o Fluent in English and conversational in Spanish

Years of work in service including managing farmers markets, professional pet care, camp counseling, and carpentry

My graduation from American University's School of Communication
My graduation from American University’s School of Communication