During my last semester at Iowa State, I worked as an e-commerce intern with the Meredith Corporation at their headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Meredith is a publishing firm focused on media and marketing for various magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens, Shape, Fitness, My Wedding and More.
I was able to expand my knowledge of digital media, and worked with all 5 magazines under the corporation's name to contribute content, create newsletters and run quality assurance on each publication's "Shop" tab within their websites. Each week, I wrote 3 - 5 articles to contribute to the magazines' online promotion of the Shop tab feature. The articles' subjects range from fashion, beauty, lifestyle and home. Along with this, I conducted research to find the newest trends, retailers and products to feature on the magazines' websites. My time also went towards creating weekly email newsletters and scanning for quality assurance issues on each site.
In this role I have been able to learn digital media in a multitude of new ways such as with content management systems like Adobe CQ5, Skyward and Drupal. I worked to gain more knowledge of the digital field with this internship to have a further holistic background that can be used in the development of my career ahead.