Download a PDF version of my resume/CV here.

Writing Experience

Freelance Journalist and Copywriter
Oct. 2008 - present

Israel Affairs Writer Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Apr. 2017 - Aug. 2018 • Chicago, IL, USA

Communications Assistant Semester at Sea
Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016 • MV World Odyssey

Opinions Editor Columbia Chronicle
Jan. 2015 - Dec. 2015 • Chicago, IL, USA

International Experience

Participant Achvat Amim - Solidarity of Nations
Feb. 2019 - June 2019 • Jerusalem

Lishma Fellow Conservative Yeshiva
Sept. 2018 - May 2019 • Jerusalem

Education

Columbia College Chicago
Sept. 2014 - May 2017
BA, Multimedia Journalism
Minor, Public Relations

Semester at Sea
Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016
Traveled to 11 countries on four continents while studying international relations, global studies, and writing

Skills

AP Style • SEO • Adobe Suite • Microsoft Office • Salesforce • Constant Contact • MailChimp • Wordpress • Squarespace • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • Snapchat • Long-form • Microcopy • PR Writing • Donor Communications • Headline Writing • Fact-checking • Research • Profiles/Interviewing • CMS

Awards + Honors

Columbia College Chicago
Achievement Award
Trustee’s Award
John T. Fischetti Scholarship

Scholastic Art + Writing Awards
Silver Medal
Gold Key

Hillel International
JFNA General Assembly Scholar

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
Delegate, Inaugural Interfaith Student Leadership Mission to Israel

Languages

English native language
Hebrew basic + currently learning

Notes

I also have experience as an office manager at a Jewish socialist summer camp in the Catskills and as a yogurt-stacker at a grocery chain with a lower acceptance rate than Harvard.

I have American citizenship + work authorization and will have work authorization in Israel by September 2019.

References from previous employers are available upon request. Drop me a line at abbyseitzwrites@gmail.com.