Haley A. Hodges


Zebulon Solutions, LLC – Longmont, Colorado 
Marketing Specialist 
  • Spearheaded the redesign of
  • Created new promotional materials following the rebranding of the company
  • Produce copy, edit blog posts, and manage social media
  • Worked with and hired third parties for graphic design and advanced coding items
Drake Political Review – Des Moines, Iowa
JAN 2017 – MAY 2019
  • Worked collaboratively with writers and staff to create a bi-annual nonpartisan political magazine
  • Led, organized, and communicated with both staff and writers as the Editor-in-Chief
  • Created and continued to build
  • Responsible for coordinating all aspects of production from budgeting to production to printing
Urban Plains – Des Moines, Iowa
Managing Editor
 AUG  – DEC 2018
  • Supervised production of different multimedia based stories for
  • Worked closely alongside the Editor-in-Chief to assign stories, oversee writers, and create content
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – Des Moines, Iowa
Communications Intern
MAY 2017 – JAN 2018
  • Work in the office of a conservation non-profit protecting and restoring Iowa’s land, water, and wildlife
  • Responsible for writing blog posts, creating web pages, managing social media sites, coordinating the Hagie Heritage Award nomination process, and other office tasks
The Times-Delphic – Des Moines, Iowa
Staff Writer and Photographer
SEP 2015 – DEC 2018
  • Routinely contributed stories and photos during the 2015-2016 school year
  • Staff writer for the Features section for the 2016-2017 school year
  • Bi-weekly reporter for the Humans of Drake column
CBS News – Des Moines, Iowa
NOV 2015
  • Worked with CBS News during the second Democratic Presidential Debate assisting the production team behind the scenes leading up to and during the broadcast
Left Hand Valley Courier – Niwot, Colorado
Facebook Reporter and Photographer
MAY 2013 – AUG 2015
  • Regular photographer for local events
  • Ran The Left Hand Valley Courier’s Facebook page by posting photos, announcements, and news
  • Sporadically wrote photo captions, gathered content for stories, and wrote articles

Additional and Short Term Experience

  • Editor-in-Chief for my high school yearbook for two years, leading a twenty-person student staff
  • Article published in the March 2016 issue of Des Moines Urban Experience
  • Articles published in Drake University Independent News (DUiN) Magazine
  • Worked with Drake Broadcasting System during the 2016 Drake Relays live student-run production

Skills Summary

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Cloud programs
  • Creative writing
  • Magazine and news style writing
  • Textual editing
  • Photography
  • Knowledge of AP and MLA styles
  • Web design
  • Working knowledge of CSS, HTML, and Python coding languages
  • Knowledge of social media profiles and analytics
  • Organizational leadership


Drake University – Des Moines, Iowa
AUG 2015 – MAY 2019
  • Graduated Cum Laude with a B.A.J.M.C in News, a B.A. in Writing, and University Honors
Maynooth University – Maynooth, Republic of Ireland
JAN 2018 – JUNE 2018
  • Study Abroad experience outside of Dublin during my junior year of college
  • Received a certificate in Irish Cultural Heritage
Niwot High School – Niwot, Colorado
AUG 2011 – MAY 2015
  • Graduated with a 3.9 unweighted GPA
  • Attained the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma