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Ashley Flaws

Print and digital journalist with editorial experience including newsletter layout, teamwork, writing, fact-checking, editing, content management,  pitching ideas and balancing multiple deadlines

Relevant Experience

Meredith Corporation

Allrecipes Editorial Apprentice in Des Moines, IA | Sept. 2018-Present 

  • Write recipe stories, following through test kitchen, photo planning and editing
  • Pitch, research and write pet column
  • Create table of contents copy and headlines and intros for articles
  • Edit reader-submitted content
  • Identify products for roundups
  • Fact check
  • Assemble recipe index

Iowa Automobile Dealers Association

Communications Intern in West Des Moines, IA | Feb. 2018-Aug. 2018

  • Wrote and edited articles for bi-annual magazine, bi-weekly newsletter and yearly membership directory
  • Produced newsletter using InDesign, Dreamweaver and Constant Contact
  • Brainstormed content ideas and collaborated with staff
  • Communicated with sources

Active Interest Media

Digital Media Intern for Garden Gate in Des Moines, IA | Dec. 2017-May 2018

  • Converted magazine content into new online format with
  • Created SEO-friendly headlines
  • Rewrote intros and subheads and determined photo placement

The Times-Delphic

Staff Writer in Des Moines, IA | March 2017-May 2018

  • Interviewed wide variety of sources and wrote weekly stories

Drake Magazine

Print Writer in Des Moines, IA | Sept. 2016-Dec. 2017

  • Pitched ideas, conducted interviews and communicated with editors, photographers and designers
  • Wrote assigned story with unique angle and met all deadlines


Online Writer | May 2016-March 2017

  • Created content for college freshmen that ranged from personal essays to listicles
  • Pitched ideas, edited stories, set and met deadlines and found images for stories

Special recognition: Article “8 Struggles of Being a Perfectionist AND a Procrastinator” republished on Teen Vogue’s website in Dec. 2016


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication in Magazine Media
Bachelor of Arts in English
Drake University Class of Dec. 2019, 3.97 GPA

Academic awards: Dean’s List for Fall 2016, President’s List for Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Fall 2018, Presidential Scholarship, Ted Sell Memorial Award, Meredith Corporation Scholarship

Relevant coursework: Magazine Freelance Writing, Magazine Publishing, Magazine Staff Writing, Media Editing, Media Law and Ethics, Reporting and Writing Principles, Web Page Design, Digital Media Strategies, Grant Writing Workshop, Visual Communication, Video for Journalists