Places I’ve Worked

Oklahoma City DodgersDetroit TigersIndianapolis IndiansIndiana Sports ReportNSJCNFHSIndianapolis StarSAU AthleticsThe PulseSAU OnlineSAU Space
Digital Marketing Specialist
December 2016 – Present
> Runs the social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Google Business) for the OKC Dodgers
> Writes copy for email blasts sent to season ticket holders and prospective ticket buyers
> Creates content for social media graphics, newspaper advertisements and okcdodgers.com
> Produces the copy for letters sent to season ticket holders
> Hires photographers for select nights
> Takes photographs at games and other Oklahoma City Dodgers events
> Manages the OKC Dodgers digital photo archive
> Assists in the design and selection of the 2017 OKC Dodgers Team Baseball Card Set
> Works with Communications staff to prepare media preview information
> Updates and creates content for posters displayed throughout the ballpark
> Assisted in the creation of the brand-new historical signs on the ballpark’s concourse in 2017
> Works with Partner Services department with activation of some of the partner promotions


Copywriter
January 2016 – December 2016
> Developed a concept for an interactive pitch grip station in the Toddler Town area of the concourse that was executed in 2016
> Wrote copy for email blasts sent to season ticket holders and prospective ticket buyers
> Created content for social media graphics and newspaper advertisements
> Wrote copy for letters sent to season ticket holders
> Took photographs at games and other Oklahoma City Dodgers events
Media Relations Intern
February 2015 – October 2015
> Created and edited content for “The Tigers Magazine,” select pages of Tigers Game Notes, homestand releases, press releases, media advisories and Tigers Today/Tigers Tonight
> Created and organized credentials and parking lists for each homestand
> Assisted with management and distribution of pre and postgame notes, rosters, releases, etc. in press box
> Compiled national articles, Tigers articles and Minor League articles seven days a week and distributed to entire organization each morning
> Provided creative content posted on @tigers and @DetroitTigersPR
> Monitored social media activity as it pertains to both the Baseball and Business Operations of the organization
> Established the database of facts for use as “This Day in Detroit Tigers History”
> Communicated and engaged with the Detroit Tigers fanbase by crafting responses to fan mail and letters included in fan packs
> Managed the archive room including organizing all team media guides and assisting in searching the archives for photographs and other materials used on projects
> Developed media contact list for local, national and international media outlets
> Researched and sorted all players honors in the Minor League system for publication in the media guide
> Covered all Media Relations responsibilities for the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association East vs. West High School All-Star Game
> Escorted special guests to batting practice
Media Relations Intern
February 2014 – December 2014
> Wrote position previews for the Indians’ blog “The Inside Pitch”
> Wrote team related content (features, news articles/quick hits)
> Contributed written notes and stat work to the daily game notes packet
> Contributed player bios and season notes for the upcoming media guide
> Helped the Media Relations Coordinator, Chris Robinson, by conducting and coordinating player interviews
> Helped in the press box (running game notes, making sure all media guide locations are stocked, box scores after games, etc.)
> Covered the Pittsburgh Pirates prospects in the Arizona Fall League with daily game recaps
Indianapolis Indians Beat Writer & Website Manager
February 2014 – September 2014
> Attended Indianapolis Indians home games with press credentials
> Wrote game recaps for home and away games
> Interviewed Al Kaline, Fergie Jenkins and Eric Davis for the “Signature Saturday” promotion
> Took photographs at games to accompany stories and create an online gallery
> Redesigned the website in May 2014
> Updated ad placements on website periodically
> Instructed other team members on how to maintain website
Big Ten Championship Game Michigan State Reporter
December 7, 2013
> Wrote an article about the role of the Michigan State University defense in their victory over the Ohio State University for the National Sports Journalism Center (NSJC) website
> Attended Media Day
Communications/Publications Intern
August 2013 – May 2014
> Wrote news and feature articles for the “High School Today” magazine published on a monthly basis
> Wrote articles for the NFHS website under the direction of the Web Content Manager
> Researched record performances and assisted with updating the National High School Sports Record Book
> Wrote press releases for rule changes
> Wrote biographical summaries for various NFHS award winners
Temporary Sports Clerk
August 2013 – November 2013
> Answered telephones on Friday nights for high school football games
> Spoke with coaches and took statistic information regarding the game
> Input the information into the statistics database on www.usatodayhss.com
> Wrote short, summarizing paragraphs about the game to accompany the statistics
Student Assistant Sports Information Director
September 2012 – May 2013
> Wrote game recaps for select men’s soccer games, volleyball matches and baseball and softball games
> Took photographs at men’s and women’s basketball games
> Wrote a feature about a men’s track and field athlete
> Helped keep statistics during select baseball games
Editor-in-Chief
September 2012 – May 2013
> Led weekly meetings
> Published a black and white publication on newsprint once a month
> Introduced a sports box score page instead of doing a recap once a month
> Instituted a multiple night publication process to reduce amount of work needing to be done before deadline
> Designed and helped with the layout of the publication
> Instituted a thank you note system following each publication
> Led the monthly publishing meetings
> Edited and finalized all stories
> Wrote sports editorials, letters from the editor and other general assignment stories as needed

Managing Editor
December 2011 – September 2012
> Edited all stories
> Answered any questions regarding online content and the development of a new website
> Wrote sports recaps, features and editorials
> Helped finalize stories
> Helped with the layout of the publication

Staff Writer
September 2011 – December 2011
> Wrote general assignment stories as needed
> Mainly covered the sports beat

Student Web Content Developer
August 2011 – September 2012
> Edited content displayed on the online.arbor.edu
> Input all online leads into a collective database
> Updated the SAU Online Facebook page
> Created the SAU Online Twitter page
> Wrote Facebook ad copy that received almost 10,000 clicks
Ghost Blogger
August 2010 – May 2011
> Attended events around the Spring Arbor campus and wrote about them the perspective of the school’s mascot to attract prospective students

Places I’ve Studied

Master's DegreeBachelor's DegreeDiploma
Master of Arts in Sports Journalism
Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis | Indianapolis, Indiana
August 2013 – June 2014
> Course List
> Worked with National Sports Journalism Center to cover the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game
Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing
Spring Arbor University | Spring Arbor, Michigan
September 2009 – May 2013
> Minored in Advertising and Public Relations
> Graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors
> Course List
> Sigma Tau Delta Member
> Academic Honors (7/8 semesters)
High School Diploma
Edsel Ford High School | Dearborn, Michigan
September 2005 – June 2009
> National Honor Society Member
> French National Honors Society Member
> Link Crew Team Member
> Varsity Volleyball Captain
> Humanitarian Award Recipient
> Graduated with 4.2/4.0 GPA with honors
> Was Editor-in-Chief of the school’s newspaper, “The Bolt”

Projects I’ve Worked On

ISRSam King's WebsiteI Am Second: SAUForget Me NeverSAU Focus Series
Website Redesign
May 2014
> Updated the the WordPress theme
> Added ad space
> Updated the ad space
> Created ads if necessary throughout the maintaining of the website
> Gave team members instructions on how to maintain website as needed
Website Creation
January 2014 – March 2014
> Created website using Wix.com
> Uploaded pictures, videos and written content to make a comprehensive portfolio website
> Taught Sam how to use the Wix website builder to maintain website
Social Media Manager
November 2012 – May 2013
> Emailed the students involved with reminders of meeting times and discussion topics
> Created and updated the Facebook and Twitter pages
> Organized the student contact list
> Helped guide discussion in small groups
> Assisted the other leaders in whatever they needed in preparation for meetings and during meetings
Member of the Event Planning Committee
October 2011 – April 2012
> Created a book of the written stories (given as a gift to each person included in the book and then other copies were sold)
> Met with other team members to set up the event
> Worked on the day of the event to help with whatever tasks to help event run smoothly
> Helped create the invitations that were sent to families and community
> Helped create posters with the portrait of the person featured in each story
> Helped put together the gift baskets given to each person featured in the movie
> Created the framed story for the family of the person featured in the movie
Graphic Designer
October 2011 – February 2012
> Worked with planning committee to create posters to advertise for event around campus
> Created the event’s logo
> Created a postcard mailing
> Created posters with the listing of the sessions for students to attend

Places I’ve Volunteered

NorthChurchCampus Crusade for Christ of ZambiaCentral Detroit ChristianOak Pointe Church
REVOLUTION/NorthStudents Small Group Leader
November 2016 – Present
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
> Leads a group of high school girls in small group breakouts
> Assists in checking the students in when they arrive to the Church
> Attended the 2016 Fall Retreat and lead a team of students in activities throughout the weekend
Student Missionary
2 weeks in July 2009
Lusaka, Zambia
> Focused on reaching the children of the villages
> Volunteered with the Campus Crusade for Christ at a soup kitchen
> Met with students at various schools to talk about religions

2 weeks in June 2008
Ndola, Zambia
> Helped work in a medical clinic set up by the group I traveled with
> Entertained the children of the villages we visited
> Met with students to talk about Christianity and other religions
Student Volunteer
1 week in July 2009
Detroit, Michigan
> Helped run day camp
> Volunteered around the community for one day, focusing on neighborhood beautification
> Helped renovate (painting and other household tasks) in a home that would be used for Central Detroit Christian ministry

1 week in July 2008
Detroit, Michigan
> Helped run day camp
> Volunteered around the community for one day, focusing on neighborhood beautification
> Helped the Central Detroit Christian workers do demolition on a house that would be used for their ministry
The Rock Summer Camp Student Volunteer
August 2004
Lake Ann Camp, Traverse City, Michigan
> Member of the first group of high school students to serve as volunteers at The Rock’s Summer Camp
> Was part of a student team that created the decorations for the chapel and set the chapel up for the five days of camp
> In charge of setting up all of the games and activities throughout the entire week
> Assisted the youth pastor and all the leaders in order to allow them the chance to connect the students
> Spent weeks in advance working through all of the details to have Summer Camp run smoothly

Skills I’ve Obtained

SoftwareOnline ResourcesMiscellaneous
> Mac/Apple
> PC/Windows
> Adobe InDesign
> Adobe Photoshop
> Adobe Illustrator
> Adobe Dreamweaver
> Adobe Premiere
> Microsoft Word
> Microsoft PowerPoint
> Microsoft Excel
> Microsoft Outlook
> Quark
> iMovie
> Facebook
> Twitter
> LinkedIn
> Instagram
> Snapchat
> Pinterest
> YouTube
> WordPress
> Wix.com
> Skype
> Photography
> AP Style
> Osmo Camera
> GoPro Camera

Recommendations

Dr. Paul PattonZach DietrichBrianna FairhurstNathan DrakeBanjor Musa
“Megan is a consistently hard-working, conscientious, and excellent student. She has also led our student newspaper effectively and graciously. She is articulate, passionate, and inter-personally skilled. A real gem.”

Dr. Patton is the Chair of the Department of Communication & Media at Spring Arbor University.
“A search for a woman with drive, passion, and commitment to journalism and sports journalism can stop at Megan Filipowski. I have never met someone with the breadth of professional and recreational knowledge and the depth of enthusiasm for both the game and its subsequent broadcast dissection. Every university publication we worked on together, she had a strong creative vision that she worked on tirelessly.”

Zach was the Web Manager for “The Pulse” during my time as a staff writer and Managing Editor.
“Megan is a committed journalist dedicated to a quality product. She works hard to put out an intriguing issue that is relative to the environment. She is driven to do the job well as well as lead when given the opportunity. During my time with her on “The Pulse,” I found her to be a valuable team player, willing to do whatever job needing to be done. She has a keen eye for journalism, and though her love of athletics brought her into the paper, her love for all stories kept her there – something I greatly appreciated.”

Brianna was the Editor-in-Chief of “The Pulse” when I was a staff writer. She promoted me to the Managing Editor position when she graduated and left the publication.
“Megan is one of the more dedicated people I’ve met. I have never seen anyone produce more content and handle so much and continue to have a great attitude about it. Every time I’ve tried to call her she has been available. Great and easy to work with.”

Nathan was the Business Manager for “The Pulse” during my time as Managing Editor.

“Megan has been an excellent editor for the articles I have sent her to be edited. She has an outstanding comprehension of the English language and editing format for the Spring Arbor University newspaper “The Pulse.” It has been my pleasure to be able to work with her.”

Banjor was a staff writer for “The Pulse” during my time as Managing Editor.

Contact Information

Message Me: mgnflpwsk@gmail.com
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@meganfilipowski
Call Me (on Skype): meganfilipowski

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