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Anna Jensen 

A strong-willed and well-spoken individual with a fascination for the entertainment and communications industry, with developed skills in event planning and long-form feature writing.

Current Jobs

The Foundry Apprentice | Sept 2018—present | Des Moines, IA                                         Meredith Corporation 

  • Content creation and pitches for 5+ clients including American Family  Insurance, India Tourism Bureau, and Humalog
  • Native promotional posts on PEOPLE, Parents, BHG, Shape, and EW
  • Native ad articles published on Real Simple, InStyle, and Southern Living

Communications Intern | May 2018—Present |Des Moines, IA                                                 Rotary Club of Des Moines                                                                                                                                               

  • Re-visualize content on web and in print
  • Update the website and create copy
  • Design print content for Des Moines members
  • Create marketing materials

Journalism Experience 

Articles Editor| Sept 2018—Dec 2018 | Des Moines, IA                                                           Urban Plains

  • Big picture editor for all text content for the multimedia magazine 
  •  Produced six multimedia stories for the site, all over 1,000 words
  •  Served on the executive board; troubleshoot internal staff issues

Events and Sales Intern | May 2018—Present | Des Moines, IA
Blackbird Investments  

  • Plan 3+ events for tenants and community members; engage with tenants through event planning
  • Market and promote our company at city of Des Moines events
  • Brainstorm and carry out marketing efforts
  • Complete showings of our two downtown properties
  • Generate “shop local” initiative with small businesses in Des Moines

Public Relations Intern| February 2018 — May 2018| Des Moines, IA
University Communications Office

  • Write press releases and feature articles for Drake Newsroom
  • Compile weekly reports to send to administrators on Drake’s appearance in  the news

Associate Online Editor | June 2017 — May 2018 | Des Moines, IA
Drake Magazine

  • Manage, edit and post content on the magazine’s website
  • Contributed articles for print in the 2017 and 2018 issues

Features Editor | Aug 2016 – May 2017 | Des Moines, IA
The Times-Delphic

  • Layout three pages on InDesign for Drake’s weekly newspaper
  • Develop weekly story idea budgets
  • Contribute articles to various sections consistently
  • Currently a staff writer

Community Engagement Positions

President | Aug 2015 – May 2018| Des Moines, IA
Student Activities Board 

  • Execute and oversee all on-campus activities with a budget of $166,750

  • Coordinate bands, spirit, entertainment, and campus impact events
  • Hold 12 office hours weekly
  • Oversee an executive board of 20
  • Previously Relays co-chair (2016-2017)

Vice President | April 2017 – May 2017 | Des Moines, IA
Student Senate — 31st Session

  • Voice of the student body
  • Work with faculty to improve the university
  • Weekly meetings with executive members and administration
  • Approve the spending of student dollars

Peer Mentor Academic Consultant|Aug 2017 — Aug 2018 |Des Moines, IA
Welcome Weekend

  • Advised a group of 25 students during Drake’s Welcome Weekend
  • Led activities on diversity, leadership and major-specific events
  • Facilitated tough conversation with peers


  •  ISHA Features Finalist (State, 2015), Honorable mention News story (ICMA, 2016), Second Place for Feature story (ICMA, 2017).
  • Deans List 2015, 2017, 2018
  • David Maxwell Outstanding Student President/Chairperson Award (2018)
  • Top Junior (2018)


  • Public Speaking
  • Event Management
  • Quick Wit
  • Social Media
  • Drinking Coffee