Illio Yearbook

September 2013-June 2017

Co-Editor-in-Chief (2016-17 school year)
  • Oversaw creation of a Top-10 “Best of Show Yearbook 300+ Pages” as named by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association National College Media Convention
  • Worked with the other co-editor-in-chief to plan book and manage staff of about 20 general staff members and two assistant editors
  • Coordinated with co-managers of Illini Media to manage Illio’s budget and yearbook production
  • Hired and recruited assistant editors and staff
  • Designed yearbook cover, layout templates, modules
  • Created yearbook theme and developed accompanying elements to maintain theme throughout book
  • Planned ladder and brainstorm coverage ideas to create content that covered a campus of 44,000-plus students
  • Edited spreads: proofread copy, approve photos and layout designs
  • Submitted and edited proofs for publishing company
  • Managed and posted content to Illio’s social media accounts
    • Twitter: 400 followers; Instagram: 260-plus followers; Facebook: 800-plus likes
  • Helped advertise/promote yearbooks and senior portraits by collaborating with Illini Media marketing team
Photo Editor (2015-16 school year)
  • Oversaw and helped all staff photographers
  • Approved photos used for yearbook
Staff Photographer (September 2013-May 2015)
  • Photographed events and games for yearbook spreads
  • Assisted writer in developing captions for photos
Staff Designer (September 2013-May 2016)
  • Inputted necessary elements (photos and copy) onto spreads using the appropriate layout template(s)
Social Media Representative (2014-15, 2015-16 school years)
  • Manage and post to the Illio’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts

2014 Illio: Redefining Illini

2015 Illio: Make It Count

2016 Illio: Leave Your Mark

2017 Illio: In the Making