Samantha Baker

Writer. Dreamer. Explorer.


Samantha Baker Résumé PDF

Samantha Baker


Senior Editor of Think Mag // Des Moines, IA // Jan. 2014 – May 2014

Collaborated with 18 of my peers in this senior capstone course to create and maintain a professional news website, while also developing a tablet edition. As a Senior Editor, I oversaw a group of writers – providing specific assignments and multiple edits as they worked towards their final drafts. Between managing writers and fleshing out my own articles, I also assisted the Technical Director with publishing many of the articles to the website.

Editor-in-Chief of DUiN Magazine // Des Moines, IA // Sept. 2013 – May 2014

After three years of serving as a staff writer and editor for DUiN, I took on the role of Editor-in-Chief for the semesterly-printed satirical publication during my senior year. Having the opportunity to lead the charge for this independent campus magazine, I discovered the importance of building a strong, reliable team in order to develop a quality product.

Guest Blogger at Limerence Magazine // Remote // Nov. 2013 – April 2014

Remotely contributed to the music-centric website from a list of ideas brainstormed on my own and in discussion with my editor. Developed and harnessed the time management and self-motivational skills needed in order to effectively prioritize and balance the work load between college classes, guest blogging, and my job.

Intern at Inked Magazine // New York, NY // June 2013 – Aug. 2013

Worked from the editorial office twice a week generating, writing, and editing my own posts for the Inked website. Focusing on a variety of subjects celebrating culture, style, and art in the tattoo world, each week I provided the team 6-10 potential posts for future publishing.


Drake University // Des Moines, IA // Aug. 2010 – May 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication: Magazine Journalism
Bachelor of Arts: English


Adobe InDesign / CSS / Editing / HTML / Microsoft PowerPoint / Microsoft Word / Organized / Social Media / Timely / WordPress / Writing


Torrid // Full-Time Assistant Store Manager // Lombard, IL // Aug. 2016 – Oct. 2016

Assist women sizes 10-30 discover clothing that helps them feel comfortable and confident in their own skin while also maintaining a positive and productive work atmosphere.

Torrid // Full-Time Assistant Store Manager // Bloomingdale, IL // July 2014 – July 2016

Started as a Sales Associate to then be promoted through each management position over the course of my first year with the company. Upon my second-anniversary with Torrid, I was offered a promotion to a higher-volume store in the area in my current position of Full-Time Assistant Store Manager.


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