Allison Matyus

 Carbondale, IL  -  (708) 214-8512 -

~Targeting Professional Journalist~


  • Senior at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, majoring in Journalism and minoring in History.
  • Diligent and dependable writer who lives for her craft.
  • Accelerated learner with a creative mind.
  • Passionate writer who has been published multiple times in major publications such as The Daily Republican in Marion, IL.
  • Editor-in-Chief and coordinator of all aspects of UNleashed Magazine.

Writing Accomplishments

  • Recieved $1,000 scholarship for being the Editor-In-Chief of award-winning high school newspaper, The Aquila.
  • Media coverage of Summercamp Music Festival for 2 consecutive years.
  • Freelance writer and photographer for The Daily Republican.


-Daily Egyptian, Carbondale, IL

•    Creating classified ads.

•    Proofreading newspaper template before going to print.

•    Contacting potential advertisers.

•    Published writer for Pulse (Arts and Entertainment) section of newspaper.

-UNleashed Magazine, Carbondale, IL

•    Editor-in-cheif. In charge of editing and writing articles.

•    Conceptualized strategic planning and procedures of magazine.

•    Overall management of magazine.

•    Working with local businessess for advertising opportunities.

-Law Office of Beth Mann, Orland Park, IL 

•    Scanning and recording important legal documents.

•    Logging information into organized Excel spreadsheets.

•   Managed all incoming phone calls and emails.

Professional Skills:

  • Knowledge of both Macintosh and Microsoft programs.
  • Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Excel.
  • Comprehensive experience with deadlines.


Southern Illinois University– Carbondale, IL

Degree expected: May 2014-B.S. in Journalism, minor in History.