Kelsey O’Hara

Madison, Wisconsin. Email:


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Strong communication skills
  • APA formatting
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading/editing
  • documentary film experience
  • WordPress experience
  • Social Media management


11/2016 to present

  • Communication Specialist with University Communications – Madison, WI
    • developing and contributing topics that appeal towards students for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s student newsletter, The Weekly.
    • researching, conducting interviews, and writing articles for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s newsletters, websites, and other sources.
    • performing additional duties relating to the University Communications department.

09/2016 to present

  • Marketing Director at The Dish Madison – Madison, WI
    • Leading marketing meetings as needed; get updates from the marketing staff
    • Delegating tasks to members of the marketing team and ensure every marketing team member is accomplishing their specific responsibilities
    • Attending and actively contribute ideas at editorial meetings
    • Planning promotional events, and work with EIC to create content calendar of tweets, Facebook accounts, etc.

07/2016 to present

  • Communications Intern at Madison International Trade Association – Madison, WI
    • planning social events and assisting at events with registration .
    • researching for organization strategic planning and promoting group events through social media platforms.
    • maintaining and expanding Twitter and LinkedIn group and interviewing and writing Member Spotlights.
    • developing monthly newsletter (featuring spotlights, events, articles) and writing press releases.

01/2015 to present

  • Campus News writer at The Daily Cardinal – Madison, WI
    • communicated with designers, media editors and chief editors to create a cohesive Daily Cardinal voice.
    • used software to manage efficient delivery and track content drafts. reviewed and edited colleagues’ written work for grammar, tone, voice and creative quality.
    • developed creative ideas and concepts in partnership with the news editors.

10/2015 to present

  • Contributing Editor and Writer to The Odyssey’s Madison Chapter – Madison, WI
    • create original online articles every week for publication on the Odyssey Online website.
    • proofread and edit content for correct grammar and coherence for the standards upheld by the Odyssey.
    • collaborate with other student editors and reporters to enhance our chapter’s content product and quality.
    • efficiently navigate upload articles and new content onto the website
    • managing my social media accounts in order to emphasize my contributions to the Odyssey

09/2015 TO PRESENT

  • AV technical classroom support at the Pyle Center – Madison, WI
    • technological set ups for online or distance classrooms within the UW system or special events held within the Pyle Center.
    • monitoring online/distance classrooms through an online operating system.
    • troubleshooting any technological difficulties that happened in the online/distance classrooms, in the special events at the Pyle Center, or through phone if it was happening at another UW site.

01/2012 to 08/2015

  • Camp Counselor and Lifeguard YMCA – Eagan, MN
    • led a group each week to focused on general camp activities; like archery, outdoor cooking and survival skills.
    • developed a weekly schedule of engaging activities that encouraged camper’s learning and community.
    • enforced rules for behavior and monitored activities for campers.
    • Upheld all CPR and Minnesota’s regulated certifications. communicated with children’s parents and guardians about daily activities, behaviors and problems.


  • 2017 Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, United States
  • 2017 Certificate: Digital Media Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI, United States


  • Association for Women in Communications
  • The Odyssey
  • The Daily Cardinal
  • The Dish: UW-Madison’s Food Magazine

You can also visit my linkedin profile for more details about my job positions.