Ben Benson

Bbenson (at) uoregon (dot) com


Jezebel Music

Freelance Writer, May 2008 – Present

  • Wrote news articles about music trends, music technology and piracy cases.
  • Researched new records and songs weekly to write reviews.

The Mandala Agency

Office Operations and Assistant Account Executive, Worked Seasonally November 2004 – Present

  • Coordinated with the media director to create a year-long magazine media schedule for an advertising client.
  • Corresponded with remote clients to create print materials, including brochures, flyers and postcards.
  • Presented ad campaigns from the creative team to the account executives for approval prior to client presentation.
  • Created and updated client and agency budgets, estimates, and billing reports.
  • Managed an internal FTP file server for two years between employees and clients to manage electronic file transfers.
  • Assisted in installation of an Apple X Server and email server that connected to 20 internal staff, as well as several remote staff.
  • Maintained PC and Mac systems loading and updating software and troubleshooting user and system problems.


B.S., University of Oregon, Journalism and Economics, expected June 2009

Computer Skills

WordPress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Nero, FTP software, Font Suitcase, Apple OSX Server Software

Honors and Awards

Awarded Wally Jo Sharp Memorial Scholarship, 2007 and 2008

Awarded Jeld-Wen Scholarship, 2007

Named to Dean’s List, 2006 – Present

Awarded Dean’s Scholarship, 2005 – Present


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