Madison M. McDonald

Nickname: Madie
Hometown: Norfolk, Virginia
Current location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Email: mmm2ag@virginia.edu (school)
madie.mcdonald828@gmail.com (personal)


The University of Virginia

Class of 2014

B.A. in French and minor in Media Studies

GPA:  3.1

Media Experience:

Red Light Management, Charlottesville, VA

August 2013 – Present

Intern on a team that manages artists including Aaron Neville, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Bruce Hornsby. Assist in administering day-to-day activities for these artists, including tour coordination and publicity.

Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA

Spring 2013 – Present

Writer of concert reviews for the Jefferson Theater blog, Jefferson Theater (and The Southern Café and Music Hall), Charlottesville, VA. (Please see attached links in email)

AC Entertainment and Star Hill Presents

Fall 2012 – Present

Organizer of promotion campaigns for upcoming shows and festivals utilizing social media platforms.

The Cavalier Daily at The University of Virginia

Spring 2011 – Present

Writer for the Arts & Entertainment section of the University of Virginia school paper, also hold position as social chair, organizing events for the paper staff.

WUVA Media / 92.7 Kiss FM (Charlottesville, VA and surrounding areas)

Fall 2011 – Present

Live news radio broadcaster (research and collect stories, write copy, and record on the air).

AltDaily (online newspaper based in Hampton Roads, VA)

May 2011 – August 2011

Summer Public Relations intern (organizing events and parties that the paper sponsored throughout the area), also wrote, edited, and published articles for the site.

Work History:

North Grounds Recreation Center – Supervisor & Outdoor Recreation Facilitator

The University of Virginia

January 2013- Present

Cashier/Bakery worker at Panera Bread

1121 Emmet St North,  Charlottesville, VA 22903

January 2012 – June 2012

Server/Hostess at O’Sullivan’s Wharf Seafood Restaurant

4300 Colley AVE Norfolk, VA 23508

June 2011 – Present

Fitquest Coach at the Blocker Family YMCA

312 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510

June 2011 – August 2011


Bridging the Gap Mentor

Charlottesville, VA

Spring 2011 – Present

Farm Help for Gallastar Farms

Charlottesville, VA

January 2012 – May 2012


  • Basic skills for Digital Music Composition programs including MAX MSP Runtime, Garage band, Spear, and Audacity
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel programs and functions
  • High level expertise with WordPress (and gigpress), Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, YouTube, bandcamp,
  • Technological proficiency in film editing (iMovie) and Adobe photo shop
  • Highly proficient in the French language as well as basic conversational Spanish and German

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