Holly Mahaffey

hollymahaffey@gmail.com | 989-859-6020


Multimedia Journalist and Communications Specialist experienced with digital and print publications. Superior photography, design, writing, social media, research, interviewing, analytics and editing abilities. Highly organized and able to work across multiple platforms efficiently under deadline.

SKILLS · News and Feature Writing · Design · Social Media Management · Photography · Community Engagement · Copy Editing · Photo Editing (Photoshop, Lightroom) · Video · SEO Copywriting 


GateHouse Media - Designer/Copy Editor

Designing daily newspapers from provided plans and budgets. Managing workflow to meet deadlines for multiple publications. Working with local news editors to ensure pages meet their expectations.

Getty Images/iStock - Contributor 

Creating stock photography and video content for license through Getty Images. 

Holly Mahaffey Photography – Owner and Chief Photographer

Freelance writing and design work. Serving clients with freelance, sports, event and portrait photography packages. Planning, scheduling and executing all aspects of on-location photography shoots. Maintaining company website, tracking metrics and maintaining brand growth.

Digital First Media – Multimedia Journalist

Mount Pleasant and Southgate

Creating daily content for digital and print publications in a fast-paced newsroom environment. Designing pages for print. Managing community engagement projects. Managing social media and engaging readers with special features, contests and events. Tracking online metrics and significantly advancing online audience growth, social media presence, total page views and unique visitors. Reaching new audiences through emerging social media platforms and community event initiatives.


Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, Mich. 

Bachelor of Science, Journalism - Photojournalism concentration