Ryan Houser

Ryan Houser

Raleigh, NC, US



I'm an M.Arch student at North Carolina State University with an expected graduation date of August 2017. I have a bachelors in Business Administration and experience in journalism as a reporter and assistant editor.  I also have professional architecture experience as a model maker for Oxide Architecture, a local Raleigh, NC firm.  I'm interested in employment and internships in cities across the US. 



Oxide Architecture, Raleigh, NC, US, Architectural Model Maker

Design and produce high quality physical models.

Dec 2015 - current

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Web Content Writer / Online Marketing Coordinator

Write and create content for alumni blogs and
Shoot and edit photography for marketing department
Produce video interviews with notable alumni
Manage association’s social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others
Create, organize and carry out online promotional contests

Nov 2013 - current

Montgomery Herald, Troy, NC, US, Assistant Editor / Reporter

Design and layout weekly pages in InDesign including features, photo features, editorials, paid ads, political columns, letters and obits
Multitask by working on up to seven articles at once to meet deadlines
Update with news briefs, teaser articles, polls and photos
Attend and report on municipality board meetings as well as cover local elections
Initiated the newspaper’s first video journalism efforts
Proof copy with close attention to conciseness, AP Style and accuracy
Compose feature and hard news articles

Aug 2012 - Nov 2013

Carolina Ballet, Raleigh, NC, Marketing and Social Media Intern

Coordinated cross promotions, local outreach and helped manage relationships with partners
Composed mass emails and managed media kits and CRM distribution lists
Developed merchandising strategy for memorabilia to be sold at performances and camps
Identified effective strategy for marketing to the student population in the Triangle area
Analyzed Facebook insights, Twitter analytics and enhanced Wikipedia page
Worked with local celebrities to organize guest appearances at performances
Acted as representative at select performances and promotional events

Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

Target, Durham, NC, US, Executive Intern

Designed and implemented unique project that improved ad setup and accuracy scores significantly and presented to district manager.
Managed and led large teams of employees in multiple areas including weekly ad placement, guest experience, logistics and as store leader
Contributed in weekly team-building meetings and leadership development exercises
Interviewed applicants and played key roles in hiring decisions

May 2010 - Aug 2010


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Expected graduation date of December 2017

May 2014 - current

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, US, Bachelors, Business Administration - Marketing

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing

Aug 2008 - May 2012


NC Press Association Editorial Award - Third Place, 3rd Place

North Carolina Press Association editorial contest award, third place, investigative journalism (For a series of articles revealing a lack of transparency and repeated violation of NC open meeting law by the Handy Sanitary District board in Denton, NC)


Areas of Specialization