Elizabeth Underwood


-- AP Style in stories, captions and headlines
-- Canon, Nikon and Sony DSLR cameras for photography and videography
-- Photo and video archiving
-- Social Media branding
-- Adobe Creative Cloud products
-- Management
-- Intermediate communication levels in Russian language


Pictures of the Year, International (Jan. 2021 – Present)

Started out as a Social Media Coordinator in 2021 before becoming Lead Coordinator in 2023 and now help out and train current coordinators and volunteers as an emeritus.

-- Delegate tasks to and train others involved
-- Update and maintain the new digital archive and POY website
-- Attend events and educate people on POY
-- Help develop social media strategy and community outreach

College Photographer of the Year (Aug. 2020 – Present)

Started out as a Social Media Coordinator in 2020 before becoming Lead Coordinator in 2022. I've been working as an archivist for the competition since June 2023.

-- Delegate tasks to and train others involved
-- Put together guidebook for future coordinators and volunteers
-- Aid in digitization and archiving of past years
-- Help develop and maintain social media strategy

Columbia Missourian (Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2022)

I held many positions in the newsroom from 2019 until my master's graduation in 2023 including being a staff photographer and photo editor, running the photo desk as ADOP/ADOV and working on the social media and community outreach desk.

-- Maintained communication with the newsroom
-- Researched and pitched stories and visuals
-- Edited videos and photos for web and print; developing way in which videos can be put in print
-- Ran the fall weekly "Friday Night Sights" photo special section
-- Scheduled and drafted social media posts for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Masters of Arts in Photojournalism
    University of Missouri 2021-2023
Bachelor of Journalism in Convergence: Photojournalism; minor in Russian
    University of Missouri 2016-2020


Jackie Bell, Director of College Photographer of the Year, belljs@umsystem.edu
Brian Kratzer, Director of Photography Columbia Missourian, kratzerb@umsystem.edu
Lynden Steele, Director of Photojournalism at Reynolds Journalism Institute, steele@rjionline.org


Elizabeth Underwood | Photographer & Editor

Elizabeth Underwood is a photographer and editor in Buffalo, WY. Her work focuses on the intersection of sports and community. She is available for assignment.
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