Resume

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Swamplot.com – Houston, TX
Freelance blogger, October 2011-Present
• Writes daily headlines roundup on real estate, design and the landscape of Houston.
• Regularly meets 7:30 am deadline

Houston Press – Houston, TX
Freelance blogger, September 2011-Present
• Writes visual arts items for the blog, Art Attack, on Houston art news and events
• Previews major gallery and museum exhibitions for “Night and Day” print section
• Regularly contributes two 300-word reviews a week for print edition

Citysearch Houston – Houston, TX
Scout, August 2011-Present
• Writes micro restaurant and bar tips for Houston website
• Manages Houston Twitter account @CitysearchHOU, posting 8-10 times a week to promote site content

Consumer Media Network – Houston, TX
Features writer, April 2013-May 2013
• Pitched, conducted interviews and wrote articles on current higher education topics

Content writer, September 2011-April 2013
• Conducted research and interviews for education content for a portfolio of websites.

Community Newspaper Group – Brooklyn, New York
Assistant editor, Courier Life Publications, August 2007-August 2011
• Wrote 6-10 articles a week, including arts and entertainment features and previews, theater reviews and general assignment news, for use in Courier Life, Brooklyn Paper and the New York Post’s website
• Quickly edited feature stories for clarity, grammar and relevance
• Planned and executed entertainment packages that provide multiple entry points to a story, including setting up and determining needed photographs
• Wrote attention-grabbing headlines and captions
• Determined the layout of the sports and entertainment sections for the Courier Life papers in engaging ways
• Proofed pages for 11 weekly community newspapers, checking for grammar, factual mistakes, and layout errors
• Planned op-ed section and solicits op-eds from high profile New York City players on a weekly basis
• Edited online and print calendar listings, one of the most-popular products produced by this publisher
• Curated “New and Noteworthy” product section for New York City-based monthly family magazines, finding must-have CDs, clothes, books and accessories for the modern parent
• Created and maintained daily the entertainment blog, http://www.24sevenbrooklyn.com
• Oversaw interns and freelancers, providing guidance on and editing stories

Advertising Age, New York, New York
ASME Intern, June 2006-January 2007
• Contributed three to five articles a week for the website and print publication on the advertising industry
• Extended a summer-only internship into the fall

EDUCATION
Hunter College (Macaulay Honors College) – New York, New York; 2003-2007
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Media Studies with an emphasis on Journalism; Minor: English; GPA: 3.9

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, Spring 2006 study abroad

Mediabistro.com
Intermediate Copy Editing, online course, Fall 2008
HTML Fundamentals, online course, Fall 2011

SKILLS
MAC and PC platforms, In-Copy, In-Design, Adobe Bridge, HTML, Moveable Type, research, editing, copy editing, SEO, content generation, working in various content management systems

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