RESUME

 
Professional ​
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An enthusiastic, resourceful professional with over three years of experience in entertainment writing. I thrive in fast-paced environment and am no stranger to breaking news and tight deadlines. I have a passion for entertainment reporting and understand the importance of delivering engaging and factual content.

Work​
experience​
Entertainment Writer - Life & Style
10/2018 – Present  

 

  • Sweep and pitch daily stories that fit the brand and voice of Life & Style Research topics, interview celebrities, and constantly strive to find new angles to excite readers

  • Write six to eight stories daily while staying on top of any breaking news

  • Constantly monitor website analytics and search trends to create SEO friendly articles
     

Social Copywriter & Community Manager - Codeword
03/2018 – 10/2018  
 
  • Write, edit, and publish engaging posts for various social media platforms

  • Capture the brand, voice, and objective of each individual client

  • Optimize social media posts based on the target audience

  • Stay up-to-date on industry happenings and what's trending in the digital space

 
Entertainment Staff Writer - Elite Daily
06/2017 - 03/2018

 

  • Conceptualize, research, write, and edit three to five posts per shift

  • Deal with breaking entertainment news quickly and efficiently

  • Pitch daily topics and SEO titles tailored to meet the needs of Millennial readers

  • Conduct celebrity interviews and come up with original story angles that fit the voice of Elite Daily

 
Assistant Brand Manager - WOOD TV8/WOTV4/WXSP

08/2014 - 04/2017

 

  • Responsible for creating multi-platform marketing campaigns for 3 television stations

  • Content manager for wotv4women.com.  Plan and assign monthly story content, write and publish online stories & edit copy for contributing writers using WordPress

  • Responsible for executing station community partnerships

  • Administrator and social media strategist for WOTV 4 Women’s Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages

  • Staying on top of industry social media trends to identify new ways to reach target audiences

  • Create & distribute press kits for related station events & initiatives. Includes managing press lists and regularly writing press releases

 

 

Content Producer - WOOD TV8/WOTV4/WXSP

06/2013 - 12/2013

 

  • Researched, developed and wrote stories that reflected the unique brands of the WOTV4 and WOOD TV8

  • Incorporated advertisers and products into local programming shows in innovative ways

 

 

Marketing Intern - WOOD TV8/WOTV4/WXSP

01/2013 - 06/2013

 

  • Reviewed and edited blog posts to guarantee high content quality

  • Proofed and approved production and printing drafts of promotional materials

 

Social Media Intern - I Heart Radio

05/2011 - 08/2011

 

  • Created show content by searching for trending topics on social media

  • Welcomed show guests while creating a comfortable and fun atmosphere

Things that make          me useful
  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Proficient in iNEWS, WideOrbirt, Wordpress, TypesetAdobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere

  • Exceptional graphic and visual sense

  • Social media expert

  • Broadcast and journalism experience

  • Deadline driven

  • Thrives under pressure

Things that make       me likable
  • Good cook

  • Smiles a lot

  • Amazing joke teller

  • Endearing dancing

Education
Western Michigan University

​2010 - 2014

 

Film, Video, Media Studies Major
Marketing Minor
3.53 GPA
Member of Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society

 

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