Resume

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NBCUniversal – iVillage.com
Associate Lifestyles Editor | New York, NY | February 2012 – present

  • Aid the senior editors of the lifestyles team — Beauty & Style, Home & Garden and Food channels – with production-related tasks
  • Support the lifestyles team by monitoring and fixing HTML and Drupal issues
  • Produce multiple slideshows, multi-pic articles, articles and recipes each week using Drupal and simple HTML coding
  • Research and write relevant blog news posts in a timely manner
  • Research and write extensive slideshows and multi-pic articles
  • Assist with editing slideshows and articles
  • Organize sold packages, communicate directly with the marketing and sales teams to see the execution of sold packages/content
  • Troubleshoot grammar, style and HTML issues in articles and slideshows
  • Size and edit photos for slideshows, multi-pic articles and articles
  • Help the sales team with various coding projects
  • Update the homepage as the emergency go-to staff member when the full-time Senior Homepage Editor cannot fulfill her duties
  • Create and track invoices for the Beauty, Food and Home channels
  • Monitor freelancer payment schedules of 40+ freelancers using QuickBase and track any issues with the finance department
  • Communicate directly with 20+ freelance writers, act as a liason between the head editor and the writers
  • Update, build and keep track of the Home & Garden newsletters; communicate and work with the newsletter team on the Home and Food newsletters
  • Schedule, update and monitor new and upcoming content for the Home channel
  • Call in recipes for iVillage permission for up to three cookbooks each week
  • Recruit, train, monitor and lead interns
  • Assist the social media manager with planning and filming Vine videos
  • Partake in Twitter and Pinterest “parties”
  • Manage (pitch, assign, edit, produce, publish) 3-6 viral stories a day

Web Producer | New York, NY | August 2011 – February 2012

  • Supported the entire Editorial and Sales & Marketing teams at iVillage as the only web producer (full-time, contracted employee)
  • Produced content including up to ten articles and dozens of slide shows each week using Drupal, as well as built dozens of recipes each month
  • Translated the needs of the Sales & Marketing staff for integrated sponsored content
  • Researched, wrote and coded blog posts
  • Researched, edited and sized photos for multiple slideshows
  • Helped the Editorial and Marketing teams with various coding projects (Bridal Style Pile, Moen Bathroom Tool and Dream Kitchen Tool)
  • Trained new editorial interns

Freelance Writer, Editor & Producer | Telecommute | August 2010 – July 2011

  • Aided the iVillage Pregnancy & Parenting staff with writing and editing tasks as a part-time telecommute freelancer
  • Aided the team with extensive editing, story and photo research projects
  • Converted dozens of old Love & Sex articles and slideshows into new galleries
  • Increased Love & Sex newsletter traffic by 571% with the slideshow conversions
  • Updated outdated content with new links, text and images
  • Created and updated “Eyebrow Titles” (a tagging tool) for every piece of existing Pregnancy & Parenting content including articles, slideshows and Q&As

Editorial Intern | New York, NY | June 2010 – August 2010

  • Wrote and edited stories as a full-time editorial intern with iVillage‘s Pregnancy & Parenting team
  • Updated weekly newsletters using Vignette
  • Corrected HMTL issues using Drupal
  • Created contact sheets in Excel
  • Conducted market research using Omniture
  • Collaborated on potential stories
  • Researched photos

Southeast Ohio Magazine
Writer | Athens, Ohio | January 2011 – March 2011

  • Researched and pitched articles and blog entries for Southeast Ohio Magazine
  • Wrote and edited a feature article and a short blog entry

O’Bleness Memorial Hospital
Public Relations Intern | Athens, Ohio | December 2009 – February 2010

  • Researched and developed stories as a Public Relations intern at Athens’ local hospital
  • Composed press releases
  • Designed brochures and newsletters using Adobe InDesign
  • Conducted and transcribed interviews
  • Took and edited photographs
  • Assisted with various community events

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Her Campus Ohio University Branch
Campus Correspondent | Athens, Ohio | January 2011 – June 2011

  • Helped run a staff of 15+ writers and copy editors as a Campus Correspondent and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Ohio University Branch of HerCampus
  • Lead weekly meetings
  • Pitched and developed story ideas
  • Wrote various articles
  • Copy-edited multiple stories each week

Speakeasy Magazine
Section Editor | Athens, Ohio | August 2010 – June 2011

  • Lead a small staff of writers as the Associate Editor for Speakeasy Magazine‘s High Brow section
  • Pitched, developed and edited stories
  • Helped younger writers perfect their grammar skills and writing styles

Thread Magazine
Writer and Blogger | Athens, Ohio | March 2010 – December 2010

  • Wrote multiple feature stories as a founding staff writer for Thread Magazine
  • Maintained a bi-weekly blog
  • Conducted and transcribed extensive interviews

The Odyssey Yearbook
Senior Co-Head Editor and General Member | Cincinnati, Ohio | August 2004 – May 2007

  • Helped run a large staff of students as the Co-Head Editor for Turpin High School’s annual yearbook
  • Designed layouts using Adobe InDesign (co-designed the entire 2007 issue)
  • Composed and edited multiple stories
  • Lead staff meetings
  • Coordinated interviews and photo shoots
  • Helped develop younger writers’ writing techniques and grammar skills

SKILLS

  • Proficient with AP Style, Content Management Systems, Drupal, Google AdWords, Mac and PC operating systems, MS Office, Omniture, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, SEO, Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine, WordPress)
  • Experience with Basecamp, BrightEdge, Final Cut, HootSuite, HTML, InDesign, Quickbase, Vignette
  • Fluent in Spanish

EDUCATION

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio | August 2007 – June 2011
EW Scripps School of Journalism – BSJ in Magazine Journalism
College of Arts and Sciences – BA in Spanish
Cum Laude

Universidad de Castilla la Mancha
Toledo, Spain | January 2009 – June 2009
Study abroad winter and spring quarters 2009

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio | Summer 2008 and 2009
Cumulative GPA: 3.905

HONORS & AFFILIATIONS

Dean’s List
Ohio University fall quarters 2009 and 2010, winter quarters 2008 and 20010, spring quarters 2008, 2009 and 2010; University of Cincinnati summer quarters 2008 and 2009

Organizations
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity | March 2008 – June 2011
Society of Professional Journalists | August 2007 – June 2011

Awards & Scholarships
Ohio University Gateway Scholarship | August 2007 – June 2011
Turpin High School Odyssey Head Editor Award | May 2007

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