Résumé

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EDUCATION

Georgetown University, College, Washington, DC

A. B. English | Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Journalism, Digital News, The Global Street, Introduction to Fiction Writing, Advanced Fiction Writing, Performing Popular Culture

WRITING AND EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

To Borrow or Buy, Online

Creator and Writer, December 2013 – Present

  • Manage website including choosing the theme, editing pages and sections, and overseeing all posts, including guest posts
  • Work with authors and publicists to receive advance copies of their books for promotional posts and book reviews
  • Write blog posts on books or book related content at least twice a week
  • Promote posts on social media using creative hash tags

Entertainment Weekly’s The Community, Online

Community Contributor, December 2014 – Present

  • Write TV show recaps, reacts, and lists about current and past TV series
  • Gather licensed photos and create SEO keywords, title, and description for articles
  • Collaborate with other contributors to make group articles
  • Promote articles on multiple social media platforms

BuzzFeed, Online

Editorial Fellow, September 2015 – December 2015

  • Created viral lists and quizzes about pop culture, books, lifestyle, dating, and animals
  • Collaborated with other writers to make viral posts
  • Attended pitch meetings and brainstorm sessions to think of new post ideas for the site
  • Worked with authors and publicists to get information about books for posts
  • Made GIFs and images using GIFBrewery and Photoshop for lists and quizzes

HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

Dey Street Books Editorial Intern, June 2015 – August 2015

  • Provided editorial support to the editors and editorial assistant
  • Assisted in preparing manuscripts for print by purchasing photos, editing copy, and acting as a liaison between editor, author, and/or agents
  • Proposed book ideas to editor and found contact information for potential authors
  • Researched sales numbers for comparative titles for book proposals

DC Modern Luxury, Washington, DC

Editorial Intern, August 2014 – December 2014

  • Gathered information about and attended events in DC to construct the magazine’s calendar
  • Wrote and fact checked “On the Scene” articles
  • Researched bridal shops, photographers, and caterers for the bridal issue of the magazine

People, New York, NY

Editorial Intern, June 2014 – August 2014

  • Wrote articles for People.com about celebrities, movies, TV shows, and local heroes
  • Fact checked, transcribed, and researched for spreads in magazine
  • Covered events and conducted interviews with celebrities and their associates
  • Put together a document of pitches for the morning meetings and dialed into meetings for conference calls
  • Cataloged and organized books for review in the book room
  • Checked the tip line for any viable tips and organized the “Letters to the Editor” emails

Georgetown’s The Voice, Washington, DC

Leisure Writer, January 2013 – May 2014

  • Wrote four music reviews on albums by artists such as Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake
  • Composed two movie reviews on Beautiful Creatures and Thor 2
  • Wrote weekly TV show column for “Halftime” blog

CollegeMagazine.com, Online

Sex and Dating Editorial Intern, August 2013 – December 2013

  • Edited and posted articles from five writers about college life, relationships, and life after college
  • Assembled articles with pictures, captions, keywords, and a description for uploading

Oyster Bay Guardian, Garden City, NY

Intern, Writer, May 2013 – August 2013

  • Wrote feature articles and captured photos for stories on various events occurring in the Oyster Bay area
  • Drafted briefs, obituaries, and library events for each paper

HerCampus.com, Washington, DC

Writer, January 2012 – May 2013

  • Created the poll question of the week
  • Wrote campus celebrity articles in the 2012 spring semester
  • Wrote a freelance article titled “How to Survive Valentine’s Day Single” (February 2012)

Georgetown’s The Fire This Time, Washington, DC

Leisure/Music Staff Writer, March 2013 – May 2013; Leisure Editor, February 2013 – May 2013

  • Composed music and music video reviews on artists such as Beyoncé and Chris Brown
  • Edited other writers articles and posted them on the site

USA Today College Blog, Online

Writer, August 2011 – February 2013

  • Sent a two to three sentence pitch to USA Today for acceptance
  • Received acceptance and publication of four articles

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Yik Yak, Washington, DC and Online

Campus Rep, January 2015 – May 2015

  • Hosted events at Georgetown to promote Yik Yak’s brand, such as giveaways, contests, and tabling events
  • Photographed students using Yik Yak merchandise for social media

QS World Grad School Tour, Washington, DC

Campus Rep, January 2015 – February 2015

  • Recruited Georgetown students to attend the QS World Grad School Tour event in Washington, DC
  • Promoted the event on social media using creative hashtags

Residential Housing Office Assistant, Washington, DC

Assistant, August 2013 – May 2015

  • Received and cataloged packages from USPS, Fed Ex, UPS, and other carriers
  • Assisted students with guest passes and equipment rentals

Residential Assitant

Assistant, August 2013 – May 2015

  • Served as a peer leader and resource for 54 undergraduate freshmen
  • Built community on the floor by creating engaging and educational programs

Nikon Theater at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY

Food Server/Cashier, July-September 2010, June-August 2011, June –August 2012, May 2013 – August 2013

  • Oversaw the cash register and money bag for VIP area
  • Styled private parties for VIP guests, organizing the table settings, the buffet table, and the decorations

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Social Media: Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube , Twitter, WordPress, Vimeo, Pinterest, Instagram, Periscope, SnapChat, Reddit
  • Multimedia: Final Cut Pro, Soundslides, Audacity, Photoshop, InCopy, GIF Brewery, QuickTime

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