|Harris Publications, NY, NY.
Assistant Editor, July 2011-Present
Writes, edits and proofreads articles for Celebrity Hairstyles, Short Hair magazines and other titles; puts together some issues entirely solo. Writes beauty articles for and helped to launch company’s new website, celebrityhairstyles.com. Attends and covers events. Works with editors to generate story ideas. Conducts interviews with celebrities and top stylists. Manages interns..
ThirdAge.com, NY, NY.
Assistant Editor, February 2011-July 2011
Wrote daily articles and features for Celebrities and Beauty&Style sections of the site. Uploads and updates the site daily with new articles, links, photos, videos, etc. Works with editors to brainstorm ideas for articles.
CBSNewYork.com, NY, NY
Contributing Writer, January 2011-Present
Writes lifestyle articles and guides for “Best of New York” Features section of the site. Works with editors to generate ideas for articles. Attends and covers events, i.e., Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
BettyConfidential.com, NY, NY
Editorial Intern, July 2010-January 2011
Wrote daily articles for Celebrities, Style+Beauty, Love+Sex and Big News sections of the site. Conducted phone interviews with celebrities and other high-profile people. Participated in weekly editorial meetings. Kept constant contact with PR companies. Attended product launches and events, i.e. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Updated my Twitter daily with links to BettyConfidential articles. Wrote my own relationship blog for the site.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Administrative Assistant (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Undergraduate Office),
December 2009-May 2010
Helped run, manage and organize office. Won MIT Spot Award for Work Performance.
Pilates Style Magazine, NY, NY.
Editorial/Marketing Intern, Summer 2008
Wrote, edited, proofread and fact checked articles and reviews for the fall/winter issues. Chose and tested featured products. Selected outfits and props for models. Researched topics and conducted phone interviews for future articles. Attended publication events. Assisted photographer and stylist at photo shoots.
Footprint Books Publishing, Bath, England.
Editorial/Marketing Intern, Spring Semester 2008
Wrote and edited book descriptions for various travel guides, uploaded them to the Footprint website. Proofread sections of handbooks. Reformatted trade order form. Researched advertising techniques for new website. Updated marketing databases with Amazon. Sorted and processed purchase orders.
Strong written and verbal communications skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention for detail. Creative thinker; enjoys trying new things. Self-motivated; able to set priorities, achieve goals and deadlines. Flexible and enjoys multi-tasking in a fast-paced work environment. Understands the importance of solving problems as part of a team.
Proficient with both MACs and PCs in: all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Photoshop, Quark, HTML, social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn) and SEO. Maintains close relationships with PR contacts.
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Graduated May 2009, Cum Laude, BA in English
GPA in major: 3.6, Overall GPA: 3.5
Relevant studies include various advanced creative writing courses, business/marketing and photography. Served as an overnight host for prospective students. Designed and ran an after-school enrichment program for local elementary school. Currently writing a novel that was started as a senior thesis.
Advanced Studies in England/Oxford University, Bath, England.
Spring Semester 2008
Took writing courses and interned with British publishing company.