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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Journalist with prior experience focusing on lifestyle, fitness, wellness and entertainment reporting, writing and multi-platform content creation, most recently for People Magazine and People.com. Experience creating communication and marketing materials for the USC School of Pharmacy, including newsletters, press releases, website content and social media updates. Wish to leverage my skills in writing, content creation, communication and marketing to pursue a career in communication, marketing and/or copywriting.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

People Magazine and People.com (Los Angeles, CA) 2011 – 2017
Staff Writer/Reporter (previously Intern and Editorial Assistant)

  • Wrote, edited and fact-checked stories for People Magazine and People.com (full author page here). Reported and wrote on average five stories daily for People.com’s Bodies vertical, covering fitness, wellness, health, celebrity workouts and body positivity. Regularly contributed to What I Eat in a Day, Hollywood at Home and Babies franchises in the magazine.
  • All forms of newsgathering (event coverage, phone interviews, in-person interviews, observational reporting, investigative reporting, etc.).
  • Pitched and executed story ideas for People Magazine and People.com, as well as for video and social media content.
  • Produced videos for People.com.
  • Appeared on television as an entertainment news expert/brand spokesperson.

USC School of Pharmacy (Los Angeles, CA) 2009 – present
Freelance Communication & Marketing Assistant/Writer

  • Organize a weekly newsletter for internal distribution.
  • Founded the School’s Facebook and Twitter pages; ensure that the pages are up-to-date; prepare updates with SEO in mind.
  • Write articles for the USC School of Pharmacy website.
  • Prepare press and news releases.
  • Wrote, edited and fact-checked the USC School of Pharmacy magazine.

Sweety High (Los Angeles, CA) 2017-present
Freelance Contributor

  • Pitch, report and write stories focusing on health and wellness for the teen-interest website.

Discover Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) 2015 – present
Freelance Contributor

  • Research and write articles for the Los Angeles Tourism Board website.

Campus Circle (Los Angeles, CA) 2012
Managing Editor

  • Selected and edited content for the website and print publication.
  • Assigned stories.
  • Recruited and managed interns.

Patch.com (Los Angeles, CA) 2010 – 2011
Contributor

  • Hyper-local reporting and photography for Culver City and Hermosa Beach sites.

E! Online (Los Angeles, CA) 2010
Intern

  • Maintained the website (writing photo captions, formatting blog posts, etc.).
  • Researched articles.
  • Reported at events.

Us Weekly (New York, NY) 2009
Editorial Intern

  • Researched articles for upcoming issues.
  • Various reporting duties.

BlackBook Magazine (New York, NY) 2008
Editorial/Web Intern

  • Pitched ideas and wrote for the website.
  • Researched articles for upcoming issues.
  • Fact-checked and copy-edited articles.

EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism (Los Angeles, CA)
Master of Arts, May 2011
Print Journalism; GPA 3.88/4.0              

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
Bachelor of Arts, May 2009
Communication Major with Honors, Psychology Minor; GPA: 3.73/4.0
Awards: Dean’s List 2006-2009; Magna Cum Laude

SKILLS

  • Trained in best practices for SEO
  • Movable Type, WordPress and Drupal CMS
  • Video production
  • Media trained for TV interviews
  • Social media
  • AP Style
  • Basic HTML coding
  • Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Nexis research database
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