Resume

EXPERIENCE

Digital Content Manager, WeddingWire

Since March 2017, New York, NY

Digital Editor, Brides.com, Condé Nast

Since May 2015, New York, NY
Manage day-to-day editorial content production of Brides.com: create daily, weekly and yearly content calendars; assign lifestyle, planning, relationship and love content to our stable of freelance writers; edit upwards of 50 posts per week; manage any and all celebrity-focused content; write occasionally.

Work closely with the Brides digital director on large-scale projects: video concepts; native and sponsored content; conceptualizing and executing Brides.com strategy plans; and long-lead editorial calendars.

Helped lead the Brides.com digital team through a successful CMS migration (from two separate “blog post” and “slideshow/all site” content management systems to one streamlined system) and website relaunch, from start to finish.

Oversee and collaborate on social media concepts and strategies. Well-versed in Social Flow and other social media publishing platforms.

Oversee and collaborate with the BRIDES print team to successfully bring the print pages of the magazine to the verticals of Brides.com with a digitally- and SEO-focused strategy.

Associate Food & Lifestyle Editor, PEOPLE / PEOPLE.com, Time Inc.

September 2014 – May 2015, New York, NY
Edited and/or wrote five posts a day (on average) for digital food and lifestyle vertical, covering everything from celebrities to food and lifestyle news and trends.

Managed the vertical’s social media platforms; serve as the every-day editor of our 30K-follower Twitter account, occasionally live tweeting awards shows.

Planned and coordinated digital’s longer-lead features, awards show and seasonal recipe content as well as our regular guest bloggers.

Helped conceptualize videos.

Wrote/edited occasionally for print.

Regularly attended industry events.

Assistant EditorEvery Day With Rachael Ray, Meredith Corp.

Since October 2013, New York, NY
Serve as the editor of several sections, including Table of Contents, Masthead, Pet Project, the monthly Checkout column and other seasonal pages. Also the main point of contact for call-ins and samples on all new food products. Contribute to monthly pitch and issue-planning meetings. Administrative duties include assisting the editor-in-chief in day-to-day responsibilities, scheduling and planning staff events. Write for print and online.

Editorial Assistant, Every Day With Rachael Ray, Meredith Corp.

July 2012 – September 2013, New York, NY
Served as the editor of the monthly Checkout column, the assistant social media editor (generate and organize social media and web content for RachaelRayMag.com) and the assistant research editor. Also assisted the executive and managing editors, tracked all editorial expenditures, generated contributor contracts as well as coded and processed contributor invoices for payment. Also pitched and wrote stories for both print and online.

Assistant Research Editor (Temporary), Reader’s Digest, Reader’s Digest Association

June 2012, New York, NY
Responsible for researching and fact-checking front-of-book sections and feature stories.

Editorial Intern, SELF, Condé Nast

December 2011 – January 2012, New York, NY
Covered events, conducted research, pitched stories, helped with special projects and assisted editorial team for this 1.5 million-circulation, women’s health and fitness magazine.

American Society of Magazine Editors Intern, Glamour, Condé Nast

June – August 2011, New York, NY
Conducted research, fact checked, filled in for editorial assistants and assisted with reader mail for this 2.5 million-circulation, women’s lifestyle magazine. Attended workshops as part of American Society of Magazine Editors Summer Internship Program.

Editorial Intern, Capitol File, Niche Media

January-May 2011, Washington, DC
Wrote articles, assisted editors and worked events for this 50,000-circulation, luxury magazine. Wrote blogs for the website and composed tweets for Capitol File’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Editorial InternCosmopolitan, Hearst

December 2010-January 2011, New York, NY
Assisted all members of editorial team, conducted research and man-on-street interviews, and analyzed and organized reader reviews for this 3 million-circulation, women’s interest magazine.

Editorial assistant, American Journalism Review

August – December 2011, College Park, MD
Wrote stories and fact-checked longer pieces for this 30,000-circulation media critique magazine. Edited and updated the AJR.org website and completed administrative duties.

Blogger, USA TODAY College, Gannett Company, Inc.

June 2010-January 2011
Wrote monthly blogs focusing on college-themed topics and issues.

Editor-in-chief, College Magazine

June-December 2010
Responsible for all content of this 50,000-circulation publication and the 15-person editorial team. Also wrote articles, coordinated with publicists as well as interviewed and hired team members.

Intern, Maryland Life

June – August 2010, Frederick, MD
Wrote articles and assisted editors for this 50,000-circulation, regional magazine. Also wrote blogs for MarylandLife.com and assisted the web editor in the site’s redesign.

Environment reporter, Capital News Service

January – May 2010, Washington, DC
Covered the environment, the Chesapeake Bay and members of Congress for this university-run wire serving more than 70 clients. Also covered 2010 State of the Union Address.

Senior Editor-in-Chief, Unwind! Magazine

May 2009 – May 2012, College Park, MD
Led 25-person editorial team, redesigned magazine’s website using WordPress CMS, and edited content and design of each issue for this monthly, arts and entertainment, campus publication.

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, MD.
Major in magazine journalism with minors in women’s studies and leadership studies. GPA: 3.7. B.A. May 2012.

SKILLS

  • Writing, assigning, pitching, editing content for both digital and print publications
  • Well-versed in numerous digital CMS, including Copilot, WordPress, Moveable Type, Teamsite and V6
  • Experienced in analytics tools, including Omniture, Chartbeat, Parse.ly
  • Well-versed in a variety of social media platforms: SocialFlow, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Curalate
  • SEO Best Practices, Basic HTML, AP Style
  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy
  • Generating, editing and packaging content, writing display copy
  • Microsoft Office Suite

AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar; the College of Journalism recognized me as the top rising senior in academic excellence.
  • Recipient, Reese Cleghorn Journalism Excellence Scholarship, Paul Berg Diamondback Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship
  • Violence Intervention Assistant (trained to help victims of sexual violence)
  • Member, Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Zeta Beta Chapter
  • Member, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Alpha Pi Chapter
  • Recipient, University Academic Honors, Fall 2008 – Spring 2012
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