Resume

Experience

Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor ▪ March 2018 — Present

Blavity News ▪ Remote

Oversee all Blavity News coverage
Assign, edit and frame stories to ensure optimal web traffic and audience engagement
Write daily newsletter
Manage a team of writers and editors
Edit 10-15 articles daily
Assist in content marketing across social platforms
Manage production of feature pieces

Culture Writer ▪ July 2017 — March 2018

EBONY▪ New York City, NY
Writing quick hits and analyses of daily trending news and cultural content, promoting content on the platform’s social media pages

Editorial Fellow ▪ January 2017 – July 2017

HuffPost Black Voices ▪ New York City, NY
Attracting four million visitors to the HuffPost Black Voices page through writing both quick hits and long-form original stories, pitching original content to senior editors, interviewing award-winning singers, actors, producers, artists and activists

Editorial Intern ▪ September 2016 – December 2016
HuffPost Video ▪ New York City, NY
Selected most newsworthy aspects of HuffPost Live interviews, wrote daily articles that were distributed throughout multiple HuffPost vertical, pitched original production and editorial ideas, provided on-set assistance, managed weekly content analytics and distribution information

Freelance Writer ▪ May 2016 – August 2016
Philadelphia Style Magazine ▪ Philadelphia, PA
Pitching and writing blog posts for the digital component of Philadelphia Style Magazine

Editorial Intern ▪ October 2015 – December 2015
Sweet (Hearst and Snapchat) ▪ New York City, NY
Researching, pitching ideas and writing for a startup publication serving a global audience, finding content appropriate for the publication, transcribing interview content, fact-checking, balancing multiple projects for editors on tight deadlines, reaching out to public relations officials

Chief Copy Editor ▪ August 2015 – May 2016
Templar Yearbook ▪ Philadelphia, PA
Editing, fact checking and generating pitches for Temple University’s yearbook

Managing Editor and Content Manager ▪ May 2015 – May 2016
Her Campus Temple University ▪ Philadelphia, PA
Creating editorial calendar, managing website content, sending pitch emails, enforcing deadlines for an online magazine for college women

Public Relations Coordinator ▪January 2015 – April 2015
Campaign for S. Archye Leacock, Candidate for Philadelphia 9th Councilmanic District
Media outreach, managing social media accounts, drafting press releases

Editorial Assistant ▪ September 2012 – Present
Pennsylvania Prison Society ▪ Philadelphia, PA
Researching and writing articles for Graterfriends and Correctional Forum newsletters, designating articles appropriate for Graterfriends, responding to letters from inmates, entering data

Skills

Digital Content Curation Editing Branded Content Content Marketing Team Management Headline Writing Interviewing AP Style SEO Content Management Digital Content Curation Social Media Media Outreach Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint Adobe InDesign HootSuite Mailchimp

Education
Temple University, School of Media and Communication
May 2016 ▪ Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Public Relations

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