Gregory Franzese

Objective

Professional writer and editor with a proven history of delivering crisp, compelling content to print, broadcast and online channels.

Over four years experience generating professional copy. Deep knowledge of corporate copy writing, interactive marketing and social media engagement.

Ideal position involves writing and editing copy on tight deadlines.

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
May 2007 - Jul 2009

Head Writer

ReputationDefender

At ReputationDefender, I created and launched web campaigns for brands, corporations and executives. Our firm also  managed the online reputations of charitable groups, online properties and high net worth individuals. I managed a team of creative and technical professionals and was responsible for all aspects of account progress.

My multi-disciplinary job leveraged Public Relations, Social Media and Online Marketing skill sets to create an accurate and robust online presence for my clients.

Wrote and edited department deliverables and managed deadline calendar.Wrote and edited the company blog. Developed in-house style guide to ensure consistent tone. Trained and motivated a team of professional writers.Oversaw the firm's Social Media Strategy; created Twitter and Facebook engagement policies and edited social media collateral.Designed and delivered branded content on time and under budget.

Sep 2004 - Apr 2005

Alternative Programming Department Assistant

Fox Broadcasting Company

Generated and distributed press releases for Fox programming and executives.

Managed executive phones and calendars. Made dining and travel arrangements.

Liaised with producers, actors and upper management in a polite, professional manner.

Screened submissions and summarized creative material for department personnel.

Mailings, deliveries and other support duties as needed.

Managed tape library and database.

Sep 2003 - Mar 2004

Language Arts Tutor

Mar Vista Elementary School

Tutored underperforming elementary school children in math, reading and language arts.

Graded papers, tests and homework assignments.

Kept classroom clean and orderly; assisted with other duties as needed.

Worked closely with school teachers, administrators and staff to provide a meaningful and rewarding learning environment.

Jul 2000 - Apr 2001

Screenwriter

Taurus Entertainment Company

Wrote, edited and revised feature length screenplay that was purchased and produced.             

Successfully met strict deadlines in a professional, high-pressure environment.

Clearly articulated key story concepts and concerns to development executives.                       

Demonstrated creative and analytical problem solving by generating original copy that seamlessly synthesized input from multiple sources.

Sep 1999 - Apr 2000

Associate Editor

The National Lampoon

Wrote and edited interactive copy for NationalLampoon.com.                                     

Managed project calendar and ensured daily deadlines were honored.

Screened submissions. Light office and clerical work as needed.

Collaborated with the editor-in-chief to strengthen the online presence of a leading humor brand.