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My unconventional background—an upbringing in big-city Kuala, Lumpur, Malaysia followed by a transplant to small-town Columbia, Missouri—has injected a distinctive voice and perspective into my writing. My genuine interest in unearthing the unusual out of the mundane will be an invaluable asset to any media publication.
As an impending journalism graduate, I'm not buying the hype that print media is dead-- it's just evolving.
Applied SEO marketing strategies to build Newsy's web presence. Part of the team that ensured Newsy's constant presence as the top result in search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
On The Job Skills
Worked remotely with Meredith Corporation (publishers of over 23 subscription titles and more than 150 newsstand titles including Better Homes & Gardens) to create a prototype title for their Special Interest Media (SIM) division.
On The Job Skills:
Researched, reported, interviewed and wrote about a variety of subjects (music, nightlife, profiles, reviews and trends) in both feature and service journalism forms, for this small-city weekly magazine with a circulation of 15,000.
Worked as a reporter for the breaking news and crime beats, wrote life obituaries, transcribed interviews and updated the MyMissourian (citizen journalism Web site) for this student-run daily newspaper with a circulation of 23,000.
Reviewed, interviewed and wrote for the nightlife (club launches), arts (theater performances), shopping (boutique openings, trends) and music (festivals and concerts) beats of this pioneering yuppie lifestyle magazine with a circulation of 56,000.
Also assisted the Marketing Department in the conceptualization and event planning of various events and urban festivals associated with the KLue brand name.