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Summary

Highly motivated and creative Associate Editor seeking a position that will allow me to provide quality content in the realms of lifestyle, fashion & beauty, celebrity, and entertainment. Interested in opportunities that will let me push boundaries, tackle challenges and most importantly reach my full potential as a journalist.

Highlights

  • 4+ years of professional multi-media journalism
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Familiar with SEO writing experience
  • Experience with web and blog content management systems
  • Social media savvy: Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook & more

Accomplishments

  • Worked on-site at the 2016 BET Awards/Experience where I provided real-time coverage of events 
  • Created my own blog for BET.com under B*real where I tried new lifestyle trends and gave a detailed account of my trials
  • Revamped former web series to create "Project D.I.Y." and "How to Slay"
  • A key player for NYFW, attending shows and producing compelling content

Experience

Lifestyle, Associate Editor

  • Participated in the 2016 relaunch of the entire website       
  • Curated content for BET Network’s “How to Rock: Denim” fashion show
  • Assist editing daily content produced by lifestyle freelance writers, as well as pitch, research and publish my own stories daily
  • Monitor key online media outlets for trending news and find creative angles to build off of the story
  • Conduct one-on-one celebrity interviews
  • Support video team on production of web series

Assistant Editor for B*real

  • Participated in brainstorm sessions during the developmental stages of B*real, BET Digital's former destination for women
  • Assisted senior editors with the detailed planning of upcoming content
  • Managed social media: Including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Worked closely with Ad Sales to create content for sponsors
  • Created content and curated photos for individual vertical pages daily

Editorial Assistant

  • Handled administrative duties: created content plans, PowerPoints and call sheets, scheduled meetings, interviews and shoots, and managed payroll
  • Assisted legal team on establishing contracts for talent
  • Managed interns

Editorial Intern

  • Aided editors with various stages of production
  • Transcribed interviews for editors
  • Researched and penned articles and captions for photo galleries

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