John Sheeran

John Sheeran

REFERENCES

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OBJECTIVE

A challenging, highly visible mid- to upper-level copywriting position (with growth potential) at a dynamic interactive firm or advertising agency in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

WORK HISTORY

Neustar (2002-present)

The Brand Consultancy  (2001)

Commerce One / AppNet / NMP (1999-2001)

J. Walter Thompson Specialized Communications

(1997-1999)

Hal Riney & Partners (1993-1996)

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Currently holds unprecedented "hybrid" writer/content strategist role at Neustar due to strong demand within numerous business areas. Duties span marcomm, creative services, media relations, corporate branding and internal/employee communications across traditional and non-traditional media.
  • Oversees all writing and editorial functions for Neustar's social media efforts.
  • Managing editor of THE BRIDGE, Neustar's quarterly corporate newsmagazine (2007-2009).
  • Creator, scriptwriter and narrator of Neustar Podcast Series.
  • Winner of Neustar's "Polaris Award" for employee excellence (2007).
  • First and only copywriter ever hired at Neustar (2002).
  • Authored since-trademarked tagline "A Lifetime of Saturdays" for Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, VA while freelancing at The Brand Consultancy (2001).
  • Winner, as member of AppNet creative team, of "Web Excellence Award" from the Web Marketing Association; recognized for work on Food for the Poor website (2000).
  • First copywriter ever hired at boutique Web design shop NMP (1999). Asked to assume senior writing duties as company grew larger through two subsequent mergers.
  • Was publicly credited by JWTSC creative director as "almost single-handedly" saving one of the agency's largest, most difficult accounts from going into review (1997).
  • After beginning career as a media buyer on Madison Avenue, pulled up stakes to chase a dream; moved to Atlanta and became a self-taught professional copywriter (1996).

PROFILE

The most versatile, tenacious, quality-obsessed copywriter, content strategist and all-around creative professional you haven't yet met.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Deep familiarity and experience with copywriting for print, broadcast and online media, adapting style as needed to accommodate the "brand's voice." Takes active role during concepting and creative strategy development. Polished, confident presentation skills. High comfort level with client contact and outreach. Relishes mentoring junior staff. Part-time voiceover artist who has contributed to numerous commercial and narration projects.

Specific industry exposure includes Telecommunications, Internet, Nonprofits/Associations, High-Tech, Software, Hospitality, Real Estate, Consulting, Retail (Electronics).

AFFILIATIONS

DC Ad Club

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

Advertising Club of New York (ACNY)

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

Mensa

EDUCATION

The American University

Bachelor of Arts, Public Communication

Georgetown University

Web Copywriting Certificate Course

LINKS TO PORTFOLIOS

  • Print and website samples available at Coroflot (www.coroflot.com/johnsheeran). NOTE: Expand PDF files to view full text.
  • Multimedia and voiceover/narration samples available at Vimeo (www.vimeo.com/johnsheeran).