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Kevin Farrell

Press & marketing coordinator. Recovering restaurateur. Former Director of Operations. Travel, technology & hospitality journalist. 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE 

20122016

Director of Operations, Managing Partner

WLKBT GRP

Managed day-to-day operations of a 70+ employee, multi-property restaurant group in New Orleans.

Responsible for press & marketing strategy, HR, payroll, training and systems implementation. Also, herding cats, putting out fires and smiling through the pain.

20112015

Press & Marketing Liaison

New Orleans Convention Visitors Bureau

Assisted visiting journalists in their work, coordinated interviews and neighborhood tours, directed photoshoots, and acted as the New Orleans content & research point person for international media publications (Vogue, Financial Times, Forbes, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, National Geographic Traveler, etc.).

2016Present

Contributing Reporter

VICE Munchies

Popular contributor to VICE Media's food & restaurant brand. Responsible for interviews, and sordid tales of restaurant nightmares. 

2016Present

Contributing Reporter

National Geographic

Travel writer and journalist responsible for covering news related to the global state of travel.

20152016

Technology Lead Reporter

USA TODAY TRAVEL

A top contributor and editor at USA TODAY TRAVEL, focused on consumer-driven travel technology and business. Responsible for preparing, proofreading and rewriting content for a remote team of journalists to ensure all content possesses the correct brand voice, fact-checking, SEO optimization, and legal & brand compliance.

Education

VARIA

Official Presenter, SXSW | Blog to Brick: How we turned our blog into a bar, 2013

One of 75 selected out of 70,000 applicants to travel the world in the international coworking caravan, Remote Year.