Katherine Joss

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2009 - Present

Senior Analyst, Global Communications

Burger King Corporation
  • Craft clear, effective speeches for top executives that address multiple key themes and are tailored to reflect the cadence and personality of the speaker; coach speakers to ensure a smooth, confident delivery; and create graphics to visualize and enhance speech content
  • Conceptualize and pitch creative scripts for internal video series; cast talent, secure sets and procure props; and serve as director on set
  • Act as communications lead for global training and operations initiatives; develop strategic communications plans that incorporate print, online, video, social media or other interactive elements; and execute on deadline and within budget
  • Write news stories for global audience; build relationships in key international departments, interview sources, draft and edit for AP style, and manage story publication calendar
  • Edit and proofread a variety of internal and external communications, including letters, presentations, advertising materials, press releases and crisis communications 
  • Ensure consistency in tone and style for all company messaging and ensure compliance with trademark and copyright laws
Sep 2007 - May 2009


Miami Dade College

  • Developed editorial content for the college’s major external publications including College Forum, a monthly print and electronic newsletter distributed to college employees and alumni; MDC magazine, distributed biannually to alumni and friends of the college; and Leap, an award-winning recruitment magazine distributed to public and private high school students throughout Miami-Dade County
  • Produced copy to meet client specifications in a variety of print and electronic formats including brochures, posters, programs, signage, advertisements, newspaper inserts, postcards, e-blasts, radio spots, banner ads, CDs and online
  • Edited and copy-edited print and online materials to ensure high quality and conformity to established editorial standards, and proofread copy to ensure adherence to AP style
  • Acted as project manager to meet monthly, weekly and daily deadlines
  • Trained and supervised freelance writing staff
Sep 2006 - May 2007

Associate Editor


  • Compiled and laid out the text, numeric and graphic elements for two daily publications covering the international energy commodities markets: Crude Oil Marketwire and US Marketscan
  • Managed the collaboration of three departments to coordinate the successful launch of PSTR, a daily publication assessing prices at over 300 U.S. rack locations
  • Ensured the accuracy of global price assessments and edited targeted news commentary for a real-time news wire service
  • Co-hosted a daily web-based forum to gather and report on activity in the crude market
  • Analyzed weekly Department of Energy data and updated archives for trend analysis
Nov 2004 - Sep 2006

Associate Editor

McGraw-Hill Construction

  • Edited Architectural Record, the AIA-affiliated architecture industry magazine and Product News, a 100-year-old construction industry information tabloid
  • Edited client-supplied copy to editorial specifications, for the Sweets® annual Directories, DVD, Catalog Files and online – popular resources for architects and industry professionals
  • Copy-edited in-house marketing, sales and promotional materials for consistency and accuracy and adherence to Chicago Manual style
  • Acted as quality control manager; reviewed and authorized all galleys before publication
  • Met stringent daily, weekly and monthly deadlines
Oct 2002 - Oct 2003

Assistant Editor

Insight Editions

  • Edited text for two award-winning titles: Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen (Billboard Books, 2003), and Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive (Avalon, 2003)
  • Fact-checked captions and corrected inconsistencies and/or errors
  • Drafted concise and effective copy for book jackets and promotional materials
  • Corresponded with high profile contributors regarding clarity, tone, and editorial changes
  • Proofread final text in the Chicago Manual style for grammatical errors





Other Computer Skills

Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access; Adobe® Acrobat®; Quark Inc. eStage Proficient on both Windows® and Macintosh® operating systems

Content Management Systems

QuarkOCM© and FileMaker Pro© 

Desktop Publishing software

Adobe® Photoshop®, InDesign® and Illustrator®