Kevin Mc Spadden

Kevin Mc Spadden

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Sep 2013

Early Childhood Developer

Americorps

Preschool teacher in poor, urban neighborhood

-Taught classes of 24 kids their reading, writing and numbers

-Worked closely with two other teachers over 12month period                                                                                             -Made significant impact on the community in which I served

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012

San Francisco, CA

Muze Magazine Internship

Provide Editorial aide to Muze Magazine. The job requires; writing biographies, researching topics, performing articles, and writing featured content for the website. Work in close contact with head editor and excelled in a team environment with 10 employees. I am asked to "wear a lot of hats" and provide aide in multiple areas.  

Oct 2011 - Sep 2012

Freelance Reporter

Pac 12 Conference

Consistently contributed feature articles to the Pac-12 sports website, www.pac12.org. I interviewed athletes, reported on events, and edited my articles to the standards of the Pac-12. Worked directly under Kirk Reynolds, and managed to remotely contribute to the website. My standout article was a feature on California Basketball player Jorge Gutierrez. I also contributed to the Pac-12 football championship game program. 

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Host

Hard Rock Cafe

Manage seating arrangements of a restaurant of 250 people. Right on Pier 39 in San Francisco, creating an environment that is busy, chaotic, and requires attention to detail. Must maintain high quality customer service during periods of high volume. 

Oct 2011 - Apr 2011

SEO Content Writer

PDXLY

SEO Content Writer for startup company called PDXLY. I was in charge of creating Keyword driven marketing content to increase the internet visibility of our clients. During my time at PDXLY, I consistently wrote SEO marketing pages that hit in the top 1-4 google pages for the target market. I gained valuable analytic skills through my use of google analytics. 

Also, my time at PDXLY gave me valuable experience working in the startup environment. I learned first-hand knowledge of the benefits and challenges that working in a startup provides. My task flexibility was a key positive attribute, and I was an important figure in getting the company off the ground. I learned how to work in a professional environment that requires the creative thinking of a start up. 

Aug 2008 - Jul 2009

Front Dest Assistant

University of Oregon Housing

Provided customer service to residents of the Living Learning Center at the University of Oregon. This included delivering mail, filing/completing legal residential paperwork, helping foreign students understand paperwork and providing answers to general questions.

I had an amazing boss, and this experience taught me what quality service is supposed to look like. I learned how to be friendly while maintaining a professional attitude. This job lasted for my sophomore school-year and gave me my first experience with hands-on customer service. 

Education

Education
Aug 2013 - Present

Masters of Journalism

University of Hong Kong

Masters of Journalism Program at the University of Hong Kong

Skills

Skills

Customer Service

Sports Knowledge

Political Knowledge

Microsoft Excel

Wordpress

Writing

Journalistic Researching

Italian Language

Interest

I have a wide variety of interests and would be more than willing to elaborate during an interview. 

Certifications

Certifications

CPR/First Aide

State of Montana