Margie Porter

Margie Porter



Work History

Work History

2005 to Present 

Drucker and Falk, LLC, Leasing Associate, Raleigh, NC

  • Responsible for leasing rental town homes at Fairgate Apartments, while maximizing income and maintaining 97% - 100% property occupancy
  • Make certain the leasing sales process is followed correctly using Housing for Urban Development's (HUD) Fair Housing guidelines
  • Solve resident's concerns and ensure resident satisfaction at all times by maintaining good landlord-tenant relations
  • Provide complete back up support to the property manager by assisting with all areas of leasing management including: move-in's, lease renewals, vacating tenants and monthly accounting
  • Use Yardi-Voyager software to compile marketing and demographic reports, and create work orders for maintenane repairs
  • Manage visitor information and follow-up, via telephone and e-mail, using Lead Tracker Solutions software


MicroMass Communications, Marketing Copywriter, Cary, NC

  • Served as contract marketing copywriter for MicroMass Communications; a pharmaceutical marketing company
  • Researched and wrote copy for Novartis' breast cancer medication Femara; an extended adjuvant therapy drug


Freelance Copywriter & Researcher

  • Created press releases for La Fiesta Del Pueblo; El Pueblo's annual festival in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Created and copyedited newsletters and press releases for Iambia Media; a media and graphics company
  • Researched and fact-checked magazine articles for IntelliWords; a publishing and business communications company
  • Articles published in the following magazines: Kuji, New Vision, QBR, Black Enterprise and O, The Oprah Magazine


QBR Magazine, Senior Editor, New York, N.Y.

  • Promoted from Assistant Editor to Senior Editor

  • Assigned articles to staff and edited book reviews

  • Checked galleys for corrections and submitted changes to printing company

  • Addressed concerns from authors, publicists and publishers

  • Assisted in the planning and execution of the Harlem Book Fair in Harlem, New York and Freeport, Long Island


JOIE Magazine, Contributing Senior Editor, New York, N.Y.

  • Assisted in the launch of JOIE; a woman’s magazine

  • Conducted telephone interviews, wrote articles and features

  • Assigned articles to staff and contributing writers

  • Maintained the editorial calendar, and supervised pitch and production meetings


O, The Oprah Magazine, Editorial/Beauty Intern, New York, N.Y.

  • Provided administrative assistance to the beauty director and editor

  • Conducted and transcribed telephone interviews

  • Requested beauty and skin care products for upcoming features

  • Attended photo, pitch and production meetings

  • Fact-checked and researched features using Lexis-Nexis and the Internet

  • Retrieved credit information and wrote O Magazine’s Shop Guide

  • Processed freelance contributor’s contracts

  • Supervised O Magazine’s Spa Sweepstakes Giveaway contest

  • Organized the department’s inventory of beauty products and press releases


Tommy Hilfiger, Assistant Product Manager, New York, N.Y.

  • Assisted in the launch of girls underwear line and provided daily communication with  corporate office in India and Hong Kong
  • Tracked accessories, development and production using Excel spreadsheets.
  • Worked closely with sales and design departments developing new product and following market trends


L.V. Myles, Inc., Assistant Production Coordinator, New York, N.Y.

  • Tracked production and visited factories in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the  Dominican Republic
  • Supervised weekly meetings with designers, merchandisers and sales force
  • Trained managers on L.V. Myles Accuterm computer system and provided technical support along with the MIS department


The Warnaco Group/Warner’s, Technical Design Engineer, New York, N.Y.

  • Prioritized work flow and created sewing specifications for operators and the production department using Warner's Irma computer system
  • Assisted the vice president of creativeproduct deisgn and the vice president of merchandising




Microsoft Office, iWork, NeoOffice, Google Docs, Calibre, Quark, YARDI-Voyager, Lead Tracking Solutions



Apr 2009 - Present

Certified Pool/Spa Operator

National Swimming Pool Foundation