Interest

Editing, writing, blogging, digital media, social media, content, marketing/PR/communications, lifestyle, entertainment, arts and culture, eco/green.

Summary

  • 5+ years' experience as a professional writer and editor

  • Experience managing a pool of bloggers

  • Proficient in CMS platforms (Moveable Type, WordPress), electronic newsletter programs (Mailchimp), HTML, Photoshop, MS Office suite, social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook)

Work History

Work History

Closed Captioning Editor

SDI Media Canada

Edited closed captioning files created by other employees

Created theatrical scripts used for foreign language dubbing purposes

Performed research

Trained new employees

Dec 2009 - Present

Online Editor

Bunchland.com

Editorial/online content

Managing the Bunchland pool of bloggers

Managing an editorial calendar

Creating and shaping Bunchland's content and regular sections

Crafting a Bunchland style guide and editorial statement

Editing all online content to ensure quality and accuracy

Producing daily content for the website and newsletter

Building twice-weekly e-newsletters in Mailchimp

Monitoring site traffic using Google Analytics

Driving traffic to the site through SEO and content marketing

Photo research and photo editing using Adobe Photoshop

Public relations/brand promotion

Writing press releases, following up with journalists

Managing the company's social media tools (Facebook, Twitter)

Meeting with web designers to discuss site design

Promoting subscription to newsletter at events and trade shows

Creating and administering contests to drive subscription

Administrative

Sourcing, interviewing and training interns

Nov 2008 - Dec 2009

Contributing Writer

Torontoist.com

Contributed articles on a weekly basis (minimum)

Generated story ideas

Photo research/photo editing

Built posts in Moveable Type using basic HTML

Attended editorial meetings and events

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

Editorial Intern

Green Living Online

Wrote and edited content for the print magazine and website

Rotated homepage content and uploaded fresh content using CMS

Updated social media tools (Facebook, Twitter)

Monitored site traffic using Google Analytics, updated records

Photo research/photo editing

Education

Education
Sep 2000 - Apr 2004

Bachelor of Arts

Ryerson University

Skills

Skills

Mailchimp

Content management systems

YouTube

Flickr

Social media (Twitter, Facebook)

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Office suite