Starletta Watson

Starletta Watson



Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present


SlapStik Magazine
  • Write comedic, hip pieces on local and national comedy happenings
  • Interview latest and greatest stars in the comedy and music industry
  • Create stories surrounding issue's quarterly theme, charitable efforts
  • Hire and manage editorial staff
  • Edit stories written by staff writers, interns, guest writers
  • Create layout ideas with graphics team
Oct 2010 - Present

Freelance Contributor

Soul Train
  • Pitch creative ideas surrounding the company's history and impact on the entertainment community
  • Write, edit, and submit stories to managing editor of the website
  • Interview the biggest and upcoming artists for the company's Sound Check features
Oct 2012 - Present

Editorial Director/Videographer/Radio Personality

I Am Classic Hip Hop/Raw Radio One

  • Direct radio personality staff and freelancers to write editorial pieces
  • Research and edit pieces, according to AP Stylebook and classic hiphop past culture
  • Record video interviews, b-roll for various event coverage
  • Interview hiphop artists for video and radio projects
  • Handle sound boards during weekly broadcasts
  • Broadcast every Thursday with co-host
  • Generate editorial, video photo and audio content for app using HTML coding
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012


A3C Festival
  • Covers hiphop festival for company's blog
  • Interviews performers, celebrity guests and staff members on the spot
  • Photographs festival's performances
  • Videotapes interviews, performances, other B-roll
  • Posts related music news on company's blog
May 2011 - Aug 2012


  • Wrote blog pieces for Atlanta Backwoods League
  • Contributed insightful articles on Atlanta's urban landscape
  • Interviewed Atlanta artists, from music to art to fashion
  • Covered art and music events
Jul 2010 - Sep 2011

Little Five Points Music Examiner

  • Cover the bar/restaurant music scene in Little Five Points with show previews, reviews and music news
  • Photograph shows and bands for the articles
  • Write SEO-style articles while providing a fun and entertaining voice
Sep 2010 - May 2011

Freelance Contributor

AOL/City's Best
  • Write hip and fresh pieces on Atlanta's best food, nightlife, historic sites, among many other things to do
  • Photograph subjects that are being written
  • Develop pitches that mold the voice of the new website to AOL editors
  • Compose posts in CMS (Content Management Systems) settings
  • Garner high-quality work on tight deadlines
  • Contribute to AOL's City's Best, Moviephone, and Seed
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Editorial Intern

  • Post content on website, as well as optimized content for search engines
  • Edit photos using Adobe software
  • Interview prominent figures in urban communities
  • Assistowner in light administrative and technological duties
Jun 2010 - Nov 2010

Freelance Contributor

Xposure Magazine
  • Write fresh articles on national music news
  • Interview new and world-renowned artists
  • Create pitches for editor's approval
Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Staff Writer, Blogger, Video Staff


  • Wrote fresh, new and cultural features on local music scene
  • Reviewed latest albums locally and nationally
  • Interviewed a wide-range of artists
  • Created and edited video and audio for artist profiles
  • Assisted in working video and audio equipment during shooting
  • Specialized in Hip-Hop and R&B music
May 2006 - Aug 2008

Contributing Writer

The Post
  • Created story ideas for the culture department with opportunities of front of page news piecesĀ 
  • Researched story backgrounds and planned interviews with sources
  • Wrote at least one story per week
  • Adjusted to the rules outlined in AP Stylebook



Windows Movie Maker

Used for editing concert footage, including sound, enhancing video quality, cropping, panning and zoom-in/out, plus creating video profile through integrating external audio files.

Final Cut Pro

Used when editing video and audio for ACRN Guest List videos while on ACRN's video staff. Also in alternative to Premiere (when using a Mac; I own a PC).

Blogging Tools

Experience mainly comes from operating blog for nonprofit organizations, ACRN and for my internship. Experience with Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr.

Search Engine Optimization SEO

Used while writing and editing pieces, largely trend pieces, adjusting to writing with a voice that will most likely pop up on any search engine when certain keywords are involved, but still creating original content

Adobe Creative Elements

Used mostly for video, photos and graphics for stories (including editing, cutting, resizing, cropping, layout design, photo/video enhancing, and more). Includes Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere.

Microsoft Office

An avid user of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook


An experienced multimedia journalist who has an eye for purveying the awesome. Looking to expand byline by contributing to more established media outlets through digital and print journalism, including video, written and photographic means.

Leadership Experience

Residential Housing, 08/08-06/10

  • Resident Assistant, Crawford Hall 08-09
  • Resident Assistant, Armbruster House 09-10

Hip-Hop Congress, OU Chapter, 09/06-06/10

  • Forum Organizer, 07-10
  • B.E.A.T.S. Event Organizer, 08-10
  • President, 08-09
  • Blog Operator, 06-10