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Starletta Watson

Editorial Expert & Purveyor of the Awesome


An experienced multimedia journalist who has an eye for purveying the awesome. Looking to expand byline by contributing to more media outlets through digital and print journalism, including videography, writing, and broadcasting.


Aug 2006Jun 2010

Bachelor of Science

Ohio University

Communication Studies in Scripps College of Communication

Work experience

Oct 2012Present

Editorial Contributor/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 2010Jan 2015

Freelance Contributor

Soul Train
  • Pitched creative ideas surrounding the company's history and impact on the entertainment community
  • Wrote, edited, and submitted stories to managing editor of the website
  • Interviewed the biggest and upcoming artists for the company's Sound Check features
Oct 2010Oct 2012


A3C Festival
  • Covered hiphop festival for company's blog
  • Interviewed performers, celebrity guests and staff members on the spot
  • Photographed festival's performances
  • Videotapedinterviews, performances, other B-roll
  • Posts related music news on company's blog
Sep 2010Aug 2012


SlapStik Magazine
  • Wrote comedic, hip pieces on local and national comedy happenings
  • Interviewed latest and greatest stars in the comedy and music industry
  • Created stories surrounding issue's quarterly theme, charitable efforts
  • Hired and managed editorial staff
  • Edited stories written by staff writers, interns, guest writers
  • Created layout ideas with graphics team
May 2011Aug 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 2010Sep 2011

Little Five Points Music Examiner

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

Freelance Contributor

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

Editorial Intern

  • Posted content on website, as well as optimized content for search engines
  • Edited photos using Adobe software
  • Interviewed prominent figures in urban communities
  • Assisted owner in light administrative and technological duties
Jun 2010Nov 2010

Freelance Contributor

Xposure Magazine
  • Wrote fresh articles on national music news
  • Interviewed new and world-renowned artists
  • Created pitches for editor's approval
Aug 2009Jun 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 2006Aug 2008

Contributing Writer

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


While there are clickable links to samples posted on the right, some have been deleted with businesses overhauling their websites and outlets, including who was purchased by BET Networks back in 2016 and completely deleted their editorial clips prior to the acquisition, as well as AOL who was purchased by Huffington Post in 2012.

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