Resume

Associate Editor – May 2019 – Present

Us Weekly

  • Pitch ideas, write, edit, assign and work closely with the photo and art teams to create vibrant layouts that tell a story for Loose Talk, Hot Pics, Hot Hollywood, Us Living and more sections of the magazine.
  • Works with the reporting team to turn out coherent, exciting, reliable stories day in and out.

Associate Producer – April 2018 – May 2019

Viacom

  • Works with Paramount Network’s social media director to develop and execute content plans, including social creative concept ideation, graphic creation and copywriting for their hit-show, Younger.
  • Collaborates with producers, designers and video editors to execute original editorial concepts using our show footage and/or original shoot footage with talent.

Editorial Assistant – July 2016 – April 2018

Bauer Xcel Media

  • Write and contribute to social media for the entertainment brands: Life & Style, In Touch, Closer and Soaps in Depth.
  • Work directly with the Executive Editor and support the entire team of editors and writers administratively.
  • Consistently pitch, write and build entertainment news, celebrity gossip and evergreen articles for all brands in the CMS.
  • Pitch, write and create photo galleries for outreach and SEO purposes.
  • Contribute to all social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest on a daily basis.
  • Monitor traffic using Google Analytics to track the performance of the websites.
  • Assist with Facebook Live videos for the brands.
  • Work closely with junior and senior editors to brainstorm article ideas that will bring in the most traffic for the websites.

Editorial Intern – May 2016 – July 2016

Us Weekly

  • Create a daily twitter roundup of funny/interesting tweets from celebrities.
  • Take notes on celebrity TV appearances.
  • Update the binders in the office with pages from the most recent issues of the magazine.
  • Mail out issues to publicists and PR offices and handle other administrative duties.
  • Attend photo and editorial meetings with writers and editors.
  • Transcribe celebrity interviews and research information for larger stories.
  • Attend and report from red carpet events.
  • Pitch articles for the print magazine and usmagazine.com.

Features Intern – December 2015 – March 2016

ELLE Magazine

  • Work in the Features Department, support staff writers and editors.
  • Organize the Book, perform transcriptions, research story ideas and assist with FOB content.

Editorial Intern – September 2015 – December 2015

Philadelphia Style Magazine, Niche Media

Editorial Intern – May 2015 – August 2015

The Hollywood Reporter

  • Collaborated with writers and editors to assist with feature stories and related research.
  • Covered five Los Angeles red carpet events for THR.com and wrote nine stories for the website.

Editorial Intern – January 2015 – May 2015

Philadelphia magazine

  • Transcribe, fact check and conduct research for articles.
  • Works closely with editors and has the ability to write for numerous blog sites including Be Well Philly, Ticket and Shoppist.

Editorial Intern – October 2014 – December 2014

Philadelphia Weekly– Philadelphia’s Alternative Newspaper 

  • Responsible for fact-checking and editing articles.
  • Wrote descriptions in the paper and transcribed articles.

Staff Writer – September 2014 – May 2014

College Magazine

  • Responsible for writing weekly articles, meeting deadlines and promoting all articles through social media.
  • Research, wrote and interviewed for an official ranking article that went viral.
  • Works closely with editor and publisher.

Arts & Entertainment Editor – May 2014 – January 2016

Her Campus Temple Online Magazine

  • Responsible to pitch, write and edit articles for Arts & Entertainment section.
  • Sits on the executive board and assist the rest of the staff with programs and website details.

Staff Writer – September 2013 – May 2014

 Her Campus Temple Online Magazine

  • Wrote weekly stories covering topics ranging from campus life to entertainment for the nationally recognized online magazine.
  • Consistently met deadlines and worked closely with editors.                                     

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Student Fundraiser – August 2013 – August 2014

Temple University Telefund

  • Responsible for calling alumni of the University to raise funds.
  • Raised over $10,000 for scholarship and program purposes.

Sales Associate – June 2013 – August 2013

Forever 21 (Hollywood Flagship Store)     

  • Worked successfully for a summer at location on Hollywood Boulevard under pressure and was responsible for working closely with customers and building outfits.

Customer Service Associate – November 2011 – August 2014

   JCPenney 

  • Responsible for working closely with customers, managing the cash register and successfully opening credit cards.
  • Received a raise based on merit and consistently met goals made by JC Penney.             

EXPERT SKILLS:                  

InDesign/eDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, WordPress,

Final Cut Pro, Lexis-Nexis, AP Style

KNOWLEDGEABLE SKILLS:   

HTML, CSS, SEO

EDUCATION:                           

Major: Journalism, Minor: Sociology

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Relevant Coursework

Journalism & Society, Mass Media Writing Lab, Audio-Visual Newsgathering, Writing for Journalism, Design for Journalists, Multimedia Storytelling, Journalism Research            

REFERENCES:             

Brianna Kovan: Elle Magazine Associate Editor

Gary Baum: The Hollywood Reporter Senior Writer

Laurence Stains: Temple University Journalism Professor

           

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