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BERMANBRAUN, NEW YORK, NY | (September 2011 – Present)
Freelance Junior Editor Assisted in launching and managing online media for the company, including brainstorming recurring features and writing articles for several properties. Responsible for planning creative ways to drive traffic to emerging websites.
MTV REMOTE CONTROL BLOG, NEW YORK, NY | (June 2011 – Present)
Paid Contributor Wrote three posts a week regarding MTV’s popular television programs, including “Teen Wolf,” “Jersey Shore” and “Real World.” Drove new users to the site with engaging and entertaining articles that offered a unique perspective on MTV shows.
THE FRISKY.COM, NEW YORK, NY | (August 2010 – January 2011)
Paid Contributor Brainstormed, compiled and created 5-10 posts and web slideshows a week on topics such as current pop culture and personal essays, ten of which were picked up by partner CNN Entertainment. Responsible for producing monthly column “This Month In Lady Mags” and weekly columns “Tabloid Cheat Sheet” and “Frisky Reader Revealed.” Edited, coded, and prepared photos for all contributions.
THE FRISKY.COM, NEW YORK, NY | (January – August 2010)
Entertainment Intern Assisted the entertainment section of the site with all aspects of the editorial process. Edited, pitched ideas, wrote posts, and coded articles for the web that featured content on celebrities, movies, TV, fashion, and relationships. Helped to create the site’s first info-graphic.
BBC AMERICA, NEW YORK, NY | (August 2008 – May 2009)
Digital Media Intern Reviewed original television programs and wrote show descriptions for the web version of BBC America. Compared the channel’s TV market against competitors to find new audiences and media platforms.
COSMOPOLITAN, NEW YORK, NY | (August – December 2009)
Editorial Intern Helped multiple editors ready their work for the magazine. Fact checked, researched, interviewed, polled, and transcribed for a variety articles, which included cover stories and health features. Conducted 15-20 on-the-street interviews for published polls and confessions.
THE OAKLAND PRESS, PONTIAC, MI | (June – August 2008)
Summer Intern and Reporter for Metro Section (Paid) Wrote 20-25 articles for daily paper that varied between profile pieces, coverage of local happenings and community news. Interviewed sources, attended events, arranged photo shoots and conducted research to fulfill assignments. Received bylines for all articles, including several front page pieces.
BIRMINGHAM ECCENTRIC, BIRMINGHAM, MI | (February – June 2007)
Contributor Member of the newspaper’s Teen Journalism Panel. Wrote five articles about current news, trends, and personal experience catered to a young adult audience. Edited fellow panel members’ pieces for publication and assisted in brainstorming ideas for the publication.
New York University, New York, NY | Current GPA. 3.7
Bachelor’s Degree: Double Major in Journalism and Cinema Studies | Honors Scholar | May 2011
Relevant Coursework: Journalistic Inquiry, History of the Media, Celebrity Culture, Rise of the Web, Advanced Cinema Seminar: Media and Fashion, Advanced Reporting: Media and Culture
- Michigan Interscholastic Press Award for Music Review and Editorial Cartoon
- Detroit Free Press Commendation for Feature Writing
- Altrusa Club of Greater Birmingham Scholarship
- Proficient with Mac and PC platforms; Microsoft Office, Adobe Pagemaker, Adobe Photoshop
- Experience writing for the web including; HTML Coding, Expression Engine, WordPress
- Conversational Spanish speaker, ability to read and write in the language at an intermediate level.