I currently work as the Research Project Manager for American Shipper, a global shipping and logistics publication based in Jacksonville, Florida. I've worked for the company since February 2017 and was promoted into this position after being the editor in charge of our online regulatory coverage and having initially served as a research analyst for our global shipping database. I graduated from the University of North Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in History and Political Science, during which time I studied abroad for two semesters in England.
In my current role, I manage all aspects of our research projects and contribute ideas to help develop each initiative. Our research focuses strongly on supply chain solutions and global trade management but includes all areas of logistics and transportation. I also solely manage our social media accounts and coordinate all of our marketing efforts, including creating social media promotions on Twitter and LinkedIn and building email campaigns with MailChimp.
My primary duties include planning and scheduling the timeline of each project, including setting and enforcing deadlines, and running all relevant meetings and conference calls that are required for planning said projects. I also create all of the email and social media marketing campaigns to promote each project and keep track of their performance.
Some of my daily tasks involve maintaining our presence on social media and helping to expand our online audience, as well as leading team meetings, writing meeting agendas, and working with all of our departments to assist with other projects related to magazine circulation and editorial endeavors. I regularly make use of tools like Microsoft Excel, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, dlvr.it, INXPO Studio, Google Docs, Microsoft Outlook, GoToMeeting, and more. I must stay extremely organized, be highly communicative, and be a master at multitasking. These are all skills I feel that I have honed quite well during my time here.
Prior to joining American Shipper, I worked as a freelance writer. I've written for magazines, newspapers, beauty blogs, history websites, travel blogs, and more. I have very strong writing and editing skills and spent several months writing about U.S. trade policy and government regulations for American Shipper before we decided to discontinue our coverage in favor of more popular topics.
When I'm not working, I love to travel, read, paint, and play arcade games!