Relevant Writing/Editorial Jobs:

Void Media, Jacksonville Beach, FL — Staff Writer
JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT
-Writing articles and other content for the monthly print edition of Void Magazine
-Proofreading my own work and the work of others
-Pitching and writing 3-6 weekly web posts for Voidlive.com
-Solving last minute problems in a fast-paced environment against tight deadlines
-Working closely with the editorial and sales teams to develop content and foster relationships with readers

Dailyslap.com— Headline Editor
OCTOBER 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017
-Researching and aggregating the most important and interesting daily news stories on our homepage and across social media channels
-Writing succinct, attention-grabbing headlines that summarize each story
-Utilizing SEO and social media best practices to reach the widest possible audience

FanSided— Contributing Writer
AUGUST 2016 - JANUARY 2017
-Pitching and writing 2-3 weekly web posts for the entertainment website Culturess.com
-Implementing SEO best practices to maximize web traffic

Other work experience:

BlueWater Reporting, Jacksonville, FL — Researcher
FEBRUARY 2017 - PRESENT
-Collecting and analyzing data on global maritime shipping activity, tracking trends and changes in the shipping industry
-Keeping consumers updated with the latest news and information regarding various international trade routes and ocean carriers

Drybar, Jacksonville, FL — "Bartender" (Receptionist)
OCTOBER 2016 - JANUARY 2017
-Greeting customers and checking them in for appointments
-Ensuring the shop runs smoothly and all clients and stylists are happy and have what they need
-Working with Booker system to make appointments and take payments
-Maintaining shop cleanliness and proper visual merchandising standards

LUSH Cosmetics, Jacksonville, FL — Seasonal Sales Ambassador
OCTOBER 2015 - JANUARY 2016
-Helping to create an exciting personalized shopping experience for customers
-Working closely with my coworkers to meet sales goals and ensure a neatly operated store environment.

Evince Marketing, Jacksonville, FL — Marketing Communications Specialist
JULY 2015 - SEPTEMBER 2015
-Ran direct retail marketing campaigns and acted as the primary on-site expert of the products being promoted
-Worked closely with colleagues to devise the best strategies for promoting greater brand awareness
-Received on the job training in various direct marketing techniques and management practices

Third Kind, Jacksonville Beach, FL — Promotional Marketing Strategist
DECEMBER 2013 - JULY 2015
-Collaborated with a small team to promote the brand and draw in new customers
-Used social media to expand the consumer base

UNF English Language Program, Jacksonville, FL — Volunteer English Teacher
JUNE 2013 - AUGUST 2015
-Taught, tutored, and mentored students of all levels learning English as a second language
-Created lesson plans, games, and supplemental activities for classes and extracurricular groups

 

Education:

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL — B.A. History and Political Science
AUGUST 2008 - DECEMBER 2012

Florida State University London Study Centre, London, UKBritish and European History (Intensive Study Abroad Program)
JANUARY 2012 - MAY 2012

Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UKHistory and Politics (International Exchange) 
JANUARY 2011 - JUNE 2011

 

Key Skills:

Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, WordPress, Google Docs, HTML, social media, SEO, Google Analytics
Digital and film photography
Extensive international travel has taught me to be flexible & adaptable to any situation
120 hour TEFL certificate
Trained in sales, direct marketing, inbound marketing
Writing and editing with AP Style and Chicago Style
Excellent spelling and grammar
Research, fact-checking, primary source analysis

 

Certifications:

120+ Hour TEFL from the University of North Florida, 2013 (Detailed transcripts available)

 

View my LinkedIn profile or contact me for a copy of my full resume.