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Alexis Blair

Alexis Blair

Baltimore & Annapolis City Editor

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Events and Promotions Coordinator, FHHA; Maryland Editor, Ask Miss A; Bride Intern, Baltimore Bride

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Baltimore & Annapolis City Editor

• Relaunch the Baltimore & Annapolis branch of the nationwide website, Ask Miss A: Charity Meets Style, which has 1.2 million readers annually across 21 major cities
• Provide press coverage for local charitable events including arts and culture, fashion, sports, health, nightlife, and dining
• Feature exclusive interviews with local influencers and stores or boutiques which give back to the community
• Manage the monthly editorial calendar, delegating assignments to my writing team, checking in regularly with writers and securing press coverage at various events for them
• Attract partnership sales prospects and create a detailed plan with which Miss A can address their advertising needs

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Federal Hill Hospitality Association

Events and Promotions Coordinator

• Compose press releases for FHHA neighborhood events, as well as Ryleigh's Oyster House events, including Cars on Cross, Baltimore OysterFest, Hill-O-Ween, and more
• Write and research feature articles covering happenings in Historic Federal Hill for SOBO Voice
• Assist in event planning and coordination of FHHA and Ryleigh's Events, such as Baltimore OysterFest, Hill-O-Ween, Ravens tailgates and more

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Baltimore Magazine

Bride Intern, Baltimore Bride magazine

• Pitch, research and write weekly posts for the Hitched blog, including unique wedding locations, spotlights on local vendors, profiles of local couples, and a variety of creative posts, such as creating the perfect wedding playlist
• Research and conduct personal interviews with experts in the bridal industry throughout Baltimore
• Write a variety of pieces for publication in the "Unveiled" and "Aisle Style" sections of the 2014 issue
• Assist with on set styling at bridal fashion photoshoot, bridal party photoshoot, a Poe-themed wedding shoot, and more
• Pick and pull wedding dresses, jewelry, and shoes from local vendors for use in 2014 photoshoots
• Maintain all social media platforms for Baltimore Bride, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, updating daily to promote Baltimore Bride throughout Charm City

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Pink and Black Magazine

Style & Beauty Staff Writer

• Pitch 5-7 article ideas each month on topics related to fashion trends, beauty advice and seasonal style
• Research and write articles on the above topics, published on a weekly basis

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Alloy Digital

Contributing Writer for Crushable.com

• Contribute weekly posts in the form of celebrity spotlights or entertainment reviews, such as television or film recaps
• Compose and publish posts within WordPress utilizing SEO best practices to attract the highest number of readers

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Envolve Winery

Wine Sales and Hospitality

• Host guests at the Envolve Tasting Room, providing information on the wines and winery background
• Promote the wine club to reach monthly goals and expand the Envolve family

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Sonoma County Economic Development Board

Workforce and Youth Project Coordinator

• Act as liason between the Economic Development Board and the Workforce Investment Board, reporting to both boards on collaborative projects between the two
• Act as Human Resources Director for recruiting, interviewing and hiring processes for the 2013-2014 Project Coordinator Fellowship
• Write proposals for new programs involving youth entrepreneurship, business cluster development and workforce development
• Research and write the annual Workforce and Education Report and contribute workforce information for reports such as the Abridged and Unabridged Economic Indicator Report
• Survey local businesses and publish results in 2012 Human Resources Directors Report
• Assist with the organization and development of the Sonoma County Summer Youth Ecology Corps

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College Magazine

Entertainment Writer

• Brainstormed entertainment pitches for monthly article assignments.
• Researched and wrote weekly pop-culture articles on films, television programs, music and celebrities.
• Conducted one-on-one celebrity interviews.

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University of the South

Intern at Office of Career and Leadership Development

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC

Project Assistant

DLA Piper

Human Resources Intern

• Hired as a bilingual intern in order to correspond with Spanish applicants and measure their English proficiency
• Conducted the English portion of interviews with applicants
• Reviewed resumes and made recommendations to my supervisor
• Represented DLA Piper at career fairs in Madrid

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Alter Communications

Editorial Intern at Style Magazine

Style magazine is a monthly print publication in Baltimore, Maryland, that goes out to 95k readers, focusing on lifestyle, home, travel, beauty and personalities.
• Conducted personal and phone interviews
• Researched and wrote several feature stories, including a six-page spread, as well as shorter beats on upcoming events and new beauty products
• Fact-checked copy for monthly issues

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Devaney & Associates

Intern

Sewanee-The University of the South

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Double Major in Economics and English, Minor in Spanish

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Oxford University, St. John's College

British Studies at Oxford