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Courtney Kasper

Courtney Kasper

Senior Editor

Today's CNY Woman

Skaneateles, Other

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Today's CNY Woman

Assistant Editor

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Magazines & Online

Freelance Writer and Editor

I currently freelance for a mix of consumer and trade publications, where I write feature articles on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: industry news, business and trend forecasts; personality profiles; human interest stories; product reviews; and service pieces.

My work has appeared in Business Matters, The Daily Orange, Syracuse University Magazine, Envi Magazine Online, Dance Teacher magazine, Dance Retailer News and Time Out New York.

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Scotsman Media Group

Reporter/Photographer/Web Editor

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Macfadden Performing Arts Media, LLC

Associate Editor at Dance Teacher magazine

• Editor of Ask the Experts, Recommended, Face to Face, History, Business and Health columns
• Maintained relationships with freelance writers and handled contracts
• Participated in weekly editorial meetings
• Assigned, edited and wrote feature articles, news stories and department columns
• Assisted with planning editorial calendar
• Maintained a weekly blog post
• Updated Twitter and Facebook feeds daily
• Contributed to company supplements and e-newsletter
• Attended yearly Dance Teacher Summit
• Presenter at annual Dance Teacher Awards Gala

Career

Macfadden Performing Arts Media, LLC

Assistant Editor at Dance Teacher magazine and Dance Retailer News

• Developed Product News, New Arrivals and Fashion pages
• Researched the latest trends in costumes, dancewear and dance-related products
• Maintained working relationships with press contacts and manufacturers
• Managed the incoming and outgoing flow of merchandise
• Facilitated the organization and styling of photo shoots
• Participated in weekly editorial meetings
• Pitched, edited and occasionally wrote feature articles, news stories and department columns
• Attended yearly Dance Teacher Summit and DRN Expo
• Presenter at annual Dance Teacher Awards Gala

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Syracuse University

News Writing Teaching Assistant for S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Summer Program

• Taught course on searching LexisNexis and ProQuest databases
• Created daily news quizzes. Graded quizzes and writing exercises

Newhouse School, Syracuse University

Web Managing Editor at Envi Magazine Online (MNO Capstone Project)

• Served as print and online staff liaison. Corresponded with all editors daily
• Orchestrated production calendar for seven-member staff
• Conceptualized story ideas, heds, and deks
• Managed 13 writers. Worked with writers to refine article
• Copy and line edited all online content. Tested website for mechanical errors
• Wrote fashion piece with accompanying side bar, music review and service piece
• Ordered merchandise for fashion spread and assisted with layout

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Syracuse University

Editorial Intern at Syracuse University Magazine

• Covered University happenings and a variety of other writing assignments
• Wrote news stories for several campus publications
• Only intern to be assigned a student profile for the summer issue
• Proofread print and online publications for grammar and design functionality

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Newhouse School, Syracuse University

Co-creator and Front of the Book Editor at Sophie magazine (Magazine Editing course project)

• Drafted and packaged business proposal
• Organized weekly production meetings
• Assigned writers, edited, and fact-checked all articles
• Conceptualized feature story and ending page
• Assisted with design and advertising layout
• Acquired photographers, props, models, wardrobe, and location for photo shoots

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Tallahassee Democrat

Freelance Writer at Business Matters

• Reported on the local business market for Tallahassee’s leading business periodical
• Pitched and authored several front-page features

Syracuse University

M.A., Magazine Journalism

Florida State University

B.A., English Literature