I'd like to use my skills in writing, editing, social media, and SEO to land a job with a non-profit, a publication, or a corporate company (i.e., law firm, digital agency, a university, a publishing company, and more). There are many different organizations that are looking for people with my skills in digital communications...
22nd Century Media LLC
I have always been extremely passionate about writing. Currently, I'm a freelance journalist and am looking for more stable work opportunities in writing, editing, and social media marketing; I've worked at the Tribune Company as a digital news producer and helped start social media accounts for a restaurant in Chicago. I abs...
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt and "If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children." ~Gandhi
I would love to work with clients through a company and help these clients with their writing as well as social media marketing needs. I have a special interest in helping small business owners, too, and I truly enjoy engaging with others.
22nd Century Media LLC
October 2012 — Present
I write feature stories and news articles for various publications within 22nd Century Media, including The Glenview Lantern, The Northbrook Tower and The Highland Park Landmark. I have covered more than 50 events, meetings and festivals throughout the northern suburbs.
Quick Leonard Kieffer
April 2013 — April 2014
I edited all written materials that go out to clients, including proposals, write-up bios on final-round candidates, job specifications and more. I was also in charge of writing all aspects of the six-page quarterly newsletter, maintaining the website and am expanding our firm's online presence through LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Quick Leonard Kieffer is an executive search recruiting firm specializing in the healthcare, academic, association and non-profit industries.
Skokie Caucus Party
December 2012 — May 2013
I managed the Skokie Caucus Party public relations for the April 2013 election. My tasks included helping with various details of the campaign, setting up interviews with local publications, writing press releases, editing the Party's website and posting to Facebook and Twitter.
The Caucus Party won all eight seats, including six Village Trustee seats, in the April 2013 election.
February 2013 — April 2013
At eTechnologies, I learned more about Google Analytics, daily ranks for our company websites, HTML coding, how to obtain detailed keyword information and more.
July 2012 — January 2013
I assisted in managing the Facebook and Twitter accounts of Bountiful Eatery as well as sent press releases to magazines, bloggers, newspapers and other sites in Chicagoland. I edited the restaurant's website, blog posts and menu panels. Also, I occasionally sent e-blasts through MailChimp and created events through EventBrite.com and MeetUp.com.
Successful story placements include: Forbes, RedEye Chicago, My Daily Find Chicago, PureWow, Natural Awakenings and CS Modern Luxury
Successful mentions include: TimeOut Chicago and ABC Chicago's The Hungry Hound
Total Dish Marketing
May 2012 — January 2013
I helped the owner and manager of Total Dish Marketing with side tasks on an as-needed basis, including public relations and marketing endeavors.
Chicago Budget Travel Examiner
April 2012 — January 2013
I enjoy writing about traveling. This job includes local, national and international travel writing on a plethora of topics.
Web Producer, Media on Demand Digital
October 2010 — March 2012
-Produce weekly content for Lifestyle pages, including Autos page, Real-Estate page and Seasonal pages
-Update photo galleries and video categories weekly
As of August 2011, I am a full-time Tribune employee. I am responsible for the above tasks as well as Nation and World news production for all Tribune affiliates who receive Media on Demand Digital content.
August 2010 — February 2011
-Wrote feature articles about a variety of topics in Skokie
Editorial Assistant, the Syndicate
August 2010 — October 2010
-Helping to launch Tribune Company affiliate sites by clobbering Syndicate pages on to requested networks
-Other various projects
Managing Editor and Copy Chief of buzz Weekly
March 2010 — May 2010
-In charge of the three or four copy editors who worked weekly
-Completed final edits for each page of buzz weekly in conjunction with the Editor in Chief and Art Director
-Other assorted tasks as needed; varied weekly
Copy Editor for buzz Weekly
February 2009 — March 2010
-Copy edit the magazine before publication on a weekly basis
-Have helped Editor in Chief hire new writers since December 2009
Writer for buzz Weekly
November 2006 — March 2010
Profile people and organizations throughout the Urbana-Champaign community for the community section
May 2009 — August 2009
•Aggregated content for News, Features and Television departments
•Published independent project on all 42 Tribune Company Broadcast sites
Editorial Assistant for Lift & Crane Magazine
May 2008 — July 2008
•Niche publication in construction industry, circulation of 30,000
•Responsible for various sections of August and September issues: Accident Watch, Notable Quotes, Trendlines, Calendar, Safety Products, Equipment Focus and Product Focus
•Wrote feature stories
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS, Journalism, Political Science
The Hebrew University
Study Abroad semester