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Danielle Perlin

Danielle Perlin

Staff Writer

22nd Century Media LLC

Chicago, IL

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'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...

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.
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22nd Century Media LLC

Staff Writer

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

Marketing Manager/Editor

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.

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Skokie Caucus Party

Press Manager

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.


eTechnologies, Inc.

SEO Intern

At eTechnologies, I learned more about Google Analytics, daily ranks for our company websites, HTML coding, how to obtain detailed keyword information and more.

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Bountiful Eatery

PR Coordinator

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 and

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

Part-time assistant

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

I enjoy writing about traveling. This job includes local, national and international travel writing on a plethora of topics.

Tribune Company

Web Producer, Media on Demand Digital

-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.

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Freelance Writer

-Wrote feature articles about a variety of topics in Skokie

Tribune Company

Editorial Assistant, the Syndicate

-Helping to launch Tribune Company affiliate sites by clobbering Syndicate pages on to requested networks
-Other various projects

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Illini Media

Managing Editor and Copy Chief of buzz Weekly

-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


Illini Media

Copy Editor for buzz Weekly

-Copy edit the magazine before publication on a weekly basis
-Have helped Editor in Chief hire new writers since December 2009

Illini Media

Writer for buzz Weekly

Profile people and organizations throughout the Urbana-Champaign community for the community section

Tribune Interactive

Syndicate Intern

•Aggregated content for News, Features and Television departments
•Published independent project on all 42 Tribune Company Broadcast sites

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Milo Media

Editorial Assistant for Lift & Crane Magazine

•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