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Lauren Brown

Lauren Brown

Freelance Writer

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Freelance Writer & Editor

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Freelance Writer

Writer

Editor

Digital Content Specialist

Social Media Strategist

Author

Talent Booker

TV and Radio Producer

Magazine Editor

Biographer

Emerging Media Consultant

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Various

Book Author

Author of:
Lindsay Lohan: The It Girl Next Door (Simon Spotlight)
Emma Roberts: Simply Fabulous (Simon Spotlight)
Reese Witherspoon: The Biography (Thunder's Mouth Press)
Girl's Life Ultimate Guide to Surviving Middle School (Scholastic)
The Doggy Divas: Roxy's Rules (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Career

OK! Magazine

Site Director, OKMagazine.com

Oversee all editorial/social media operations of the site including managing a large team of editors and freelancers, oversee content voice, direction and strategy, work with advertising team on editorial integrations and marketing opportunities, oversee strategic partnerships, bring in major celebrities and experts to serve as columnists and contributors to the site, represent OKMagazine.com on TV (OK! TV, Access Hollywood and more) and radio (frequent guest on Dirty Pop Live with Lance Bass on Sirius Radio) and work on constant site improvements and growth to hit traffic goals ahead of schedule and keep OKMagazine.com search volume high.

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Glamour, AOL and more as a freelancer

Writer, Editor, Author, Booker, Producer

I was a blogger for Glamour.com's Entertainment vertical called "Obsessed" and I contributed to the AOL teen entertainment site Cambio.com. I also wrote almost monthly for Glamour magazine including celebrity interviews for their front of book section, celebrity fashion and beauty stories as well as a cover story on Nashville star Hayden Panettiere.

I worked on all aspects of the Seventeen magazine iPad application - including creating partnerships, top editing content, setting deadlines and more.

I was also a lead editor at the Hearst Teen Network, overseeing DonateMyDress.org and the Cosmogirl and Teen Mag blogs (I helped with the relaunch of both in 2010).

I also contributed to Latina, WomensHealth.com, Disney.com family sites, Babyzone.com, The Nest, YourTango.com, Radar Online, Huffington Post, AOL's Lemondrop.com, Gurl.com, Girl2Watch.com, Teri Hatcher's web site GetHatched.com, Snakkle.com, CulturePop.com, Redbook, Guideposts, USA Weekend, Positive Thinking, CosmoGIRL, Seventeen, PopStar, Teen, The Daily Beast (talent booking), MTV (on air scripts for New Afternoons), created online content for Auritt Communications and oversaw social media for Goldberg McDuffie Communications.

Career

Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Producer, Specialty Talk Programming

Booked high profile guests and created segments for shows on Sirius Stars including Sex, Success and Sensibility with Candace Bushnell, The Judith Regan Show, Jane Radio with Jane Pratt, Wellness Radio with Deepak Chopra, Barbara Live! with Barbara Walters, The Jay Thomas Show and Jim Breuer Unleashed
Pre-interviewed guests and conducted background research on them as needed
Created one-off specials and channels around celebrities and current events including Earth Day, Mother’s Day and Halloween
Brought in A-list talent to tour multiple shows and channels on Sirius over course of a day or more.

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Inside TV

Deputy Features Editor

Wrangled all interviews, set visits and other cooperative celebrity features every week
Interviewed celebrities for cover stories, profiles and behind the scenes features
Worked on brand extensions and planning
Managed freelancers and junior editorial staff

Career

Us Weekly

Deputy Movies Editor/Staff Writer

Interviewed/booked celebrities for features and photo shoots
Wrote 2-3 features (including breaking news stories) in the magazine per week
Reviewed movies in regular critic’s absence
Covered movie press junkets and industry events (ie: Sundance Film Festival)

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CosmoGIRL! Magazine

Entertainment Editor

Booked celebrities for photo shoots, interviews and outside projects for CG!
Wrote monthly cover stories and major celebrity features
Conceptualized, wrote and edited all front of book entertainment pages
Managed staff of outside freelance writers/interviewers

Career

University of South Florida

Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications