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Meghan De Maria

Meghan De Maria

Freelance Entertainment Writer

NY

I'm a freelance reporter and entertainment journalist. My interest is primarily in TV shows, but I occasionally write about movies, music, and books as well.

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Refinery29

Entertainment News Wroter

I wrote five stories a day for Refinery29's entertainment section. I also interviewed actors and musicians about their upcoming projects. When time allowed, I pitched and wrote feature stories for the entertainment vertical, usually related to TV shows. I also helped with Refinery29's annual relaunch of its 67% mission to showcase plus-size voices on site.

Refinery29

Associate Editor, Digital Innovation

I worked on the content strategy team to test editorial frameworks across verticals. I reported and wrote stories for Refinery29's news, entertainment, and living verticals. I also helped craft newsletter email subject lines and contributed to on-site headline and image tests.

Bustle

News Writer

I pitched and wrote breaking and trending news articles for Bustle.com, adding original angles and analysis rather than just performing aggregation. I also utilized keywords and SEO best practices to ensure my articles reached their maximum readership.

Refinery29

Trending Writer

I pitched and wrote trending stories for various verticals at Refinery29, especially the news & politics section.

Bustle

Freelance Entertainment Writer

I write entertainment news and celebrity stories for Bustle.com.

TheWeek.com

Staff Writer

I was responsible for helming TheWeek.com's Speed Reads vertical, a hub for breaking and trending news. I wrote 7-10 daily posts for the section and assisted editors with social media and photo selection.

Internships

Marie Claire

Web Editorial Intern

RealBeauty.com

Editorial Intern

The Week

Web Editorial Intern

Girls' Life Magazine

Editorial Intern and Website Moderator

USA Today College

Collegiate Correspondent

Parenting Magazine

Editorial Intern

The Chapel Hill Weekly

Editorial Intern

New York University

Summer Publishing Institute, SPI

Six-week intensive program exploring magazine, book and digital publishing while creating an original magazine brand and book imprint
Topics covered: P&L sheets for magazines and books, distribution models, metadata, marketing and promotions, SEO, web design, and eBooks

As the editor in chief of a mock women's magazine, I oversaw all editorial content as well as P&L sheets, website content, and social media strategies.

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Education
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A., Classics and English

At UNC-Chapel Hill, I majored in English and classics, with a focus on Greek and Roman literature. I also took several reporting and copy-editing courses through the university's school of journalism. I was involved with several campus publications, including The Daily Tar Heel and UNC's Her Campus chapter.

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