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Summary of Experience

Within the last few years, I have worked with various editorial and research based jobs that required me to manage projects and assignments, conduct extensive research, conduct interviews, manage confidential spreadsheets and documents, and perform administrative duties. With a semester left, I will graduate with a B.S. in Economics and an English minor. Surf culture has been a passion of mine since before I entered high school and I look forward to contributing to the industry.

Employment Preferences

50,000 To: 80,000 USD Per Annum
Richmond, VA, United States
Full Time
Editorial
Yes
Yes
Australia

Surfing Experience

Longboard
4
2015

Work History

Job Title Company When?
Contributor RVA Magazine From May 2015 To Current
.Responsible for pitching and developing long-form and short-form stories/articles on more regular weekly content (event previews, album reviews, business listing updates, etc.)
.Seeking out new voices in the community and conducting phone, online, and in-person interviews.
.Transcribing interview audio, researching subject background, and pulling quotations to use in stories/articles.
.Attending events via media/press pass and using video & photojournalism to compliment interviews with producers, artists, attendees, staff, etc.
Remote Intern Creative Media Agency, LLC. From October 2014 To May 2015
Wrote brief reader's reports for submitted, unpublished manuscripts.
.Wrote pitch letters to editors promoting newly signed clients/manuscripts, while including comparative titles and a list of editors/houses/imprints who work with similar genres. The pitch letters helped to improve the literary agent's personal connection with the editors.
.Revised and suggested book cover copy ideas, including the book's title and reviews.
.Met strict deadlines with editorial letters that critiqued clients'‚Äč manuscripts and gave helpful suggestions for improvement.
.Participated in bi-monthly conference calls where the literary agent hosted and lectured on the rudiments of the Publishing Industry. Included in the calls was a segment where each attendee pitched a recently read manuscript with attempts to persuade the agent's opinion to sign the potential client.
.Managed literary agent's contacts, film-rights, film-contacts, and independent third party E-book spreadsheets.
.Created vCard profiles for editors/producers including their location/contact information, and highlighting their achievements, areas of specialty, preferred genres and deals.
Supervisor Lynchburg College Catering Dep From August 2013 To May 2014
.Met with clients to coordinate event-specific details and special requests.
.Managed and assisted transportation of food and equipment to event locations, afterwards helping to disassemble the event/banquet/private party.
.Supervised staff during all aspects of catered events while providing and communicating a layout/ diagram of events, including details of table service, menus, guest lists, etc.
.Supervised maintenance of high sanitation and safety standards in all catering areas, including storage rooms.

Education

Qualification Field of Study Institution When?
Bachelors Degree Economics, English Virginia Commonwealth Uni. From 2014 To 2015
Associates Degree English, Popular Culture Lynchburg College From 2012 To 2014

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