About Liz

Developing a career in the journalism, communications, non-profit, and marketing industries. Skills include editing, copywriting, and reporting expertise as well as proficiency in video editing, photography, page design, and social media applications. Proficient in written and spoken Spanish as well. Strengths include creativity, innovation, and precision. Hoping to develop a career in Washington D.C., Virginia, or Maryland, but quite willing to adapt to any location.

Resume

Experience

Editor, LivingSocial                                                                                 Summer ’11-Present

  • Promoted from Editorial Intern to Staff Writer to Assistant Editor to Editor
  •  Write and edit copy for LivingSocial markets spanning numerous platforms
  • Manage 10 to 13 city markets with local expertise emphasized
  • Editorial Marketing Committee — research & disseminate marketing & consumer trends
  • Work with stock photography with attention to dynamic imagery
  • Craft SEO-minded copy intended to maximize LivingSocial’s readership & search functionality

Blogger, What Dress Code?                                                                     Summer ‘12-Present

  • Craft five to six posts per week featuring fashion, design and culinary commentary
  • Garner more than 40,000 page views since the blog’s inception
  • Develop skill set in WordPress, basic CSS and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Facilitate reader comments, leverage social media and manage analytics
  • Attend assorted events, work with collaborators and interact with sponsors

SocialStudiesDC Writer, Producer, LivingSocial                   Summer ‘11-Summer ’12

  • Wrote copy, shot and edited short videos, and took photographs for SocialStudiesDC
  • Managed social media presence, created spotlight pieces and juggled regular editor responsibilities
  • Blog attracted more than 1 million unique visitors in a year
  • Blog received “Best of” awards from the Washington Post Express and Washington City Paper

Communications/Video Associate, ChildFund International              Winter ‘11-Spring ‘11

  • Conceptualized and edited videos and performed additional communications tasks
  • Final products broadcast on ChildFund International’s website and YouTube station

Field Producer, A Home for Sgt. Lyon                                                  Winter ‘11-Spring ‘11

  • Organized and edited full-length documentary about Homes for Our Troops organization
  • Production followed the building of a home for severely wounded veteran Sgt. Kenny Lyon

News Editor, Photographer, The Collegian                                           Spring ‘09-Spring ‘11

  • Laid out and designed each week’s news section
  • Contributed consistent news reporting and photography

Editorial Intern, Baltimore magazine                                                                   Summer ’10

  • Contributed writing and editorial work to a number of pieces for the magazine
  • Performed fact-checking and editing duties for a variety of articles

Communications/Public Relations Intern, Baltimore Museum of Art             Summer ’09

  • Wrote and edited press releases and BMA member magazine articles
  • Updated BMA blog database and compiled clip reports of BMA media coverage

Expertise

MS Office programs, as well as AP Style requirements
Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro
Blogging technologies and social media applications
Proficient in written and spoken Spanish

Education

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Latin American & Iberian Studies, Minor in Studio Art
GPA: 3.7
Honors: Dean’s List, Phi Beta Delta International Studies Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Honors: LAIS Holt Academic Scholarship Recipient

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s