Journalism Experience:

PEOPLE/PEOPLE.com, New York, NY (April 2015 — Present)
Features Editor
• Cover fashion and beauty for both print and digital

Seventeen, New York, NY (September 2013 — April 2015)
Features Editor
• Responsible for writing and editing roughly 30-40 pages each month in the magazine (At most, I wrote/edited 52 pages.)
• Attend monthly run-thrus and coordinate with the Fashion Director and Market Editors to write copy for the Fashion FOB and Fashion Well
• Pitch, write, and edit the Love section, among other monthly features and cover stories
• Write sharp, clever, and enticing coverlines
• Conduct celebrity interviews
• Developed new app-exclusive franchise “Flirt Tip of the Day”
• Helped conceptualize new section, Your Circle, which encompasses friends, family, and romantic relationships
• Co-supervise features interns (up to 6 per semester) and oversee their assignments

StyleBistro.com, New York, NY (July 2012 — September 2013)
Senior Associate Editor
• Pitch, package, and write 5-8 stories daily, including slide shows and games
• Oversee all beauty content on the site
• Represent the site at all beauty and fashion events
• Manage Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter
• Uploaded, credited, and wrote blurbs for 2,500 lookbook entries

Ralph Lauren, New York, NY (June 2011 — June 2012)
Junior Copywriter
• Write product copy and manage samples for 13 brands across 10+ wholesale partners’ e-comm sites
• Strategize and articulate messaging for marketing emails, online assets and editorial projects
• Promote branded editorial content on various social media platforms
• Attend seasonal showroom walkthroughs to stay abreast of upcoming deliveries and market trends
• Find, train, and edit freelancers

Vox, Columbia, MO (Aug. 2009 — May 2011)
Department Editor, Jan. 2011 — May 2011
• Pitched, assigned, edited, proofread and fact-checked front-of-book stories for a tabloid-size weekly city magazine with a circulation of 12,000
• Collaborated with the multimedia team to create videos, photo slide shows and interactive graphics to enhance articles on the website
• Compiled and wrote blurbs for both the online and print events calendar
• Blogged about entertainment, news and culture for the magazine’s daily blog, Vox Talk

Contributing Writer, Reporter, Aug. 2009 — Dec. 2010
• Wrote two 2,500-word features and weekly department stories
• Pitched and reported a fashion piece on an up-and-coming mobile boutique that remained on the top-read list for more than one month

Cosmopolitan, New York, NY (May 2010 — Aug. 2010)
Editorial Intern
• Assisted editors with administrative tasks and research for articles
• Conducted on-the-street interviews and polls for “Confessions,” “Beauty Stakeout,” “Hot-Guy Blooper” and “Damage Control” sections
• Brainstormed celebrity interview questions and transcribed interviews for features

The Maneater/MOVE, Columbia, MO (Jan. 2008 — June 2008)
Reporter, Copy Editor, Designer
• Reported, edited and designed spreads on city news for the university newspaper and on arts and entertainment for its tabloid-size biweekly magazine

Bachelor of Journalism
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Minors: Information Technology, Textile and Apparel Management
GPA: 3.9/4.0

Microsoft Office • Adobe Creative Suite • Soundslides • HTML coding • SEO best practices • Video editing • Web analytics • AP Style • Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Foursquare, Instagram • Familiar with multiple blogging platforms and content management systems • Grammar stickler