I’ve spent more than five years working in both print and web publishing, covering a wide range of topics that includes food and wine, real estate, health and beauty, green living, and pets. I’ve written cover and feature articles, regular blogs, and news stories for print magazines and websites that reach thousands of readers every week.
Most recently, I served as the web editor for a luxury lifestyle, health and beauty magazine. In this role I was responsible for researching and writing features and blogs; recruiting writers and keeping them on schedule; creating graphic elements for the site, such as headers and house ads in Photoshop; copyediting, formatting and uploading articles into our CMS; creating and posting e-ditions of the print magazine; and tracking web traffic and formulating ideas on how to increase traffic and improve the site. In addition, I recruited, interviewed, trained and oversaw the web interns; created and maintained the magazine’s Facebook and Twitter pages; and designed and mailed out regular e-newsletters to lists of opt-in subscribers.
I’m well versed in basic HTML, publishing programs such as InDesign and QuarkXPress, the Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, Adobe Pro WordPress, Blogspot, and various online content management systems. I have a thorough knowledge of both the AP Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style.