Curriculum Vitae

Education:

Arizona State University

Bachelors of Arts in English
Spring 2018

Employment:

Mid-Atlantic Media – The Phoenix Jewish News

Staff Writer

August 2017-August 2018

  • Wrote four to five articles published weekly online and in a newspaper with over 5,000 subscribers
  • Managed all social media, increasing Facebook followers by 36 percent, from roughly 2,100 to 3,300
  • Generated four pitches for weekly editorial meetings and worked any assigned stories
  • Cultivated contacts throughout the community to find stories and obtain interviews
  • Produced award-winning articles conforming to AP and company style and took photographs for publication

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

Web Content Manager

March 2014-May 2017

  • Wrote and edited content for blogs, newsletters, social media and email marketing
  • Drove sales and event attendance by generating targeted customer lists for email marketing campaigns regularly reaching 10,000 or more recipients
  • Operated website and webstore, which hosted more than $1 million in orders annually
  • Assisted in coordinating 200 author events a year, including scheduling, set-up, conducting live interviews before an audience and broadcasting online

Deco Tile and Stone

Apprentice

December 2005- March 2010

  • Restored and remodeled historic homes, working closely with the general contractor
  • Negotiated with clients and sub-contractors to advance project in a cost-efficient manner
  • Evaluated and purchased building materials based on blue prints and company standards

Awards:

  • 1st Place Simon Rockower Award for excellence in news reporting from the American Jewish Press Association
  • 3 Time Dean’s List Recipient at ASU

Volunteer:

PHXSUX.COM

Assistant Editor and Writer
January 2017-August 2017

  • Edited, formatted and uploaded content for publication online
  • Wrote articles for publication online
  • Managed social media accounts, increasing followers on all platforms

Four Chambers Press

Associate Editor
August 2017-March 2018

  • Reviewed three submissions a week from a pool of over 500
  • Scored submissions based on press standards for publication
  • Represented organization at community events