EXPERIENCE

Pathway to Living — Transforming the way society thinks about aging and senior living — Chicago, IL

Social Media Specialist, 2016-2019 | Content and Communications Specialist, 2019-present

  • Responsible for managing all content and advertisements for 25 social media profiles across 60+ social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Google and more

  • Manage website content, writing blogs and measuring SEO through Google Analytics and reporting tactics

  • Pitch, write and produce video content for social media and interviewing team members, family members and senior residents 

  • Create the yearly editorial calendar based on quarterly themes tailored to industry trends

  • Regularly measure KPI through various reporting tools and adjusting our message based on those analytics

  • Instrumental role on the creative team for social media campaigns, print advertising and other digital spaces

  • The first to hold both positions, I’ve created a social media presence from scratch and have continued to grow audience interaction while keeping followers engaged and inspired

 

Chicago Tribune (Splash Magazine) — Chicago’s dose of style, society and celebrity — Chicago, IL

Editorial Intern, 2015 | Writer, 2015-present | Social Media Manager, 2018-present

 

Yahoo Entertainment (The Morning Breath) — The first live digital morning show hosted by Girl With No Job’s Claudia Oshry and sister Jackie Oshry — New York, NY

Premier Writer, 2017-2018

  • Pitch, write and publish daily show recaps that live on the Yahoo Entertainment home page

  • Published 77 stories in only three months 

 

NBCUniversal (E! News) — Breaking news department — Los Angeles, CA

Breaking News Intern, 2013 | Midwest Stringer, 2014-2016

  • Worked directly under chief correspondent, Melanie Bromley

  • Daily fact-checking and monitoring social media for story leads

  • Talked with sources in the field and over phone interviews

  • Reporting credit on stories in both Los Angeles and Chicago covering Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan and more

 

BETHDELANY.COM — Interviewing cool people and featuring cool things I care about

  • Interviews with Heather McMahan, Comments by Celebs, Danny Pellegrino, Jessie Jolles and more 

 

Womensforum.com — A leading women’s lifestyle site reaching over 45 million people each month — Chicago, IL

Entertainment Writer, 2014-2016

  • Nearly 200 published articles covering entertainment news and lifestyle trends

  • Promoted to Womensforum’s exclusive entertainment blogger with my own dedicated page

  • Interviewed local public figures, including Catt Sadler

 

Studio71 — A global media company and the fastest growing digital network with 7-billion monthly views — Beverly Hills, CA

Production Intern, 2014

  • Worked alongside renowned producers to create original YouTube content including writing scripts, creating storyboards and hiring talent

  • Worked as a production assistant on the set of Purina’s Petcentric YouTube channel including coordinating shoot schedules, managing camera equipment, managing craft services, scouting locations and assisting talent

  • Was hired after I was told “No” and walked into the office with determination to do anything

 

EDUCATION

Indiana University — Bloomington, IN

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology with a specialization in broadcast journalism

  • Graduated in May 2016 with a 3.6 GPA

  • Featured on Indiana University Student Television network, reaching a campus of 45,000 students

  • Developed a campaign and comprehensive plan of action for the Bring Change to Mind organization and presented it to founder, Glenn Close

 

ACHIEVEMENTS + OTHER WORK

  • Master of Improv through Second City’s Players Workshop of Chicago

  • Board member on DKMS Young Professionals of Chicago

  • Volunteer for the Chicago Food Depository feeding Chicago’s homeless population

  • Served as an election judge in Cook County for the 2016 presidential primary and general elections

  • Covered the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH for BETHDELANY.COM 

  • Correctly forecasted the names of several celebrity babies and was featured in the Indiana University newspaper for predicting the name of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West’s second child, Saint West

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