Resume

Education

New York University, New York, NY
Summer Publishing Institute

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA
B.A. Mass Communication and B.A. Multimedia
Summa Cum Laude
GPA: 3.91

Expertise

• Passion for the pursuit of excellent writing skills and communicative prowess
• Comfortable balancing conflicting priorities and performing with poise under deadline pressure

• Meticulous attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture
• Capable of finding legitimate enjoyment in the search for erred spelling, punctuation, and grammar
• Self-motivated, with superb organizational and time management skills
• Insatiable desire to learn and to help others learn, and also for ice cream

Experience

EDITORIAL OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
Travel + Leisure, Time Inc. • New York, NY • Oct. 2015–present

• Support the Editor in Chief by scheduling meetings, booking travel, preparing expense reports, and addressing (or more importantly, anticipating) day-to-day business needs
• Edit and write stories for travelandleisure.com, including some of Time Inc.’s highest e-commerce affiliate sales revenue drivers to date
• Liaise with writers, editors, and the finance team to troubleshoot payment issues
• Coordinate contractor approval for new writers
• Developed new, more efficient processes to track editors’ event attendance, to analyze the data for a major tentpole survey, and to help the EIC better manage his email inbox

FREELANCE WEB EDITORIAL PRODUCER
Vogue, Conde Nast • New York, NY • Sept. 2015–Oct. 2015

• Brought on to support the Vogue.com production team during fashion month and the launch of Vogue Runway
• Publish articles, slideshows, galleries, and videos using various content management systems
• Coordinate with writers, editors, researchers, designers, and copy editors to finalize content packages
• Address any updates or corrections in a timely manner with meticulous attention to detail

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
Richelle Szypulski Photography • June 2013–present

• Hired by publications, events, and private clients to take pictures both in studio and on location
• Enhance, retouch, and resize photographs for print and digital use with Adobe Photoshop

CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER
Insight Marketing Solutions • July 2014–June 2015

• Develop content marketing strategy for client blogs, emails, site updates, ad copy, and social media
• Provide creative and editorial direction for the content and graphics department
• Edit all content for grammar, consistency, and optimization for search and social promotion
• Measure performance of content and tailor future strategy based on analytics
• Delegate tasks and monitor workload for up to four direct reports
• Collaborate directly with clients on strategy, process, and review

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST
Insight Marketing Solutions • July 2013–July 2014

• Conceptualize and implement organic and paid campaign strategy for client social channels
• Maintain daily interactions with a quick respond rate and client-tailored voice
• Design custom graphics for clients’ social channels

SECTION EDITOR & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Globe – Point Park Newspaper • January 2011–April 2013

• Conceptualized and executed a complete redesign of the print edition of the paper and graphics for the website
• Designed section layouts with Adobe InDesign, edited copy, pitched story ideas, and advised writers
• Wrote stories and took accompanying photographs for a wide range of topics

COLLEGE BRAND AMBASSADOR
ModCloth • September–December 2012

• Founded a fashion club on Point Park’s campus to promote personal style in students through events and social media
• Acted as a liaison between ModCloth and the university to develop brand awareness

LOOKS ON CAMPUS CONTRIBUTOR
CollegeFashion.net • January–June 2012

• Photographed street style of college students and conducted interviews about personal style for blog posts

EDITORIAL INTERN
Pittsburgh Magazine • August–December 2011

• Published features and photographs in Pittsburgh WEDDINGS magazine and weekly e-newsletters
• Filmed and edited a behind the scenes video for a fashion editorial shoot
• Developed persistence in fact checking and copy editing

Other Experience

CYCLE INSTRUCTOR
Tribeca Health & Fitness • July 2015–present

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Gold’s Gym Pittsburgh • September 2013May 2015

SPINNING & GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Point Park University Student Center • Fall 2011May 2015

Activities & Achievements

POINT PARK FASHION CLUB 
• Co-founder, event planner, and moderator of social media
• Planned a four-day networking trip to New York City with tours, visits, and informational interviews
• Designed print marketing material for several events and club promotion
• Received “Best New Organization” Award

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA TRIP TO ITALY & GERMANY
• Researched and toured various media outlets and cultural destinations

POINT PARK JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
• Resident assistant and mentor to arts and entertainment high school students for a week

NEWSPAPER GUILD OF PITTSBURGH SCHOLARSHIP
• 2012 recipient

HONORS STUDENT ORGANIZATION
• Mentor to incoming students

• Northeast Regional Honors Conference presentation on social media