Freelance Writer and Editor
Editor in Chief
Make Change, Los Angeles, Calif. April 2016-August 2018
Created Make Change, an online magazine about conscious consumerism and personal finance, for our partner company Aspiration. Developed the editorial plan and budget. Hired and managed full-time staff. Oversaw all content, from pitch to publication. Recruited contributors. Assisted in growing our digital audience.
GOOD, Los Angeles, Calif., August 2014-May 2015
Managed full-time employees and freelance contributors. Oversaw the majority of editorial content on GOOD’s website. Maintained the online publication schedule. Wrote original content. Coordinated publication with the art director, social media strategists, and copy editors.
Editor in Chief
San Antonio Current weekly newspaper, San Antonio, Tex., March 2013-August 2014
Managed a staff of seven full-time employees. Oversaw all aspects of the Current’s print and digital journalism, including several annual special issues. Recruited and managed freelance writers. Wrote columns and feature stories. Represented the Current in public and media appearances.
Music and Film Editor
San Antonio Current , San Antonio, Tex., April 2010 – December 2010
Promoted to editor position from staff news writer. Developed and wrote articles for each issue. Assigned and managed freelance writing assignments. Cultivated a team of 12 regular freelance writers. Planned and executed brand-related music events. Planned and wrote the annual music award issue.
San Antonio magazine, San Antonio, Tex., February 2009 – April 2010
Developed and wrote stories for each issue, including a monthly book review and author Q&A column. Copyedited and proofread entire magazine. Hired and managed interns and new writers.
Style: AP and Chicago
Web: Various CMS platforms, Microsoft Office, Google Workspace (formerly G-Suite), Adobe Creative Suite, SEO marketing.
Social Media: Facebook ads, Twitter ads, Instagram ads
Other professional experience:
OCO Architects, Inc., April 2012-March 2013
Developed new marketing collateral and presentations, responded to requests for qualifications and proposals, compiled award submittals, maintained Web site, e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts, represented firm at industry conventions and special events, planned client meetings and special events, assisted with industry-related professional organizations such as AIA and CEFPI, researched and cultivated new business relationships.