Proactive media and communications professional with over 10 years in internal and external communications, social media, journalism and editorial media relations with a firm grasp of social media, as well as corporate messaging and branding. Strong work ethic, as well as exceptional writing, editing and research skills.
Sound editorial judgment
Excellent media contacts
Superior verbal and written communication skills
ChalantMagazine.comEditor-in-Chief | Atlanta, Georgia | May 2015 - Current
Build and sustained relationships with key entertainment industry professionals across the nation in order to grow brand.
Provide maintenance, editing and postings for online magazine.
Wrote, edited and produced stories for multiple platforms, including Internet and digital channels.
Evaluated and followed up on news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
Shot video and still photos to accompany news stories. Edited footage to create videos for multiple multimedia platforms.
Serve as Public Relations Specialist, as well as Social Media Manager to properly promote online initiative.
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLPAccounting Assistant | Atlanta, Georgia | October 2013 - June 2016
Assist Controller with the day-to-day, monthly and year-end operations of the Accounting Department.
Perform the processing and recording of Accounts Payable transactions and ensure that all invoices are paid accurately and in accordance with Firm policies and procedures.
Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts & assist with payroll administration.
Prepare journal entries; complete general ledger operations, including monthly closings & preparation of monthly financial statements.
Reviewed all expense reports for accuracy and proper expense disclosure.
EntertainmentReporters.comEditor-in-Chief/PR Specialist | Atlanta, Georgia | June 2007 - March 2015
Produced entertainment and lifestyle news reports, live interview videos and public interest stories for both lifestyle & entertainment purposes.
Wrote and edited long- and short-form copy for blogs, websites, social media, presentations, training materials and more.
Wrote and posted content for company blog, keeping customers updated and engaged.
Served as the primary point of contact for incoming media calls, including requests for meetings and interviews with company executives and experts.
Crunk MagazineFreelance Editor | Atlanta, Georgia | May 2004 - May 2007
Researched and reported industry trends.
Executed a myriad of critical responsibilities and tasks in a highly stressful environment.
Maintained a high level of client confidentiality.
Conducted research and interviews for public interest stories.
Concurrently managed writing projects with strict deadlines.
Organized material, determined area of emphasis, and wrote stories according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
Bachelor of ArtsPublic RelationsGeorgia State UniversityAtlanta, Georgia | 2006
Minor in Music Management
Bachelor of ArtsPrint JournalismGeorgia State UniversityAtlanta, Georgia | 2007