Health Wellness Editor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Multi-talented Editor with 25-years experience producing exceptional content on tight deadlines. Expert at editing for style, correcting sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation by rewriting, editing and proofreading. Strong background in digital journalism and skilled in content management systems, online content publishing software and SEO. Clear communicator gives constructive feedback and specific suggestions to dramatically improve writing of staff for optimal readability.

  • Wordpress & CMS
  • Article writing expertise
  • Editing for style & readability
  • Editing, grammar & AP style
  • Exception research skills
  • Thorough fact-checking
  • SEO best practices
  • Organizational skills
  • Team collaboration
  • Time Management
  • Planning & organizing
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Articulate communication skills
07/2005 to 10/2008 Health & Wellness Editor Ascensus | Houston, TX,
  • Directed lifestyle content development to achieve uplifting and optimistic tone, consistently providing educational and inspirational stories.
  • Collaborated with editor-in-chief to determine story content and topics of special issues.
  • Independently developed and pursued stories covering health and wellness topics, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, beauty, fitness, and emotional well-being.
  • Simplified topics such as nutrition, mental health and wellness through clear, concise and compelling writing.
  • Completed research and checked all facts to maintain high standard of journalistic integrity.
  • Interviewed subject matter experts to gather information and scientific backing for stories.
  • Managed multiple writing and editing assignments in dynamic environment to meet tight deadlines.
  • Utilized understanding of public opinion, social media and traditional media to create engaging and attention-grabbing stories.
  • Wrote interesting, eye-catching story headlines and summaries.
  • Worked with graphic designers to oversee inclusion of visual elements, like photos and infographics, to improve page layouts.
  • Devised and implemented SEO tactics to enhance content engagement.
  • Created new, engaging and more accessible ways to present content and information for diverse global audience.
  • Recruited talented freelance writers to research and compose assigned articles.
  • Provided editing, fact-checking and proofreading for various articles.
09/2000 to Current Content Specialist Tronc | Chicago, IL,
  • Applied strong writing, editing and proofreading abilities to each assignment to produce excellent content on a regular schedule.
  • Liaised with 100+ clients to understand message, brand voice and target audience to determine their vision and specific content needs.
  • Collaborated with Marketing Team to develop concepts based on project objectives and requirements.
  • Brainstormed, researched and contributed content ideas that appealed to client’s target audience.
  • Worked closely with writing team and senior creative staff to achieve shared vision.
  • Conducted keyword research to identify target words, then wrote captivating blogs and articles that improved search engine optimization and increased website traffic.
  • Followed style guidelines and writing project parameters to produce on-target deliverables.
  • Delivered high-quality, insightful and informative written content while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Wrote optimized and copy-edited marketing content for consumer-facing websites with keyword-rich text and solid call to action statements.
  • Varied tone, verbiage and reading level to write appealing messages based on product and customer persona.
  • Edited and proofread content to verify proper grammar, quality and consistency with AP style and brand voice.
  • Created, wrote and formatted weekly/monthly newsletters for over one million total subscribers across diverse markets.
  • Proposed innovative storylines for digital content and developed unique campaigns to promote brand engagement.
  • Used data analysis, reporting tools, and optimization tests to identify customer insights and inform high-performing writing process.
  • Built high-ranking backlinks for growing e-commerce businesses through quality, SEO-driven articles.
  • Optimized and improved content performance through ongoing data analysis and experimentation to increase website ranking and traffic.
01/1997 to Current Journalist Freelance-writers | City, STATE,
  • Received assignments or pitched ideas to develop newsworthy story ideas covering a wide range of topics and events.
  • Researched and wrote informative and accurate articles for various publications, with a specialization in service journalism.
  • Developed story ideas by analyzing and interpreting current issues and trending topics.
  • Gathered information and introduced unique perspectives about news topics through research, interviews and observation.
  • Collaborated with editors to determine story's emphasis, length and format to organize material, and establish priorities or positions.
  • Performed extensive research and analyzed background information related to stories to provide complete and accurate information.
  • Developed connections with public relations contacts and subject matter experts, providing exemplary sources for news stories.
  • Interviewed sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
  • Applied strong writing, editing and proofreading abilities to each assignment to produce best possible stories.
  • Reviewed copy and corrected errors in content, grammar and punctuation by following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
  • Revised work to meet editorial approval or fit time or space requirements.
  • Introduced fresh and new angles on previously-reported material to update and inform readers.
  • Organized and tracked multiple projects to meet tight deadlines.
  • Posted on social media sites frequently to increase news broadcast traffic.
Education and Training
Expected in 2018 | Certified Digital Marketing Professional Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Malibu, CA, GPA:
Expected in 2002 Certified Master Coach | Personal & Professional Coaching Coaches Training Institute / ICF Master Certified, San Raphael, CA, GPA:
Expected in 1998 | Writing & Editing Gotham Writers, New York, NY, GPA:
Expected in 1997 | Writing Craft & Journalism The New School, New York, NY GPA:
Expected in 1996 | Psychology & Journalism Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ GPA:

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School Attended

  • Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
  • Coaches Training Institute / ICF Master Certified
  • Gotham Writers
  • The New School
  • Brookdale Community College

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  • Health & Wellness Editor
  • Content Specialist
  • Journalist


  • Certified Master Coach
  • Some College (No Degree)

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