Personal profile Editorial Director for academic journals and media officer for an Italian Politics specialist group. I have over ten years experience in publishing/editing and seven years in management. I am an excellent communicator and provide a high level of customer service. Posses MA in journalism and BA in art & design. Having lived & travelled extensively throughout Europe, I am knowledgeable of many different cultures, speak three languages and work well with international clientele.
Education 2015 MA in Print Journalism (with merit), University of Sheffield NCTJ accredited courses in news and feature writing, UK media and copyright law, digital page layout and sub-editing, multi-media production and video editing, SEO and Social Media management. Trained in Adobe InDesign, Premier and Photoshop. 2006 BA in Art & Design, University of Wisconsin Modules included art history, painting, drawing, digital rendering, etc.
Relevant Work Experience Editorial Director Dec 2009 – Oct 2014, Jan 2016 - present Academic Publishing, Inc., Chandler, USA (work remotely)
Plan editorial content of digital and print academic journals
Manage international scholars to meet publication deadlines
Outsource freelance editors and manage payment
Copy-edit and format content with page layout in both digital and print versions
In charge of marketing, managing social media account (academia.edu) and creating materials (flyers, etc.) for conferences and academic functions
Handle public relations with the company, from clients to publishers to contributors
Generate Excel spreadsheets to track content, contributors and content submissions
Academic Publishing, Inc. publishes international, peer-reviewed journals, including: "Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review" and “Journal of Religion & Violence”
Journalist/Copywriter October 2015 – December 2015 (internship) Riviera Press, Villeneuve-Loubet, France
Covered news and events in the French Riviera for Riviera RT Magazine (rebranded to Riviera Insider for Jan 2016) and the Riviera Times website (articles listed below)
Wrote advertorials for local companies and international festivals
Interviewed local business owners and entrepreneurs, including billionaire Georges Dao
Flown to New York for PR articles on VIP travel services and hospitality
Proofread each magazine issue, working to deadline and editing on InDesign as needed
In charge of the events calendar for both the website and magazine
Used social media to interact with the community, utilising SEO for increased traffic
‘Riviera Insider’ is a high-end, English-language magazine for the French Riviera and Monaco. Local distribution includes First & Business Class airline cabins out of Nice, on board MonacAir helicopters and luxury yachts between Saint Tropez and Monaco.
Skills & Competencies Editorial – Excellent level of English for writing and editing high quality copy. A fine eye for design quality and page layout; spot typos, punctuation and spacing errors. Commit to projects with sustained focus, prioritising workload to meet pending deadlines. Writing style can change to match target audience, marketing partner and house style. Highly creative for new articles and editorial ideas—anything can be made into a good story!
Communication - Excellent verbal and written communication skills; comfortable with public speaking and leading meetings. Communicate comfortably with people at all levels. Discreet and trustworthy with VIP clientele. Also an attentive listener, assuring I understand a client’s needs.
Computer - Very tech savvy, use both Mac and PC with ease and learn new programs quickly. Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Trained in SEO, appropriate use of hash-tags and geocentric mapping. Experienced using Google Analytics, social media, and management platforms like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, etc. Proficient with multiple blogging platforms and sourcing both stock images and royalty-free pictures.
Interpersonal - Always present a courteous, polished and professional demeanour. Enjoy working on my own, but also work well in groups. Manage teams well, delegate in a way everyone feels on even footing and strive to resolve any conflict quickly, logically and positively.
Culture - Experienced working with high net-worth and international clientele. Knowledgeable in gastronomy, travel, luxury goods, health and wellness, nutrition, and politics. Travelled extensively, lived in several countries and familiar with different cultural and social mores. Member of the Political Studies Association (PSA) and volunteer as media officer for its Italian Politics Specialist Group.