Working across magazine, books and radio. Pitching and writing brand-appropriate stories across current affairs, business, culture and design. Fact-checking Paris travel guide, phoning various institutions to confirm details in fluent French. Sourcing radio guests and contacting media experts to speak to the day's headlines. Interviewing leaders in the design industry and editing audio content for radio. Researching stories and writing scripts.
Copyedited a multi-volume book on public strategies for journalism in the Canadian media ecology. Reformatted bibliography from APA to Chicago style citation. Prepared an index by identifying items of topical interest; added cross references. Fact-checked to flag errors in content, dates, numbers and other contextual items. Effectively communicated with authors to follow up on inconsistencies in content or citation.
Managed the culture section of an online magazine with correspondents in New York, Montreal and Toronto. Directed over thirty writers of various skill levels and backgrounds, both in groups and one-on-one. Organized and conducted meetings; ensured deadlines were being met; gave constructive feedback. Pitched engaging, fresh and trending news; assigned appropriate angles; matched pitches to writers. Convened with editors to proofread and fact-check articles, focusing on quality, accuracy and brand integrity. Ensured efficient and professional responses to reader comments.
Developed website content for an international communications and design consultancy based in Tel Aviv. Researched client backgrounds to create compelling and persuasive communications campaigns. Established strategic collaborations with leading global brands, hotels and interior designers. Effectively met tight deadlines by managing time and resources with close attention to detail, under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
Assisted a Tel Aviv-based international fashion photographer and art director with all English content for projects, interviews and collaborations. Gathered research for Born and Raised, a magazine dedicated to art, fashion, photography and design
Assistant to the Montreal editor of FASHION Magazine. Fact-checked pieces on arts, culture and style; wrote briefs. Coordinated calendar and travel diary. Attended and covered media events. Assisted on interviews and special projects.
Worked directly with the Senior Marketing and Communications Advisor to design and manage recruitment materials for the university's school of continuing studies, using both print and online resources. Took initiative to enhance the program's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn accounts; used social media skills to effectively curate content, revitalize design and direct targeting. Cultivated positive working relationships with academic and professional staff members. Performed general administrative duties, including maintaining project database and handling email accounts.
Proofread, copy-edited and fact-checked artist statements. Rewrote dense gallery contracts to clear and concise copy. Translated documents and correspondences from French to English and vice-versa. Maintained contact databases; organized and updated client information; managed schedules. Politely greeted clients at front desk and on the phone; smoothly directed queries to appropriate members of staff.
Twice awarded on the basis of academic excellence and extracurricular involvement.