RESUME

 
​Experience​
Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter
Video Content Manager, Writer
February 2017-present
New York, NY 
  • Upload videos to Brightcove, YouTube, social media channels

  • Create titles, descriptions, tags, thumbnails, SRT caption files

  • Select and embed videos in articles to maximize video views

  • Generate video ideas, write scripts

  • Conduct research for video segments

  • Reach out to publicists and managers for potential bookings and pitch video concepts

  • Work closely with the product department on new video distribution and curation initiatives

  • Regularly contribute articles to Billboard.com

  • Coordinate with publicists and managers to secure video/song premieres and artist interviews

 

Gigwise.com 
Contributing US Editor
February 2015-August 2015
New York, NY                             
  • Conceived and wrote regular music-related news pieces, blogs and features; compiled photo galleries

  • Conducted interviews; wrote NYC-based gig reviews

  • Uploaded content to the content management system; managed social media channels

  • Sourced and commissioned freelance writers and photographers

Diffuser.fm
Contributing Writer
August 2013-February 2014
New York, NY
  • Arranged and conducted interviews with bands

  • Conceived and wrote blogs, uploaded content to website via WordPress, edited images via Photoshop

 

NME.com
Cross-Platform Editor
October 2009-January 2013
London, UK
  • Coordinated amongst NME.com, NME Magazine, NME Radio and NME TV

  • Booked time with artists; conducted video interviews and oversaw live sessions

  • Compiled weekly/monthly charts and spreadsheets tracking videos’ viewing figures and budgets

  • Led weekly video meetings with other editorial staff

  • Collaborated with corporate partners on sponsored video content

  • Managed NME’s YouTube channel

  • Contributed regular blogs and news stories; compiled galleries and list features

  • Edited and uploaded magazine/freelance writers’ blogs to the website

  • Served as community moderator, posting content and overseeing user comments on social media channels

  • Updated the weekly NME Chart and upcoming album release pages

  • Built the two weekly email newsletters sent to subscribers

  • Organized and uploaded all NME.com competitions

 

ITNO Records
Contributing Writer
October 2010-November 2013
London, UK
  • Contributed written pieces for the official music/fashion blog of Lily Allen’s record label

  • Helped scout unsigned talent for potential label signings

  • Helped compile the official style guide for writers to follow

  • Worked with the label coordinators to define the target audience through focus group data

 

MusosGuide.com
Live Reviews Editor                                                            
January 2009-February 2011
London, UK
  • Wrote album and live gig reviews, conducted interviews, covered music-related press conferences
  • Communicated with label representatives and PR companies to arrange press tickets for shows

  • Edited and published writers’ articles

 

Capitol Music Group/EMI
Elite Rep/Grassroots Marketing Assistant
October 2006-October 2009
New York, NY
  • Arranged acoustic shows, meet and greets, and listening parties

  • Distributed promotional materials at concerts and other large-scale events

  • Recruited other street teamers nationwide to participate in projects

  • Originated and organized projects and helped design digital tools

Atlantic Records
Boston/NYC Market Leader
February 2009-September 2009
New York, NY
  • Spearheaded marketing and publicity efforts for Atlantic artists

  • Distributed promotional materials at concerts

  • Planned events with Atlantic artists and accompanied them to radio interviews

WFNX Radio
Music Department Intern
December 2008-May 2009
Boston, MA
  • Worked closely with the program director and DJs, researching recent music news and figures

  • Conducted competitor research

 

Clear Channel Communications, NEW! Discover Music
Online Music & Radio Intern
June 2008-August 2008
New York, NY
  • Listened to and rated artist submissions to NEW!, the online resource for unsigned artists to get discovered

  • Wrote descriptive teasers for featured artists

 

Kerrang! Magazine
Work Experience
April 2008
London, UK
  • Organized and archived photographs, magazine issues, and incoming unreleased CDs and demos

  • Assisted with general office work and maintenance

 

ABC Eyewitness News, NJ Bureau
News Desk Intern
May 2007-August 2007 
Rutherford, NJ
  • Made daily beat check calls to police stations

  • Researched breaking news stories and arranged interviews

  • Wrote stories and scripts read during news broadcasts

  • Shadowed reporters and cameramen on the field

Skills
&
Certifications
  • Understanding of basic web page design in HTML and CSS

  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Brightcove, Soundcloud, Drupal, Content Management Systems, SRT Edit Pro, Wibbitz

  • Background in online community moderation and social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube)

  • Extensive list of music industry contacts (both USA and UK)

  • YouTube Certified (2019-2021)

Awards
&
Lectures
  • Nominated for “Breaking Music: Writer of the Year” at the 2010 & 2011 Record Of The Day Awards (UK)

  • Music Industry Executive Guest Speaker – University of Westminster – Cultural Industries BA, 2011 & 2012

Education
University of Westminster

London, UK

Graduated July 2010

M.A. Music Business Management, with Merit            

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Graduated May 2009

B.A. Creative Writing; Minor: Journalism, Cum Laude               

Goldsmiths College, University of London

London, UK

January-June 2008

Visiting Student

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