Creative Writer
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Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
School: Wake Forest University
Field of study: Economics & Philosophy Double Major

Creative Writer

EDUCATION AND ACCOLADES
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Degree conferred May, 2015
Bachelor of Arts; Double major in Economics and Philosophy
Dean’s List: Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Fall 2013

WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance Copywriter February 2017-June 2017
Authored detail-oriented case studies, web content, and white papers on a freelance basis, adapting malleable writing style for each client to complete assignments under aggressive deadlines
Armchair All Americans, Atlanta, GA
Writer/Contributor March 2017-June 2017
Published weekly columns on the online sports media site, humorously identifying and analyzing the eccentric and underreported idiosyncrasies of players and teams in the National Basketball Association
Yik Yak Inc., Atlanta, GA
Creative Content Associate September 2015-December 2016
Served as creative lead for the Community Team, directing creation, management, and moderation of content for thousands of Yik Yak user communities and maintaining a finger on the pulse of the user base
Spearheaded proliferation of live “Yak Chat” feeds to cover major events such as political debates, and contributed to the gathering, analyzing, and packaging of subsequent data for use by news media networks
Developed and implemented long term strategy for content creation and increased brand awareness through initiatives like weekly video series and push notification campaigns centered on current events
Served as creative engine behind numerous video marketing campaigns, writing, editing, producing, and performing in videos viewed by millions of users across a range of social channels
Creative Content Intern June 2015-September 2016
Collaborated with Marketing and Public Relations Teams to establish set goals for a wide range of user metrics; developed and led growth campaigns like “The Yaktern” to achieve those goals
The Old Gold and Black, Winston-Salem, NC
Writer/Contributor November 2014-May 2015
Contributed humorous and insightful columns for the Wake Forest University student newspaper, frequently highlighting noteworthy traits of lesser-known players on the fringe of the National Basketball Association

LEADERSHIP AND CREATIVE EXPERIENCE
Highwire Comedy Company, Atlanta, GA
Staff Writer/Performer May 2017-June 2017
Wrote and performed desk pieces and sketches for Atlanta’s only late-night comedy news show
The Lilting Banshees Comedy Troupe, Winston-Salem, NC
Director May 2014-May 2015
Wrote, directed and performed in four hour-long live sketch comedy productions for the 25-year old troupe
Handled all administrative duties for the troupe, including booking venues, negotiating contracts, ameliorating internal disputes, and navigating censorship issues
Head of Publicity May 2013-May 2014
Designed, wrote, and organized distribution of multiple marketing efforts for upcoming troupe productions
Managed the online presence of the troupe, growing the social media presence across all relevant platforms
Writer/Performer September 2011-May 2014
Wrote and performed in ten hour-long sketch comedy productions, each grossing over $2,500 in revenue

SPECIAL SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Designed and launched personal website to publish self-authored content across a wide range of media
Proficient with Adobe Premiere and Photoshop
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher