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Los Angeles, Ca
OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as a writer/editor. Range from hard news investigative to public relations experience including marketing material creation. Simplify complex text for various media including digital.
SKILLS: Keen ability to generate and identify priority information, write and edit information on deadline and craft an array of promotional projects. Extensive experience copy editing, proofreading, rewrites and producing features, briefs, profiles and more. Write for newsletters, magazines, newspapers, web copy, brochures and promotional releases. Interface with departments, coordinate projects and assist with editorial calendaring. Arrange photographers and take event photos. Produce dynamic, insightful and intelligent results that appeals to a savvy customer base. Flexible with ability to handle multiple assignments. Simplify complex information quickly, encapsulate it into any format. Organized, detailed and proactive. Thrive in a fast paced environment. Establish relationships instantly. Assist with editorial strategies in numerous capacities including visibility, methods to broaden reach.
Quark, Photoshop, graphics, and layout experience. Proficient with PC and MAC, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, Word, Publisher.
Special consultant to several large corporations building visibility and credibility among industry leaders by compiling and overseeing an array of promotional projects. Services includes generating greater revenue and opportunities broad and niche.
Deloitte in New York Special public relations consultant. Ghostwriting for publications such as Barron&;s. Create press releases, pitch media, craft forecasting report, white papers, fact sheets and newsletter content.
Howard Rubenstein in New York Assistant account executive for firm&;s real estate group. Wrote press releases, pitched media, met with clients and strategized editorial needs. Freelance projects: Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Daily Commerce, Outlook, Barron&;s and more. Also real estate sales and information specialist.
Beverly Hills Courier News
Beverly Hills , CA
Editor/Publishing / to now. Report, copy edit, proofread an array of text for various beats including coverage of government officials, business, legal affairs, financial services, high tech innovations, entertainment and affluent lifestyles and more. Breaking news, features, promotional copy for advertorials. Corporate balance sheet review. Establish key relationships with top sources. Advanced research. Publish special lifestyle sections and magazine launch. Networking, outreach, event attendance. Supervise reporters, freelancers; expert submission rewrites, advertorials. Coordinate art, photos, recruit photographers, Interface with ad dept and production. Strategize editorial calendar, generate leads, report on trends, analyze data and statistics to formulate stories, copy edit, layout, promotional pieces.
Bureau of National Affairs,
Washington , D.C.
Securities and Public Markets Reporter. to . Reported and worked with SEC, NASD and other government agencies, regulators, lobbyists to obtain breaking securities market news including capital and public market strategies, with emphasis on political ramifications. Covered and researched securities law, technical rollouts and enforcement actions, subcommittee hearings on business fraud and other issues. Covered Congressional and subcommitte testimony, Strickly insider information. Tracked public markets legal and legislative updates and changes daily. Regulatory research. Also generated research, data management and wrote up securities enforcement actions daily.
Washington , D.C.
Writer/Editor. / to / Wrote news on business both national and international including corporations, equities, fixed income, securitization, developing markets, macro economics, technology, capital and public markets nationally and globally. Analyzed statistics and reports globally for newswire requiring tight deadlines. Rewrote copy submitted by staff. Researched public companies with ability to read financial statements, earnings reports, gov&;t and other filings. Financial services focus as well as equities, fixed income, commercial and investment banking, mutual funds, hedge funds, securitization, fixed income including the muni bond market, high tech innovations. Also covered national regulatory moves, mergers, public markets worldwide in addition to writing on private and public corporations.
Washington , D.C.
Bureau Head/Writer. / to / Compiled research and wrote stories for two newsletters; Compliance Reporter and Financial Net News. Worked with lobbyists, senators, regulators, and attorneys culling insider information regarding changes in regulations, law and internal policy concerning moves within the public markets. Attended and covered senate and congressional meetings. Tracked new technology used for regulatory monitoring. Data and statistical information rewrites. Statistical analysis. Also there was bureau responsibilities with heavy multi tasking involved.
Boca Raton News,
Boca Raton , FL
Assoc. Publisher/Editor/Writer. / to / Community daily in an affluent area targeting savvy upscale readers as well as executives in role as editor/reporter. Produced a business section successful enough to spin off due to popularity. Promoted newspaper via special events, networking and private affair attendance. Area home to many global Fortune companies. Received sponsorship from leaders, CEOs and top tier executives. Covered business start ups, mergers, fraud, investments, financing, new technology and emerging companies and strategies. Established important inroads with community and business sources. Analyst and broker comments for daily market roundup. Earnings reports review. Real estate development and more. Tight deadlines, layout, photos and graphics, multi tasking, copy editing.
U.S. Banker Magazine,
New York , NY
Associate Editor. / to / Wrote features and briefs on trends and events in the commercial, investment, regional, subprime banking industry nationwide. Consumer financing and lending practices including strategies such as investment and online services, fee recognition, data mining, back office technology. M/A, IPOs, consolidations. Glass Stegal reform aftermath and burgeoning services. Small business trends and credit issues. RTC and bailout strategies. Focus included governmental regulations, policy and issues. Attended conferences, met with top tier executives. Rewrote heavy statistical information.
Real Estate Forum Magazine,
New York , NY
Associate Editor. / to / Feature and hard news writing on national commercial real estate trends. Development and regulatory issues, capital flows and lending practices for new construction. Source development including new structures and building innovations. Wall St. financing for development and securitization, structured finance. People profiles, products, construction innovations, demographic moves. National brokerage activity. Copy editing, graphic design. Covered and tracked ULI, ICSC,BOMA, NAHAB, CBA, MBA and other organizations.
Education: BA in Journalism from Pepperdine University in Malibu . Awarded academic scholarship. Master&;s program at Cal State Northridge in Journalism.