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Elizabeth Nolan B.
N WAYNE ST,
Versatile writer, reporter, editor and content manager with magazine, newspaper and web experience :: Familiarity with web standards and best practices, with ability to think critically about the intersection of editorial, design and traffic goals :: Track record of drawing attention and cultivating support from other blogs and media outlets :: Ability to produce highquality, errorfree copy under tight deadlines :: Experience writing service and/or FOB pieces, feature articles, hard news, book & music reviews, personal essays, interviews & profiles, blog posts and analysis
Deputy Daily News Editor, AARP.org May Present
Aggregate and manage daily news stories from outside vendors for AARP.org site, a Webby finalist for Best Association Website
Craft headlines and display copy, optimize stories and package them with art, sidebars, multimedia
Coordinate with channel editors to create original breaking news items or news analysis as needed
Web Producer/Content Manager, AARP Bulletin Online May May
Maintained site content via content management system
Updated home page, money channel page and opinion channel page daily
Produced special online packages to supplement print content, including awardwinning Aging in China package Society of National Association Publications EXCEL awards,
Conceived and launched nowpopular "Author Speaks" book franchise
Selected daily news stories from outside partners to publish and promote on Bulletin website
Wrote, assigned and edited both short, service pieces and longer, reported features
Optimized pages for search engines, monitored web traffic results and worked with AARP marketing and web strategies teams to successfully decrease article bounce rates and increase overall Bulletin Online traffic from less than , page views per month to ~ million
Launched and maintained AARP Bulletin Today twitter feed
Editorial Project Manager, AARP Bulletin Transition Team Dec. May
Served as editorial project manager for AARP Bulletin&;s website relaunch, soliciting and managing editorial and photo content from inhouse staff and freelancers and making sure deadlines were met
Was instrumental in developing style standards and navigation structure/taxonomy for the new site
Trained other staff on using new content management system
Assistant Editor, AARP Bulletin June Dec.
Wrote, copyedited and factchecked FOB pieces for AARP Bulletin print edition
Selected and edited monthly "What I Really Know" essays from readers
Proofed pages; wrote image captions and slideshow copy
American University Washington, D.C.
Research Assistant Sept. June
Conducted quantitative and qualitative research on usergenerated content and copyright issues for AU&;s Center for Social Media
Contributed to Dr. Patricia Aufderheide&;s report on usergenerated content and copyright and participated in new media & law conferences at Harvard&;s Berkman Center and AU College of Law
Helped Professor Leonard Steinhorn develop a course on baby boomers in American history
The Daily Reporter Columbus, Ohio
Staff Writer Aug. Aug.
* Pitched, researched and wrote two stories daily for this business, legal and real estate newspaper in Ohio&;s state capitol
* Covered personal finance, small business, real estate & development, state government, legal issues and court cases
* Broke story on local house flipping/mortgage scam
FREELANCE WORK & PROJECTS
Articles and essays have appeared on/in: Blisstree, AOL Politics Daily, AARP the Magazine, Spinner, City Scoops Magazine NY, Doublethink Quarterly, Greenpoint Gazette, [Pank] magazine, Culture.com, The American Spectator, Ohio Tavern News, Business First of Columbus, Columbus Monthly, Cincinnati City Beat, The Athens News
Greener & Hook political consulting firm, D.C., Provisions Library nonprofit arts library, D.C., Alvin Risk DJ, Haskamp Electric small business, Cincinnati, OH, Goddamn Cobras arts collective, Brooklyn, Greenpoint Food Market Brooklyn, Lutheran Church of the Messiah Brooklyn, America&;s Future Foundation nonprofit, D.C.
Personal blog: // Since
Contributing blogger, Culture &;s women&;s blog now defunct // ,
Events blogger, America&;s Future Foundation&;s &;Washington Planner&; blog now defunct //
* Blog posts have been recognized / linked by Andrew Sullivan, New York Times style section, Wonkette, etc.
Film, Video & Theater
No Man&;s Land: A Goddamn Western Goddamn Cobras, // actress & coproducer
Traveling Light Dir. Gina Telaroli, // actress
Untitled Bow Ribbons music video // director
Untitled Wakey! Wakey! music video // coproducer
Plays produced by Goddamn Cobras Collective Brooklyn, Tip My Hat Productions Manhattan, Madlab Theater Columbus, OH
Program and events planning + fundraising for America&;s Future Foundation Feb. Aug.
MA, Public Communication
Minors: English, Film
Digital photography &
Content aggregation /