Resume

Stephanie K. Taylor

stephie.k.taylor@gmail.com                                                                           918-693-2879

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Writer

  • HelloGiggles, Los Angeles, CA, September 2017-present
  • The Billfold, remote, August 20717-present
  • FabFitFun, Los Angeles, CA, March 2017-present
  • Girls Soccer Network, Los Angeles, CA, January 2017-present
  • Darling magazine, Los Angeles, CA, March 2017-December 2017
  • TulsaPeople, Tulsa, OK, November 2013-October 2014
  • Bee the Buzz Event, wedding planning blog, Minn., MN, April 2013-September 2013
  • VANE music magazine, Oklahoma City, OK, August 2011-December 2013

Freelance Managing Editor
Girls Soccer Network, February 2017-January 2018

  • Plan editorial calendar
  • Help recruit and train writers
  • Write and pitch lifestyle soccer related stories
  • Edit and fact check 10 to 12 stories weekly
  • Post daily on social media and helped grow the online presence by the thousands
  • Create social media campaigns and maintain SEO

Editorial Assistant
The Mighty, Burbank, CA, January 2016-January 2017

  • Produced weekly newsletters for niche communities within The Mighty’s 85 million readership
  • Edited 40-50 contributor stories each week using WordPress CMS
  • Led distribution of stories to more than 300 nonprofit partners, while establishing connections with new nonprofits
  • Assisted with editorial projects, including writing, editing, producing and promoting stories

Online Content Manager
We Are Beautiful, Tulsa, OK, October 2013-August 2015

  • Managed online content central to the nonprofit’s mission of inspiring women to celebrate beauty
  • Edited posts and maximized SEO to increase readership. Recruited and coached writers, assisted at photo shoots and events. Developed campaigns to expand social media presence

Chapter Adviser/ Editor
Her Campus Media, Boston, MA, August 2011-September 2015

  • Launched the Oklahoma State University chapter of hercampus.com, the No. 1 website for college women. Recruited and directed a staff of 13 writers. Assigned more than 200 stories focusing on style, fashion, beauty and campus news
  • Remotely managed five chapters, editing content and assisting with public relations

Editorial Intern
Delta Sky/ MSP Communications, Minneapolis, MN, January 2013-July 2013

  • Wrote fashion, entertainment and travel sidebars for more than 5 million monthly readers
  • Edited, researched, fact-checked and assisted with online destination guides

OSU Communications, Stillwater, OK, August 2012-May 2012

  • Covered breaking news and grew OSU’s social media with strategic marketing

Essence, New York City, NY, May 2011- August 2011

  • Brainstormed, fact checked and researched for Essence’s Entertainment section

Owasso Reporter, Owasso, OK, June 2010-July 2010

  • Wrote three to four stories per week on local government, events and residents

OSU Alumni Association, Stillwater, OK, August 2009-April 2012

  • Featured OSU alumni and alumni chapters through stories and press releases

PUBLIC RELATIONS/MARKETING EXPERIENCE

O’Neill Marketing Communications, public relations specialist, August 2011 to May 2012

  • Led branding campaign for Crimson Poppy, a paper flower boutique. Developed media kit and publicity strategies.

Innovative State, founding member/account executive, Aug. 2011 to May 2012

  • Helped lead the student-run strategic communications firm by developing marketing and public relations campaigns for local businesses.

Oklahoma State University Athletics, Posse Club suite attendant, Aug. 2010 to April 2012

  • Assisted in communication between alumni and OSU athletics, coordinate game-day events and market athletic services.

AUXILIARY CAREER EXPERIENCE

English Teacher Assistant
World Education Program,/GreenHeart Travel, Greater Turin, Italy, Feb. 2018-May 2018

  • Taught more than 200 Italian high school kids English, writing and journalism skills

Education:
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. B.A. News Editorial Journalism. Aug. 2009 – May 2012.

Honors and Accomplishments:

  • Detroit Free Press Letters to the Editor and Editorial Cartoon contest winner, Detroit Free Press, March 2003.
  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholar and Oklahoma representative, March 2008.
  • Yvonne Harris Journalism Scholarship winner, Tulsa Association of Black Journalists, January 2009.
  • Miss Black Oklahoma State University, February 2011-February 2012

Skills:

  • Blogging, news writing, copywriting, marketing, strategic communications
  • Editing, editorial planning, story framing and SEO
  • InDesign, Photoshop, Protools, Microsoft Suite, Mail Chimp, Word Press
  • Social media management and marketing

Service:

  • She’s the First, college chapter founder. Lead the OSU chapter of the not-for-profit that raises money for underprivileged girls’ education. July 2011 to May 2012.
  • Write Girl, volunteer. Mentor high school kids and coach them on different types of writing at weekly and monthly workshops. August 2016 – present.
  • Reading to Kids, volunteer. Read to kids monthly in east L.A. elementary school. October 2016 – present.
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