Resume

Elizabeth Lilly

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Online Content Producer, This Old House magazine, New York, N.Y., February 2012-present
  • Format and edit print content for the ThisOldHouse.com 
  • Edit photos in Photoshop

Freelance Editorial Assistant,

 
Studio One Networks, New York, N.Y., April-October 2011
  • Wrote a story on the effects of sun on hair for http://www.lasfabulosas.com
  • Wrote “Steal Her Secret” tips for http://www.brightsmilebeautifulyou.com/
  • Researched and found pictures of celebrity beauty and fashion trends
  • Assisted editors with research for existing websites and website pitches
  • Maintained 10 websites’ communities and social media accounts via HootSuite
  • Corrected HTML mistakes in the CMS during website quality checks
  • Fact checked articles for various websites 
Social Media Marketing Consultant, Vedere.com, March 2012-present
  • Directed company social media profile updates for the high-end home goods online retailer 
  • Planned and oversaw the redesign of the Vedere blog 
  • Create company social media marketing strategy 
  • Strategize social media efforts for trade shows and other industry events
  • Fill out weekly reports on social media marketing and engagement
Contributor,
GirlWorldDaily.com, April 2012-present
  • Write preteen-directed articles on style, relationships and more  
Contributor,
Teen.com, January 2012-present
  • Write news summaries and tutorials on celebrity beauty
Beauty Editor, The Aspiring Fashionista, November 2011-present 
  • Cover beauty and fashion trends 
Freelance Writer,
Red Ventures, September 2010-May 2012
  • Wrote and HTML coded blog posts about satellite Internet providers, hearing aids and debt settlement services designed specifically for prime SEO
Contributing Writer, Our State magazine, August 2010-December 2012
  • Researched artists and wrote detailed CD reviews and music features for the Tar Heel Books & Music section
    Freelance Copywriter, Accrinet, January-March 2011
    • Write SEO-rich content for Accrinet and Accrisoft Web pages, promotional materials and clients
    Web Copywriting Intern, Red Ventures, Fort Mill, S.C., May-August 2010
    • Researched and wrote Web copy, articles, press releases and blog posts about Miracle-Ear, ADT, DIRECTV and satellite Internet providers with specific keywords and links for SEO
    • Created media lists for the company and various vertical launches across the country
    • Assisted SEO team members with writing and HTML coding blog posts
    Music Intern, Independent Weekly, Durham, N.C., August 2008-April 2009
    • Wrote concert previews ranging from to Every Time Die for the weekly, circulation 55,000
    • Interviewed local artists for and wrote an article about open mics
    • Contributed to the music blog Scan about an "American Idol" watch party for contestant and local Anoop Desai
    • Maintained the website’s local music calendar with a content management system
    Columnist, Intern, TheCelebrityCafe.com, May-September 2009
    • Wrote entertainment news summaries, book and music reviews and women’s essays for TheCelebrityCafe.com and partner websites SAHManswers.com and CDInsight.com
    • Promoted content through SEO practices and online social networks
    • Wrote a weekly column about how to achieve celebrity fashion looks
    UNC Managing Editor, Staff Writer, Rival, Chapel Hill, N.C., August 2008-present
    • Created UNC staff writer story shells for the UNC-Duke quarterly features magazine about inter-campus issues
    • Copy edited and fact checked the publication, and wrote heds and decks throughout production
    • Wrote articles on subjects such as hip-hop group Pac Div’s mixtape that features the men’s basketball rivalry, historian and author of “Blood Done Sign My Name” Timothy B. Tyson, and collegiate athletes who competed in the Beijing Olympics

    Editorial Intern, Carrboro Free Press, Carrboro, N.C., May-August 2008

    • Wrote about entertainment in Carrboro including community radio and a jazz brunch for the weekly, circulation 2,500
    • Copy edited the 20-page publication
    • Researched and generated a unique, comprehensive arts calendar
    Copy Editor, Blue & White, Chapel Hill, N.C., January-December 2009
    • Copy edited and fact checked monthly features magazine at UNC for style and grammar using InDesign and InCopy
    Intern, Deep South Entertainment, Raleigh, N.C., May-July 2008
    • Assembled and maintained music artist newsletter listservs
    • Promoted Deep South The Bar and concerts for artists such as Puddle of Mudd and the Wailers on popular online social networks

    RELATED COURSES           

    Newsdesk, Chapel Hill, N.C., fall 2009

    ACTIVITIES           

    President, Member, Carolina Association of Future Magazine Editors (Ed2010), Chapel Hill, N.C., January 2008-May 2010

    • Led UNC-Chapel Hill campus chapter of Ed2010, which focuses on how to break into the magazine industry

    SKILLS

    Mac and PC proficient, Photoshop, InCopy, InDesign, Microsoft Office and Outlook, social networking media (Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, Pinterest), blogging software (Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr), HTML, CMS, SEO, AP Style, HootSuite, Webtrends, Vitrue    

    EDUCATION
                         

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    School of Journalism and Mass Communication                                                                                  

    B.A. May 2010; News Ed sequence