About me

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Beauty with Tori Spelling/LKC LLC
11/2018 – Present
Social media manager and digital specialist
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Web designer for BeautywithTori.com, hosted on Shopify
-Strategize social posts, content on Facebook and Instagram
-Spearhead launch of @beautywithtorispelling on Instagram; 2K follows
-Build Tori’s Pinterest presence (up from 78K to 98K follows; 76K to 190K monthly views)

University Business magazine, Trumbull, Conn.                                                                          
2/2014 – Present
Professional Media Group

Newsletter editor, part-time employee
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Aggregate, edit articles for daily newsletter reaching 43K opted-in subscribers; improved open rates
-Pitch, write news stories for monthly publication; often focusing on push-button topics
-Manage public relations inbox

Sun Products Corporation, Wilton, Conn.                                                                                
6/2012 – 2/2013
Communications coordinator, contract role
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Documented company’s successes, trials, contributions with accuracy and humility
-Aggregated daily media summaries for director-level associates and above
-Launched, managed new bi-weekly print newsletter for corporate site and satellite (5+) sites
-Coordinated artwork for associate initiatives

FOLIO: Magazine, Norwalk, Conn.                                                                                           
2/2011- 6/2012
Red 7 Media, a division of Access Intelligence                          
Associate editor
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Pitched, researched, wrote, edited, fact-checked articles, blogs for print magazine, website (foliomag.com)
-Secured exclusive stories from major news outlets, including Huffington Post, The Atlantic, People, etc.
-Increased social media presence on Facebook (+1K likes), Twitter (3k+ followers)
-Wrote for, managed up to 4 weekly e-newsletters; improved open rates
-Recruited prominent speakers for webinars and conferences; acted as moderator
-Provided breaking coverage at press events, conferences, award ceremonies through social media, features

Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Conn.                                                           
1/2010 – 5/2010
Teaching assistant/writing consultant
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Taught an Introduction to Fiction course, create lesson plans, edit and correct essays
-Tutored a variety of students (undergraduate, graduate, ESL) in academic and creative fields
-Closely critiqued each assignment; offered guidance on grammar, content, tone

PUBLICATIONS/RECOGNITIONS
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Poetry published by:
Headmistress Press, Slipstream, Sentence, Burning Word, DecomP, Connecticut River Review
-Western Connecticut State University Alumni Award (awarded fall ’09)
-Member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society)

EDUCATION
-Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Conn.                                                         
Masters of Fine Arts in Professional and Creative Writing (Dual Focus: Poetry/Copywriting)                 
-Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Conn.                                 
Bachelor of Arts (English)