Vagrant Journalism

Published pieces from the past, the present and of the potential future.

Work Experience

mediaI’ve published my resume here so prospective employers can take a look at the things I busied myself with while I was in school and more or less learning the tricks of the trades. At the request of those seriously interested I can provide a number of excellent contacts. Thanks for your time!

Profile

• Over six years successful experience within general media and communications arenas—both print and broadcast—with recognized strengths in writing a variety of clear, engaging, accurate and well-structured pieces.
• Excellent internet research and computer software skills including PC and MAC systems; Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 Professional including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, WordPerfect and more.
• Ability to work successfully and diligently within complex, matrix organizations and cross-functional teams.

Media Experience: Print & Broadcast

L.A. Record, Los Angeles, CA
Contributing Writer

July 2009 – Present
• Published band features, profiles, interviews and CD reviews

Ground Control Magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Staff Writer

2007 – Present
• Band features and profiles, CD and concert reviews

The New University Newspaper, Irvine, CA
Entertainment, News and Features Staff Writer

2003 – 2008
• Film, music, pop culture and general news articles published weekly
• Participated in weekly round ups, editorial boards and worked closely with section editors for upcoming issues

KUCI 88.9 FM, Irvine, CA
Radio Disc Jockey, Campus Booth and Marketing Coordinator

2004 – 2008
• Maintained personal radio show, The Motley Music Show
• Conducted live interviews with bands, networked with record label representatives, tour managers and publicists and voiced station PSAs
• Successfully marketed station events across campus and local community

Armenian Observer, Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer

2002 – 2007
• Published press releases and articles concerning youth culture

Internships

Malibu Magazine, Malibu, CA
Editorial Intern

July 2009 – Present
• Writing blurbs for “Cultural Divide” printed section
• Compiling interview questions for “Ten By Ten” printed section
• Conducting extensive research to collect potential topics for upcoming issues

Gorgeous PR, Los Angeles, CA
Intern

July 2009 – Present
• Successfully corresponding with various media outlets for client publicity
• Writing press releases for a wide variety of clients and their individual acts
• Writing new client biographies to accompany press releases, both of which are subsequently distributed to national and international media outlets

Fresh & Clean Media, Venice, CA
Intern

March 2009 – July 2009
• Overall office and supplies organization and management
• Corresponding successfully with media outlets for client publicity including interviews and photo shoots, scanning clips for press kits and compiling organized press releases and subsequent reports

Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, CA
Intern
2007 – 2008
• Event Programmer and Reporter – Maintained relationships with world-wide film societies
• Used journalistic approach while reporting on festival events

OC Weekly, Santa Ana, CA
Intern
2005
• Publication fact checking – Participated in weekly meetings concerning future issues

Warner Bros Studios, Weintraub Productions, Burbank, CA
Intern
2004
• Compiled script ideas from “This American Life” and other venues
• Made document and package deliveries within the studio and surrounding areas

Work Experience

California Blinds Company, Canoga Park, CA
Technical Assistant
2007
• Website data entry for prices of products sold by company

Mother’s Market & Kitchen, Irvine, CA
Body Care Representative and Cashier Sales Associate
2004 – 2007
• Merchandising, product integration and ordering, maintained good rapport with customers, coworkers and other affiliate companies

Adin of California, Los Angeles, CA
Front Office Secretary
2004
• Submitting, organizing orders, maintained front office activities

Education

University of California, Irvine, CA
Literary Journalism, BA; English Minor
June 2007

University of California, Irvine, CA
Film and Media Studies, BA
December 2008

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