Resume

GILLIAN R. NIGRO

315 E. 108th St. ✳ New York, NY 10029 ✳ (716) 912-1019 ✳ gilliannigro@gmail.com
✳ gilliannigro.com ✳

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Writer and Editor, with digital and print experience at three leading media companies. Specializations in parenting, news and trend, women’s lifestyle, and health coverage.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Meredith Corporation Parents Digital Network, New York, NY ✳ Editorial Assistant; January 2016 – Present
• Coordinate between digital and video team to produce a schedule of daily video releases
• Write meta titles, descriptions and keywords for videos to optimize for SEO; write video scripts
• Research and write blog posts for Parents.com and FitPregnancy.com; interview celebrities
• Build web content in Drupal for Parents.com and FitPregnancy.com; build quizzes in Quizler
• Support digital team in all administrative aspects; update budget docs with all new content

Time Inc. – All You, New York, NY ✳ Editorial Assistant; 2014 – November 2015
• Edited AllYou.com’s “Daily Savings Blog”; researched and wrote 3-5 blog posts per week
• Produced web content for AllYou.com in WordPress and Drupal; built and scheduled two weekly newsletters
• Coordinated monthly sweepstakes; edited two front-of-book and three back-of-book pages
• Managed print coupon codes and reader contributions; researched for magazine features
• Supported editorial team in all administrative aspects, including scheduling and writer contracts/invoices

Condé Nast Publications – Brides, New York, NY ✳ Spring Editorial Intern; 2013
• Assisted editor-in-chief with administrative tasks; transcribed interviews
• Coordinated with publicists, photographers and designers for supplemental story content
• Conducted research and wrote short items for magazine features; researched and wrote blog posts

Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc., Buffalo, NY ✳ Freelance Writer; 2012 – 2014 ✳ Summer Editorial Intern; 2012
• Wrote magazine features and blog posts for Buffalo Spree and Forever Young
• Interviewed experts and local figures; researched and fact-checked for magazine features
• Wrote and edited theater section of the 2012-13 Rochester Performing Arts Guide

EDUCATION
Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca, NYMay 2014
• Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, GPA: 3.85
• Activities: The Ithacan ✳ Staff Writer (2011 – 2014); Ithaca College Sinfonietta ✳ Violinist (2011 – 2014)
• Awards and Honor Societies: magna cum laude; Dean’s List; Lambda Pi Eta Journalism Honor Society; Oracle Honor Society; Ithaca College Honors Program; Rod Serling Communications Scholarship; 2014 Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award for News Writing – The Ithacan, “Who’s Your Daddy?”

SKILLS
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InCopy, InDesign), CMS (Drupal, WordPress, Skyword), SEO (Google Analytics, Omniture), FileMaker Pro, Quizler, CheetahMail, Avid Media Composer, and Associated Press and Chicago styles of newswriting and editing
• Conversational in Spanish

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT
Blanton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center, New York, NY ✳ Receptionist; 2014 – 2016
Mac’s General Store, Ithaca, NY ✳ Cashier; 2012 – 2014
Menne Nursery and Garden Artistry, Buffalo, NY ✳ Nursery Specialist; 2012

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