WRITERJUDY, INC. - January 2009 to Present
Currently working as an experienced Web Content Manager, Writer and Social Media Editor covering media and entertainment events posting on the following sites:
Since launching my own company, I have worked as a contractor/consultant/freelancer in the capacity of a writer, content strategist, web producer and social media editor for companies such as:
Carnegie Hall, Yahoo, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Wochit.com, LivePerson.com, Coca Cola/vitaminwater, Burrell Communications, Conde Nast, Hearst Digital Media, AOL, The New York Post PageSix.com, Ogilvy.com, Inc. Magazine, The College Board, UGO Networks, ESPN Magazine, Pitney Bowes, Time Warner Cable, News Communications, Power Inbox, Whipclip, About.com, Shift Vertical, Pratt Institute, and Girl Scouts of the USA. (See Contact Page)
PRESS COVERAGE AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
- A current member of New York Women in Film and Television. The Link: NYWIFT
and the Organization of Black Screenwriters. The Link: OBSWriter
I have done press coverage and volunteered for the following:
- Cannes Film Festival's Marche Du Film - (2016)- The Link: Cannes Film Festival
- American Black Film Festival - (2010 to 2015)- The Link: American Black Film Festival
- Urbanworld Film Festival - (2013 and 2014)- The Link: Urbanworld Film Festival
- Tribeca Film Festival - (2002 and 2005)- The Link: Tribeca Film Festival
- African-American Women in Cinema - (2002 to 2014) - In
November 2008, worked as the Volunteer Coordinator for AAWIC and was the
point of contact for all volunteers for the festival. The Link: AAWIC
- Independent Feature Project -(2002) - The Link: Independent Feature Project
- DGA Honors - (2005) - The Link: DGA Honors
HEARST DIGITAL MEDIA
- February 2007 to December 2008
- Worked as
a Freelance Online Editor for the Hearst Magazines online
sites. Inputting and updating articles and images within the CMS,
writing copy, heds and deks as needed. Creating articles and quizzes
in the CMS. Attend weekly editors meeting. The link is: http://www.hearst.com/. I worked on Cosmopolitan,
Seventeen, Teen, Country Living, CosmoGirl, Esquire, Redbook, Town and Country Travel, House Beautiful, and Harper's Bazaar site launches.
I recently was responsible for updating the Teen Cute Boys section of the Teen Magazine site. The link is Teen Magazine now Seventeen.com/. As well, I edited the Embarrassing Stories on the Teen site.
FREELANCE WRITER/EDITOR - January 2007 to February 2007
completed a freelance writing assignment for the website UGO Networks
Bands on Demand section. Created XML files and researched discography
for 20 heavy metal artists. I also researched band and album photos
to be included within XML files. The link is: UGO.com
AOL - June 2006 to December 2006
- Worked as a
Freelance Programming Manager at AOL on the Digital Lifestyle
Channel. The link is: AOL Digital Lifestyle now Engadget.com.
Worked as the primary programming and editoria lead for the channel.
Duties included overall programming and editorial decision making,
submitting photo requests, writing copy for specific modules within
the pages, creating new modules and linking content to fill the page.
Instrumental in cross channel promotion and brainstorming on ideas
to bring traffic to the site. Overall selection of editorial content
to appear on the Digital Lifestyle site. Ensured quality of all
pages and overall site. Building site modules and new article pages.
Created polls for the site. Attended daily Digital Lifestyle meetings
on the progress of the channel. Maintained relationships with clients
such as Consumer Reports and Consumer Electronics Association for
their Buying Guide Pages. Creating RSS feed modules. Responsible
for weekly rotation and selection of articles and photos once the
site is launched. Submitted requests upload spreadsheets for Advertisements
placed on the site. Worked with the Big Bowl Articles Tool, Poll
Tool, Art Tool, Ad Tools, Media Library and Publisher Tool. Uploading
video and audio files to the site. Worked with freelance writer, developers and other third party contractors.
Attended Weekly SEO meetings. Tracking and reviewing traffic
reports for the site using Media Metrix and Omniture. Print weekly
traffic reports. Create editorial calendar and weekly status report.
Conducting research of competitor sites.
MTV NETWORKS - March 2002 to May 2006
- Worked with VP of Development, MTV Films. Read scripts, gave
creative feedback, read books, responded to pitches
and unsolicited scripts submissions, logged in script submissions and many
other duties assigned. Had extensive contact with agents, producers, production
companies and writers. Also had the opportunity to research and keep abreast
of industry information and new while working freelance for MTV Networks. The link is: http://www.mtv.com.
- Wrote and pitched sample scripts to several major television
and motion picture film companies such as Nickelodeon, Oxygen, Warner Bros.etc. Created
persuasive and interesting loglines and synopses.
- Frequently pitched and submitted ideas and completed articles
to various consumer magazines and online publications.
Published writer submitting feature length screenplays and television
scripts to production companies and literary agencies.
- First novel entitled THE POWERS
THAT BE. published October 2005 and available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com The link is:
Barnes and Noble
- Web Savvy published writer familiar with HTML, and web platforms.
Blogger.com site began in 2005 to 2013. Posted
content and advice on many general subjects. Creating an environment
where others can find information as well as share thoughts. Link is
Judy's General Thoughts.
WRITER - July 2001 to February 2002
as a freelance writer for consumer magazines and websites. Also
worked for several temporary agencies - Adecco
and Temporary Alternatives.
INTERNATIONAL, INC. - January 2000 to June 2001
the position of Editor of the Air Force Small Business
News Review newsletter. Created original
material and new story ideas for the Air Force newsletter, websites
and magazines. Supervised freelance copyeditors and writers. Researched
women-owned business organizations and networks on the Internet
to publicize new Air Force initiatives and news. Frequently submitted
articles to business magazines as well as online publications. The link is as follows: MS Money.com
Write blurbs for the web site and press releases for the Air Force
Office of Small Business. Traveled to Air Force Bases across the US
to report on the Women Business Events and Seminars. Created calendar
of events documents. The link is: US Air Force Small Business
fiction and nonfiction articles for various publications and Internet
the onsite surveys and create reports for the Director of the Air
Force Small Business Office. Write speeches, and edit documents for
the Women Business Advocate.
some volunteer writing projects for online web sites and organizations
- Trinity College, Washington, DC - Communications Major
NRI School of Writing - Nonfiction
PUBLISHED MATERIAL - MAGAZINE ARTICLES
- Consumer magazine and online articles,
e-newsletters. Published first novel - October
2005. (See Contact Page)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS USED
Experienced with MAC & PC experience, HTML, XML, FTP, RSS, and CSS, DreamWeaver, HTML Kit,
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) Adobe Photoshop,
Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, InDesign, Illustrator, InDesign,
File Maker Pro, Microsoft Visio, Publisher Project, Jira, BaseCamp, and
Front Page. Familiar with Content Management Systems such as: Magnus,
Teamsite, Inquirer, WebSphere, SiteCore, Blogger, Drupal, and WordPress. Familiar with Web Trends, Chartbeat, Social Flow, Sprinklr, Spreadfast, Omniture and
Google Analytics. MAC & PC Proficient.
||Tyme After Tyme After Tyme
||The Wish Grantor
||House of Sins
||The Last Night
||The Other Woman
- The Unbreakable Woman (unpublished)
- The Powers That Be