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Annamarya Scaccia

journalism + graphic design

Philadelphia, 19143

Skills

News Writing

Editoral

Online Journalism

Graphic/Page Design

About

Philadelphia-based freelance journalist and graphic designer > Currently serves as editor of The Deli Philadelphia > 2011 Peter Jennings Project for Journalists & the Constitution fellow > Author of the poetry and prose collection "Destiny for a Tragedy." > Work on/in RH Reality Check, Prince George's Suite, BLURT, Origivation (where she served as editor-in-chief from 2008-2010), Philadelphia City Paper, 24/Seven, Alternative Press' website (altpress.com), New York Woman, HotIndieNews.com and SexHerald.com (where she served as book editor in 2007) among others > Follow her on Twitter, @sitswithpasta

Education

Brooklyn College

Journalism , Journalism

June 2007 - June 2007

F.H. LaGuardia High School

June 2001 - June 2001

Experience

Contributing Writer

BLURT MAGAZINE (www.blurt-online.com) , North Carolina/Remote

June 2010 - October 2011

Conducted/transcribed/edited interviews, researched, wrote narratives on musicians

Writing
Research
ex: PHP
Editor

The Deli Philadelphia , Philadelphia

May 2010 - February 2012

Worked as staff writer from 5/10 until promotion to editor in 1/11. Proofreading, fact-checking, editing, writing, research, conduct/transcribe/edit interviews, develop industry contacts, design flyers

Editing
Writing
ex: PHP
Staff Blogger

The Daily Femme , New York/Remote

May 2010 - September 2011

Wrote editorials on national & international events, conducted/transcribed/edited interviews, managed Twitter feed; increased number of Twitter followers from 330 in October 2010 to over 1,200

Writing
Research
Social Media
Content Development Writer

Trinity Insight , Lansdale/Remote

October 2009 - January 2010

Researched, wrote client-specific content

Writing
Research
ex: PHP
Creative Marketing Specialist

Premier Brokerage Services, Inc. , Jenkintown

September 2009 - February 2012

Design marketing materials and newsletter, helped re-brand corporate look, maintain website via CMS, research product trends and advanced sales concepts, assist with in-house technical support, handle confidential and sensitive company documents.

Graphic Design
Marketing Development
In-House Support
Freelance Writer/Production Designer

International Student Network Inc , Philadelphia

December 2008 - January 2009

Wrote marketing copy, designed templates for marketing materials

Graphic Design
Writing
ex: PHP
Executive Assistant

Ti3 COMMUNICATIONS GROUP , Philadelphia

January 2008 - October 2008

Designed marketing materials, supervised Creative Writing intern (delegated writing assignments, and edited work), scheduled appointments and managed calendar & contacts, handled travel logistics, crosschecked documents, created sourcing grids, maintained meeting binders, handled confidential and sensitive company documents, pulled and analyzed reports; created concise client reports from selected data, answered phones, maintained office area, handled shipping, and filed paperwork.

Administration
Marketing
Data Analysis
Listings Intern

Philadelphia City Paper , Philadelphia

January 2008 - August 2008

Entered event information in the Agenda section via CMS, wrote articles on city events and people

Listings Entry
Writing
Research
Editor

Origivation , Philadelphia

October 2007 - February 2010

Worked as contributing writer from 10/07 until promotion to editor-in-chief in 10/08. Managed staff of 30+ writers/photographers, developed/maintained monthly editorial schedule, developed monthly story concepts, assigned stories, scheduled interviews, arranged photo shoots, proofread/fact-checked/edited articles/reviews under tight deadlines, interviewed artists & industry professionals, researched, wrote monthly articles/reviews for print and blog, developed industry contacts, sold/traded print advertisement space, handled basic social media (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter), booked acts/co-hosted the weekly, two-hour Internet radio show, The O List.

Editorial
Management
Writing
Communication Intern

The Rockefeller University , New York

June 2007 - January 2008

Designed marketing materials and newsletter, wrote and edited articles, provided administrative support to the Senior Coordinator for Outreach and Training

Page Design
Writing
Administrative Support
College Liaison/Intern

AskEJean.com , New York/Remote

March 2007 - June 2007

Answered user-submitted questions concerning love, sex, work and body, set-up correspondences with editors of student-run college newspapers throughout the country for potential syndication.

Writing
Communications
ex: PHP
Book Editor

Sex Herald , New York/Remote

June 2005 - October 2005

Managed writing staff, assigned books for review, proofread/edited/rewrote submitted reviews

Editorial
Management
Writing
Editorial Staff

Brooklyn College Kingsman , Brooklyn

September 2004 - December 2006

Editor-in-Chief (1/06–12/06); Managing Arts Editor (9/05 –12/05); Staff Writer (9/04–11/05) Managed staff of six editors, and 10+ writers/ photographers, developed/maintained weekly editorial/production schedules, improved design by implementing an innovative layout using Adobe InDesign CS2, assigned stories, proofread/edited/fact-checked content under rigorous deadlines, interviewed local officials, experts, and entertainers, wrote news/general assignment/feature articles weekly, developed industry contacts, handled business duties

Editorial
Management
Page Design

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

Relocate

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