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Staff Writer

Teaneck, NJ
June 17, 2019

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Anthony Sokol

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South Hackensack, NJ 07606



-Over 20 years’ experience as an editor and writer for news wire services, magazines and scripts

-Interview entertainment and crime personnel for in-depth research articles

-Rotten Tomatoes-accredited film and TV reviewer

-Comfortable with extremely tight deadlines, SEO and AP styles


2012 - Present Culture Editor Den of Geek New York City

-Culture Editor covers arts, film, theater, TV, true crime and the supernatural.

-Write daily entertainment news, film reviews, career retrospectives of actors and directors, and in-depth investigative news on film and crime, for an online entertainment magazine

-Oversee and train writing staff

-Write and co-produce mini-documentaries.

-Participate in panel discussions of movies and TV shows.

-Grew magazine readership through both SEO and non-SEO writing

2017 - present TV Editor Entertainment Voice NY/LA present

-Assign stories, request screeners and interviews from networks and cable stations, write TV, film and theater reviews, interviews and features.

-Delegate writing assignments to staff.

2016 - present Editor-at-Large/Producer Cosa Nostra News New York City

-Collect works over different media syndicated in the magazine.

-Aggregate and promote Cosa Nostra News articles to select magazines.

-Research and source gangster-related content.

-Package and pitch content to network and cable outlets.

2016 - present Editor-in-Chief/Producer Entertainment 2morrow New York City

-Write exclusive content, interviews, and film reviews.

-Delegate writing assignments to staff.

Previous Experience

PR Newswire 1988 - 2012 Jersey City, NJ/New York City

Content Provider/Media Relations

Wrote the Quick Reference Guide for working with the Content Management System (CMS) for use throughout the organization - Uploaded stories, photos and video to PR Newswire's public and journalist sites - Produced training videos for internal staff - Tested and implemented new journalist and public sites with emphasis on end-user ease - Interfaced with journalists around the world - Researched and vetted journalists for access into our secure site - Summarized PR Newswire stories for translation and distribution to the Pacific Rim and Latin America.

Editor-in-Chief of Editors' Update, the company’s monthly newsletter

- Developed and trained writing staff - Wrote all non-bylined copy - Assigned stories - Responsible for design and layout - Editor-in-Chief of Y2K 2000, feature issue of Editors' Update explaining technical concerns addenda solutions to the millennial change. New York City

Smashpipe New York City

Daily Offbeat New York City

1001 Home Ideas (Monthly Magazine with a Readership of Over 6 Million)

THEATER: Writer and Producer La Commedia del Sangue New York City (New York’s Original Vampire Theater)

Education: Fordham University – Bachelor of Arts Bronx, New York

References and Freelance Examples: Upon Request

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