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Content Writer

Chattanooga, TN
April 28, 2021

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Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Arts, Majors: English, Anthropology, Environmental Studies

• Recipient of Evelyn Levy Burkenroad Scholarship Fund for Writers; Academic Achievement Award PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator January 2019 – April 2021 Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center Chattanooga, TN

• Responsible for redesigning, updating, and transferring website to Squarespace

• Content creator and manager for social outlets, website, and email for maximum potential audience and donor outreach; created brand book in an accessible format for all employees

• Point of contact for organizations interested in partnering with Reflection Riding, and for casual travelers wanting to experience one of Chattanooga’s most popular outdoor spaces Content Creator November 2018 – July 2019

SWAYY Hammocks Chattanooga, TN

• Responsible for creating a variety of content bringing attention to gear and outdoor lifestyle for blog and other outlets, from designated brand voice, personal views and insights, educational standpoint Media Content Associate May 2018 – January 2019

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center Chattanooga, TN

• Created blog posts, newsletters, and social media content that effectively communicate the image of Reflection Riding, from educational content to features to advertisements ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Social Media Manager March 2019 – December 2020

Weed Wrangle Chattanooga, TN

• Tasked with the creation of major social media presence as well as content creation for website improvements to spread the message of Weed Wrangle in encouraging the planting of native species

• In charge of day-to-day media content creation and communication with community members and potential partners across the country

Social Media Manager September 2018 – December 2020 St. Nicholas School Chattanooga, TN

• Charged with keeping Facebook and Instagram content updated and fresh with special focus on events and holidays

• Granted creative control over all social media content including scheduling and features Content and Marketing Intern January 2016 – May 2016 Where Y’at Magazine New Orleans, LA

• Assisted in editing and creating weekly content for publication online and in print to bring readers the best in New Orleans

• Responsible for social media to ensure maximum outreach and awareness of brand Senior Sports Editor, Senior Staff Reporter and Copy Editor August 2014 – May 2018 The Tulane Hullabaloo New Orleans, LA

• Planned and edited weekly stories for print and online publication for a Pacemaker-winning college newspaper, delegating stories to writers and helping with interviews as Senior Sports Editor

• Continuous training in AP Style and journalistic practices to best inform editing style and weekly assignments

Bess Turner Address 1436 Madison Street

(423) 802 - 4414 Chattanooga, TN 37408

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