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Mandy Velez

10467 44th Ave Corona, NY 11368 mandyvelez16@gmail.com @mandy_velez

Media Experience Ladies Home Journal, Freelance Twitter Editor | New York, NY June 2013 - Present Tweet daily from the 18,800+ follower @LHJmagazine Twitter Account in the LHJ voice Drive traffic to lhj.com by Tweeting content received from Online Editors Gained 500 followers after one month of taking over Twitter account as an intern Latina.com, Freelance | New York, NY May 2013 Wrote news feature about Latinas and atheism that trended on main page for 2 days Ladies Home Journal, Editorial Intern | New York, NY January 2013 - May 2013 Researched and pitched article and section content to Senior Editors Wrote blogs about seasonal allergies and a new Nat Geo show for Health & Entertainment sections Edited You Are The Answer Lady section of the magazine by collecting & copy-editing reader feedback from Facebook prompts Interviewed celebrities like Bethenny Frankel & Brooke Burke-Charvet at media events in NYC Transcribed interviews, answered reader mail, and sorted/filed pre-released books for editorial staff Her Campus Pitt Online Magazine, Editor-in-Chief | Pittsburgh, PA January 2011 - January 2013 Managed staff of 30 including the Editorial, Public Relations, and Social Media teams Edited and produced about 10 articles a week; raised weekly page views from 2,000 to 9,000 Wrote relationship & news articles, had emotional abuse essay syndicated on HuffPost College The Pitt News, News Writer | Pittsburgh, PA September 2012 - January 2013 Wrote weekly campus news articles for the print and online publication with a circulation of 14,000 Broke story on campus of professor having been named on Boy Scout Pedophile Black List Covered campus and Pittsburgh events like the World AIDS Day and Homecoming Weekend Verve Management, Editorial Intern/Entertainment Blogger | New York, NY May 2012 - August 2012 Interviewed and wrote feature articles on upcoming artists in the entertainment industry Reached out to journalists via email to promote artists and fashion VERVE represents Uploaded and optimized content online using HTML coding and SEO keywords WHIRL Publishing, Editorial & Fashion Intern | New York, NY August 2011 Dec. 2011 Wrote event articles for all of WHIRLs lifestyle magazines: WHIRL Magazine, Edible Allegheny Magazine, WHIRL Weddings and WHIRL @ Home Wrote feature stories about local/national celebrities, interviewed Full Houses Candace Cameron Transcribed interviews, fact-checked feature articles, calendars, and gift guides Picked-up and chose clothes and accessories for fashion editors before shoots Education University of Pittsburgh, BA in Communication, English, April 2013 | Pittsburgh, PA Concentration Area: Nonfiction Writing Awards Melissa DiFatta Undergraduate Nonfiction Award, 3rd Place April 2012 Skills AP Style, Wordpress, Adobe InDesign/Photoshop/Dreamweaver/PremierPro, HTML, LexisNexis, Facebook, Twitter, Spanish, blogging, writing 40-page longform pieces, advocating rights