CV

Sarah Anne Lloyd
sarahannelloyd[at]gmail.com
I am a news and lifestyle-focused, social media-savvy writer and editor seeking to expand my career in digital journalism. I wear many hats, and I wear them both competently and stylishly.
Education

September 2005 – June 2009 | Western Washington University
B.A., Creative Writing/Film Studies Minor | Bellingham, WA

Work Experience

Seattle, WA

April 2013 – Present | Associate Editor, Features
Wetpaint Entertainment | Seattle, WA
  • Editing freelance and in-house work for clean copy, plus social and search optimization
  • Brainstorming editorial strategy for a fast-growing start-up
  • Generating content in a fast-paced, results-focused environment with ambitious unique view goals
March 2009 – Present | Freelance Writer
  • Working with a diverse array of copy needs, from bar reviews to daily deals (see client list)
  • Writing in multiple voices depending on client need
July 2010 – March 2013 | Event Promotions Lead
Brown Paper Tickets | Seattle, WA
  • Assisted event producers with promotion of their events, including social media and media relations
  • Drafted and edited copy for external communications
  • Generated original content for the company blog using both WordPress and a custom CMS, plus company Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts
October 2010 – December 2011 | Deputy Editor, News
Seattlest | Seattle, WA
  • Steered news content direction and style for a Seattle-focused blog
  • Managed a small team of volunteer news writers remotely
  • Miscellaneous assignments as needed, including event coverage
  • Co-managed social media presence
November 2009 – March 2010 | News Intern
The Stranger | Seattle, WA
  • Researched and produced original content and reporting for both The Stranger’s blog and print edition.
  • Fact-checking and transcription support for full-time staff as needed.
  • Received tips and other correspondence.
April 2007 – June 2009 | Operations Coordinator, News Producer
KUGS-FM Bellingham | Bellingham, WA
  • Produced news pieces for the KUGS News and Public Affairs Team
  • Copy-edited and recorded public service announcements for campus organizations and community nonprofits
  • Managed day-to-day station operations and logs
September 2007 – June 2008 | Labyrinth Editor, Program Support Staff
WWU Associated Students Women’s Center | Bellingham, WA
  • Received, compiled, accepted and rejected visual and written works for Labyrinth, a literature and art journal
  • Improved print quality of Labyrinth in addition to creating its first digital edition
  • Event support, including grantwriting, as needed
May 2003 – September 2005 | Office Assistant
Sound Business Services, Inc. | Seattle, WA
  • Experienced election finance and law on the ground floor, including disclosure laws and research tactics.
Qualifications

  • 6 years of writing and editing experience, including 4 years of digital journalism
  • Experience spanning mediums, including print, digital, and broadcast
  • Proficient in Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, WordPress, Tumblr, Google Documents
  • Competent in HTML, InDesign, Audacity, ProTools, Allegiance

Client List

  • Journalism/Nonfiction: Wetpaint, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Seattlest, Popmatters, SSG Music, What’s Up, Seattle Star, Seattlish
  • Ad/Corporate: Gilt City, Brown Paper Tickets
  • Fiction: Neon, Dogzplot, Jeopardy
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