Resume

EXPERIENCE
Associate Producer & Online Editor
SFGate.com (San Francisco, CA)
February 2008 to November 2014
Curated content for the homepage and the Entertainment, Living, Food, and Travel channels. Wrote and edited copy and headlines with SEO as well as the site’s audience and editorial voice in mind. Compiled and edited the Daily Dish entertainment blog. Contributed to SFGate’s travel blog, Get Lost, and edited the site’s weekly travel columns. Updated social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. Managed weekly online newsletters.

Writer & Researcher
Rough Guides (London, U.K.)
May 2013 to November 2014
Contributor to three Barcelona-related titles: The Rough Guide to Barcelona (published May 2014), Chapter 10 (Barcelona) of The Rough Guide to Spain (published March 2015), and Pocket Rough Guide Barcelona (to be published summer 2015). Fact-checked and updated existing content. Researched and wrote new listings, sidebars, and captions. Updated maps and assisted in the selection of new photos.

Web Content Writer
Spotivate.com (San Francisco, CA)
July 2012 to December 2012
Wrote succinct and engaging copy about family-friendly events happening in the Bay Area. Sourced photos, researched and fact-checked content, and managed the site’s weekly online newsletter for the South Bay.

Owner & Operator
Tacos Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
August 2009 to January 2012
Brought the tradition of the mobile Mexican kitchen from the West Coast to the Spree Coast by opening Tacos Berlin, Germany’s first taco truck.

Local Expert
NileGuide.com (San Francisco, CA)
February 2008 to November 2008
Developed Top 5 destination and activity lists, sourced photos, and wrote suggested travel itineraries for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Editor & Writer
Via Magazine (San Francisco, CA)
July 2006 to February 2008
Produced the Events section for three editions of AAA’s 3.5-million–circulation travel magazine. Wrote headlines, captions, and events listings. Developed story ideas, obtained photos, and production edited text. Assisted in the hiring, mentoring, and management of editorial interns. Wrote two regularly appearing columns through November 2008.

Editorial Intern
Via Magazine (San Francisco, CA)
April 2006 to July 2006
Involved in all aspects of the magazine’s production. Fact-checked articles, researched story ideas, wrote events listing and front-of-the-book copy, and performed general administrative duties.

Reporter & Desk Editor
Bay City News Service (San Francisco, CA)
August 2004 to March 2006
Wrote four to 10 general assignment stories per shift as the service’s bureau reporter. Assigned stories, edited and wrote copy, and supervised reporters during desk editor shifts.

Freelance Web Producer for Via Magazine (November 2012 to present) and Avalon Travel (March 2014 to present).

Copywriting clients have included Gallagher & Lindsey Realtors, Stinson Beach Community Center, and Fitness by Nora.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
September 1996 to June 2000

WEB AND IT SKILLS
Mac and PC operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, HTML, CSS, and content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, and Movable Type.

Contact: laurie@laurieisola.com