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Sistah Certain Resume

February 9, 2013

Sistah Certain 

mhgolden225@aol.com; 412-254-8705

Career Focus Writer/Editor /Content Provider/Media Liaison seeking

responsibilities with a newspaper, communications/marketing department, web site, college, magazine, PR firm.

Experience Summary

  •   Writing & copy editing – marketing text (brochures, playbills, ad copy, promotional cards); letters, speeches, organizing publications, working with graphic designers, curators, writing entertainment column, magazine features travel, entertainment, trends, profiles, section editor
  • Event planning –  organizing annual fundraising event for Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
  • Publications Consulting – August Wilson Center for African American Culture
  • Podcasting – developed, co-hosted successful podcast
  •  Blogger – write daily blog Sistah of a Certain Age
  •  Social Media Networking – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn,
  • Columnist –daily online and thrice weekly entertainment column
  • Research — for news articles, blog posts, opinion columns,
  • Editing and proofreading – newspapers, online column, literary publications
  • Grant writing

Education

B.A., Journalism, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA. 1983

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer/Copy Editor/Consultant

Blogger – Blogger/Content Provider

Podcast Co-Host – Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA

Entertainment Columnist –Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA

• Research, report and write daily gossip column for print and online editions.

2011-Present

Eastern Regional Editor In Community Magazines

  •  Overseeing the creation of quarterly magazine including assigning stories to freelance writers and photographers, writing some stories, taking photographs, working with designers, managing editor to produce a more localized quality magazine

2009-2011

Publications Consultant for August Wilson Center

  •  Writing and overseeing the development of brochures, playbills, promotional cards, letters, ad copy, exhibit text, working with graphic designers, curators, administrators.

1996-2008

  • Writer, Features – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Developing and writing content for print and digital editions

Producing and co-hosting podcast

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