Resume

Washington, D.C. Metro Area

Email: BrittanyShawnte@gmail.com

Professional info

 

I am a media professional skilled at proofreading, writing, editing, and interviewing,  and continue to build new skills.  I am a dedicated worker and a fast learner, giving my all in everything that I do. Excellence is my attitude. My goal is to continue to challenge myself in the field, expanding my skills and learning new things in communications. 

 

Writing Experience

 

​​Freelance Writer, Presto Media

Feb. 2018-present

 

  • Writing various blog posts for outside clients in fields including entertainment, health, fitness, etc.  

  • Editing photos to include in stories

 

Freelance Writer, BNTheMix

Mar. 2018-May 2018

 

  • Writing various blog posts 

  • Interviewing and featuring people working with non-profit organizations or charities

  • Pitching story ideas to editor

 

Freelance Writer, Fanbread

Dec. 2015-July 2018

 

  • Writing various blog stories for various celebrity brands, including D.L. Hughley, Rickey Smiley, Ne Ne Leakes, and Jenni "J WOWW" Farley

  • Utilizing Fanbread CMS to enter and edit posts

  • Pitching story ideas to editors

 

Entertainment Writer, Celebrities Do Good

Dec. 2014-July 2017

 

  • Reporting on celebrities’ charity work and achievements

  • Utilizing WordPress to enter and edit posts

  • Sharing links on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media pages

 

 

Entertainment Writer, Celebrity VIP Lounge

2012-2014

 

  • Reported on entertainment news, including music, movies, and television

  • Reviewed products for the website

  • Utilized WordPress to enter and edit posts

  • Shared links on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media pages

 
Entertainment Writer, Agape Soul TV

2012-2013

 

  • Reviewing albums and singles from upcoming artists

  • Interviewing artists for features on the site

  • Utilized WordPress to enter and edit posts, as well as uploading pictures and videos

  • Shared links on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media page

     

Editorial Intern, Lovelyish

Sept. 2011-Dec. 2011

 

  • Produced blog posts involving world events, pop culture, fashion and college topics

  • Utilized content management systems to create content online

  • Pitched story ideas to editors

 

Multimedia Intern, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2012-2014

 

  • Assisted the Multimedia Technology department with various media events

  • Edited, captioned, and uploaded pictures for the National Digital Library, entering metadata into library database

  • Transcribed interviews and edited video files for online publication

  • Wrote news releases for different events

  • Provided administrative support for the office

Education
 
Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • B.A. Degree, Cum Laude, May 2012
  • Major: Communication (Specializing in Journalism) 
  • Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Association
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.6
  • Dean's List 2008, 2009, Spring 2011, 2012
  • Extracurricular activities: 
    • ​Member and President of Chosen Generation (Loyola's gospel choir)
    • Member and Assistant Chief of Staff of Black Student Association
    • Editor-in-Chief of MOVE! Magazine, a prototype magazine developed under Senior Magazine Publishing Capstone
    • Wrote stories for various Loyola mediums, including the Evergreen Annual (yearbook), and the Loyola Pound (school blog)
 
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • ​Study Abroad program for Feb. 2011-June 2011

  • Completed 19-credit program, including Media & Culture and Travel Reporting

  • Served as International Representative for the Howitt Hall Society, helping plan and carry out events for residential dorm

  • Dean's List honors

 

Clinton Christian School, Upper Marlboro, MD 
  • ​​Valedictorian, May 2008
  • Inducted into the National Honor Society
 
External Projects

 

Imperfectly B (May 2017-present)

www.imperfectlyb.com

 

  • A self-published blog that focuses on positive stories, inspirational music and videos, and interviews on people doing great things for their community and the world                                    

The Spotlight (2009-2017)

www.thespotlightonline.com

 

  • A self-published blog that focuses on celebrity and entertainment news

  • Interviewing upcoming artists, producers, designers, etc. for profile on the site

  • Reviewing and recapping albums, TV shows, award shows, and movies

     

Brittany Shawnté Writing and Editing Services

  • A business venture providing proofreading, writing, and editing services to business professionals 

 

Skills

 

  • 60 WPM

  • Microsoft Suite

  • Windows/Mac OS

  • Content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, etc)

  • Basic HTML

  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.)

  • Photo and editing software (Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, iMovie, InDesign)

2010 - present

2010 - present