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Grace Dickinson

Grace Dickinson

Philadelphia, PA, US

 

About 

Grace Dickinson

 

Education
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Graduation Date:  May 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Major:  Journalism, Minor: Public Health
GPA:  3.99
Award recipient of: 2009 Head of Class, 2011 Best Website, 2012 Douglas Perry for most promising academic and professional career

Work Experience
Copywriting Intern at Tierney Agency     May 2012- Present
• Engage in copywriting across a variety of campaigns for national and local clients
• Craft social media output to fit the tone of the agency, proof copy, brainstorm ideas for campaigns

Intern at the Discovery Channel     May 2011- September 2011
• Online marketing and photo dpt. intern
• Assisted the creative director and project manager of the online team and also assisted the photo department directors
• Learned HTML basics and engaged in numerous creative brainstorming and planning meetings
• Wrote copy for various websites and campaigns

FoodFitnessFreshair Website     January 2009- Present
• Regular posts to a self-created blog (http://foodfitnessfreshair.com)
• Self-written articles and photographs:  Topics include food, fitness, nutrition, and food expert/celeb. interviews
• Interview candidates have included: Mark Bittman, Paula Deen, Kathy Freston
• National following with an average of 30,000 hits per month, receiving up to 5,000 viewers per day
• Photos regularly featured on FoodGawker.com and Tastespotting.com
• Featured on womenshealthmag.com, thephiladelphiaweekly.com, glamour.com, thekitchn.com, and more

Restaurant Food Photographer     January 2012- Present   
• Shoot menus of various restaurants across Philadelphia for website and promotional materials

Freelancer
• Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Health and Wellness website, DrinkPhilly.com, OK! Magazine, JUMP Magazine (Philadelphia’s top music magazine), EmmaFogt.com (Ghost nutrition writer/photographer), Philadelphianeighborhoods.com, WHYY/NewsWorks.org, and various other publications and newsletters

14th Street, Philadelphia, PA     January 2012- May 2012
• Photo editor of Temple University’s quarterly magazine, 14th Street, and contributing writer to the magazine

York Daily Record, York, PA      May 2011- September 2011
• Municipalities reporter, covered municipality and town meetings

The Temple News, Philadelphia, PA    November 2008- May 2012
• Staff columnist and photographer
• Pitched article ideas to the staff of a newspaper which prints 10,000 issues weekly and reaches all 34,000 students of Temple University’s six campuses

Student Teacher, Philadelphia, PA     January 2011- May 2011
• Student teacher for Journalism and Society course at Temple University
• Regularly assisted professor and tutored students when needed in relation to course material
 
Yoga Instructor, Philadelphia and York, PA    August 2009- Present
• Teach weekly hatha yoga classes at various gyms

Intern at Philadelphia Magazine     October 2010- January 2011
• Worked with the Health & Fitness editor to regularly contribute to BeWellPhilly.com, Philly Mag.’s health & wellness website
• Researched and fact-checked articles, updated online content, created content for the Be Well Philly blog

Photography Blog and Tumblr     August 2011- Present
• Regularly updated photo sites
http://gracesphotofootprints.tumblr.com/ and http://gracedphotography.wordpress.com/

Herrcastle Castle Farm, Holtwood, PA    May 2009- September 2011
• Engaged full-time in sustainable farming practices involving weeding, planting, and picking a large assortment of produce, working farmer’s markets, and preparing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) packages
• Launched their social media presence

Intern at the Philadelphia Weekly     February 2010- May 2010
• Worked with the Arts and Entertainment editor to enhance the section’s presence online
• Experienced working in content management system & in promoting website using SEO best practices

Other
• Study Abroad Summer Session 2010, London, UK
• A magazine writing/ photography program studying the life and culture of the city through its music
• Producing a music and lifestyle magazine featuring London’s music, food, fashion, and arts
• Frequent contributions to three different London culture blogs in addition to daily London-related posts on my own blog


Skills
• Proficient in Blogger and WordPress blogging websites
• SLR and point-and-shoot digital camera skills
• Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Final Cut Pro
• Certified yoga teacher
 

Elsewhere:

Education 

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, Bachelors, Journalism

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012
 

Skills 



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