My Resume

Alexa Lardieri
al.lardieri@gmail.com (845) 826-5558

Current Address: 1401 N. Taft St. Arlington, VA 22201

I am a journalist with experience in reporting on and editing a wide range of topics for a variety of media outlets. I also have several years experience of copy editing and fine-tuning pieces to make sure they adhere to AP Style guidelines and journalistic standards. I’ve worked with several startup companies, such as The Odyssey Online and LifeZette, and have helped them achieve nationwide success. My ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and effectively multi-task allow me to deliver a great product even under a tight deadline.

Skills: HTML, Buffer, various Content Management Systems, WordPress, social media, Google Analytics, AP Style, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, SEO, Google Keyword Planner, Ubersuggest, Moz Keyword Explorer

Education:
Bachelor of Arts, Multi-Platform Journalism, Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Minor in Italian Language and Culture. University of Maryland, College Park, M.D.; May 2015

Related Experience:
Researcher/Writer, U.S. News & World Report; Washington D.C.              Sept. 2016-Present

  • Work with the Rankings and Reviews team
  • Conduct extensive research and write reviews
  • Conduct Search Engine Optimization research
  • Worked with Autos team to redesign car rankings and reviews, which led to the site’s highest traffic
  • Member of Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA)

Social Media Specialist and Writer, LifeZette.com; Washington D.C.    Sept. 2015-July 2016
Ingraham Media Group

  • Run all social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard and Reddit
  • Instantly write breaking news stories and edit writers’ breaking news stories
  • Write articles across the site’s multiple verticals
  • Create slideshows; edit images
  • Work extensively in WordPress
  • Monitor trends and news on social media

Writer, American Journalism Review; College Park, M.D.                                 Jan.-May 2015

  • Extensively researched the journalism industry and pitched story ideas
  • Conducted interviews with journalists and experts; wrote stories covering the journalism industry

Staff Writer, Theodysseyonline.com; College Park, M.D.                         May 2014-Feb. 2015

  • Pitched stories and wrote articles on current events and trends; conducted interviews
  • Promoted articles on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Fark, WordPress, Tumblr, Stumbleupon and Pinterest
  • Articles have been the most-viewed on the site and were consistently in the top three most-viewed

Intern, Explore Long Island, Newsday, News 12; Melville, N.Y.                      June-Aug. 2014

  • Researched, fact-checked articles and projects, wrote blog posts on trending topics
  • Conducted an independent intern project on top attractions for kids on Long Island
  • Created photo lists and galleries, published them and articles on organization’s websites

Web Intern, Niche Media; New York, N.Y.                                                         May-Aug. 2013

  • Wrote calendar events, posts about events and products, created photo galleries for Niche’s 10 websites and contributed to the newsletters

  • Fact checked and published all work on the publications’ websites

  • Attended events on behalf of the editors

Staff writer, Section Editor, Collegemagazine.com; College Park, MD    May 2012-Apr. 2013

  • Wrote weekly articles, which reached over 250,000 people at more than 15 universities
  • Generated my own ideas, conducted interviews, met deadlines; attended weekly meetings
  • Oversaw six writers, held weekly meetings with writers, editors, editor-in-chief and publisher
  • Edited writers’ articles and published them on the site

Previous Experience
Copy Editor, Unwind Magazine; College Park, M.D.                                        Sept.-Dec. 2013
Accessories Intern, Cosmopolitan Magazine; New York, N.Y.                 Dec. 2012-Jan. 2013

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