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					                                                      CRISTEN ANNE SPIVEY
                                               • crissyspivey@gmail.com • www.crissyspivey.com
                                                  New York City, New York • (315) 491-6129
OBJECTIVE: Seeking freelance online editorial opportunities that will draw from my experience in web editing/writing and web 2.0
outreach


SKILLS: Producing creative web copy for several different websites www.breakthrough.tv, www.idealbite.com, www.shinygloss.tv,
www.shinystyle.tv, HTML, Content Management Systems, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Writing in Web 2.0- YouTube, MySpace,
Facebook, blogger outreach, blogging instruction, Email Newsletter program- Constant Contact, Online Advertising – Google AdWords,
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Fireworks Photo-editing program, FTP/Fetch, MAC and PC platforms


EXPERIENCE:

BREAKTHROUGH
Web Editorial Producer/ Web 2.0 Outreach and Distribution, May 2006- Present
www.breakthrough.tv - re-design coming soon
Responsible for producing all copy for all Breakthrough online sites, which includes: events, video and animation descriptions, video games,
curriculums and merchandise. In collaboration with outside web designer managed complete site design and wrote web copy for Breakthrough’s
video game ICED: I Can End Deportation www.icedgame.com (launching in February 2008). Responsible for creating and maintaining social
networking sites including, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Change.org, The Hub, and Helium. Manage Google AdWords online advertising
program to draw traffic to our site. Produce, write copy and design the Breakthrough e-newsletter. Produced large blog database and manage
outreach to 400 bloggers to distribute Breakthrough media products. Responsible for uploading and designing photos for all Breakthrough sites.
Presenter at workshops on social networking/ web 2.0 101: How to use YouTube to expand your outreach/ How blog outreach can help your
organization. Produce online outreach report, maintain photo archive, print media database, and product sales.


FREELANCE WRITER, May 2006-Present
Freelance writer for sites including www.idealbite.com, www.queensrocks.com, www.shinygloss.tv, www.shinystyle.com


COURT TV
Documentary Production. May 2003- December 2005
Coordinating productions on many Court TV in-house programs. Reading scripts, giving script notes to senior producer, producing edit sessions,
overseeing show technical specifications, researching stories, organizing show tapes, obtaining and licensing all acquired footage, digitizing
footage using Avid equipment, preparing deliverables, writing synopses for TV Guide, maintaining music cue sheets, monitoring Court TV
website, organizing travel and expenses, answering phones, planning meetings, hiring crews, scheduling shoots, maintaining database of all
productions for entire company, selecting voice over artists and music for shows.


UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
Admissions Counselor, August 2001- August 2002
Recruited prospective students for the University via travel throughout the United States. Responsible for reading applications, presenting group
information sessions, organizing college fairs, moderating question and answer panels for parents and students as a means to select the University
class. Coordinated programs with organizations within the United States, including the NAACP and The Urban League, as a means to broaden
the University Community. Coordinated multicultural student weekend of over 200 visiting students, was hiring officer for student volunteers
and interns, member of the Admissions multicultural team- a group that fosters diversity within the college community, and spearheaded first
email team for the Admissions Office.


ASSOCIATON FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED OF GREATER ROCHESTER
Development and Communications Coordinator, May 2000-August 2000
Organized the annual walk and run to raise funds for the visually impaired in the community. Went into the community to solicit donors for the
annual event. Wrote articles for the non-profit newsletter “The Beacon” to highlight technological advances in the blind community.
EDUCATION:

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY/ S.I. NEWHOUSE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS, SYRACUSE, NY
Master’s of Arts in Television, Radio, and Film, May 2003


UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, ROCHESTER, NY
Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor: Journalism, May 2001


ADVANCED STUDIES IN ENGLAND, IN AFFILIATION WITH OXFORD UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND
Study Abroad experience concentrating in writing and literature, Fall 2000

				
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