Shelley Hill Young resume

Location: Los Angeles
Contact: shelley.hill.young@gmail.com
For more information: LinkedIn

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Doctors TV show website, Los Angeles
Associate web producer
October 2012 to October 2015

FOXSports.com, Los Angeles
Copy editor
October 2011 to September 2012

  • Member of Olympics editing team, which helped drive 45 million unique visitors to FOXSports during the month of August 2012, an all-time high
  • Edit sports stories from regional and national writers
  • Craft headlines, page titles and URLs based on best SEO practices
  • Build centerpiece packages, with photos, headlines, stories and videos

The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles
Freelance copy editor
March 2012 to September 2012

  • Edit and fact check magazine layout proofs, including helping with the Emmys issue
  • Use Chartbeat to track popular stories and Drupal to edit content on thr.com

TM Floyd,Columbia, S.C.
Communications manager for IT-oLogy (a nonprofit that promotes careers in information technology)
November 2009 to January 2011

  • Developed communications strategy, including overseeing a rebranding effort and a move into a new educational facility
  • Wrote content and oversaw redesign of website
  • Wrote news releases for events and announcements
  • Planned events, including a three-day convention that attracted hundreds of software developers to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Communications specialist for Palmetto GBA Provider Outreach and Education
March 2009 to October 2009

  • Edited and posted articles on palmettogba.com
  • Compiled and edited a monthly Medicare advisory

The State,Columbia, S.C.
Assistant metro editor/local government
May 2008 to March 2009

  • Managed team of four reporters who covered local government
  • Planned local government coverage, including developing and focusing story ideas and ensuring assignments met deadlines
  • Edited stories and packages for the front page of the paper, the metro section and thestate.com, often on tight deadlines
  • Coordinated with photographers, graphic designers and Web producers to best present stories in the paper and on thestate.com
  • Led yearlong special coverage on changing suburbs, including monthly Sunday A1 packages

Assistant metro editor/Lexington County
January 2006 to May 2008

  • Managed team of four reporters who covered local government and education in one of the fastest-growing markets in the Midlands
  • Coordinated and edited a 12-page consumer-oriented special section for Lexington County readers
  • Served on publisher’s task force to develop a plan for a new online product aimed at bringing in new revenue

Assistant metro editor/nights
October 2004 to January 2006

  • Edited late-breaking stories for the front page and the metro section and posted stories on thestate.com
  • Supervised the metro columnist and worked with him to publish a series of articles on mass transportation, adoption and profiles of United Way programs
  • Attended Knight Ridder’s Assigning Editors Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas, and Frontline Leadership at The State

Richland County reporter
September 2000 to October 2004

  • Reported and wrote stories on deadline for the front page and the metro section about growth and development in Richland County
  • Covered Richland County government, including budgets, referendums for tax increases, reassessment of property values and elections – and how they affected readers

Cayce and West Columbia reporter
April 2000 to September 2000

Reporting intern
November to December 1997, and January 1995

The Associated Press, Atlanta
Newswoman
1998 to 2000

  • Wrote breaking news and enterprise stories for state, regional and national wires
  • Rewrote stories from member newspapers and moved them on the wire as night editor and early morning editor

Morris Communications, Augusta, Ga.
Management intern
Summer 1998

EDUCATION

The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Master’s in mass communications
Graduated 1998

WoffordCollege, Spartanburg, S.C.
Bachelor’s in English
Graduated 1996

References available upon request

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