Josephine Herman

Curious and self-motivated magazine editor and journalist. Experienced in writing interesting, informative, and buzz-worthy articles in both news and magazine publications. Skilled in developing SEO-friendly headlines and social media strategies to expand readership.
Work Experience

Editor, Washingtonian Media Inc.

Washington, D.C. November 2019 Present
  • Manage a team of 15 reporters, assigned stories according to writers' interests and abilities, and edit articles to ensure they are error-free
  • Conceptualize, incubate and develop creative and ambitious long-term editorial projects and work closely with the editorial leadership
  • Oversee the layout, styles and articles of each issue and work closely with the production department to ensure the quality of each issue
  • Monitor social media presence and climate, including mentions, trending topics and regularly practicing social listening
  • Oversee special packages and issues of the magazine
  • Collaborate with internal partners, including marketing, events and products team, to optimize content
  • Made decisions on article & marketing content on each issue to ensure topic diversity
  • Serve as a mentor and advisor to the staff writers
  • Successfully led the team to achieving goals; increased readership by 45% during the last quarter

Political Reporter, Washington Times

Washington, D.C. June 2016 November 2019
  • Pitched and covered stories as assigned by the senior editor, including news reports, feature articles, editorials and opinion pieces
  • Expanded readership with SEO-friendly headlines and other audience-oriented strategies
  • Developed stories on the beat
  • Worked closely with public relations coordinators to develop stories
  • Collaborated with the editorial team on long-term editorial projects
  • Assisted with content planning and editorial strategies for the overall success of the publication
  • Managed social media promotions and strategies to increase publicity

News Intern, U.S. News & World Report

Washington, D.C. June 2015 June 2016
  • Pitched and wrote 5+ stories per week
  • Conducted in-depth primary & secondary research, including interviews for stories
  • Organized editorial content for guides
  • Curated editorial calendars and media kit for press usage
  • Assisted with administrative support tasks for the editorial department and increased team efficiency
  • Worked efficiently under a tight schedule
  • Shadowed and assisted production department with various issues
Profile
Washington, D.C.
(703) 123-4567
Education
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
20142015
M.A. in Media and Strategic Communication, GPA: 3.7
American University
Washington, D.C.
20102014
B.A. in Journalism; Minor in International Studies. GPA: 3.8
Skills
AP Style
Content Management Systems (CMS)
SEO Strategies
Social Media Strategies
Hootsuite
Content Development
Copywriting
Certifications
Content Marketing (HubSpot Academy), 2017
Social Media Marketing (HubSpot Academy), 2018