Resume

Margaret Anne Sutherlin
masutherlin[at]gmail.com

Education

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Master’s Journalism, 2013
DePauw University, Bachelor’s English & Political Science Minor, 2010

Skills

Software: Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere & Audition, Microsoft Office, Google Analytics
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat
Other: Photography, Video, HTML code, SEO

Media & Print Experience

Google Inc. New York, NY October 2016-Present
Content Editor Zagat & Google Content Studio

  • Supervised two key markets at Zagat, including hiring and managing freelance staff, creating edit calendars, developing SEO best practices and setting social media, traffic and engagement goals
  • Created weekly newsletters for Zagat markets and monitored performance
  • Pitched and reported evergreen and news features for Zagat’s national and New York markets
  • Collaborated with Google Earth team on travel features for the platform
  • Supported Google Content Studio team with special, as-needed projects for Google Dining and Maps

Conde Nast/Penske Media Corp. New York, NY July 2013-October 2016
Associate Editor, Social Media Manager Women’s Wear Daily’s Footwear News

  • Reported retail business, politics and tech news affecting fashion by analyzing trends and developing close sources at all levels of the industry to break stories and craft analytical features
  • Assisted developing editorial guidelines, franchises and goals for FN’s first standalone website by analyzing traffic trends, testing content and headlines
  • Acted as a liaison between digital and print teams to sync and support content on all platforms
  • Achieved traffic goals for FootwearNews.com by contributing evergreen features and breaking news stories, crafting a daily web and social media strategy and monitoring trending topics
  • Tripled social media followers & drove over a third of traffic to the website by creating a Facebook Live video strategy, establishing Snapchat, organizing celebrity partnerships, collaborating with editors to support print projects & crafting short/long term goals

ChicagoMusic.org, Chicago Classical Music Chicago, IL; October 2011-July 2013
Section Editor, Writer

  • Collaborated with senior editors to develop editorial expectations, tone and publishing cycle for classical music section of the site
  • Identified, hired and trained freelance writers and reporters to contribute regularly to the site
  • Met traffic goals by creating an edit calendar that blended newsworthy event stories, with artist interviews and issue focused editorials
  • Contract, part-time position while studying at Medill

Current Publishing LLC Indianapolis, IN August 2010-May 2011
Managing Editor Current in Carmel, Current in Westfield, Carmel Business Leader

  • Managed newspapers reaching 40,000 households and 4,000 businesses
  • Identified feature stories, managed breaking news coverage and coordinated story ideas for each edition
  • Developed online web standards and social media presence of papers within each community
  • Raised standards for content resulting in better breaking news coverage and features, and improved publications for account managers
  • Hired freelance writers, reporters, photographers, and restructured intern program

Freelance Experience

Penske Media Corp. New York, NY October 2016-Present
Freelance Contributor Variety

CBS Interactive, New York, NY October 2017-Present
Freelance Contributor Chowhound

Modern Luxury Media Chicago, IL; December 2011-March 2015
Contributor features, front-of-book CS, The Men’s Book Chicago, CS Interiors, CS Brides

Today’s Chicago Woman Chicago, IL November 2011-July 2013
Freelance health, continuing education contributor

The Center for the Performing Arts Carmel, IN June 2011-June 2012
Freelance Writer, External Communications Office

Alarm Press: Design Bureau Chicago, IL December 2011-February 2012
Editorial Intern

Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, IN Summer 2009
Intern for Public Affairs Department

Associations

– Step Up Women’s Network Chicago, IL, 2011
– Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Chapters Chicago, IL & Indianapolis, IN, 2010-2012
– Girl Scouts of America, Daisy troop leader, 2008-2009

Awards & Recognition

– Keating Feature Writing Competition 2009, Indianapolis, IN
– Gertrude and G.D. Crain Award 2013, Chicago, IL

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