Katie Achille
 

writing. editing. marketing. more.

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Intro

Accomplished communications professional with 10+ years’ experience and talent for writing, blogging and editing. Demonstrated strengths in public relations, digital marketing, social media, creative direction and project management. Exceptional tech skills including WordPress, Squarespace, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Google Analytics and multiple social media platforms including scheduling and listening tools. Personal historian and biographer. Pilates instructor. Alliteration aficionado.

 

Experience

The Devon Group (2012-2017)

Vice President, Marketing Services

  • Worked with technology clients, wrote hundreds of short- and long-form content annually, including press releases, articles and blog posts
  • Advised on and managed social media strategy for scores of clients, including content curation, daily posting across multiple channels and engagement analytics
  • Managed team of five PR professionals against specific business goals and fixed budgets to ensure agency profitability and client retention

Royce carlton (2011-2012)

Marketing Manager

  • Responsible for promoting a roster of 80 speakers including Fareed Zakaria, Tom Friedman, Glenn Close, Andrew Weil, Anna Quindlen, Jon Meacham, Ruth Reichl, Mitch Albom and Amy Dickinson
  • Worked directly with high profile speakers, created and edited speaker profiles, speaking topic descriptions and promotional materials for print and online
  • Supported selection and positioning of new speakers to the roster
  • Designed and launched email and marketing campaigns including social content
  • Redesigned company website and curated ongoing website updates 

Professor Charles M. Haar, Harvard Law (2010-2012)

Research & Editorial Assistant

  • Worked directly with Professor Haar on the development of a book about the administration of President Lyndon Johnson, focusing on the Great Society programs
  • Professor Haar, having served as Undersecretary of Housing & Urban Development under Johnson, required deep archival research and editorial support
  • Provided editorial guidance, revising and rewriting the entire book from its original draft
  • Solely responsible for management of book project, liaising with Harvard Law and editorial contacts

Freelance (2010-present)

Writing, Editing, Social Media

Folica.com (2008-2010)

Copywriter + Web Producer

  • Promoted within three months of hire to expanded role
  • Developed site voice and tone through site re-branding and full re-design
  • Created and implemented email marketing, banners, blog posts and content for engagement and SEO
  • Launched and cultivated the brand’s initial social presence and community

Greater brunswick charter school (2006-2007)

Community Coordinator

 

Skills

 

Clips, Editing, Appearances

The Two River Times – “Relieving Stress Through Pottery

The Atlantic – “Notes: At the Center of the Devastation

Cornell University – “Anticipation Work: Cultivating Vision in Collective Practice”

Design*Sponge – “Asbury Park City Guide

U.S. News & World Report – “The Hidden Costs of Moving

Encyclopedia of Military Science - Multiple entries

HR Magazine – “The Tethered Generation

CollegeBound Teen Magazine – “College Money Matters”

Associated Press – “Setting tech limits is vital, experts say

 

Etc.

Conversational Italian

Basic French

Triathlete

Monmouth County SPCA volunteer

 
 
 

Education

Rutgers University

B.A. in JOURNALISM & MEDIA STUDIES

DOUBLE MAJOR in HISTORY, MINOR in POLITICAL SCIENCE
Graduated 2006

THE NEW SCHOOL

M.A. in HISTORICAL STUDIES

THESIS: "The Bonds of Brotherhood: Understanding Vietnam Veteran Communities as Part of Historical Memory"
Graduated 2009

Certifications

new york university 

DIGITAL & GRAPHIC DESIGN PRODUCTION

Completed 2015

rutgers university 

MINI-MBA in BUSINESS ESSENTIALS

Completed 2015

BALANCED BODY

MAT PILATES

Completed 2011

 

Contact

Email: by request
Phone: BY REQUEST
LOCATION: asbury park, Nj