JulieMarieBrown@gmail.com | 530.401.4168 | JulieMarieBrown.com
Content strategist and manager with strong writing, research, editing, and relationship-building skills developed over nine years working in journalism. Publishing experience in print and digital, using words, photos, videos, web development—often a combination of several. Background in team and project management. Experience communicating needs and goals to a designer. Accustomed to working under regular deadlines in a professional setting. Familiarity with outdoor recreation industries, environmental and community politics. A mountain-town sensibility with an urban, community-minded lifestyle.
STRATEGY & STRENGTHS
Masters of Journalism, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, California | May 2014
Emphasis on writing, editing, and multimedia
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, University of California San Diego
Minor, French Studies
La Jolla, California | June 2006
Emphasis on political science and sociology
Provost’s Honors, two quarters
Completed one year of education abroad at the University of Bordeaux, France
Managing Editor, Powder Magazine
Carlsbad, California | June 2013 to Present
Produced award-winning content—digital and print—for The Skier’s Magazine, a 45-year-old publication. Managed editorial production for seven annual print magazines and daily content on Powder.com, encompassing quick-hit blog posts, reported articles, in-depth profiles, and original features. Managed a cadre of writers, assigning and editing stories, as well as reported and wrote original features. Presented stories in easy-to-read and dynamic formats, using photo galleries, videos, timelines, and coding HTML5 and CSS. Also, web analytics, website development, newsletter production, copy editing, social media, event coordination, and client networking.
Reporter, Richmond Confidential
Richmond, California | August 2012 to May 2013
Reported the crime beat for a hyperlocal news website serving an urban community in the Bay Area. Brainstormed and pitched story ideas at a weekly roundtable. Researched and reported through public records and interviews. Developed key relationships with leaders in the Richmond Police Department and youth advocacy groups. Provided ongoing coverage on the controversial California state transfer of low-level felons to county prisons. Produced stories using video, photo, and words.
Writer & Content Director, DestinationGuides.com
Tahoe City, California | March 2010 to March 2011
Produced content for a web-based start-up specializing in global travel guides, including well-written articles about destination activities and locations for the Lake Tahoe and Pacific Northwest blogs. Recruited and managed contributors, editing articles and publishing them to the website.
Associate Editor & Writer, Moonshine Ink
Truckee, California | December 2008 to May 2012
Reported, wrote, and edited features and stories for the food, health & wellness, and entertainment departments in an independent start-up newspaper circulating monthly in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Compiled extensive research on larger community-based issues. Wrote creative, comprehensive, and informative articles. Developed relationships with leaders and innovators in the community. Managed a group of writers, contributors, and photographers, and participated on a highly motivated and passionate team of publishers, editors, and journalists.
Community and Environment Reporter, Sierra Sun
Tahoe City, California | April 2007 to May 2008
Researched issues, trends, and events concerning a hyper-local community and a sensitive mountain environment. Attended community meetings and nurtured relationships with town leaders, business owners, and citizens. Mastered AP style reporting and writing. Consistently turned in articles to meet a daily deadline at 3 p.m. Navigated complex bureaucracies and politics of regulatory environmental planning agencies and county commissions.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Berkeley, California | January 2013 to May 2013
Upper division course for Feminist Studies at UC Berkeley. Responsible for grading essays, assignments, mid-terms, and finals. Mentored students with essay structure and argument development.
Head Server, Jake’s Lake Tahoe
Tahoe City, California | June 2002 to August 2012
Provided exceptional service to guests in a fine-dining environment. Managed a four- to five-table section. Worked as a team with a passionate, responsible, and friendly staff. Developed a knowledge of wine, craft beer, and cocktails.
Client Documents Manager, David Brown CPA
Tahoe City, California | February 2007 to April 2012
Mastered accounting and bookkeeping fundamentals. Organized, prepared, and inputted all circulating client documents into tax accounting software and prepared return documents for clients.
Manager, Pizza Port and Brewery
Solana Beach, California | October 2005 to September 2006
Supervised employees and oversaw scheduling and restaurant efficiency. Greeted guests at the front register, took orders, and facilitated transactions. Provided customer service to guests and solved any complaints or crises that arose during a shift. Supported fellow employees in bar and kitchen, served guests food and beverage, bussed tables, made pizzas, and cleaned restaurant.
Server and Hostess, The Brigantine
Solana Beach, California | Summer 2006
Provided exceptional and friendly service to guests in a fine-dining restaurant. Managed a four- to five-table section and delivered service in multi-course meals. Strengthened knowledge of wine, craft beer, and cocktails. Organized wait time and seating arrangements. Managed reservations lists. Hosted and directed patrons throughout the restaurant.
Ski Instructor, Squaw Valley Ski Resort
Olympic Valley, California |November 2008 to April 2010
Instructed children in proper ski technique. Supervised groups of five to eight children and created a fun and safe atmosphere for them to learn in a mountain environment.
Camp Counselor, Camp Skylandia
Tahoe City, California | Summers 2003 and 2004
Created a fun, friendly, and safe atmosphere for children in middle school and preschool age groups in a summer camp environment. Developed, organized, and implemented all games, art projects, activities, and daily field trips for middle schoolers, including the overnight campout that culminated the summer season. Communicated directly with parents about their child’s participation, needs, and strengths.
ADVENTURE SPORTS JOURNAL
“Laughing Out Loud,” profile of professional snowboarder Iris Lazz, fall 2012
ESPN X GAMES
“An American in Chamonix,” a profile and interview on ski mountaineer Dave Rosenbarger, February 2012
“All Sewn Up,” business profile on Big Truck Hats, March 2013
“Best of Reno Arts Leadership,” roundup of the Reno art scene, 2010
Adobe Creative Suite, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Wordpress, Google Analytics, Spredfast, Slack, Basecamp, Chartbeat, AP style, GitHub, Squarespace, Aloha POS, Word, Excel, Google Sheets/Docs/Slides, Powerpoint, Quickbooks, Lacerte Tax Software, Proficient in French and a little bit of Spanish.
AWARDS & HONORS
2017 National Magazine Award Finalist
General Excellence, Special Interest, Powder Magazine
Photography, Powder Magazine
2015 National Magazine Award Finalist
Multimedia, “The Human Factor,” Powder Magazine
2015 Eddie Award
Full Issue, Powder Magazine Volume 44, Issue 5—The Photo Annual
2015 Eddie Award Honorable Mention
Single Article, “Night Lights,” published in Powder Magazine 44.5
2015 Maggie Award
Best Digital Edition/Tablet Article, “The Human Factor,” Powder Magazine