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  Eileen Gunn
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am the founder and editor of FamiliesGo!, a growing website that provides content, videos, and events to help parents plan and enjoy their family vacations.

I am effective at using content, social media, online live events, a newsletter and giveaways to build our audience. I am skilled at writing, procuring, editing, producing and search-engine optmizing written content, photos and videos.I use a vareity of social media strategies to drive traffic and build our brand.

We're working on growing our content partnerships with advertisers.

I've written for Fortune, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, TheStreet, Parents, Learnvest, Plenty, the New York Times and AOL. I've worked with numerous web-based start-ups.

I'm interested projects that focus on content strategy, develpment and execution for media and corporate clients. I'm fluent in lifestyle, parenting and business/finance conent.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 3 Years
Producer (new media) 3 Years
Social Media 3 Years
Specialty
Family, Children & Teenagers 5 Years
Travel 5 Years
Business (general) 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Reuters (11+), FamiliesGo! (11+), Learnvest.com (11+), parents.com (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Smithsonian (1-2)
Other Work History
BOOKS:
Wrote: Your Career is an Extreme Sport (Adams Media, 2006).

WRITING/EDITING:
Contributing editor at AOL Housingwatch, writing service and lifestyle stories related to home ownership (january 2010-April 2011).

Wrote the "Home Eco-nomics" column for Thestreet.com (August 2007 - April 2009)

NY Post Home: freelance features editor for weekly lifestyle/service section (February 2004 - June 2005);

Fortune magazine: Reporter wrote business, lifestyle and service stories for sections and the middle of the book. Contributed to numerous lists and special projects (February 1995 - June 1999).
Computer Skills
Publishing content in Blogsmith and Wordpress. Light PHP coding and working with plug-ins in Wordpress. Tagging and search-engine-optimizing editorial content and photos.

Editing photos in Paintbrush and similar applications.

Editing videos in iMovie.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint.



Technical Skills
Have shot, edited, uploaded and embedded videos that run on YouTube and FamiliesGo!


Have resized, cropped, credited and uploaded photos to blogging platforms.

Editing and publishing rich content in Blogsmith and Wordpress.
Equipment
laptop, digital camera, video camera.
Work Permits & Visas
US passport
References
available on request
Associations
http://www.familiesgotravel.com
Twitter: @familiesgo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Familiesgo
Pinterest: FamiliesGo!
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/FamiliesGo
Newswomen's Club of New York: boardmember 2005-2006 (programming chair).
Linked in profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/eileenpgunn
Other
BA in journalism (with honors), and English minor, from New York University (1993)
Kauffman Foundation FasTrac (through NYC SBC (2010)
Wharton seminar for business journalists (1995)
ASME intern (1992)
Willing to travel
Skilled at public speaking and media interviews
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(FamiliesGo!, 9/12/2012)
An archive of stories I've written and edited for the FamiliesGo! blog.
(Learnvest.com, 9/12/2012)
an archive of my recent Learnvest stories.
(Inc.com, 8/17/2012)
An archive of features and first-person blogs I wrote for Inc.com
(FamiliesGo!, 5/29/2012)
A collection of videos produced for FamiliesGo!
(Reuters, 5/25/2012)
5 destinations where the dollar is stretching very well, or at least much better than it used to.
(Reuters, 4/13/2012)
A look at VIP airport services, their cost, what they include and when they're worth it.
Contact Info
  Eileen Gunn
Brooklyn, NY 
USA

E-Mail: familiesgo@gmail.com
Website: http://eileen.gunn.googlepages.com/home