Julie Eckardt

North Seattle, WA USA
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julie-eckardt/53/b1b/919

Professional Experience

Recent college graduate (BA in English; Rhetoric and Professional Writing) who specializes in nonfiction writing, including news-type articles, columns, blogs, and social media, I have experience in newspapers, magazines, reviews, blog-style writing, and doing social media in a corporate setting. I'm looking for freelance writing and editing opportunities. I'm currently the managing editor of an online magazine, GenTwenty, which features articles aimed at twenty-somethings.


Content Editor (online)
1 Year
2 Years
4 Years


2 Years
3 Years
1 Year


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
1 Year
Newspaper - Local/Regional
2 Years
Online/new media
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

GenTwenty.com (10+), The Daily Evergreen (10+), Washington State Magazine (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Washington State University Communications (1-2)

Other Work History

Managing Editor GenTwenty.com Edited 8-12 articles/wk for grammar, AP Style, and content; collaborated with editor-in-chief; wrote weekly column-style articles; did research and began design drafting for ebooks; coordinated, gave writers weekly feedback Intern wsm.wsu.edu Managed and prepared daily content for social media outlets; scheduled with Hootsuite; launched social media campaigns; wrote articles for print issues; fact-checked and researched for articles and other inquiries Life Section Editor, Writer, Columnist The Daily Evergreen Managed a staff of writers, organized layout of two to three pages in newspaper and wrote headlines on a deadline; edited all articles and columns; lead, attended weekly meetings; wrote copy as needed for section, including columns, event previews, event covers; lead a workshop on how to write columns Intern WSU Publishing Job-shadowed web designers, press administrators, layout designers, project coordinators, copy-editors; edited live projects

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite

Foreign Language Skills

French (only very little)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, HTML5, CSS, Wordpress, content management systems


MacBook Pro, Adobe CS4, Camera: Sony SLT-A65V


Larry Clark Managing Editor Washington State Magazine PO Box 641227 Pullman, WA 99164-1227 larry.clark@wsu.edu 509-335-2388 Nicole Booz Editor-in-Chief GenTwenty nicole@gentwenty.com 301-904-5496 Hannelore Sudermann Content Editor Washington State Magazine PO Box 641227 Pullman, WA 99164-1227 sudermann@wsu.edu 509-335-1247 Barbara Olson Administrative Manager University Communications PO Box 641040 Pullman, WA 99164-1040 barb.olson@wsu.edu 509-335-7628


Writing Samples

Researched health article about carbohydrates, about 500 words
Personal food blog post
Book review about flaws in abduction laws in situations of abuse.
Event preview of Gloria Steinem's lecture at the University of Idaho
This was my culminating piece for my internship at Washington State Magazine. 1,000 words, non-fiction, human interest

Professional documents

Professional resume with full work experience, education, skills, and references