Deborah Menikoff

Banbury, OX16 9SJ UK
Website: http://www.modernparlance.com/portfolio.html
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Professional Experience

Digital content & marketing professional with extensive experience in marketing, digital communications, content management and development. Able to speak both 'tech' and 'editorial,'I sit comfortably within multidisciplinary teams and help foster clear, effective communications. I've been writer and editor, team member and team leader; managed internal teams and third-party vendors; worked remotely and in-house. In addition to content management and marketing, I've written on lifestyle topics such as food, travel, property, consumer advice and career development. A selection of these pieces and more details on specific digital engagements can be found at http://www.modernparlance.com/portfolio.html

Expertise

Content Editor (online)
20 Years
Account manager
20 Years
Producer (new media)
20 Years

Specialty

Food
10 Years
Arts & Humanities
20 Years
Consumer Products
15 Years

Industries


Online/new media
20 Years
Marketing (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
15 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
11 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Cedar Communications (6-10), Banburyshire Info (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Tesco (3-5), British Airways (1-2)

Computer Skills

- Desktop: Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, Acrobat - Content Management Systems - cManager, Sitecore, Wordpress, custom CMS - Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube; tools for management/tracking of same (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Google Analytics, Twitter Analytics)

Work Permits & Visas

I can currently work without restriction in both the US and UK

Work Samples

Beauty & Consumer Advice

(Banburyshire Info 11/12/2015)
Who should use organic cosmetics and why? Third in a series of articles on organic cosmetics for Banburyshire Info, a local news and interest site for Banbury and the surrounding areas
(cheapism.com 12/10/2009)
A round up of reviews and resources on the best inexpensive mascaras - what to look for, where to find them, innovations and features, pros and cons. Written for Cheapism.com, a site for those who want save money but are still looking to get some bang for their buck.
(Banburyshire Info 11/10/2015)
Second in a series of articles on organic cosmetics for Banburyshire Info, a local news and interest site for Banbury and the surrounding areas.
(Banburyshire Info 11/8/2015)
The first in a series of featured/sponsored articles on organic cosmetics for Banburyshire Info, a local news and interest site for Banbury and the surrounding areas.

Food & Cooking Content

(Buzzfeed 12/14/2015)
Written for Buzzfeed UK: a look at some of the "do not miss" culinary highlights in Covcentry's expanding foodie scene
(cheapism.com 9/20/2009)
A round up of reviews and resources on the best inexpensive slow cookers - what to look for, where to find them, features by price point, pros and cons of the most affordable brands. Written for Cheapism.com, a site for those who want save money but are still looking to get some bang for their buck.
(Banburyshire Info 11/2/2015)
My second review as food and restaurant critic for local news and events website Banburyshire Info.
(Greater Gotham: Going Global 4/16/2015)
Banbury sits at the center of a robust culinary landscape. Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Sure, it's home to the largest coffee processing plant in Europe & the traditional home of the famous Banbury cake. But 'culinary landscape?' What on earth is she on about?"
(Fabulous Foodie 7/1/2015)
The last in a series of Baking Tips columns, marking the return of Great British Bake Off in August 2015.
(Fabulous Foodie 8/10/2014)
We can all be a bit better about food waste and there are plenty of ways we can all waste less food - including often tossed bread, potatoes, apples and carrots.

Travel & Tourism

(The Club (from British Airways) 4/1/2015)
"We think... we could learn a thing or two from American tourists" - April 2015 installment of 'We think' series in The Club, a monthly digital magazine for British Airways' Executive Club members.
(borisjohnson.com 6/23/2010)
A look at bike share programs and part of the Gotham Girl series done as a guest contributor to boris-johnson.com, in support an ongoing cross-promotional partnership between NYC
(Greater Gotham: Going Global 6/22/2014)
"Get Out & Explore," Apartment Therapy said as part of their Guide to the Perfect Summer. As one of their prompts, they asked "What is Your City's History?" Banbury is over 1000 years old so I had plenty of material to work with.
(borisjohnson.com 6/15/2010)
Both London and New York are pretty hot in summer and in both we're spoiled for choice when it comes things to do, enjoy and experience. Part of the Gotham Girl series done as a guest contributor to boris-johnson.com, in support an ongoing cross-promotional partnership between NYC