Resume

512-810-3537
Mr.JustinDavis@gmail.com
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PERSONAL SKILLS

  • Content marketing
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Collaboration
  • Strategy

  • Copywriting for multiple mediums
  • Leadership and management
  • Public speaking
  • B2B and B2C Communications
COMPUTER SKILLS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Content management systems
  • Google Drive/docs
  • WordPress.org/.com
  • Mailchimp
  • Social media/networks
  • HootSuite
  • Mac and PC
  • SharePoint
  • Asana
  • Photoshop/Gimp

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AS A CONTENT DEVELOPER, WRITER, CREATIVE CONTRIBUTOR/STRATEGIST
Freelance and Contract Work
For Multiple Companies
2012–Present
Short-term contracts and freelance projects for companies in tech, sports, financial, entertainment, publishing, and energy industries.

  • Generated audience-seeking, retention-boosting, call-to-action content for blog posts, email campaigns, landing pages, web copy, newsletters, infographics, scripts for videos, banner ads, social media posts, webinars, in-store signage, and direct mail.
  • Worked collaboratively with clients—such as CDW, Dex Media, AT&T, IBM, Kony Inc, Home Shopping Network, and PayPal—to form marketing initiatives and content.
  • Met deadlines, often with short notice; regularly completed work ahead of schedule.
  • Collaborated from kick-off to delivery with marketing, demand generation, graphics, events, PR, and more to create innovative strategies and narrative cohesion.
  • Led conceptual development of and proofread creative copy.
  • Contributed to writing/style guides for customer-facing and internal content.
  • Introduced project management system, Asana, to efficiently assign and track tasks.
  • Researched and analyzed customer behavior while working with product support to establish ongoing, evolving strategies that improved user experience.
  • Modified customer-facing FAQs so they were user-friendly and accurate.
Copywriter / Marketing Writer
CompassLearning
Austin, TX
2011–2012
  • Wrote and edited online content for consistency and to target audiences.
  • Increased open and click-through rates by 10 to 20%.
  • Generated email and marketing campaigns from brainstorming session to execution.
  • Created UX copy for user ease, information, and entertainment.
  • Worked with graphic designer on concept and layout of digital and print ads.
Contributing Writer
The Onion,

The A.V. Club Austin
2010–2011

  • Wrote monthly restaurant review column for 13 months, each with a different theme.
  • Created articles that work for print and web, with enhanced online experience.
  • Met strict deadlines without sacrificing article quality in terms of grammar, style, or voice
  • Pitched article concepts to city editor.
IN MANAGERIAL OR TEACHER ROLES
Content Editor
Freescale Semiconductor

Austin, TX
2006–2009

  • Edited multiple departments’ documents for accuracy, grammar, voice, and style.
  • Oversaw development of reference manuals, product briefs, data sheets, and app notes for quick turnaround while maintaining high quality.
  • Collaborated with global team of onsite/remote writers, designers, and marketers.
  • Set priorities for projects based on workload, work required, and other factors.
English Teacher
Gulfport School District
and Harrison County
School District
Gulfport, MS
2003–2006
  • Provided individual and group instruction through weekly, self-created lesson plans.
  • Taught seventh and eighth grade English classes using differentiated education.
  • Managed six classes a day, ranging from 12 to 35 students per class.
  • Emphasized cooperative learning and personal responsibility for individual learning.
  • Assessed student performance throughout term to guide students toward success.
  • Prepared students for standardized tests by having them use high-level thinking skills.
PERSONAL PROJECTS: All work completed during personal hours
Marketing and Technology Manager/
Co-owner
Blue Iris Therapy
2013–Present

  • Establish web presence for massage therapy business by:
    • Writing all web copy.
    • Using MailChimp to create company B2C newsletters, with 20% higher open rate and 10% higher click-through rate than others in same industry.
    • Designing, building, and maintaining company website using WordPress.org.
    • Creating Facebook page and regular status updates, the Yelp page, and a Google+ profile, which provides accurate information on Google Maps.
  • Hire and train employees.
  • Set up promotions and events, like weekly massages at the Austin-American Statesman.
Producer/Director, Instructor, Performer
Various improv troupes, shows, and theaters
2007–Present
  • Teach improv classes to help others with collaboration, confidence, listening skills, adaptability, spontaneity, and more.
  • Perform improvised original works—with few to no suggestions from the audience—displaying ability to quickly adapt, think creatively, and collaborate with others.
  • Produce and direct successful shows, including one that involved contacting multiple authors to appear as guests and brokering a limited sponsorship with BookPeople.
  • Use social media to inform returning supporters and gain new audience.
Editor, Writer, Co-founder
Techcitement
2011–2015

  • Edited and scheduled all published articles for popular tech blog.
  • Provided article prompts and employee/technical handbooks to remote writers.
  • Wrote articles, mostly dealing with sociopolitical commentary or entertainment.
  • Maintained website relevance through strategic keyword research.
  • Engaged in active social media interaction to continue site’s growth.
  • Fostered relationships with Samsung, Verizon, Toshiba, and more.

EDUCATION
University of Southern Mississippi
B.A. in English language studies and journalism