Justin Davis — Resume PDF
Editing and proofreading
Copywriting for multiple mediums
Leadership and management
B2B and B2C Communications
Content management systems
Mac and PC
AS A CONTENT DEVELOPER, WRITER, CREATIVE CONTRIBUTOR/STRATEGIST
Freelance and Contract Work
For Multiple Companies
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
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 WriterThe Onion,
The A.V. Club Austin2010–2011
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 EditorFreescale Semiconductor
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 TeacherGulfport School District
and Harrison County
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/
Blue Iris Therapy2013–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, PerformerVarious improv troupes, shows, and theaters
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
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.
University of Southern Mississippi
B.A. in English language studies and journalism