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Andrew W.

Average rate
$40/hour
  • Joined December 2016

Andrew Ward is a creative professional with years of experience in content spanning journalism, blogging, social media, SEO, ORM, & more.

  • New York, NY, United States
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Andrew W.
New York, NY, United States

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Services

Categories

Content Social Media SEO Copywriting Strategy

Experience

Summary

Andrew Ward covers an array of subjects and fields of work. Beginning as a screenwriter to today where he oversees the startup freelance app AND CO's business development, content, social media and SEO, he takes immense pride in his diverse skillset.

Work history

Partnerships, Content & Social Media Manager
Responsible for startup company's forward-facing marketing efforts. That includes editing and assigning work for 8 freelancers, business development, SEO and social media.
VIP Staff Writer
Collaborated with Brand Strategists to develop clients' content strategies to improve Google search results. Wrote over 600 articles ranging from tax law to professional sports team ownership.
AOL
Contributor/Editorial Assistant/Public Relations
Joined midway through the first season of the "This Built America" series. Responsibilities included copy editing, working with featured brand of the week and writing original articles for Daily Finance and AOL Jobs.
Contributing Writer
Wrote weekly nightlife preview for the New York City market. Additionally provided coverage for festivals, live events and on-site interviews with artists, in addition to establishing media relationships.
Contributing Writer
Beginning as a finance writer before the site opened its content, wrote 10 articles per month, mostly covering sports, entertainment and pop culture .
Editor-in-Chief
Implemented a single-person rebrand of defunct dance music website. Milestones included: Staffing team of 40 over three countries, attending multiple major music festivals, developing media relationships with major labels and firms, and much more.
Creative Services, Social Media Editor
Redeveloped and implemented company's social media efforts. Additionally sourced music for clients and provided chat and live support to clients and prospectives.
Intern
Reviewed novel and script submissions, occasionally providing additional notes to agency founder. Responded and processed to cold query submissions.

Portfolio

Portfolio

A collection of many of my written and visual works for over 20 publications and outlets.

Education

Accreditations

English, Creative Writing

Skills

Languages

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

brand strategy branding blogging content content strategy content creation editorial proofreading SEO content curation

Tools

Asana Bitly Buffer Contently Facebook Google AdWords LinkedIn Photoshop Slack Wordpress Twitter Tweetdeck Instagram BuzzSumo

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 30hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Animals & Pets Entertainment Events Food Government Media Music PR & Communications Sports

What I read

The Hill, Politico, RealClearPolitics, The Daily Beast, International Business Times, Uproxx, Vulture, Mashable, Deadspin, Caught Offside, SB Nation, Pigeons and Planes, Consequence of Sound, Complex, Backlinko, Medium, LinkedIn Pulse

Side projects

Script Writing/Screenwriting, Novel writing, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Sketch Comedy

Ideal team

My ideal team can range in size as long as communication is clear and work is efficient. A driven team that embraces hard work while maintaining a clear vision of short and long goals is preferred whenever possible.