Resume

Kirsten Corley                                                    KirstenOCorley@gmail.com

Stockton University, Galway NJ – Graduated 2014

GPA: 3.4

B.A Literature and Creative Writing

Experience

Thought Catalog                                                                               August 2016 – March 2018 

Lead Staff Writer/Editor                                                                        Jan 2017 – Current

-Generated personally 57 million views across social in 2017

-Wrote relationship, lifestyle, mental health awareness articles

-Oversaw a team of contributors

-Holds record for highest viewed article of 7 million views

-Wrote 4 of top 15 hits company overall in 2017

-Wrote 732 Articles in 2017

-Personal fan page increased from 12,000 to 67,000 in 2017

-Created viral form of article titles with the theme: ‘Stay Single Until’ and ‘What X Is Because It Isn’t This’

-Was my own editor/producer/photo editor

-Created text videos and scripts

-Created professional Instagram account currently 10,000 followers

-Used company system called Parsley to analyze data and traffic

-Helped organize company book events

Author                                                                                                                   March 2017 

-Published first book, ‘But Before You Leave’ 

Editorial Director                                                                                 Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

Quote Catalog

-Managed FB Page bringing it from 400,000 to current 520,000

-Increase from 150,000 to 1.2 million views

-Created about 300+ quote compositions

-Helped improve research and citing skills when creating new quotes on sites

-Oversaw other’s Quote Comp submissions edited as needed

-Inputted 6,500 quotes

-Monthly meeting to assess overall company goals

Freelance Writer                                                                                   Sept 2014 – July 2016                                                                                              

-Went from an unpaid freelance to pay per article                              

 

Sequel Media Group                                                                                    July 2015 – July 2016

Staff Writer

-Wrote about 500 articles (relationship/lifestyle/mental health)

-Oversaw a team of other writers

-Generated personally1.5 million in traffic

-Created personal fan page bringing it to 10,000 fans

-Helped with company fan page and scheduling

-Organized company events

Elite Daily                                                                                          July 2014 – July 2016

Contributing Writer     

Taylor Magazine                                                                               June 2015 – June 2016

Contributing Writer                                                                 

Huffington Post                                                                   

Contributing Writer                 

Mogul                                                                                                             May 2015 – July 2016

Contributing Writer

Abrams Books                                                                                   January 2015 – April 2015

Sales Assistant

-Compiled data from a variety of internal databases and running sales reports.

-Tracked and analyzed sales data.

-Communicated drop-ins, updates, and other information to Sales Reps.

-Assembled sales materials for both internal and external meetings.

-Provided general administrative support for the department such as scheduling meetings, answering phones.                                                           

Perseus Books Group                                                                                   Aug 2014 – Dec 2014

Sales Intern  

-Tracked title information entry and update

-Processed weekly reports

-Assisted in publicity research and writing pitch letters

-Assisted in preparing materials and presentations for sell-in

-Oversee mailing of books

-Read manuscripts/galleys and writing descriptions/promotional pieces

-Proofread projects in concert with copy group—checking prices, ISBNS, etc.

Achievements 

Covenant House Killing It Award                                                         January 2017

Stockton Alumni Impact Award                                                           September 2017

Ran 19 Half Marathons and 3 Full Marathons                                      2015 – Current

Raised $16,000 for Covenant House Homeless Youth                          Jan 2015 – Current

Traveled to Guatemala to Volunteer at Sex Trafficking Shelter                        October 2016

Organizations Volunteer with include:

Stockton’s Suicide Prevention Team – Spread The Love Foundation – Ashley Lauren Foundation – Covenant House – Big Brothers Big Sisters – Nursing Home Volunteer – Best Buddies International – Tutor Abroad in Ireland – Holiday Express

Covenant House

NY/NJ Board Member                                                                         January 2015 – Current

  • Helped start the Central Jersey Young Professionals board
  • Received the Covenant House Killing it Award in 2017
  • Raised to date $16,000
  • Uses social media for 80% of donations
  • Traveled with Covenant House International to Guatemala
  • Visits NY shelter twice a month interacting with youth
  • Helps organize annual events like Summer Party and Kentucky Derby Party
  • Started Covenant House Asbury first bar crawl in 2015 raised $5,000
  • Has personally hosted three birthday parties raising a combined $6,000
  • Ran 2 Half Marathons and 1 Full for Home Team

Holiday Express                                                                                December 2012 – Current

Volunteer

  • Helps host 6-8 Holiday parties a year with Tim McLoone
  • Interacts with adults and children who are mentally handicapped
  • Helps in organizing holiday parties

Texting Crisis Line                                                                         January 2018 – Current

Volunteer

  • Helps those in crisis situations get through difficult experiences
  • Went through crisis training of how to properly handle these situations
  • Application process with letters of recommendation required
  • Spends 6- 8 hours a week doing this in free time

Spread The Love Foundation                                                          October 2016 – Current

Speaker

  • Speaks at panels in high school and college about mental health
  • Advocate helping to raise awareness for the cause

Stockton Suicide Prevention Team                                                           September 2015 – Current

Board Member

  • Helps to organize campus wide walk
  • Keynote speaker every year at the event
  • Stays actively involved throughout year of campus events

Ashley Lauren Foundation                                                                         December 2015 – Current

Volunteer

  • Helps families who have children with cancer
  • Helped organize Danceathon at Monmouth University where $16,000 was raised
  • Moderator at event speaking for portions of the night
  • Handled donations and check-ins
  • Helped organize first annual fun run where $10,000 was raised

Big Brothers Big Sisters                                                                 July 2015 – Current

Big Sister

  • Mentored a 12 year old girl building a relationship with her
  • Provided guidance and advice when needed
  • 6 month application process and 8 letters of recommendation needed
  • Met monthly with a social worker to check in

Nursing Home Volunteer                                                                Sept 2011 – May 2014

Visitor

  • Class assignment turned into a passion
  • Met 2 times a month with residents to just provide companionship

Best Buddies/ Tutor Abroad                                                            January 2013 – May 2013

Student Mentor  

  • Was selected in application process among 30 Americans to tutor primary students in Ireland
  • Requirement was once a week went four
  • Taught students basic reading and math skills

 

 

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