Erik David Even linkedingmail

Objective

A growth-oriented position with creative and management responsibilities in web editorial & marketing, social media, and community & reputation management

Experience

GoldCo Direct Tarzana, California
Marketing Manager 2013 – Present

  • Produce press releases, marketing copy, web copy
  • Direct and implement social media campaigns (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn)
  • Direct search engine optimization efforts for websites
  • Online community management and reputation management

Metabolic Institute of America Tarzana, California
Marketing Director 2012 – 2013

  • Creation and direction of web, print, mass email, Facebook and Twitter campaigns to promote various clinical studies, educational initiatives and medical congresses

Interscope | Geffen | A&M Records Santa Monica, CA
Digital Content & Product Manager 2010 – 2011

  • Copy writing and editorial oversight for web properties managed by Universal Music Group/IGA; interscope.com, ladygaga.com, eminem.com, et al
  • Community management for site comments and discussion forums
  • Design and implementation of artist Twitter and Facebook initiatives
  • QA (quality assurance) for site development team

Zoic Studios Culver City, California
Internal Brand Manager 2009 – 2010

  • Creator and editor-in-chief of visual effects industry blog and community site
  • Researched, edited and wrote feature articles & blog posts; created editorial graphics

JDJournal.com Pasadena, California
Lead Copywriter 2008 – 2009

  • Researched, edited and wrote news & blog posts for professional legal employment blog; created editorial graphics
  • Wrote daily scripts for online video content

Professional Interactive Entertainment, Inc. Santa Monica, California
Head Writer / Senior Editor 2005 – 2008

  • Wrote and edited news & features for network of video game web sites
  • Managed permanent staff of on- and off-site writers, numerous freelancers
  • Created and managed blog properties; “social networking evangelist”
  • Designed and implemented mass email campaigns
  • Covered professional competitive video game events in US & East Asia
  • Online community management
  • Developed and wrote content for, and appeared in, weekly webcast

Self-Employed Northridge, California
Assistant Editor / Copy Editor 2001 – 2003

  • Copy editing, research and test bank writing for various print publishing projects; clients included McGraw-Hill

Norm Marshall & Associates Sun Valley, California
Web Producer 1998 – 2001

  • Designed, built and maintained web presence for entertainment marketing agency
  • Managed graphics arts department
  • Produced print marketing materials and promotional packages for clients

RealSelect, Inc. Thousand Oaks, California
Web Designer, Copywriter 1997 – 1998

  • Wrote content, created graphical elements for realtor.com, the nation’s largest realty web site; team member for $2 million site redesign

United Education Institute Van Nuys, California
Multimedia Instructor 1996 – 1997

  • Instructed adult students in multimedia vocational program; Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, Macromedia Director, HTML. Also taught MS Office

Commercial Programming Systems Pasadena, California
User Interface Designer/Icon Artist 1995, 1997
Employed as contractor by Kaiser Permanente/Deloitte & Touche, to design and implement user interface elements for software

Skills

Social Media Marketing • Writing & Copy Editing • Public Relations
Editorial Management • Community Management
Content Management Systems (CMS) • Internet & Email Marketing
Graphic Design & Layout • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Windows & Mac OSX • Microsoft Office • HTML
Apache OpenOffice 3 • WordPress • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
Adobe Photoshop CS6 • Adobe Illustrator CS6 • Adobe InDesign CS6

Professional Certification

ETP Multimedia Authoring University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, Web Design

Education

University of California Los Angeles Westwood, California

  • B.A. Anthropology

Clarion West Writer’s Workshop Seattle, Washington

  • Prestigious six-week intensive residential writer’s workshop