My name is Mara Model and I'm a Temple University graduate with a degree in Magazine Journalism. I was born and raised in New Jersey, have lived in Philadelphia and South Africa and am back in the New York area.
I have always exhibited a strength and passion for story-telling, creative writing and doing extensive research on the topics I love: from pop culture, entertainment, and politics to health, philanthropy and psychology. This made studying and working in journalism an obvious path for me.
On my spare time I like to attend concerts, watch TV, exercise and hang out with my family and friends. I play racquetball, jog, and do yoga. I also love to try new things, enjoy traveling and making experiences.
Some of the places I've visited are England, Scotland, Israel, Poland and Germany. In 2013, I lived and worked in Cape Town, South Africa for 6 months and wrote about my experience on my blog. There I explored the Western Cape as well as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Johannesburg, Cape Agulhas, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Francistown in Botswana. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
Work Goals and Experiences
I am currently searching for a full-time position for a print or digital magazine or a company in need of editorial assistance. I have experience working as an editorial assistant, assistant editor, fact checker, copy editor, editorial coordinator, and content producer. Additionally I have management experience having managed freelance writers and interns for two magazines.
I have contributed to the following publications: HudsonMOD magazine, Healthy Living, Rolling Stone South Africa (print and online), Weight Watchers, Psychology Today, Arts and Entertainment: Critical Mass of Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphianeighborhoods.com, Vicinity and Suburban Essex magazines and Time Out New York Magazine. I have also freelanced for Hellionmag.com and Spice4Life.com.
My skills in writing range from creative and journalistic to social media and blogging. I'm proficient in Adobe products, content management systems, and am fluent in SEO, Hootsuite, social media and the effects it has on companies and its audience.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any job opportunities or you can download my resume here.
I aspire to work in a thriving, growing environment that's open to a young journalist's ideas. I hope to work with a collaborative team of talented individuals and to produce work that fulfills the readers’ needs.