My name is Mara Model and I'm a Temple University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in magazine journalism. I'm from Millburn, New Jersey but currently reside in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
I have always exhibited a strength and passion for story-telling and doing extensive research on the topics I love: pop culture, entertainment, politics, health, and psychology. This made studying and working in journalism an obvious path for me.
On my spare time I like to go jogging, find hilarious Twitter accounts, hang out with my sassy Gran'ma, meet new people and hear their stories, watch The Mindy Project and Girls on repeat, read Vulture.com on my lunch breaks and travel.
This year, I visited England, Scotland, Israel, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. I lived and worked in Cape Town, South Africa for 4 months and wrote about my experience on my blog.
My Work Goals & History
I am currently searching for a full-time position as a writer, editorial assistant, digital editor, content producer or anything related to my skill-set for a print magazine, online publication, or a company in need of editorial assistance.
I have contributed to the following publications: Rolling Stone South Africa, Weight Watchers Magazine, Psychology Today Magazine, Arts and Entertainment: Critical Mass of Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphianeighborhoods.com and Time Out New York Magazine.
My skills in writing range from creative to journalism reporting as well as social media and blogging. I'm proficient in most Adobe products, HTML/CSS, and dabble in video- and sound-editing and other design needs. I am fluent in SEO, Hootsuite, social media and the effects it has on companies and its audience.
Please feel free to contact me by email: email@example.com 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.