6+ years experience in editing, writing and content marketing.
Specialties: writing, editing, content management, content strategy, online publication, digital marketing, blogging, social media strategy, boating/marine industry, watersports, wakesports, entertainment, lifestyle
Creative Director | April 2017 to Present
Content Coordinator | February 2016 to Present
Manages a team of 10+ remote freelance writers
Leads topic planning and monthly assignments of articles for all US ports (boats.com, Boat Trader & YachtWorld)
Leads the coordination of Editorial team presence at Boat Shows for production of FLVs (First Look Videos)
Serves as the direct contact between the Editorial & Sales teams for sponsored content—and direct line for client approval
Conducts initial and final copyediting (grammar, styling, mechanics, voice/tone) for all US articles
Completes CMS (Wordpress) pre-production, scheduling and daily publishing
Coordinates with PR, email and social on distribution of editorial content
Implements SEO strategy for new and existing content
Responsible for monthly Editorial traffic tracking
In-house YouTube Administrator for boats.com US/UK, Germany and Spain: applies branding, target keywords, tags & descriptions
Various Industries | Part-Time
Active freelance profile on Upwork as an editor, content manager and writer, focusing on a variety of topics including travel, outdoors, sports, restaurant and vacation reviews
Occasionally completes graphic design and web design projects
Social Media - Branding Committee | Summer 2015 to Winter 2016 (Volunteer)
Marketing Coordinator | June 2015 to February 2016
Created email campaigns, social media strategy & collateral
Marketing & Social Media Manager | August 2014 to February 2016 (Part-Time)
Marketing Intern | Spring 2015
Student Worker | Fall 2011 to Spring 2015
Intern at 106.7 The Fan | Spring 2014
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor of the Arts in Communication, Minor in Professional Writing
Class of 2015
Blacksburg, VA | GPA: 3.39
Member of the National Communication Honor Society
--Lambda Eta Pi
Semester in Washington Program | Spring 2014:
Digital Communications, New Media, and Social Change
Washington D.C. | GPA: 3.8
Freedom High School
Graduate | Class of 2011
South Riding, VA
Editor-in-Chief of the Freedom Flyer
Member of the National Honor Society
Back-to-Back State Championships in Girls Basketball | '08-'09 & '09-'10
Writing, Editing, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video, Broadcasting...
The few pieces shown below are just a small snapshot of some of the work I've compiled from the beginning of my college years at Virginia Tech to present day as I work as the Content Coordinator and features writer for boats.com, Boat Trader and YachtWorld—as well as a part-time freelancer. Be sure to look for additional links provided in the descriptions that will allow you to view the entire piece.
If you'd like to see any additional samples of my work, I'd be happy to provide whatever you're looking for!
Or feel free to visit my online writing portfolio at https://kimkoditek.contently.com/.
If you can imagine it, I can create it.
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