Angela Corry

631-219-4086                                                                                                                                     @amore475
angela.corry@gmail.com                                                                                                              linkedin.com/in/angelacorry
Shirley, NY 11967                                                                                                                              angelacorry.com

Summary – Experienced manager, recruiter, editor and writer with energy and drive to improve, innovate and succeed in a team-driven environment.

STARSANDCELEBS.COM/TCC                                                                           2017-2018

Managing Editor (August 2017-present) 

  • Drove traffic for rebooted The Celebrity Café to 1 million organic page views in first six months
  • Managed employee and content move to new URL
  • Drove traffic to Stars and Celebs to 50,000 views a day using primarily social media
  • Responsible for recruiting interns, freelancers, social media managers
  • Trained over 30 writers to produce AP Style content, using strong SEO and keywords, legal photos and social media
  • Created major campaigns for editorial/marketing crossover, generating the majority of site traffic
  • Used Google Analytics to produce novel content
  • Edited content for the site daily
  • Garnered hundreds of thousands of page views writing fresh news stories for TV, Gossip, YouTubers, K-Pop
  • Created millions of page views managing contest platform
  • Worked with the editor in chief to implement new content areas
  • Managed editorial and social media workloads
THECELEBRITYCAFE.COM (CLOSED May 2017)                                            2011 – 2017

EDITOR IN CHIEF (Dec. 2016 -May 2017) Managing Editor (Oct. 2013-Dec. 2016) Senior Editor (May 2011- Oct. 2013)
Writer/Editor (Feb. 2011 – May 2011) 

  • Managed, mentored and motivated an editorial team of over 100 people nationwide
  • Assigned, edited and coordinated content such as news briefs, listicles, music and movie reviews, TV news and recaps and celebrity interviews for a site that produced up to 80 stories daily
  • Wrote breaking news, features stories, television new, listicles and opinion pieces
  • Served as the primary point of contact for the company in New York, working with staff across the U.S., in Tokyo, Singapore and the Philippines
  • Engaged with over 3,000 public relations professionals for unique content ideas and exchanges
  • Implemented tools such as a universal email address for editors and Slack.com to improve internal communication
  • Processed over 100 intern applicants a semester using a custom recruiting system that improved retention rates to almost 100 percent from 50 percent
  • Trained 10-15 interns each semester, some of whom went on to companies like MTV, VH1, Variety, Showtime, New York Daily News and Newsday
  • Oversaw social media footprint on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, Reddit, Digg, Delicious
  • Ran weekly editorial meetings for training and delivering required action items
  • Increased monthly page views from 4.5 million to 6.5 million
  • Created guidelines for the use of photos from social media, television networks and movie houses
  • Created contact database for television networks and movie houses which improved coverage and increased page views
  • Developed a comprehensive instruction manual to train team members in a virtual environment
  • Reviewed daily Google Analytics to identify reader-preferred topics and increased and targeted coverage accordingly
  • Redeveloped the internship program bringing it up to federal guidelines for training to include a single email address for easy access to all editors, weekly assignments and tasks, training in social media practices as well as communication with public relations professionals
  • Reached out to journalism professors nationwide to garner support for the program and gained approval from top-notch schools such as Penn State, Ohio State, Arizona State
  • Attended career fairs for communications students at local universities
FASHION WEEK (In conjunction with TheCelebrityCafe.com)

Editor in Chief                                                                                                                                                  2015 –2016 

  • Redesigned style and content of com
  • Recruited a team of 10 editors, freelancers and interns for fashion-specific projects
  • Wrote, assigned and edited stories for publication
  • Organically quadrupled following on Facebook and Twitter in 9 months
  • Wrote stories that were used as a basis for scripts on FashionOne.TV news
VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

CELESTIAL WHISPERS INC                                                                                                                             2008 –2011

  • Scheduled appointments and maintained multi-service waiting list for Mary Occhino, the former host of Sirius/XM’s “Angels on Call,“ star of Syfy’s “Mary Knows Best” and author of 3 non-fiction books
  • Created an email address and contact form system; responded to emails
  • Collected payments, sent invoices and set up payment links via PayPal
  • Coordinated in-house seminars, promoted event on the website, Facebook and Twitter, created and sent invitations, managed payments and guest list
  • Created an online store with WordPress
TEXTBOOK MANAGER AND BUYER

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY                                                                    2000 –2002

  • Ran the bookstore’s $3.5 million textbook department
  • Managed the department’s staff, as well as its purchasing, inventory and returns programs
  • Bought textbooks to supply books for 20,000 students taking hundreds of classes using sales history and speculation of sales as a guide
  • Balanced registers and safe up to three times a week and book buyback funds giving out up to $15,000 a day during peak periods
  • Coordinated the store’s back-to-school and end-of-semester sales programs
  • Created an in-house online requisition system before the concept went mainstream
  • Assisted in transition of bookstore management in 2002
SKILLS

Writing; Editing; Recruiting; Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram; WordPress and Drupal content management systems; Google Analytics; Google Forms; Google Docs; Microsoft Office; Word; Excel; Google Calendar; Thunderbird

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Press Club of Long Island chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Arts in U.S. History
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Activities: Editorial Page Editor, The Stony Brook Statesman