Melanie Taryn Lieberman
Travel + Leisure Magazine, New York, NY
Editorial Projects Assistant (May 2013 – January 2015):
Contribute articles and copy to global luxury travel and lifestyle brand, both in-book and online.
Digital projects include writing SEO-optimized posts for NATJA-awarded blog as member of the news team, writing online articles and slideshows, and assisting with long-term projects such as the Cruise Finder.
Edited writers from across the globe for the Local Experts online platform.
Print projects include articles and marginalia in Radar section (T+L Picks; Confessions of…) monthly reporting for Trip Doctor and Strategies (2014 Travel Trends, SMITTY Social Media 101 Guides; The Fix) and updating and editing Decoders for Chico’s partnership.
Pitch stories, research, and fact-check articles prior to publication.
2013 Pubby Award Nominee for work with News Team and T+L Cruise Finder.
Editorial Intern (August 2013 – May 2014):
Full-time, paid assistant in the editorial department. Wrote full articles and content for Print and Online issues of the magazine, and contributed frequently to the blog, Carry On.
Pitched ideas, and reported as a member of the Trip Doctor Team.
Worked closely with the Digital Team to develop the Cruise Finder, a brand-new platform allowing travelers to compare and search for cruises based on price, amenities, destinations, and more.
Freelance, Remote, September 2008 – Present
Writer and Editor:
Bloomberg, Yahoo Travel, Lydia Magazine, Lifestyle Mirror, TruStory Media luxury lifestyle and interior design sites, The Berkeley Beacon “Chew It Over” Food Column, The Emerson Review, The Connecticut Review
Boston Common Magazine, Boston, MA – September 2011 – May 2013
Wrote articles and copy for leading luxury lifestyle magazine, both print and online. Conducted interviews and performed research. Fact-checked and edited articles. Trained new interns.
Blog: Little Word Bites (littlewordbites.com), Brooklyn, NY – February 2012 – Present
Write a variety of food-based content, including recipes, product and restaurant reviews, interviews, and travel features. Take and edit photographs. Manage multi-platform social media.
The Emerson Review, Boston, MA – September 2009 – May 2013
Read, edited, and selected pieces for this international literary magazine. Managed budget and publicity, negotiated annual funds, and organized events. Designed cover for 2011 issue.
Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA – Summer 2011
Marketing and Publicity Intern:
Managed contest submissions and edited publicity flashes at this independent children’s book publisher. Researched projects. Supported team with administrative work.
Emerson College, Boston, MA – May 2013
B.F.A. in Writing, Literature and Publishing G.P.A. 3.95
Minor in Journalism and Women’s and Gender Studies
Honors Program, Recipient of Trustees Scholarship, Gold Key Honor Society
Arcadia University, London, England, UK – Summer 2012
Summer Study Abroad, G.P.A. 4.00
Writers Conference, Middletown, CT – Summer 2008
First Place, Senior Writing Award for Poetry, Emerson College
EVVY Award Nominee, Outstanding Blog and Outstanding Poetry, Emerson College
National Silver Medal and Regional Gold Keys Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
National Finalist, Lex Allen Literary Festival
First Place and Scholarship, National Drexel Playwriting Competition
State Prose Champion and Keynote Speaker, CT Young Writers
Official Proclamation of Excellence in Writing, CT Governor Jodi Rell
Full Scholarship, New Noises Playwriting Studio
Technology: Zi8 Video Camera; Samsung NX30
Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter
Computer: Mac and PC, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InCopy, Creative Suite and Dreamweaver; AVID Express Pro, Audacity, Final Cut X, Cision.