Resume

NICOLE LEE
Location: San Francisco, CA

OBJECTIVES

  1. To be an accomplished writer/editor
  2. To work in a technology-driven media company

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

  • November 2005 – November 2011
    CNET.COM – San Francisco, CA
    Senior Associate Editor (Promoted in 2010)
    Associate Editor
    Wrote and edited articles that cover the mobile beat, which include cell phones and their accessories. Responsible for updating certain site features, as well as producing the bi-weekly newsletter. Also an integral part of Dialed In, CNET’s cell phone podcast that dealt with the latest news and reviews in the cell phone beat.

  • July 2005 – present
    Freelance Technology Writer
    Pitching myself as a writer with a focus on gadgets, personal computing, technology, Internet culture, and pop culture in general.

  • July 2005 – November 2005
    GIZMODO – New York, NY (telecommute from San Francisco, CA)
    Reporter
    Blogged on the latest gadgets, gear, and technology. Involved scouring sites and news feeds for pertinent information, writing daily entries, and coordinating content with editors.

  • January 2005 – June 2005
    WIRED MAGAZINE – San Francisco, CA
    Product Intern
    Called in products from various companies for review, wrote and edited reviews for Gadget Lab (an online newsletter about gadgets), wrote articles for the magazine, and performed other clerical duties.

  • October 2004 – December 2004
    CHOW MAGAZINE – San Francisco, CA
    Intern
    Helped to organize events, coordinated several databases, ran errands, and performed other clerical duties.

  • June 2004 – July 2004
    ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION – San Francisco, CA
    Writing Volunteer
    Researched articles and wrote summaries of news items for EFF’s writing team.

  • January 2004 – May 2004
    TECHTV – San Francisco, CA
    Web Intern
    Assisted in developing articles and notes for the company’s website and a couple of newsletters. Summarized news items, edited articles for style, digitized video, and transcribed live viewer calls.

  • January 2002 – May 2002
    SFSU MAGAZINE – San Francisco, CA
    Editorial Intern
    Wrote short pieces and blurbs, and researched information for articles.

  • August 2001 – December 2001
    [X]PRESS ONLINE, SFSU – San Francisco, CA
    [X]perience Editor/Jobs Beat Editor
    Managed a team of writers, edited articles, and participated in updating the publication’­s website.
  • May 2001 – August 2001
    DIABLO CUSTOM PUBLISHING – Walnut Creek, CA
    Editorial Intern
    Fact-checked and wrote short 50-100 word blurbs for various newsletters and brochures.

  • January 2001 – May 2001
    GOLDEN GATE [X]PRESS, SFSU – San Francisco, CA
    Team Editor/Senior Staff Reporter
    Managed a team of writers, wrote and edited articles, and participated in the production process.

  • August 2000 – December 2000
    GOLDEN GATE [X]PRESS, SFSU, San Francisco, CA
    Staff Reporter
    Wrote and edited articles, and participated in the production process.

PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE

  • November 2011 – Present
    TWiT LLC – San Francisco, CA
    Producer
    Producing a product reviews show called Before You Buy, a show where TWiT staff gather to review a variety of consumer products. Job entails calling vendors for review units, organizing show content, managing editors and talent, and ensuring the show publishes on time. Occasionally assist with other TWiT shows like Triangulation (a flagship interview show), All About Android (an Android-focused podcast), and more.

OFFICE EXPERIENCE

  • January 2003 – December 2003
    DIVISION OF GRADUATE STUDIES, SFSU – San Francisco, CA
    Student Assistant
    Helped to organize events, entered daily information into student database, and performed several critical clerical duties.
  • August 2000 – December 2000
    CENTER FOR INTEGRATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF JOURNALISM, SFSU – San Francisco, CA
    Career Assistant
    Helped to organize the annual job fair, updated job listings, coordinated student databases, and performed other important clerical duties.

EDUCATION

  • Aug. 2002 – May 2004
    San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA
    M.A. in Speech and Communication Studies
  • Jan. 1999 – May 2002
    San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA
    B.A. in Journalism and B.A. in English
    - Journalism degree with Magazine concentration; English degree with Literature concentration

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Familiar with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Adept with Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, Photoshop.
  • Very Internet savvy.

EXTRACURRICULAR
Member, Golden Key International Honor Society, SFSU Chapter

  • Vice President, Spring 2002
  • Public Relations Officer, Fall 2001

REFERENCES
Will be supplied upon request