Contact & Resume

Email me at desiree dot browne at gmail dot com or let’s connect on LinkedIn.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (click for PDF)

Freelance Work, Journalist & Copywriter
Jul 2010 – Present, New York, NY
• Contribute product descriptions and editorial content for Fab.com, Birchbox, Birchbox Man, and Bluefly.com
• Contribute features to outlets such as MarieClaire.com, New York Observer, Latina.com, The Awl, The Frisky
• Upkeep of personal blog, Pop-o-matic Deluxe, featuring vintage fashion, classic film and music content

Scenarios USA, Digital & Social Media Coordinator
Jan – Sept 2015, Brooklyn, NY
• Community outreach for youth film and education on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and relevant blogs
• Run metrics reports for website and social media platforms
• Assisted with planning design elements and editorial needs for site re-launch
• Participated with vendor suggestions and organized social media coverage of annual fundraiser
• Worked with group of six high school students to produce a social justice campaign on social media

Behrman Communications, Social Media Assistant Account Executive
Aug – Nov 2014, New York, NY
• Content creation for beauty and lifestyle clients on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and blogs
• Handled community management and answered customer service-related questions on all platforms
• Produced client newsletter and proposed successful follower-building initiatives such as giveaways
• Ran monthly, weekly and campaign-specific metrics reports using Sysomos, Iconosquare, Pinterest Analytics and Facebook Insights

Peter Thomas Roth, Junior E-Commerce Specialist
Apr – Jun 2014, New York, NY
• Assisted online retail customers with orders, queries and website issues via phone and email

Mommynoire.com, Assistant Editor
Dec 2012 – Feb 2014New York, NY
• Wrote and edited daily posts; created weekly newsletter and developed editorial calendar and strategy
• Managed freelance writers and assigned pieces based on current events and trends

Palgrave Macmillan Editorial Assistant
Jan 2012 – Dec 2012, New York, NY
• Managed more than 80 scholars through the publication process from contract stage through publication
• Secured peer review for book proposals and endorsements for completed books

Parenting.com, Editorial Assistant
Mar 2011 – Jan 2012, New York, NY
• Produce magazine and original web content using Drupal content management system
• Research and write website content and editors’ blog; curate website video hub
• Manage giveaways for Parenting and Babytalk magazines from winner selection to delivery

EDUCATION
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, American Studies May 2010
Study Abroad: Council on International Education and Exchange
Dominican Rep., Spring 2009

SKILLS
Spanish: written (proficient), verbal (nearly fluent)
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; WordPress, Google Analytics, Drupal, Blogger, AP Style, SEO, Basic Photoshop skills; Sysomos, Iconosquare, Pinterest Analytics, Facebook Insights; Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, Salesforce; int. HTML skills