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Hi! I’m Emilee.
After graduating from St. Bonaventure University in 2012, I trekked to New York City to get started in digital media. For the past eight years, I’ve been working as an internet person — keeping pop culture fans informed and entertained. With jobs at MTV, Fuse, Live Nation and more, I’ve been able to combine my two loves: writing and music. And by doing so, I’ve culminated a network of creatives I’m honored to call teammates.
My favorite projects are learning how art is made behind the scenes. I love interviewing music video directors, stylist, illustrators and producers about the stories they’ve experience on set. I also enjoy a juicy brainstorm — one where ideas grow from one person and blossom into something really beautiful.
Thanks to COVID, I’m searching for full-time opportunities. And I’m looking to open up my area of expertise — not just music related work.
MTV Brand Social | Editorial Lead
(9/17 – 5/20)
■ Lead daily, long-term and tentpole editorial coverage for MTV’s Snapchat Discover, providing readers with snackable content from “your cool, pop-culture obsessed friend” 365 days a year
■ Oversee Snapchat’s visual creative for evocative storytelling, alongside MTV’s Digital Art Director
■ Create effective integrated content for advertisers and other ViacomCBS departments
■ Write and produce video for MTV’s other brand social channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok), creating franchises like “Don’t @ Me” and “Name That Vid” that are birthed out of lively brainstorms
Fuse | Senior Editor
(3/16 – 1/17)
■ Plan Fuse’s long-term coverage of music, movies and pop culture events
■ Run point on daily news blogging, always with audience and SEO in mind
■ Edit and assign features, essays, playlists to staff writers and freelancers
■ Report from music festivals with a unique twist
MTV News | Editor – Writer
(7/12 – 2/16)
■ Assign stories to staff writers and freelancers based on proper news judgment and keen awareness of stats and audience
■ Edit for accuracy, voice and style, along with editing proper photos and GIFs to supplement the story in WordPress CMS
■ Ensure branded content fits MTV voice and stays on schedule
■ Report breaking music news, write in-depth opinion pieces, and cover events, award shows and concerts
Freelance gigs and bylines at: Noisey, Nylon, Billboard,
Paste, Brooklyn Magazine, Time Out New York, Vinyl Me Please, The Buffalo News, Live Nation, Grammy.com