Resume

Italian Mamma Web site: Discover how to live the dolce vita with content from Italian mamma Francesca Di Meglio, who is using the written word to help families make memories and stick together

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OBJECTIVE

Freelance opportunities that require a skilled writer, editor, and resourceful reporter

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mommy Blogger (2011-Present)

Write and maintain the Italian Mamma Web site (previously known as Two Worlds), which focuses on how families can live the dolce vita and includes breaking news from a mom’s point of view (in the Diario di Mamma category), parenting tips, family travel stories, cooking and party planning ideas, and love and relationship advice

Business Schools Freelance Beat Reporter and Expert (2004-Present)

Write, report, and edit stories related to higher education and specifically business schools, including undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and executive education programs, for various publications and universities

ItaliansRus.com Columnist, telecommuter (2003-Present)

Write “Our Paesani” column about politics, dating and marriage, sports, and culture in Italy

About.com, Newlyweds Expert, telecommuter (December 2007-February 2016)

Created the Newlyweds channel (http://newlyweds.about.com) about the first years of married life; blogged four to six times per week; wrote, edited, and published features; communicated with readers; executed traffic-driving plans; promoted work and conversation about relationships on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Small Business Blogger (Spring 2015-Fall 2015)

contributed blogs that offered tips to small business owners visiting sites, such as Yodle.com

Consumer Reporting Project (Moving 101), for Hire A Helper Web site, telecommuter (January 7, 2014-July 1, 2014)

Investigated and reported on the pros and cons of various moving and rental truck companies; reviewed companies related to moving and wrote tips for those who were planning a move

MBAPrograms.org, telecommuter (June 2014-July 2015)

contributed stories about business schools, management education, and careers in business

Business Week/Bloomberg Businessweek Web site, Reporter, telecommuter (July 2004-December 2013)

oversaw and directed the forums, MBABlogs, and live chat events for the business schools channel; created and maintained a fan page on Facebook; reported and wrote features and blogs;  assigned and edited the work of MBA Journal writers; wrote daily and breaking news stories for the business schools channel

BOOKS

Fun with the Family New Jersey: Hundreds of Ideas for Day Trips with the Kids (Globe Pequot Press, May 2012), Author, telecommuter

researched and wrote this travel book about how to best pass your time with children when visiting New Jersey, including suggestions on what to do, where to stay, and where to eat in every state county

Admitted: An Interactive Workbook for Getting into a Top MBA Program (85 Broads, December 2011), Consulting Editor, telecommuter

helped organize, write, and edit this book aimed at helping those seeking admission to top business schools

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Monster.com, Writer, telecommuter (January 2007-December 2008); iVillage.com, Associate Producer of Relationships, New York (2002-2004); Ladies’ Home Journal, Editorial Assistant for Entertainment and Parenting editors/Assistant Travel Editor, New York (2000-2002)

AWARDS

2015 Finalist in the Startup category (along with Hire A Helper team) for Contently Award in content marketing, February 2009 Go Getter Award for About.com, 2008 National Magazine Award for Personal Service Online for BusinessWeek.com B-Schools Channel, 2007 National Magazine Award for Interactive Service for BusinessWeek.com B-Schools Channel, 2006 MIN Best Online Community for BusinessWeek.com B-schools Channel, BusinessWeek.com News Breaker Award (December 2005)

PUBLISHED

BusinessWeek, BusinessWeek Online, Ladies’ Home Journal, lhj.com, Institutional Investor, Monster.com, iVillage.com, Footwear News, Baby Steps, Lamaze Pregnancy, Health Monitor, Go magazine, MyMidwest, Modern Bride New Jersey, Bergen Health & Life, Hire A Helper, Accepted.com, MBAPrograms.com, Yodle

EDUCATION

The George Washington University, B.A. in journalism (May 2000)

Phi Beta Kappa, GPA 3.7, Dean’s List – every semester

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