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Samantha Pearson | Elance
 
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Samantha Pearson

Journalist, blogger, editor.
   United States
  |   Hillsborough, NH
  |  4:30 pm Local Time

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Overview

In May 2012, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in English/journalism and philosophy and a minor in women's studies. I have worked with several forms of media and written a number of genres, including nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and more. I am an opinionated, impassioned writer with an aptitude for expressing myself in a number of different styles.

I have professional experience working at several different New Hampshire news publications, as well as New Hampshire Public Television, a branch of...

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May 10, 2013|Press Releases|$45|Completed
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Jun 27, 2012|E-books and Blogs|$187|Completed
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Portfolio

Brooke and Avery have been best friends their whole lives...
A short, descriptive piece about a boy, a hill, and a brother long gone.
UNH senior Chris Buchanan is taking off as an electronic musician. He recently opened...
http://www.tnhonline.com/news/olik-bringing-electro-to-unh-1.2725750#.Tt2hP7Ik67s
In 2011, we saw a particularly noticeable boom in fairytale retellings with the...
http://www.tnhonline.com/arts/happily-ever-after-fairytales-continue-reign-in-pop-culture-1.2721896#.Tt10c7Ik67s
Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie puts his best foot forward in his first book
http://www.tnhonline.com/arts/toms-from-shoe-stores-to-bookstores-1.2607101
A brief and incredibly charming Q+A session with actor and director Matthew Gray...
http://www.tnhonline.com/arts/ten-minutes-with-matthew-gray-gubler-1.2213161
A review and analysis of The Social Network's Oscar hype, detailing why the film was a...
http://www.tnhonline.com/arts/why-the-facebook-movie-is-a-favorite-for-best-picture-1.1975132
A review of Passion Pit's sold-out performance at the University of New Hampshire,...
http://www.tnhonline.com/news/campus-consciousness-tour-brings-passion-pit-to-unh-1.1714169

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Service Description

Looking for freelance work in which I can utilize the skills I've gleaned from many years of journalistic training, literature and philosophy studies, and real world experience. I work hard, learn fast, and have great communication skills, all of which I utilize on a regular basis to balance a number of weekly deadlines as well as several other responsibilities. I also work as part of a team of 40+ employees in a high-paced retail environment, giving me time management skills that are unparalleled. I'm a little bit quirky and constantly in pursuit of new angles from which I can approach my life and my writing.

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Employment

The Verbal Thing
Blogger
2012 - Present
Produce media reviews and commentary, as well as a semi-regular archive of events, thoughts, and opinions regarding various subjects. Post content includes concert recaps, book and film reviews,...
Velociriot
Co-Founder & Senior Editor
2012 - Present
Oversee a staff of about 15 people, as well as coordinating contributors and guest writers; produce content on a weekly basis and edit each piece that is published to the site; organize finances,...
Staples
Team Supervisor
2011 - Present
Help oversee and manage staff of 40+ in high-paced retail environment; drive sales and profit by providing a customer-centric environment; focus on consultative selling and operational energy;...
Hipolitics
Columnist
2012 - 2012
Produce culturally- and politically-integrated content on a weekly basis. Content should be short and snappy, informative without getting bogged down in exposition.
The Wire NH
Intern
2012 - 2012
As an unpaid intern at Portsmouth's The Wire, my job is to report on goings-on in the Seacoast area. I'm expected to work twenty hours a week writing feature pieces and small blurb packages for...
Hippo Press
Staff Writer
2012 - 2012
Manage entertainment listings, including food, drink, music, and film. Produce two music and nightlife articles per week as well as one food article per week. Keep content limited to the Maine, New...
The New Hampshire
Arts Editor
2009 - 2012
Layout, copy, and content editor for the once-weekly arts section of UNH's student-run newspaper. Includes researching and pitching stories to staff and contributing writers, producing a weekly...
New Hampshire Public Television
Assistant Web Coordinator
2008 - 2012
HTML, graphic, and photo editing, combined with copy writing for a PBS website. Weekly press releases for local programs with a set word count and specific tone, as designated by the program...
South Tahoe High School
AVID Tutor
2007 - 2007
I worked with sophomores and juniors, tutoring primarily in English. My goal was to teach students how to edit their papers to be precise and well-written, with interesting sentence structures and...

Education

University of New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts
2008 - 2012
South Tahoe High School
Diploma
2004 - 2008

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journalism
philosophy
music
gender
romance
blogging
media criticism
editing
academic writing
analysis
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