Resume 

 
 

Professional Summary

Around the age of ten, James started making up stories to entertain his younger siblings, often spinning out the same narrative across several afternoons. He only ever wrote down snippets (which seem to have mercifully disappeared), but if memory serves, one of these stories was a kind of sci-fi adventure in which talking animals go up against a race of malevolent aliens. Or something. 

 

Although his imagination may not have matured a great deal since then - he still prefers playing in the sandboxes of sci-fi, fantasy and horror - his skill and breadth of experience certainly have. He has written grant applications for nonprofits, product reviews of pop merchandise, scholarly papers on epistemology and metaphysics, heavily researched analyses of the film industry, and speculative fiction that explores everything from orgasmic hallucinogens to the cellular biology of vampires. 

 

All of which is to say - he loves to imagine and to learn, and to share what he finds with others. That, to him, is what writing is for. In his work, he pushes for scrupulous research, vibrant but concise prose, and logical clarity. Arrogance, bluster and disingenuity repulse him, as do black olives. He doesn’t repeat himself, avoids using too many adverbs, and loves referencing sources. He wants to find the beautiful, weird and fascinating parts of everything - be they people, places, artworks or brands. He wants to find out what’s weird, beautiful and fascinating about you and your business, and show that to the world. 

 

But the question is, do you want to be found?

Work Experience

December 2019 - Present | Remote

Marketing and Social Media Manager - Art Without Borders

  • Identifies and evaluates grant opportunities for a new arts education nonprofit

  • Composes individualized grant proposals for various funding sources

  • Strategizes and creates social media content, both graphic and verbal

January 2020 - March 2020 | Remote

Product Guide Writer - Screenrant.com

  • Collected and compiled data on merchandise from various film/TV fanbases

  • Used said data to compose list articles for Screen Rant’s “Buyer’s Guides” content campaign

  • Tagged and summarized articles for SEO

Oct 2017 - Present | Remote

  • Composed weekly blog posts and news articles on pop-culture/film analysis and campus news/events

  • Tagged and summarized articles for SEO

October 2019 - December 2019

  • Coordinated client scheduling using Breakdown Express and Sides Express

  • Formulated marketing materials for clients, e.g. editing reels and designing press packages.

  • Wrote coverage on submitted treatments

Oct 2016 - Sept 2017 | Ellensburg, WA

Receptionist - Bright Beginnings for Kittitas County

  • Managed shipping and receiving, directed calls, logged visitors and kept inventory

  • Coordinated interdepartmental communications

  • Provided written and verbal translation services for Spanish-speaking families

  • Designed company website and in-house graphics

 

Education

Dec 2019, Graduated

Masters of Business Administration - Film Producing

John Paul the Great Catholic University

Escondido, CA

May 2013, Graduated

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude

Spanish, Minor

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

 

Skills

  Adobe InDesign      Affinity Designer      Candid Database    Conversational Spanish      Google Suite      Microsoft Office Suite   

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