JILL PROVOST

JILL PROVOST

Los Angeles, California · jillprovost[at]yahoo[dot]com


JOURNALISM & MEDIA EXPERIENCE


Freelance Writer, Editor & Online Editorial Consultant. Various magazines and web sites. New York, NY, 2008-Present.

·         Write articles and personal essays on health, relationships and psychology for publications including Women’s Health, Glamour and iVillage

·         Provide content development and site strategy to businesses looking to create or improve their online presence

 
Senior Editor. GoodHousekeeping.com, New York, NY, 2007-2008.

·         Act as liaison between magazine and Web to conceptualize and produce complementary interactive features

·         Worked collaboratively with editorial, design and tech teams to re-launch GoodHousekeeping.com

·         Edit existing content for outdated information and voice, and assign new features as needed

·         Develop new online tools to attract users and provide a positive, multi-page-view experience

 
Senior Health Producer. iVillage.com, New York, NY, 2004-2007.

·         Planned editorial calendar; assigned, edited and wrote features

·         Worked with sales to develop client-sponsored packages, tools and multimedia projects

·         Updated and managed all pages within the Health & Well-Being channel

·         Wrote creative promos, headlines and teases to entice users and navigate them through the site

·         Pulled and analyzed site metrics, then devised and implemented traffic-driving initiatives

 
Content Producer/Love & Lifestyles Editor. CollegeClub.com, San Diego, CA, 2001-2004.

·         Planned and produced daily news and features content for the number-one college-oriented Web site

·         Updated the site's home page daily, writing and approving concise headlines and teases

·         Oversaw editorial staff, assigned work to freelancers, developed editorial calendar

·         Interacted with site’s users as an online personality and sex advice columnist by hosting chats and Web cam broadcasts

·         Stimulated community by creating interactive polls, maintaining an online journal, and overseeing message board forums

 

News Writer/Producer-in-Training. KFMB-TV (CBS), San Diego, CA, 2000-2001.

·         Wrote sharp, compelling news stories under deadline for the 4:00, 5:00, 6:30 and 11:00 p.m. newscasts

·         Scanned wires and conducted phone interviews to gather new information on late-breaking stories

·         Produced nightly news segment for CNN and other local cable channels

 

Editorial Administrator. American Photo Magazine, New York, NY, 1999-2000.

·         Wrote, copy edited and fact-checked articles on fashion, trends, media and photography

·         Managed relationships with prominent photographers

·         Handled all administrative functions, including tracking and returning artwork, scheduling travel itineraries and keeping monthly budgets

 

Broadcast Coordinator/Production Assistant. WGBH-TV (PBS), Boston, MA, 1996-1999.

·         Proofread and fact-checked anchor and reporter scripts for live, national programs including CBS Evening News and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer to broadcast as closed captioning

·          Acted as news liaison for Boston’s ABC affiliate to determine and confirm details of the evenings' top stories

 

EDUCATION

Skidmore College: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Honors, Distinguished Writing Award

·         Major/Minor: English/American Studies, G.P.A.: 3.6

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Computers: QPS, HTML/XHTML, HomeSite, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, Vignette, Omniture, K4, InCopy, iNews, ENPS