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KATIE H. SWEENEY
San Francisco, CA
Forbes, CitySearch, Eater,
Grub Street, Weddington Way | San Francisco, California 2011–present
Writes and edits website pages, refines content and tone for websites; conceptualizes blogs and creates original and exclusive content. • Performs interviews, manages social media marketing, and maintains working relationships with public relations agencies. • Provides a wide scope of administrative support to the Editors. Executes photography and design tasks as needed.
Various Individuals | San Francisco, California 2011–present
Personal and Executive Assistant
Manages email, organizes calendars, and arranges travel for variety of clients. • Researches and writes content for executive blogs, including video hosting, production, and script writing. • Edits content and mechanics of professional resumes, statements of purpose, and cover letters. • Consults on social media and other communications strategies. • Produces, styles and caters large- and small-scale events.
Employee list includes: Seligman Western Enterprises founder Scott Seligman, beauty consultant Sarah Winders, councilman Gabe Kearney, and financial planner Aimee Phelan.
Sugar Inc. | San Francisco, California, 2006-2011
Launched YumSugar.com, wrote, and edited 5-12 stories per day. • Managed all marketing and social media strategies, growing site traffic to over 700K monthly unique visitors. • Established and maintained YumSugar’s position as a well-respected and standard-setting resource for recipes, entertaining ideas, food news, chef interviews, and wine recommendations.• Collaborated with executive, engineering, and design teams to shape the look and feel of YumSugar.com. • Cultivated strong business relationships with chefs, winemakers, bartenders, and partnering site editors. • Created and tested recipes; styled and photographed food for photos. • Attended and covered national and international food and wine festivals including the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, and the New York City Wine and Food Festival. • Maintained travel schedules and editorial calendar. • Planned special events such as the annual holiday party, the Sex and the City Movie Premiere, and the launch of Drink Me magazine. • Managed three-person editorial team, mentored junior editors, and executed team training presentations. • Generated new ideas within the team to improve efficiency as well as communication.
Hostess and Producer, YumSugarTV
Developed story boards, wrote scripts, and starred in cooking videos, how-to’s, and cocktail lessons, all of which appear online at YumSugar.com. • Responsible for site growth from inception to over 1000 views per video. • Supervised the purchase of the necessary groceries and props for video shoots. Styled food for video shoots. • Managed a three-person Los Angeles-based video team.
Seal (Celebrity Musician)| Beverly Hills, California 2006
Executive Personal Assistant
Organized and assisted Seal, celebrity musician, in all professional and personal aspects. • Managed household staff, security, and estate, made all travel arrangements, controlled calendaring. • Performed follow up on important projects and sales, answered emails and managed correspondence. • Did anything and everything to help Seal, from selling recording equipment on Ebay to organizing Heidi Klum’s bathroom closet.
The Go-To Girl | San Francisco Bay Area, California 2004-2006
Personal assistant service specializing in administrative duties such as email management and office organization; home maintenance such as shopping, cooking, and event planning; executive correspondence, calendaring, and travel arrangements; public relations and customer service functions, organized and maintained product inventory; fulfilled orders and shipments while always ensuring customer satisfaction.
Client list included: jewelry designer Robindira Unsworth, Sage Online Learning founder Deborah Dilley, Pretty Girl Makeup founder Christina Friedman, and financial planner Jim Alexander.
Computer: Microsoft Office, Mac OS 10, and Adobe Photoshop Element.
Administrative: Organization, Filing, Creating Systems and Plans.
Correspondence: Entourage and Outlook.
Web: HTML, Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics, Content Management System, and Social Media Marketing.
Languages: fluent written and spoken Spanish.
Event: Styling, Producing, and Catering.
University of California at Berkeley | Berkeley, California 1999-2003
Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Field Studies
La Universidad de Cordoba | Cordoba, Spain 2002
Certified Fluent Speaker of the Spanish Language