Resume

RYAN NICKUM

yan.nickum@gmail.com / http://www.ryannickum.com

SKILL SUMMARY

• Experienced content marketer, copywriter, and journalist (listicles, ad copy, email marketing campaigns, product descriptions, landing pages, web copy, company blog posts, CPM advertisements, press releases, news articles, podcasts, short comedic video scripts, comedy routines, product descriptions, and more).
• Computer: Microsoft Office, WordPress, Raiser’s Edge, FIMS, GrantsGE, Xcelys, Adaptis, Sega Genesis—primarily Street Fighter II and Ms. Pac Man.
• Foreign Language: Georgian, as in the Republic of Georgia. I will impress your clients/customers with a language spoken by only 5 million people in the entire world.

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Estately

Content Manager/Strategist, Blogger, Social Media Marketer — Seattle Washington — 7/2012-present
•Write various articles and listicles for this national real estate search site’s blog, increasing monthly traffic from 1,000 hits per month to over a million. My articles have been written about or reposted in hundreds of publications, including  The Wall Street Journal, CNET, Time, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mashable, NPR, Gizmodo, Vox, and The Daily Beast.
•Write press releases, handle social media (Twitter/Facebook), and oversee a researcher and intern.

TIPPR

Senior Writer  —  Seattle, Washington   —   6/2010—7/2012
• You remember those annoying daily deals, the ones for half off a massage or a restaurant meal that used to fill your inbox? I wrote over 4,000 of them for TIPPR.com, and 30 other deal sites (Facebook Deals, Google Offers, MSN Offers, Yollar, Groupalicious, and more).
• Promoted to Senior Writer, a position in which I managed the Creative Department (four writers and a copy editor), assigned tasks, developed new processes with senior staff and other department heads, implemented plans for greater efficiency, reviewed performance of staff, and reported to upper management.
• Assisted with interviewing/hiring, training new employees, and wrote training materials, style guides, company blog posts, Facebook and Twitter posts, press releases, product descriptions, and more.

Tanga

Freelance Ad Copywriter — Chandler, Arizona – 2013
• Wrote the company’s “Our Story” section, as well as descriptions for their product categories.

Rupert

Freelance Ad Copywriter  —  Seattle, Washington   —   2012
• Created a handful of campaign slogans for national brands.

Hey,

Freelance Ad Copywriter  —  Seattle, Washington   —   2012
• Created a brand name for an international company.

The Lewiston Morning Tribune

Newspaper Journalist   —   Lewiston, Idaho   —   1/2001—9/2001
• Wrote daily newspaper articles while covering the state legislature, city and county government, state and federal agencies, local congressional representatives, the Nez Perce Tribe, irate ranchers, and rural cops proudly uncovering meth labs. You’ll have to take my word for it because those articles remain hidden behind a paywall.
• I retired after 8 months to return to the University of Washington, mistakenly thinking the lack of a college degree would hinder my professional future.

The Daily

Reporter, Special Edition Editor   —   Seattle, Washington   —   8/1999—1/2002
• Wrote daily articles and editorials on university and community issues.

EDUCATION
B.A. in Political Science   —  University of Washington  —  2002
Deans List… once.

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9 thoughts on “Resume

  1. holy shit, man, this is the best resume i’ve ever read, awesome! i don’t have a real job myself, but if i did, and if i was promoted to boss, i’d hire ya. loved the Beansprout podcast, too, great stuff. gonna listen to the other one now, too. keep it up.

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