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Kira J

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Last Login 8/18/2016
Location Moorestown, NJ
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
An experienced sports writer who began covering Minor League Baseball in 2007, Kira earned her master's in sports journalism from the University of Southern California in May. She learned the importance of SEO while doing PR and marketing for a startup. Kira is comfortable with both informal and formal writing and has written for a variety of platforms including newspapers, magazines, websites and blogs.
Specialties
Sports, blogging, profile pieces, interviews, lists, lifestyle pieces, travel writing, how-to columns
Interests
Sports, travel, reading
Education
University of Southern California Specialized Journalism, M.A.

Kira earned her Master's of Specialized Journalism (with a focus on sports and society) from the University of Southern California.


Haverford College Sociology, B.A.

Kira received her undergraduate degree from Haverford College (PA) where she wrote for the school paper, performed in an a cappella group and played varsity squash.


Honors and Awards
Outstanding Specialized Journalism Student Commencement Award May 2014
Kira earned the Outstanding Specialized Journalism Student Commencement Award from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in 2014.

Association Memberships
SAG-AFTRA Kira has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild (now SAG-AFTRA) since 2004.

Certificates
Certificate of Participation UEP Premiere Business Coaching Program
Apr 2013
Kira completed a business coaching program sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation's Urban Entrepreneurship Partnership (UEP) in Sarasota.

Projects by Industry
Fitness

Kira ran all of the PR and marketing campaigns for a fitness startup in 2012-2013. During her tenure she wrote and placed a fitness articles in a variety of publications, mostly magazines. She also created and maintained a fitness blog for the company.

Sports

Kira has covered sports from baseball to squash for a variety of outlets including college athletic websites, a summer collegiate baseball league, MiLB.com, MLB.com and both local and regional newspapers. In addition to game stories, she has written profile pieces, features and columns. She has the most experience covering collegiate and professional baseball, but she is familiar with most sports including soccer, football, hockey, squash, lacrosse, field hockey and water polo.

Travel

Kira enjoys writing travel pieces for her blog. She loves exploring new cities and finding out about all the fun and exciting things going on in them. In addition to attending events (sporting events, concerts etc.) she also particularly enjoys the challenge of learning how to get around new places via public transportation and tasting the food at different restaurants.

Projects by Asset Type
Facebook Post

Kira has been the social media manager for the Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society at the University of Southern California and for ProCore Sports, the makers of ExcelCord. In both roles she was responsible for creating content for all of the organizations' social media platforms, including Facebook.

Twitter Post

Kira has been the social media manager for the Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society at the University of Southern California and for ProCore Sports, the makers of ExcelCord. In both roles she was responsible for creating content for all of the organizations' social media platforms, including Twitter. She has also volunteered her social media expertise for other organizations.

Blog Post

Kira created and maintained a blog called On the Path to Greatness for a startup called ProCore Sports. In addition to interviews with athletes and a series called Sport Spotlight, she would create weekly motivational posts and choose an Exercise of the Week every Wednesday. The Exercise of the Week posts often included graphics created by Kira.

Article

Kira has written articles for a variety of publications ranging from newspapers to magazines to websites. She has covered Minor League Baseball extensively, including a stint writing for MiLB.com and MLB.com. She has also written about a variety of other sports including squash, golf, football and water polo. She has also written features including a number of profile pieces.

Projects By Expertise
Journalist

Kira has worked as a journalist for multiple publications. She recently earned her Master's of Specialized Journalism (with a focus on sports and society) from the University of Southern California.

Projects by Company Size
Small Business

Kira worked for a small startup called ProCore Sports where she was responsible for all social media output (including posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and the company's blog).

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