David Y
Writer #20199
Livingston, NJ
Joined 4/10/2017
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David is an aspiring screenwriter and novelist, and a graduate of the School of Communications at Hofstra University. He's the co-founder of Vestigial Year, a college literary magazine, and Good Bad Taste, an online magazine dedicated to film/tv/music criticism. His first feature screenplay won first prize at the Hofstra University Film Festival, and he was a winner of the 2015 Telluride Student Symposium essay contest. David has spent the last two years writing marketing and advertising copy for a film start-up in Hoboken, NJ, and currently serves as a copyeditor and marketing assistant for the City University of New York. He has written everything from album reviews to historical think-pieces to social media marketing campaigns.
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David Y's Article Product Experience

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David obtained his minor in Journalism from Hofstra University and was published in the local Long Island Report during his Senior year as an undergraduate.

Specialties

Film, Television, Music, Pop-Culture, Social Media Advertising, Entertainment Advertising, Marketing, Policy, Politics, Political Activism, Obscure History, Literature, Literary Criticism. David specializes in strongly voiced yet accessible essays and narratives.

Interests

Movies, Television, Politics, Activism, Feminism, History, Data (Big and Small), and Creative Writing

Education

Hofstra University

David graduated Hofstra University summa cum laude with a double-minor in Journalism and English literature. He co-founded Vestigial Year, an on-campus literary magazine, and served as editor. He wrote for the existing literary magazine Font and was published in the local publication the Long Island Report. His capstone screenplay won first prize at the 2015 Hofstra University Film Festival.

Marketing

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David assisted in drafting and editing content summaries for FilmBuff, an independent film distribution company, as a Content Operations intern in the Summer of 2014. In 2015 and 2016, he worked as a Production Assistant the The Crop Shoppe, an independent film production start-up, where he assisted in social media marketing and design. He is the Multimedia Marketing Assistant Baruch College CUNY, where he drafts interdepartmental policy, works to fulfill client requests, and drafts copy for college journals and information releases.

Education

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David spent the summer of 2014 working as the Drake College of Business Accounting and Human Resources clerk, where he focused on managing student records and drafting and editing copy for the College's website. Additionally, he served as a freelance policy editor and consultant for Bramson ORT College throughout 2015 and 2016.

Entertainment

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While working as a Content Operations intern at FilmBuff, David worked on drafting and editing film and television summaries as they were provided by studios. While serving as Distribution Coordinator at iNDemand, he worked in a similar capacity to edit studio metadata and ensure accuracy, brevity, and accessibility of information. On his own time, David has maintained a personal blog dedicated to entertainment and media analysis, and is co-founder of the online film and television magazine Good Bad Taste, which publishes entertainment news and reviews.

Email Copy

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In every job he has ever held, David has had to draft emails. Lots of them. David has produced several short films since graduating college, and all of those required extensive contact with various planning agences, town Selectman's offices, and police departments. He's just as proficient at cold-emailing strangers as he is quick-replying in an office setting.

Article

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David obtained his minor in Journalism from Hofstra University and was published in the local Long Island Report during his Senior year as an undergraduate.

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In his spare time, David maintains a personal blog dedicated to long-form media analysis, entertainment news, and politics. He is co-founder of the online magazine Good Bad Taste, which regularly publishes film and television reviews, along with blog posts, essays, and discussions.

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