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Meganbrand

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Professional Resume

 Freelance writer, editor, social media consultant

Employment
History                                       

Megan Arszman Communications                                        Westfield, Ind.
 Owner/Writer                                                                             April 2012 – Present

  • Write features, profiles, and training articles for multiple equine-related print and online publications
  • Cover events for national equine and canine publications (online and print)
  • Consult and help manage social media practices for clients
  • Contributing writer for: American Quarter Horse Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Quarter Horse News/QuarterHorseNews.com, The Reiner, The Equine Chronicle/EquineChronicle.com, Horse IllustratedWestern Horse & Gun

Indiana Horse Racing Commission                                                 Indianapolis, Ind.
Communications Coordinator                                                 February 2017 – present

  • Market & promote the three horse racing breeds in the state of Indiana–Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred
  • Maintain social media accounts for the three breed programs to keep breeders and owners informed
  • Write press releases, build newsletters, produce videos for use for all breeders and owners

Cornerstone Advertising                                                 Westfield, Ind.
Social Media Strategist/Writer                                   November 2015 – February 2017

  • Online reputation management for clients–observing reviews, mentions, etc., responding to reviews
  • Create content for and maintain blogs, resource library, website rewrites for SEO
  • Manage social media accounts and social advertising budgets

Neogen Corporation-Animal Safety                          Lexington, Ky
Digital Media Content Coordinator                         December 2013-May 2015

  • Create and maintain ecommerce product database for vendors
  • Maintain the most updated images for products and ensure vendors are using the correct images online and in catalogs
  • Assist the Marketing Department with brochures and advertisement literature (writing, editing, illustrating)

Blood-Horse Publications/TheHorse.com                 Lexington, Ky
Web Producer                                                                     February 2012 – June 2013

  • Managed web content (videos, downloads, podcasts, articles)
  • Curated content for weekly and monthly electronic newsletters
  • Responsible for TheHorse.com’s social media efforts
  • Assisted with BloodHorse.com web production and social media
  • Wrote and maintain blog for TheHorse.com and manage other blogs

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care                 Lexington, Ky
E-Newsletter/Photo Editor                                           April 2007 – February 2012

  • Curated content for weekly and monthly electronic newsletters.
  • Selected and organize images for monthly print magazine.
  • Managed relationships and contracts with freelance photographers
  • Responsible for TheHorse.com’s social media efforts
  • Assisted photographers during major events such as the World Equestrian Games, the Kentucky Derby, and the Breeders’ Cup

The Reiner (National Reining Horse Association)             Oklahoma City, Ok
Editorial Assistant                                                                           May 2006 – April 2007

  • Fact checked, edited, and proofed magazine articles
  • Conducted and transcribed interviews and wrote stories and profiles focusing on the top owners and professionals in the reining horse industry

American Quarter Horse Association publications              Amarillo, Tx
Publications Intern                                                                 January 2006 – May 2006

  • Conducted interviews, took photographs, edited and wrote features and departmental stories revolving around the Quarter Horse industry

 

Professional
Honors                                         

  • 2015 Livestock Publications Council Honorable Mention “Production/Management Article for Associations”
  • 2015 Time To Ride Writing Contest Winner
  • 2013 American Horse Publications Honorable Mention “Freelance Writer Equine-Related Journalism”
  • 2012 Equestrian Social Media Awards “Best use of Facebook”
  • 2011 Equestrian Social Media Awards “Best use Twitter” and “Most Informative”
  • 2009 American Horse Publication “Best Equine-Related Electronic Newsletter”

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you so much Megan, this is exactly was I envisioned! I think it’s great, just as the ‘Keeping the Performance Horses Happy’ at the Futurity article is. I appreciate your putting so much passion into your work!”
~Simona Diale, editor NRHA Reiner

“I just wanted to thank you for a the very nice article that you wrote about Bob and I.  I was particularly impressed by the insight you gained about us after a short phone conversation.  It was a lifetime dream come true to see the article appear in the Quarter Horse Journal.”
~Karen Johnson, “Keeping Up with the Johnsons” (The American Quarter Horse Journal)

 

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