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Samantha Lile

Title

Writer/Editor

Location

Southwest Missouri

Blurb

Contact Samantha to fulfill your news reporting and web content needs.

Biography

A native of southern Missouri, Samantha Lile is a successful web content creator with a journalism and mass media degree from Missouri State University. She contributes to various web publications from her home in the beautiful Ozarks, where she resides with her husband, three dogs and one cat.

News and feature articles written by Samantha have achieved top rankings with both the Google News and Google Finance search engines. Samantha is proficient with WordPress, Textbroker and other CMS tools, as well as various SEO strategies. She is also experienced in curating blog posts and promoting them through social media.

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Experience

Writer/Editor

Self-employed

Ozark, Mo. · 2012 – Present

Write news and other content for a variety of sites, including Thrive Global, Huffington Post, The Richest, Explore Branson, WikiHow, the Quickbooks Small Business Center, Visme’s Visual Learning Center, Wide Open Spaces, Wall Street Insanity and others. Articles have received top ranking from the Google News and Google Finance search engines.

Familiar with WordPress publishing and SEO techniques. Write and curate content for a variety of e-commerce websites, as well as manage content for teams of writers with online media companies.

Senior Service Specialist

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Springfield, Mo. · 2007 – 2012

Assist credit card customers with various issues, meet daily and monthly goals, understand wide variety of financial regulations and policies.

Reporter

Christian County Headliner News

Ozark, Mo. · 2005 – 2007

Reporter for weekly county newspaper, major beats education and religion, although cover a mix including government, arts, current events, family, local history and health. Deliver interesting, insightful articles that are well-received by community. Build close, professional relationships with sources throughout community, as well as co-workers. Keep abreast of issues affecting education through email and Internet. Conduct in-person, telephone and e-mail interviews and perform intensive research to include in articles. In addition to being charged with filling the education section weekly, also responsible for all photos in section as well as layout and design for education, family, church and planner sections of newspaper, as well as writing three to six articles each week. Edit stories of co-workers prior to publication. Meet weekly deadlines.

Order Management

McLeodUSA

Springfield, Mo. · 2002 – 2005

Process telephone line moves, adds and changes for a telecommunications company using specialized software. Speak with customers over telephone to communicate changes.

Reporter/Editor

Southwest Standard

Springfield, Mo. · 1998 – 2000

Feature section reporter and feature section editor for the Southwest Missouri State University weekly newspaper, The Standard. Responsibilities as reporter include interviewing variety of subjects, conducting research and writing articles to meet weekly deadlines. As editor responsibilities also include generating story ideas, assigning work to staff of reporters and photographers, editing staff work and assisting with section design.

Education

BS in Mass Media

Missouri State University

Springfield, Mo. · 1997 – 2003

BS in Journalism

Missouri State University

Springfield, Mo. · 1997 – 2003

Awards
2007 Best Coverage of Young People , Missouri Press Association
Received award for work for the Nixa X-press publication, an affiliate of the Christian County Headliner-News
Clients

Avinuity Web Properties TheRichest.com Wikihow.com Null Media for Quickbooks Wideopenspaces.com Wallstreetinsanity.com Branson Conv. and Visitors Bureau Huffington Post Visme.co Thrive Global Motili Hen Outdoors Malleeblue Media Beautiful.ai Blogs SAP Blogs

Skills

Oral and written communication, Writing, Editing, HTML, Reporting, Interviewing, Copy writing, Customer Service, Finance, MS Office, Photoshop, Photography, WordPress, SEO, Research, Proofreading, Web Content

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