I’m a recent graduate of Tulane University with a strong background in communications in addition to my bachelor’s degree in music, and I’m well-versed in small-scale social media campaigns, content creation and analytics, which I’ve primarily applied in recent years to build an online audience for my own music. This has given me a good working knowledge of how to create content for and advertise via a range of current social media including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and most recently TikTok. I’ve also spent time working as a writer and editor for Tulane’s student newspaper The Hullabaloo, so I’m familiar with creating written content for digital newspaper, blog, and online newsletter formats.
As you’ll see on my resume, much of my recent work experience in New Orleans is in the restaurant industry, but I’m hoping to shift my focus to a field where I can work remotely if possible while further developing my skills in social media, content creation, and writing. I’m a motivated, self-starting worker, able to adapt my skills to new situations, provide quick turnarounds on projects and build a good rapport with clients or creative partners. In addition my time working in the restaurant industry has made me cool under pressure or high work volume, attentive to small details, and receptive to critique.
I’m currently in the process of completing an online specialization in Social Media Marketing via Northwestern University and I’m looking forward to gaining experience working on a variety of real-life projects and campaigns. In addition, I am proficient in a variety of video, audio, and graphic editing software including Adobe Premiere Pro, Studio One 3, ProTools, GIMP, and Photoshop, and I would be able to easily learn any specific software necessary for the position.
Tulane UniversityFall 2014 to Spring 2018Bachelor of Arts
(Music major, Studio Art minor, heavy additional emphasis on communications courses)
The Bummers, Ben ShooterThe Bummers - March 2015 - April 2020 / Ben Shooter (own solo music project) - March 2020 - PresentArtist Social Media Managment
Managed social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok) for New Orleans rock band The Bummers and for own solo music project (Ben Shooter).
Created regular content for all of these platforms, executed ad campaigns, and utilized analytics to measure success of content and advertisements.
Designed and advertised merchandise for both The Bummers and Ben Shooter.
Executed 2020 YouTube campaign for Ben Shooter in which I recorded a cover of a popular song and posted the video weekly. Successfully grew subscribers from 0 to 125, with specific covers gaining 3K-8K views. This particular campaign was done without advertising and relied mostly on crossposting content to other social media accounts and sharing in relevant online groups and subreddits.
FreelanceApril 2020 to PresentFreelance Composition, Production, Audio Editing Work
Composed music for short films and other projects according to individual client specifications.
Other tasks included recording bass and guitar for demo tracks and advising clients on remote production and recording strategies for creative projects.
Primarily used Studio One 3 Artist recording software (generally familiar with most audio recording software).
Tulane HullabalooAugust 2015 to October 2016Associate Editor
Tulane Hullabaloo is the student-run newspaper of Tulane University, which covers news relating to the university but also news, music, food, and entertainment relating to the surrounding New Orleans area.
Primarily worked for the “Arcade” section which covered local entertainment, music, art, and festivals. Responsibilities included finding relevant content to cover, delegating tasks to other staff members, and formatting, refining, and editing articles written by myself and other staff writers.
Coordinated with staff photographers, contacted festival staff and musicians to secure interviews, photo shoots, and press accommodations, attended festivals and concerts myself as press member and photographer, performed and recorded interviews in person, by phone, and via email, and transcribed and formatted interview content.
WayfareAugust 2018 to October 2019Line Cook
Cooked, prepared, and plated all Wayfare menu items to order in a consistent, organized, and timely manner.
Responsible for large-scale food preparation and preparing rotating special items.
Responsible for setting up and/or cleaning and breaking down kitchen stations every day.
(Worked at Wayfare from August 2018 until the restaurant closed in October 2019).
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