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Michael is a personal finance and tech writer who has experience breaking down complex topics for consumer audiences. Michael prides himself on being a storyteller who can engage and inform audiences in ways that help transform their lives. His expertise has been featured in outlets like Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, The International Business Times, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A content writer by trade, Michael has leveraged these skills producing B2C affiliate marketing materials in the form of blog posts, ads, and product reviews.

Skills

Content Writing

 

Wordpress

 

Social media

 

HTML/CSS

 

SEO

 



Core Experience

Content Marketing Manager / Nightfall AI
Nov 2019 - Present

I’m currently the content marketing manager at Nightfall AI, a series A B2B cybersecurity startup where I manage the company’s editorial calendar and social media calendar. In my role, I compose two blog posts per week along with the company’s newsletter and social media posts. In addition, I promote the company’s brand in guest publications in various online outlets – most recently I got coverage in Venturebeat. I also produce other collateral, like pamphlets, guides, and presentation slides, as necessary.


Senior Writer / nextadvisor.com
Jun 2018 - May 2019

As a senior writer, I wrote multiple weekly blog posts and engaged our audience on social media. I was also responsible for managing the look and feel for the company newsletter as well as pulling organic blog and social media performance from Google Analytics, Tableau, and Mailchimp to share with the editorial team in a monthly PowerPoint presentation. Additionally, when needed I edited content on our site after updates were made to either our blog on WordPress or our site's custom CMS.


Content Writer / nextadvisor.com
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018

As a member of NextAdvisor's editorial team, I maintained the technology and finance sections of our site by editing content reviews and writing 3 to 5 weekly blog posts on consumer finance and cybersecurity. Beyond this I interacted with our audience in forums and on Twitter and Facebook to answer questions and promote NextAdvisor content. I also had interviews with reporters from a number of publications on the topics that I researched and wrote about. Finally, I assisted with editing content when needed.


Marketing and Communications Intern / The David Brower Center
Sep 2013 - May 2014

I worked as an assistant to the communications manager by helping promote the Brower Center brand through strategic social media usage, outreach to communities, promotional copy, and blog posts reflecting various facets of the center’s work.


Interests/Hobbies

Creator and manager / philosimplicity.com
Sep 2017 - present

In 2017 I started an educational blog to introduce laypersons to academic philosophy. The blog only updates semi-regularly but is a project of passion, and I'm its sole contributor. In under two years I've gained over 650 Twitter followers and I receive roughly 100 visitors per week to my blog. I built the site by modifying a basic WordPress theme and manage the pages myself through a web hosting service.


Education

HubSpot Academy
Sep 2019

Recieved HubSpot Content Marketing Certificate


University of California Berkeley
Aug 2009 - May 2014

I received a B.A. in Political Economy with a concentration in socio-political and economic analysis of postindustrial economies and a Public Policy minor.

For a full list of experiences see my LinkedIn profile or ask me to send you my resume through my contact forum.