Resume

SARAH KELLNER
sekellner@gmail.com
Atlanta, GA

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Professional Writing (2010)
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA,
Magna Cum Laude

Associate of Arts (2007)
Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL

HONORS:

Official Alumni Mentor to the Writing Program (2015-16) SCAD, Savannah, GA
Delivered lectures, performed classroom visits, reviewed portfolios and provided individual counsel.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • “Advice for Writers: Everything You Need to Know About Landing the Job” Savannah, GA (2016)
  • “An Insider’s Guide to a Career in Marketing” SCAD, Savannah, GA (2016)
  • “How to Maximize the Return on Your Writing Degree” SCAD, Savannah, GA (2014)
  • “Content Marketing and Working in Social Media” Mercer University, Atlanta, GA (2012)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Owner, Content Strategist & Writer
Kellner Industries, LLC, Atlanta, GA (April 2017 – Present)
Building ground-up content strategies for SMB clients in the legal, B2C fashion, nonprofit and B2B marketing industries. Writing and publishing blog content as well as UI microcopy, mobile app content, direct response email and social.

Manager, Content Strategy, Earned Media
The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA (Aug 2015 – Apr 2017)
Managing on-page, off-page and local content strategy to drive traffic and revenue for homedepot.com. Single-handedly managing multiple agency partners, a direct report and a growing multimillion dollar budget. Art directing all offsite content campaigns and aligning design and copy with THD brand standards. Collaborating with product managers, UX and store ops to design and launch the local store pages. Building internal and external partnerships, presenting to stakeholders, gaining buy-in and facilitating large-scale, cross-functional alignment. Consulting on THD Blog redesign.

Digital Content Writer
The Home Depot (Jun 2014 – Aug 2015)
Researching, writing and optimizing offsite content for SEO. Publishing THD Blog content in WordPress. Writing direct response messaging to multiple personas (Garden Club members, Pros, DIY homeowners, renters). Writing product copy including headers, salient bullets and SEO marketing copy. Collaborating with CRM to collect user data for creating and distributing custom Garden Club content.

Freelance Writer
Various digital publications, (Apr 2014 – Jun 2014)

Online Editor
Game & Fish Magazine, Marietta, GA (Aug 2013 – Apr 2014)
Leading the Game & Fish online efforts through writing, editing and publishing all digital content. Developing a style guide and web writing best practices. Collaborating with developers and UX to redesign the WordPress site, build a new taxonomy, nomenclature and employ redirects. Managing a large team of freelance writers and an editorial assistant. Aligning digital content strategy with print. Managing the site’s performance through Google Analytics. Testing email effectiveness through open rate and CTR measurement. Driving traffic through SEO, PR and social media.

Benchmarks:

  • Daily Pageviews: +50%
  • Daily Unique Visits: +30%
  • Overall Bounce Rate: -16%

Content Creation Specialist
DigitalSherpa, Norcross, GA (May 2011 – Aug 2013)
Researching, writing and strategizing blog and social content for clients in dozens of industries from multifamily housing to interior design and architecture to accounting and molecular science. Performing account and social media community management. Onboarding and training new employees.

Senior Editor
BURNAWAY Magazine, Atlanta, GA (Fall 2012)
Editing freelance articles for web publication and compiling monthly “Call for Artists” section for a nonprofit Atlanta arts magazine.

Office Manager
J.A. Baker, Inc., Malabar, FL (2000-2007)
Managing employee schedules, training new employees, AP & AR, payroll, taxes, scheduling, writing brochures, direct mail and ad copy

TOOLS:

  • Project Management: Basecamp, Workfront, Smartsheet, Teamwork, Wrike
  • Analytics: Google Analytics, BrightEdge, Adobe SiteCatalyst (basic level)
  • Content: WordPress, Photoshop (basic level)
  • Administrative: Gmail, Microsoft Office, SAP, Concur, Wave Accounting Software

INTERNSHIPS:

Social Media Intern, DigitalSherpa, Lawrenceville, GA (May – June 2011)
Editorial Intern, South Magazine, Savannah, GA (2010)
Editorial Intern, Home Furnishings Business Magazine, online, (2009)

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