Resume


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Tor Lydon

Philadelphia, PA

Education

MASTERS OF ARTS in Writing Studies
Saint Josephs University, Philadelphia, PA: Graduating 2018

BACHELOR OF ARTS in Communications & Digital Media
Minors: Art, English, & Creative Writing
Saint Josephs University 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Skills

HubSpot, Public Speaking, Adobe Programs, Web Design, Content Editing, Professional Writing, SEO and Google AdWords, Social Media Strategy, Digital Marketing, Web Content Development, Copywriting, Corporate Blogging, Project Management, Layout Design, Market Research.

Digital Media Experience

Social Media Director, CSMI LLC, Chester, PA                                                                                                      May 2018- Present
Managing all social media and web accounts for PA & NJ charter schools, including content creation, photography, advertising, targeted marketing, graphic design, video production, and writing.

Blogger // Web Designer, GoBabl, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                       December 2017- Present
Worked along side software engineers as lead designer to develop new geofencing platform, created new website using SEO analytics, researched topics in relation to clients needs to present on how our platform would be useful for them, & cultivated new company style guide. All while running social media accounts and company blog.

Marketing // Media // Photography, Amour Artistique, Philadelphia, PA                                                       February 2018- Present
Specializes in social media, content creation, photography.

Social Media Manager, Sculpere Ballet & Yoga Studio, Philadelphia, PA                                            August 2017- December 2017
Responsible for creating new site, implementing social media strategies, engaging with customers on social networks, fostering the adoption of social media tools, writing blog posts, and design & graphics.

Foley Fellow, Beautiful Social Research Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA                                                       August 2015- May 2017
Created new website & managed all media accounts. Played the role of project manager overseeing and directly working with student consultants, non-profit clients and director of Beautiful Social. Led groups of student consultants in improving upon and building non-profit clients digital media presence including social media best practices as well as content creation. Led class conversations and fostered team initiatives to create a flawless start to finish experience for clients as well as deliverables that were on time and on budget
 

Associate Producer & Music Segment Manager, AlmaMatters PhillyCAM, Philadelphia, PA                     October 2016- May 2017
Assists producer in organizing TV program. Duties include; writing, editing, organizing scripts, running the teleprompter in casts, & helping the editor by making beat calls. Runs live music segment, & designed and updates site.

Intern, Pledge Music, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                         January 2016- May 2016
Prepared excel reports each week of researched social media analytics, illustrating data graphically and translating complex analytic findings into written text, presenting this research on weekly phone conferences to pitch musicians I thought would best fit Pledge. 

Manager & DJ, Radio 1851, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                August 2014- May 2017
Prepared and delivered news, gathered and rewrote material conveying required information that fit specific time slots. Operated control counsels, recorded commercials for broadcast, & distribute production schedules to all DJs using Excel. Was acknowledged for work & asked to host and DJ for a Finest Hour Broadcast on Philly’s Radio 104.5

Vice President, 1851 Entertainment, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                  January 2014- May 2017
Organized & books non- audition, creative performance outlets for students to share their talents with the university community. Liaison for students of Saint Joseph’s University to showcase their music off campus in the greater Philadelphia area.

Writing Experience

Content Editor, 1851Music.com, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                       January 2015- May 2017
Writer, coordinator of article production, and editor.

Writer, Crimson & Gray Literary Magazine, Philadelphia, PA                                                                      August 2014- May 2017
Staff member & writer.

Contributing Writer, The Hawk Newspaper, Philadelphia, PA                                                                      August 2013- May 2017
Reported news stories for publication on broadcast, describing the background and details of events. 
Reviewed, copied, and corrected errors in content, grammar, and punctuation following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines. 

Hospitality & Sales Experience

Server & Bartender, Monarch Philly (now known as Vesper Dayclub), Philadelphia, PA                            April 2017- March 2018
Dedicated to ensuring customer satisfaction by remaining accessible and friendly.
Exceptional interpersonal and team building skills with an aptitude for building rapport with a diverse range of customers, managers, and colleagues; talent for quickly resolving issues prior to escalation.

Lead Sales Associate, Vans, Staten Island, NY                                                                                        October 2012- January 2016
Greet customers and use sales skills to what each customer wants or needs.

Volunteer

Invisible Children                                                                                                                                          September 2009- Present
Fourth Estater, Vans Warped Tour Volunteer, Citizen Team (lobbying in Congress for Rewards for Justice Bill), organized multiple benefit concerts and fundraising events

Appalachian Experience                                                                                                        
Spring Break 2014: Worked with the Housing Development Alliance in Hazard, Kentucky rebuilding and shingling roofs
Spring Break 2015: Worked with Habitat for Humanity in West Jefferson, North Carolina
Spring Break 2017: Worked with Habitat for Humanity in Wilkesboro, North Carolina