Resume

Sarah Gonzales: Creative Media Professional

I am an award-winning writer, editor and producer with over 18 years of experience working in print, radio, television and web. My skills include cross-platform media integration, original content creation, editing, radio production, small business/start-up management, web/SEO analytics and web design.

Career

INTUIT QUICKBOOKS  Content Developer  2017-present
Produce high-quality, small business-themed content for daily publication on QuickBooks Community. Attend editorial team meetings and strategy planning sessions; interview subjects; edit articles; format and post content for online community; engage with social media followers; study web analytics to improve performance.

SARAH GONZALES, LLC  Independent Contractor  2000-present
Contract to edit books and articles for clients, write articles for publications including: Alaska Dispatch News, 61 Degrees North, Bon Appetit, Ms. magazine, Variety, Alaska HOME, Alaska Parent, Alaska Bride and Groom, FlavorWire, LOST Magazine, Ostrich Ink, Boldtype, The Summerset Review. Create and maintain websites.

CONTENT PRODUCERS GUILD  Co-Founder/Exec. Director  2010-2016
Form and run a non-profit, independent media production company in Anchorage, AK. Develop media projects; support production of member projects; work with board of directors to ensure high-quality, ethical media products.

BBC HARDTALK  Media Production Fixer  2013
Assist London-based documentary production crew while shooting documentary about global warming in Alaska.

KIDS THESE DAYS! RADIO  Executive Producer/ Co-Creator  2010-2013
Create a weekly public-affairs radio program and podcast in Anchorage, AK; produce segments for air, plan episodes, schedule guests; correspond with funders; create weekly website content; manage and grow social media.

KOAHNIC BROADCAST CORPORATION  Newscast Producer  2012 & 2013
Cover the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention; interview subjects; produce newscast of each days’ highlights; write and edit script; record and upload audio to air on National Native News and local Alaska stations.

BBC AMERICA NEWS  Field Producer  2008
Assist Los Angeles-based news team with shooting/producing story in Alaska on Sarah Palinʼs bid for Vice President.

OLGA TV: THE PAUL OʼGRADY SHOW  Field Producer  2007
Assist British film crew with shooting in Los Angeles; arrange film permits, locations, talent, catering, advise on area and film industry.

VARIETY/REED BUSINESS INFORMATION  Web Editor & Writer  2006-2007
Web Editor of VarietyWeekend.com and Stylephile.com. Attend weekly editorial meetings in Los Angeles; pitch ideas; write articles; edit/post online content; optimize graphics for web.

MS. MAGAZINE  Associate Editor  2003-2005
Attend editorial meetings; pitch ideas; shape each issue; read and respond to submissions; hire and assign stories to freelance writers; write and edit articles and reviews; administer and judge fiction contest.

NOT FOR TOURISTS GUIDES  City Editor  2004 – 2005
City Editor of the 2005 print edition of the Not For Tourists Guide to Los Angeles. Gather information from team of neighborhood editors in the Los Angeles area; write descriptions and blurbs for restaurants, neighborhoods, attractions, etc; update content; coordinate with New York-based editorial office.

BBC/SCREAM FILMS Field Producer  2004
Assist British film crew with shooting feature-length film in Los Angeles; arrange film permits, locations, catering, casting, transportation, banking, advise on area and film industry.

BBC ONE  Field Producer  2004
Assist British film crew with shooting television documentary in Los Angeles; arrange film permits, locations, catering, casting, banking, advise on area and film industry.

FEIGEN/PARRENT LITERARY AGENCY  Literary Agentʼs Assistant  2002-2003
Assist Los Angeles-based literary agents in selecting new properties for representation; evaluate and edit manuscripts and screenplays; write coverage; communicate with authors and publishing companies.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature  
2002

Awards & Recognition

ALASKA PRESS CLUB
1st place: Ongoing Public Affairs Program  2012  Kids These Days!
1st place: Ongoing Public Affairs Program  2011 Kids These Days!

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRESS WOMEN
1st place: Best Radio Program  2011 Kids These Days!

ALASKA PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATORS
1st place: Talk Show – Radio: ʻThe Empty Nestʼ  2011 Kids These Days!
2nd place: Talk Show – Radio: ʻPreventing Domestic Violenceʼ  2011 Kids These Days!
1st place: Website Design – Non-Profit  2011 KidsTheseDays.org
2nd place: Magazine Profile Writing  2011 Alaska Home Magazine