Rebecca Stropoli

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
2 Skills
Professional experience: 2007-Present Yahoo! Finance New York, NY

Managing Editor, News

Develop, direct and program features for the front page of the world’s #1 finance site, driving clicks, page views and revenue with a compelling mix of content and visuals

Track and report breaking news on the Finance front page, bringing vital, market-moving information to millions of users -- from hard-core traders to retail investors and consumers -- on a minute-by-minute basis

Write stories on the most important financial/business news trends of the day

Edit some of the most influential writers in the business-news realm

Edit text and pitch ideas for Y! Finance originals, including expert columnists and highly trafficked Web shows

Work closely with high-profile partners including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg and CNNMoney, researching and assigning articles on timely themes to appeal to the Finance audience and homepage readership

2004-2007 Broadcasting & Cable New York, NY

Copy Editor/Web Editor/Reporter

Copyedited articles for a widely read weekly trade magazine covering the television industry, ensuring clarity and grammatical correctness while meeting tight deadlines

Styled text on the page using InCopy and InDesign, working with design group to achieve optimum, eye-catching layout results

Wrote snappy headlines, decks and graphic captions

Researched, wrote, edited and posted breaking-news items for the magazine’s Web site and blog

Assisted in major site redesign, suggesting several new elements, including quizzes and a review section, that led to a sharp increase in traffic

Produced daily email and fax newsletters for thousands of subscribers

Aug. 2004-Nov. 2004 Scholastic New York, NY

Copy Editor (freelance position)

Edited and fact-checked a variety of articles for 18 classroom magazines geared toward elementary, junior high and high school students

Edited articles for the Web site and pitched stories for junior reporters to cover; helped drive major traffic to the site on election night 2004 with special, around-the-clock breaking-news project

2003-2004 Business Wire New York, NY

Newsroom Editor

Edited market-moving stories, including quarterly and annual reports for Fortune 500 companies, in an extremely fast-paced environment

Edited copy and key financial tables for consistency, accuracy and grammar

2002-2007 AOL New York, NY

Writer (freelance position)

Wrote venue, restaurant and entertainment features for AOL’s popular CityGuide site, producing quality work on deadline and helping to increase attendance at several local events

2001 DM News New York, NY

Web Editor

Updated and edited two heavily trafficked Web sites for direct marketing trade publication

Edited articles for content and grammar under tight deadline schedule

Published popular e-mail newsletters for the direct-marketing community, researching, writing and editing all material

Education 1991-1996 University of Florida Gainesville, Fla.

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing