Shenequa Golding

Freelance Editor & Blog Writer

Location:Bayside, New York, United States
2 Skills
HAMPTON UNIVERSITY, Hampton, VA 08/2003-08/2007
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in French

Music 09/2012-Present

n Created/ManageCOSIGN which highlights and introduces upcoming artists across all genres
n Created/Manage Quickie, a Q&A franchise in which artists are asked a set number of questions to showcase them in a different light
n Responsible for updating the website with the latest music and music new from hip-hop and urban artists
n Maintain’s social media presence through live Tweeting during award shows and listening parties
n Contributing entertainment and lifestyle writer for
n Wrote lifestyle piece titled “My Name Maybe Ghetto But I’m Not” which was featured on Huff Po Live

Associate Editor-Thank God I’m Natural 04/2009-07/2013

n Write, edit and post timely blogs about natural hair care, maintenance, and trends
n Continually conduct research on competing natural hair blogs with an in-depth site analysis
n Produce breaking news stories about celebrity hairstyle and trends
n Scout, hire and manage team of interns and freelancer hair bloggers to write for the site

Staff Writer-SouthtownStar: Chicago Sun Times - Chicago, IL 09/2007–06/2010

n Covered President Barack Obama’s Grant Park Rally
n Wrote A.P. feature about a doctor who helped build a hospital in Africa
n Completed a breaking news story on the R. Kelly trial and verdict
n Interviewed Venus Williams for the launch of her athletic line “EleVen”
n Produced and hosted online video show, SheneQ&A, interviewing residents about the latest local and national political news

Staff Writer-Scripps Howard News Service - Washington, DC 05/2006-06/2006

n Covered stories on United States Senate committee hearings
n Wrote stories on the crisis in Darfur, Africa
n Covered the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee; interviewed contestants
n Interviewed members of the House of Representatives and United States Senate
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing