Annie McCarthy

Freelance Comedy Writer & Social Marketer

Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 Skills
Annie McCarthy
To obtain a comedic writing position that combines my extensive creative writing experience with Wilson Sporting Goods and my passion for comedy.
June 2014- Current Windward Lake Club Alpharetta, GA
High Performance Tennis Professional
? Leads instruction for summer camp program overseeing students from ages 5-14 by creating lesson plans, introducing new games and drills and adding a fitness element to each session
? Provide skills instruction and motivational coaching in individual and group lessons including men’s, women’s and doubles leagues
? Instill confidence and provide encouragement to all students with special attentive support to children. Set goals for future performance and monitor progress. Answer questions, provide feedback, and otherwise communicate with parents, as appropriate.
? Coach nationally ranked players on advanced skill development and fitness. Currently serve as a traveling coach for all Academy level players.
? As a clinic coach, run drills for 2-hour group practices several times per week.
? Undergoing coursework and testing to become a USPTA certified coach.

Jan 2013-June 2014 Wilson Sporting Goods Chicago, IL
E-Commerce Specialist
? Manages the flow of products directly from Wilson to approximately 25 large Internet Retailers, including coordination of item set up, imaging and content acquisition. Accounts fall under Golf, Team and Racquet sports categories and include Amazon, Tennis Warehouse and Tennis Express.
? Corresponds with Buyers and fulfillment team regarding inventory levels to deliver seamless customer experience and reduce out-of-stocks.
? Shops the competition and analyzes website metrics to determine areas of opportunities to optimize site conversion.
? Proactively identifies sales trends and creates forecasts based on customer, vendor, and industry research.
? Works collaboratively with accounts to troubleshoot invoicing and chargeback issues.
? Successfully wrote, created, and designed the copy and web-page for the Performance Racquet launch on
? Reach For Success Service Specialist of the Year in 2013 for E-Commerce and Team Sports Division.

Sep 2011-Jan 2013 Wilson Sporting Goods Chicago, IL
Grassroots Customer Service Specialist- Racquet Sports
? Pro-actively delivered efficient and consistent levels of service to approximately 700 college tennis accounts as well as servicing over 1,000 sponsored teaching pros and junior division.
? Worked directly with the Marketing and Promotions department, the United States Tennis Association (USTA), and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) partnerships.
? Customer Service Rep for Wilson Advisory Staff Sponsored Pros as well as Junior Partial Sponsorship Players. Created orders, set up players within our order entry system, maintained orders, and helped create and maintain the new online order entry system.
? Manager at the Wilson Store on site at the U.S. Open 2012 Tournament in New York. Work included: Management of receipts, stocking of inventory, direction of personnel and on-site interaction with Wilson Customers discussing products in the 2012 Wilson Line.

July 2011-Sep2011 Wilson Sporting Goods Chicago, IL
ITA Promoter of the Year- Racquet Sports Marketing Intern
? Worked on a daily schedule with each department within the racquet sports division (including Performance Racquets, Marketing, Social Media, Tour, Apparel, etc.)
? Helped create specification sheets for all Wilson Tennis racquets, bags, strings, and accessories in the 2011 line.
? Wrote blogs about Wilson athletes that were featured on online sports websites including CNN iReport, Ball Hyped, ESPN, Blogspot and Deadspin.
? Created videos for the Wilson Youtube Page including a Wilson Tennis Workout Video and a Wilson Bag Challenge Video.

May 2007- August 2010 Score Tennis and Fitness Western Springs, IL
Tennis Teaching Professional
? Lead and instructed group and private lessons for all levels of players including tots, adults, novices, and elite-level Juniors.
? Instituted new drills, match-play, and high level conditioning sessions for the elite performance level junior program.

2007-2011 University of Illinois Champaign, IL
Bachelors of Arts, Psychology
? Additional emphasis on Creative Writing and Media Studies
? Overall GPA 3.49
? Member of the University of Illinois Varsity Women’s Tennis Team
? Big Ten All Academic Award in 2009, 2010, 2011. Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2010, 2011. ITA Athlete-Scholar 2010, 2011
? University of Illinois Outstanding Team GPA Award 2009, 2010

2004-2007 Mother McAuley High School Chicago, IL

2011-Present Second City Comedy Club Chicago, IL
Comedy Writing, Stand-up Comedy
? Graduate of the year long Comedy Writing Program which consisted of a total of six 8-week classes culminating with a sketch show performed for 4 consecutive Saturdays on the Second City Stage
? Graduate of the Stand-Up Comedy program which concluded with a Stand-up Comedy performance on the Second City Stage
Skills (2) Rating
Comedy Writing
Social Marketing