Matt Barone

Freelance Journalistic Writer & Blog Writer

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Location:Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/mattbarone
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EMPLOYMENT

Complex Media January 2011—January 2015
Film and TV

Senior Staff Writer
----Conceived and wrote a variety of online features—ranging from reported narratives to reviews, interview Q&As, lists, festival coverage—per week, with an emphasis on film and TV
----Worked directly with, and both line-edited and top-edited, the work of in-house writers and freelancers
----Worked directly with publicists from film studios, TV networks, and independently operated publicity houses in order to book talent and schedule interviews/coverage opportunities

XXL Magazine; Harris Publications June 2009—October 2010
Music

Senior Editor
----Conceptualized and edited the feature well; worked with multiple writers directly on line edits
----Conceptualized and edited the “360” front-of-the-book section
----Coordinated interviews with publicists and assist the Managing Editor with invoices

KING Magazine; Harris Publications January 2004—April 2009
Men’s Lifestyle

Entertainment Editor
----Assigned work to and interacted closely with various writers
----Edited, conceptualized, and heavily wrote big features for Check (music, DVD, book review, Q&As), TAG (a celebrity-driven fashion section) and The Reel (Hollywood trends, movie reviews, short movie-related narratives)
----Set up photo shoots, dealt one-on-one with managers and publicists

EDUCATION

St. John’s University September 2000 – May 2004

----Degree in Bachelor Arts in Journalism; graduated *** Laude with a 3.6 GPA

SKILLS

----Microsoft XP (Word, Excel), Mac Office, Adobe Photoshop, Wordpress

REFERENCES

--Siobhan O'Connor, Editorial Director, Time siobhan.oconnor@time.com, 917-674-6447
--Peter Rubin, Senior Editor, Wired peter.s.rubin@gmail.com, 917-686-4976
--Justin Monroe, Deputy Editor, Complex justinsmonroe@gmail.com, 718-872-8551