Francesca E. Giacco

141 East 95th Street #2, New York, NY 10128, (302) 229-0221

francesca.giacco@gmail.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

• Excellent communication skills

• Outstanding writer, proofreader, copy editor

• Efficient content creator with strong attention to detail

• Effective ability to liaise with multiple departments and various levels of management

• Highly motivated, innovative, conscientious problem solver

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Departures Magazine, American Express Publishing, New York, NY

Assistant to the Editor in Chief, January 2012-April 2014

• Pitched, researched, and wrote stories for Departures Magazine, both in print and online

• Managed the daily professional, personal, and travel schedules for the magazine’s Editor in Chief

• Interacted daily with contacts of the Editor in Chief and American Express executives

• Handled Editor in Chief’s expenses and arranged domestic and international travel

Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY

Associate Publicist, August 2011-January 2012

Publicity Assistant, June 2010-August 2011

• Drafted press materials and pitch materials for upcoming titles

• Planned author tours and events, coordinating appearances and travel with national venues

• Pitched books for review via telephone and email to multiple media outlets

• Assisted Senior Publicity Manager in executing high profile book campaigns

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

Neptune ASC, Washington, DC

Writer and Editor, November 2014-April 2015

• Crafted prospectus and meeting materials outlining a new and intuitive approach to military healthcare

• Collaborated with Neptune executives, as well as creative consultants and members of the Defense

community to shape a convincing and cohesive message

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Dean’s Office, Columbia University, New York, NY

Artists’ Resource Center Fellow, September 2015-May 2016

• Update and manage extensive database of residencies, grants, and other opportunities for School of

the Arts students and alumni

• Meet with students and alumni individually to discuss and plan strategies for obtaining funding for arts

projects

Arts Initiative, Columbia University, New York, NY

Program Assistant, September 2015-May 2016

• Curate and manage weekly arts and events newsletter sent to thousands of Columbia Arts Initiative

subscribers

• Assist in numerous campus events throughout the academic year

EDUCATION

Columbia University, New York, NY

Master of Fine Arts/Fiction, Expected October 2016

Barnard College, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts, May 2009

GPA: 3.5/4.0 Major: English and French

 

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