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I am a media professional with five years of career experience – four years as a digital-first journalist specializing in entertainment reporting, and one year as a marketing and communications manager in comic publishing.

I'm now looking to embrace a new challenge and feel that I can bring a lot of creativity, hard work, and passion to your business.


Victoria's Skills Include:

Creating Material for Publication

Compass Points (Valiant Entertainment) At the end of every Valiant Comic issue is a one- to two-page editorial spread letting fans and readers know about upcoming projects, promotions, and other news. One of my duties at Valiant Entertainment as to lead the creation of these spreads, first by pitching and writing copy for approval by Editorial, and then by working with Production to plan the layout for the visual elements.

Read: 
Nikki Finch Soars in SECRET WEAPONS #0
#FlyLikeFaith... Into the World of Geek Fashion!
How to Prepare for a HARBINGER WARS 2-Sized Power Outage


Coordinating News Announcements for Press

The Faith ThinkGeek Collection (Valiant Entertainment) – One of my earliest projects at Valiant Entertainment involved working with our Licensing team to announce the launch of a clothing line inspired by one of our characters. This project involved pitching the announcement to the fashion team at Bustle, working with our VP of Marketing to write a press release, and creating marketable assets from raw files provided by both ThinkGeek and the clothing line's designer. The news was picked up by over twenty different press outlets and blogs.

Read: 
Valiant Entertainment & ThinkGeek's Faith-Inspired Clothing Line Celebrates Plus-Size Bodies in Comics 


Designing Assets for Social Media

Valiant Entertainment Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram Feeds – From March to August 2018, I was solely responsible for maintaining Valiant’s social media presence across various platforms. I often staged and shot photos of products, designed graphics, created animated gifs, and crossposted and boosted content from notable Valiant-affiliated talent. 

See:
Valiant Comics Facebook Page
@ValiantComics on Twitter
@Valiantentertainment on Instagram


Interviewing Talent on Camera

Netflix's Death Note Press Junket (Nerdist) – While my career has recently moved away from entertainment reporting, I believe that my experience with on-camera interviewing demonstrates that I am comfortable, well-prepared, and ready to have fun in high-pressure situations (that may or may not sometimes involve giving an A-list actor a high-five with my feet). 

Read:
'Death Note' Cast Talks Adaption While Lakeith Stanfield Demands Foot Fives 


Experimenting With New Forms of Content Creation

Free Comic Book Day Game (Revelist) – As a way to appeal to readers unfamiliar with Free Comic Book Day – or comics in general – I used Twine to create a Choose Your Own Adventure game that walks the player through their first time visiting a comic store and being recommended different books by an eager employee. 

Play: 
This Fun Game Will Tell You Which Comic to Score on Free Comic Book Day


Telling Stories to Digital Audiences