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Jennifer Halligan

Experienced Sports Media Professional Seeking New Opportunities
Pioneer, California USA


As a Digital Content Creator & Editor, I've been creating SEO-friendly content for sports media outlets, in on-site & virtual newsrooms, for over 15 years. A passionate storyteller with an eye for detail & sharp news judgment, I create content optimized to increase web traffic and enhance user experience.


Digital Journalist

Dec 2019 - May 2020
• Identified trending news stories, generated, & pitched story ideas, and conducted thorough research to produce engaging, accurate articles for an audience of diverse global sports fans

Front Page Staff Writer, Athletics Nation

Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
• Worked daily to identify and cover breaking news stories • Covered 2 live Oakland A's games each week including writing a game preview, & postgame wrap, & managing the fan community on the site & social media during games • Created and updated evergreen content • Conceptualized, pitched, researched & wrote 3 feature articles weekly

Featured MLB Columnist & Breaking News Writer

Jun 2015 - May 2016
• Pitched, researched, and wrote a daily 500-word column 5 days each week (Monday through Friday), meeting strict deadlines • Used strong news judgment to identify and cover breaking news stories on weekends quickly

Site Editor, Call to the Pen

May 2013 - Jan 2017
• Managed a team of 10-15 writers, approved & trained new hires, assisted the writing team in developing creative content ideas & storytelling angles, crafting engaging headlines, & provided editorial feedback • Edited 30+ articles a week for content and copy, SEO optimization, AP Style • Created & managed the site editorial calendar & more ...

Featured MLB Columnist,

May 2013 - May 2014
• Conceptualized, pitched, researched, and fact-checked 3—5 long-form original weekly columns, adhering to all editorial guidelines & meeting deadlines • Launched a new weekly column, “MLB's Top Performances of the Week,” that ran Mondays during the MLB regular season & quickly became a popular staple column the increased traffic & fan engagement

Digital Content Creator & Editor

May 2008 - Present
• Enhanced and refined a wide variety of skills, including various levels of editing and writing copy for articles, columns, blogs, social media posts, and more • Developed a mastery of quickly adapting to new roles, editorial style guides, and technologies necessary to work efficiently in a remote role

Prep Sports Newsroom Clerk

Apr 2007 - Apr 2008
• Collected and entered scores, statistics, and team highlights from all local area high schools for publication • Conducted interviews and formed lasting relationships with coaches and other sources, making all communications smooth and efficient

Production Assitant

Nov 2005 - Apr 2007
• Monitored 3 -5 sporting events throughout the day, identifying and recording highlights for the 10 O’clock news • Conducted on-site interviews with MLB and NFL players and coaches • Edited video and wrote copy for the sports segment of the broadcast

Production Assistant Intern, Oakland A's Game Broadcasts

Apr 2002 - Oct 2005
• Supported staff in the television truck, press box & broadcast booth, assisting with tasks & problem-solving any issues that would arise during live game broadcasts • Researched team information & statistics for in-game use • Arranged & conducted player interviews for the post-game show • Accompanied & assisted the crew on lengthier road trips


Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2001 - May 2005
Minor: Italian (language) •Contributing Writer & Copy Editor, The Collegian •Executive Member, The Dante Club (Italian Cultural Studies)

Creating an Editorial Calendar - Certificate of Completion
- Jun 2020

Serving Customers Using Social Media - Certificate of Completion
- Sep 2021

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