Want to check out some of my recent work? Read on to explore my freelance work with Brazen Careerist, my public relations and social media writing at my full-time job in tourism PR, guest blog posts and various articles that I’ve been quoted in.
For Brazen Life:
As a columnist for Brazen Careerist’s career and lifestyle blog, Brazen Life, my pieces for the popular blog have been syndicated to various websites including Mediabistro, Business Insider and AOL Jobs. My work for Brazen has also been included in their newly-released ebook, Brazen Careerist: Daring Advice on Jobs and Life from 20-Somethings, available on Amazon.
Six Ways to Leave Your Job Gracefully (And With Your Network Intact)
This blog post was also syndicated to MediaBistro.com: How To Resign Without Burning Bridges
How to Avoid Being That Annoying Person at Your Next Conference
This blog post was featured in the SmartBrief On Your Career e-newsletter on November 21
Working Out When There Just Aren’t Enough Hours in a Day
This blog post was also syndicated to Business Insider: How to Fit in a Workout When You Work Like a Dog
For Muck Rack:
How to effectively retweet a journalist on Twitter
This blog post was also syndicated to the popular blog for PR professionals, Ragan’s PR Daily: 3 ways to effectively retweet a journalist
For DIY Writing:
Book Review and Writing Blog:
From August 2009 until March 2012, I maintained a book review and writing blog, Cover to Cover: One Twenty-Something’s Journey to Writing (And Finishing) A Novel. Cover to Cover had more than 5,000 unique visitors a month and nearly 400 Google Reader subscribers. You can find all of my book reviews here. Other content from my book blog including author interviews and candid posts on my personal novel writing experiences can all still be found here on this blog. Just check the categories!
For Visit Bucks County:
By day, I work in the marketing and communications department for Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County, PA.
Visit Bucks County’s Pinterest Account
I manage the tourism office’s Pinterest efforts including research, strategy and developing content for pins. Visit Bucks County’s Pinterest efforts recently won a silver award in the prestigious Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards.
Visit Bucks County’s Instagram Account
I manage the tourism office’s Instagram account including strategy, execution and developing unique campaigns to increase engagement.
Visit Bucks County has a weekly tourism column with PhillyBurbs.com. These are a few columns I’ve written on behalf of the tourism office.
Three Little-Known Ways to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Business
This blog post was the #1 post on SpinSucks.com for the first half of 2012.
From June 2010 through December 2011, I worked as the internal communication coordinator on the public affairs team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia.
Cancer Fighters Thrive
During my time at the hospital, I served as an associate editor for Cancer Fighters Thrive Magazine, a publication with a circulation of nearly 120,000
2010 and 2011 Cancer Treatment Centers of America Culture Book
For two years, I led a four-person team and external vendors on the development and production of a 125 page book for employees.
From Philly to Roma (and everywhere in between)
When I studied abroad in Summer 2009, I documented my experiences and thoughts in this blog.
Jessica in the media:
Geekadelphia (5/1/13): Geek of the Week: Jessica Lawlor
Venturesome (2/4/13): 13 in 2013: Interview with Jessica Lawlor
Your Super Awesome Life (1/14/13): Inspirational Interview: Jessica Lawlor
Philly.com (11/6/12): On The Boards: Philadelphia Public Relations Association)
Temple University School of Media and Communication (10/22/12): StratComm Alumna chats with PRSA about being a young professional
PRSA Philadelphia (10/19/12): Faces of PRSA: Jessica Lawlor
Philadelphia Daily News (5/6/12): The Drive to Run on Broad
Examiner.com (8/22/11): Public Relations Practitioners Offer Advice to Students Heading Back to School
Temple University School of Media and Communication (2/15/10): President of Temple’s PRSSA chapter promotes new website