Erin Faith Wilson

ERIN FAITH WILSON

 

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Writer; Los Angeles, CA — 2013- Present 

(AfterEllen.com, The Advocate, Elite Daily, Design*Sponge, Curve Magazine and more)

Pitch story ideas to editors, collaborating with them to ensure deadlines are met; Research information for articles, including interviewing subjects and fact checking; Recap and review television shows, movies and books; Cover red carpet events including move premieres and film festivals, both interviewing the talent and working the camera. 

Content Manager, Los Angeles LGBT Center; Los Angeles, CA— 2016- 2017

Work as effective and production member of internal department Communications team; Work with Operations Manager and Communications team to update and maintain the Center’s copy style guide; Develop content for the Center’s blog, print and online publications, collateral, annual report, and digital channels; Proofread written content; Develop ideas to convey Center-related program, services, supporters, volunteers, and client stories; Work with subject matter experts at the Center to develop and place thought/opinion pieces; Draft or edit select letters, appeals, and others written communications from the Development team; Work with Operations Manager to ensure all written communications are brand-consistent.

Appeals Specialist, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith; Los Angeles, CA — 2013-2016 

Input invoice approvals rejections and deductions into the firm billing system; Liaise  with attorneys to draft billing appeal responses on invoices with deductions; Coordinate project management deadlines for billing appeals; Train new employees on the billing system, billing processes and ins and outs of the firm; Work closely with clients on deadlines and following their specific guidelines. 

Assistant Editor, Felix Magazine; Los Angeles, CA — 2014-2015

Assist Editor in setting up interviews and stories for online and print; Edit articles written by contributing writers and work closely with writers to ensure they meet their deadlines; Help manage the magazines Twitter account; Research information for articles including interviewing and fact checking. 

Journalist Intern, Curve Magazine — 2013

Pitch story ideas to editor, collaborating with them to ensure deadlines are met; Research information for articles including interviewing subjects and fact checking; Take on assigned articles from editor, ensuring the topic of the article is covered and assignment is turned in on time. 

Litigation Support, Trott & Trott, PC; Farmington Hills, MI — 2010-2013

Billing support for accounts payable/receivable; Collections on past due invoices; Run monthly reports of open invoices, investigate open balances; Manage delivery and receipt of attorney/client communications, as well as workflow updates in all client vendor systems; Assist with miscellaneous projects as needed in an effort to support team functions; Served as a board member of the Employee Activities committee where we planned monthly team building experiences and outings for the entire firm. 

Client Services Manager, AIPM; Farmington Hills, MI — 2007-2010

Responsible for inventory of over 60 different editorial products, including fulfillment of orders for clients; Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable for all clients and vendors; Main contact person for any questions, orders, concerns from clients; Train and oversee employees ensuring they maintain duties. 

Education

Olivet College, Olivet, MI  — Communications, 2004 

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA — TV writing, 2015

Media Bistro, Online Course — Copyediting, 2015

Skills

Account Management; Blogging; Budgeting; Communications; Client Relations; Creativity; Drafting Pitches; Editing; Media Relations; Social Media; Microsoft Office; Research; Writing; Wordpress; Strategic Planning; Press Releases; Accounting; Event Planning; Networking.

Memberships 

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (Board Member) 2014- present 

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association 2015- present