Joseph Hernandez

2147 W. Webster | Chicago | 773.715.7818 |

Editorial Experience
Contributor,, Chicago, IL Dec. 2009 to March 2010 Work with contributors to update indie fashion blog; write and edit copy for blog; work directly with Editor-in-chief to produce original content and increase readership; reach out to potential subjects for pieces highlighting Midwestern talent; produce images and link to related websites

Managing Editor, Echo Magazine, Chicago, IL Sept. 2009 to Dec. 2009 Managed section editors; edited story submissions; facilitated staff meetings; managed copy editor; wrote copy featured throughout entire magazine; maintained contacts with subjects and PR professionals; worked closely with art director and photo editor to ensure timely turnaround on assigned art; facilitated fashion spread with Features editor, models, make-up artist and photographers; mapped layout and story assignments with section editors

Intern, Men’s Book Magazine, Chicago, IL June 2008 to Jan. 2009 Wrote copy for Radar, Calendar, Shopping and Dining Guides; worked with editor-in-chief in developing feature ideas; edited and fact-checked copy submitted by freelancers; maintained press and business contacts for larger features; called in materials and art for Art Department; supported other Modern Luxury publications as needed

Additional Experience
Associate, Just Grapes, Chicago, IL Dec. 2009 to May 2010 Manage Just Grapes blog; edit online store content; write and edit tasting notes for all incoming wine; manage Wine Club; coordinate reservations and event guests with General Manager; perform administrative tasks; work with customers in a boutique retail environment

Freelance Marketing Assistant, Gen Art, Chicago, IL June 2008 and June 2009 Worked with Gen Art national team to produce 2nd and 3rd Annual Gen Art Film Festival; assisted Marketing Director with event setup and breakdown; managed volunteers and interns; compiled event guest list; developed contacts with guests, press and VIPs

Retail Manager, Clandestine Industries, Chicago, IL Oct. 2007 to May 2008 Developed and implemented standard operating procedures and monthly sales goals for celebrity clothing brand; worked with Creative Director to plan and execute special events with celebrity guests; assisted Creative Director with photo shoots; managed employees, cash handling and inventory; worked closely with customers, including fulfilling and shipping custom orders

Intern, Gen Art, Chicago, IL Aug. 2007 to Nov. 2007 Worked extensively with regional directors to produce Fresh Faces in Fashion and Shop Chicago for Chicago Fashion Focus Week; procured items for VIP gift bags; coordinated volunteers, guest lists, press and VIPs at all events; managed volunteers and money at Shop Chicago; assisted with model castings and fittings for Fresh Faces in Fashion; cultivated contacts with local emerging designers

Intern, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL Jan. 2006 to Nov. 2006 Wrote copy for festival program; assisted Executive Director with curating Reeling at Gay Games and Reeling: Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival; managed volunteers during Reeling events; assisted Marketing Director with sponsor relations; documented over 4000 entries and developed a categorical filing system for all of them; wrote copy for festival program

Education Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Ill. B.A in Journalism with concentration in Magazine Writing and Editing

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