Résumé

▪ Featured in io9, Kotaku, Daily Dot, Gamesradar+, UploadVR, Inverse and other publications
▪ Experience in video production, podcasting, print articles, data journalism and multimedia
▪ Skilled in nonlinear editing using Final Cut Pro
▪ Highly proficient in professional social media use, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and others
▪ Has about 7K subscribers on YouTube and 2K followers on Twitter (@BethElderkin)
▪ Extremely knowledgeable of AP style and GSP

EXPERIENCE
Weekend Editor/Staff Writer |  io9/Gizmodo  |  July 2016 – present
• Manages Gizmodo Media Group’s science fiction and comics site on Saturdays and Sundays, and serves as staff writer on weekdays.
• Writes an average of 5-8 stories per shift, including opinion columns and analysis
• Maintains io9’s social media presence on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms
• Also has written features for other GMG sites like Kotaku

Freelance Reporter |  Various Publications  |  Jan. 2016 – Feb. 2017
• Work featured in UPROXX, Gamesradar+, Inverse, Daily Dot, UploadVR and others
• Focus is on gaming, nerd culture, online communities and social justice
• Have done long-form investigative features on topics like online harassment
• Integrates multimedia content, including videos, images, livestreams and GIFs

Co-host/Producer |  Channel Awesome , Chicago, Ill. | Aug. 2014 — present
• Writes, produces and edits TV review series, and two podcasts
• About 7,500 subscribers and almost 800K views as of June 2016
• Appears in Nostalgia Critic videos, with views ranging from 500K to 1M+

Writer/Producer |  TouchVision, Chicago, Ill.  |  Nov. 2014 — Jan. 2016
• Developed, hosted and produced “Geek Bait,” a weekly nerd culture segment
• Produced other pieces about online culture, social justice and entertainment
• Wrote full-length web articles to accompany every video

Producer | Time Warner Cable News, Austin, Texas |  June 2013 — Aug. 2014
• Produced segments for 24-hour news network owned by Time Warner Cable
• Responsible for newscast, including stories, coverage, graphics, audio and video
• Produced a five-part series about Love in the 21st Century

Education and Health Reporter | The Daily Times, Kerrville, Texas |  July 2012 — June 2013
• Wrote the Education and Health beats for Kerr County
• Assisted in multimedia content, including photography, videography and social media

Managing Editor | The Daily Aztec, San Diego, Calif.  |  May 2011 – May 2012
• Supervised large editorial staff for daily student newspaper
• Wrote and edited articles for news, investigative, features, opinion and entertainment
• Created and implemented a social media networking strategy for staff

Columnist / Reporter Intern | The Salinas Californian, Salinas, Calif.  |   Jan. 2007 – June 2009
• Wrote style column for The Salinas Californian’s weekly lifestyle magazine, INK
• Received Rowland Rebele Journalism Scholarship to intern as an entertainment reporter

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Lead Game Reviewer |
iPad Insight (ipadinsight.com)  |  Nov. 2011 – July 2014
• Wrote and produced weekly game reviews for Flipboard-featured iPad blog
• Developed and maintained relationships with well-known game companies

Social Media Learning Assistant | SDSU, San Diego, Calif.  |  Spring 2011
• Assisted Professor Rebecca Nee in social media coursework
• Tutored students on social media use; held in-class Q-and-A sessions
• Created and updated WordPress blog on social media etiquette

EDUCATION
San Diego State University, San Diego CA
| BA in journalism with French minor
Graduated — May 2012
Acknowledgement — Outstanding Undergraduate in journalism
Member — Kappa Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies