Friday, December 17, 2010

Sue Funke - The Resume

COMEDIC EXPERIENCE

Stand-up Comedy 2003 - Present
New York, NY

Host
  • The Greenwich Avenue Treehouse Bar Weekly Open Mic (2007-2010)
  • Convergence and The Ultimate Experts Presents monthly shows at Ochi’s Lounge (2008-2010)
Clubs
  • Comix, Caroline’s on Broadway, Comic Strip, Broadway Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge, New York Comedy Club, Brokerage Comedy Club
Opened for
  • Kevin Hart, Darrell Hammond

http://youtube.com/TheSueFunke for clips

Sketch Comedy 2006 - Present
New York, NY

Founder, Writer Performer - The Ultimate Experts
  • Resident sketch group of The Producers Club (2007- 2009)
  • Over 100 original sketches written and performed
http://youtube.com/TheExpertz for clips

Top Twits Blog 2009 - Present
New York, NY

Founder, Writer/Editor
• Follow and post/comment on the best tweets from popular celebrity twitter accounts

http://TopTwitsBlog.com

EDUCATION

Hofstra University, 2004
Bachelor of Arts: Creative Writing/English Literature

Media Bistro, 2010
Copy Editing Training


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


The New York Times: About.com 2003 – Present
New York, NY
Ecommerce Editor
2007 - Present

  • Created and write two weekly newsletters, The Shopping List and The Screening Room, which gained thousands of readers in less than a year based on network and Twitter promotions.
  • Review freelance writers’ product reviews and ecommerce link placements to help enhance earnings while maintaining ethical standards.
  • Mentor writers on how to create search engine optimized content.
  • Develop editorial content specials based on themes produced by clients and using network content.
  • Work with production team to develop innovative advertorial units for specific clients within industry and network standards.

Guide Coordinator
2006 - 2007
  • Wrote internal communications on company standards, practices, and updates for freelance writers.
  • Coordinated events and staff meetings in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta within a strict budget.
  • Prepared payroll for finance department by collecting from third parties and ensuring all calculations on pay period were correct for new and terminated freelance writers.

Client Services Account Coordinator
2004 - 2006
  • Assisted in selecting the best content sites with greatest inventory availability that would meet client needs and assure campaign delivery.
  • Created an internal database on how to best serve client inventory management and backend operations of the client services department.
  • Managed incoming sales leads by delegating them to appropriate sales people

Research Assistant
2003 - 2004
  • Worked with Neilson Ratings systems to create compelling slides for sales staff on comparative standings.

Sanky Communications 2007 - 2008
Copywriter New York, NY
  • Wrote copy for non-profit organizations including: Covenant House, World Hunger Day and others.
  • Conducted interviews for clients including the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
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