Maurice Cassidy

Maurice is an established content producer and journalist who, for close to 10 years, has shared his love for American cinema, music, and television with audiences all over the world.

Throughout his prolific career, Maurice has worked in newsrooms based in Los Angeles and London, producing content ranging from interviews, breaking news, style reports, and general entertainment news.

Having worked with leading media publications worldwide, Maurice has also gained an impressive readership, raising international interest and increased demand for one of the most popular U.S exports - American arts and entertainment.

What I Do

Journalism

Writing stories on a range of topics, including news, politics, sports, culture, and entertainment. I've also written hundreds of feature articles where I covered topics in more depth ranging from breaking news and interviews.

Public Relations

Building and maintaining a positive public image for companies by creating everything from press releases to social media messages, which shape public opinion and increase awareness of its brand.

Social Media

Combining marketing and social media management skills to architect and enhance a company's social media presence, including interacting with consumers, promoting brand-focused engaging and interactive content, and expanding opportunities for revenue.

Search Engine Optimization

Extensive experience writing for a web-based audience as well as a working knowledge of search engine optimization best practices and how they apply to content marketing and traffic gain.

Testimonials

Clients

Resume

7 Years of Experience

Education

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
New York Film Academy

Master of Arts, Filmmaking & Media

Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
University of Kent

Bachelor of Arts, Film


Experience

Jan 2020 - Jun 2020
The Blast

Entertainment News Correspondent

» Adhering to an AP style guide
» Crafting relevant, up-to-date articles on celebrity news and entertainment topics
» Creating fresh content, putting my own unique spin on articles
» Reliably sourcing and linking, fluent research skills, solid knowledge of covered topics
» Accepting and applying feedback, alongside contributing semi-regularly to being a beta-tester for the platform

Apr 2019 - Nov 2019
The Sun

SEO Showbiz Reporter

» Writing high-quality TV and showbiz features as directed by the SEO editors
» Maintaining and editing celebrity profiles and evergreen content to maximize SEO traffic, from Kim Kardashian to Game of Thrones
» Liaising with the video and picture desk
» Occasional live blogging of key showbiz events, from the Brits' red carpet to the Love Island final
» Pitching exciting content ideas for trending shows and celebrities with SEO potential.
» Consulting with the Head of SEO and Digital Showbiz and TV Editor in order to resolve issues with stories

Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
MailOnline

US Showbiz Reporter

» Reporting showbiz news from MailOnline's office in Los Angeles, CA
» Working with the photo department to produce custom thumbnails for increased click-through rate and traffic
» Being able to research an extensive amount on any given topic for the purpose of the article
» Using social media to come up with new stories and interlink them with correlating topics

May 2018 - Jul 2018
Monsters & Critics

TV Writer

» Writing content focused on television and entertainment
» Choosing certain popular television shows and writing weekly recaps
» Being able to write at a rapid pace, particularly on a busy news day, for articles that had a higher click-through rate at certain times of the day
» Scheduling articles for certain times: i.e, the Golden Globes: most stories about the occurrence will be scheduled at a time nearing to the event to increase traffic rate

Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Valnet

Listicle Content Writer

» Over 140 million page views to date
» Creating viral-driven listicles with a particular focus on pop culture
» Sharing creative ideas with the editor on article ideas
» Meeting deadlines for stories aimed at specific deadlines
» Able to use social media strategically in order to increase traffic

Feb 2016 - Apr 2018
Inquisitr

News Correspondent

» Covering all the latest politics, world and entertainment news
» Effectively using SEO techniques for maximum exposure
» Using Photoshop to handle all image editing
» Working with editors for traffic strategies and article ideas
» Engaging with readers via social media and the commenting box
» High form of web research on every covered subject; sourcing relevant news outlets
» Able to work efficiently to meet certain deadlines (i.e. breaking news)
» Over 1,000 published articles to date

Jun 2017 - Jan 2018
Blasting News

Entertainment Reporter

» Producing content focused on politics, sports, and entertainment
» Collaborating with writers on story ideas
» Learning new SEO techniques for traffic engagement
» Actively communicating with editors on new topics and article reviews

May 2015 - Oct 2015
Guardian Liberty Voice

Entertainment Reporter

» Providing coverage of the latest world and entertainment news
» SEO research and tracking traffic analytics
» Attending weekly webinars to discuss new plans and ideas
» Managing entertainment writers and assigning newsworthy articles

Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
Celeb Dirty Laundry

Showbiz Reporter

Writing Skills

Journalism

95%

Content Writing

90%

Proofread

95%

Research

80%

Other Skills

Search Engine Optimization

80%

Social Media

85%

Editing

65%

Public Relations

65%

German Fluency

80%

Photoshop

70%

Portfolio

My Works
Justin Timberlake Dated Multiple Women While Getting Close To Jessica Biel

Justin Timberlake Dated Multiple Women While Getting Close To Jessica Biel

Daily Mail
Cassie & Diddy: Their Relationship Through The Years

Cassie & Diddy: Their Relationship Through The Years

The Sun
Tati Westbrook Slams James Charles In Lengthy YouTube Rant

Tati Westbrook Slams James Charles In Lengthy YouTube Rant

The Sun
La La Anthony Reunites With Estranged Husband In New York

La La Anthony Reunites With Estranged Husband In New York

Daily Mail
Ariana Grande Goes Shopping After Pete Davidson Split

Ariana Grande Goes Shopping After Pete Davidson Split

Daily Mail
Jennifer Lawrence Wants Actresses To Own Up To Their Cheat Diet

Jennifer Lawrence Wants Actresses To Own Up To Their Cheat Diet

Daily Mail
Kylie Jenner Runs Errands With BFF Jordyn Woods

Kylie Jenner Runs Errands With BFF Jordyn Woods

Daily Mail
Beyonce Looks Glamorous At Star-Studded Charity Gala

Beyonce Looks Glamorous At Star-Studded Charity Gala

Daily Mail
Jennifer Garner Heads To Church After Ben Affleck Returns To Rehab In LA

Jennifer Garner Heads To Church After Ben Affleck Returns To Rehab In LA

Daily Mail
‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Paul John Vasquez Dies At 48

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Star Paul John Vasquez Dies At 48

Daily Mail
Ryan Gosling Talks New Flick ‘First Man’ With ‘GQ’

Ryan Gosling Talks New Flick ‘First Man’ With ‘GQ’

Daily Mail
Jada Pinkett-Smith Says She’s Proud Of Willow For Talking About Self-Harm Struggle

Jada Pinkett-Smith Says She’s Proud Of Willow For Talking About Self-Harm Struggle

Daily Mail
Jonah Hill Reflects On Being Called ‘Fat’ In His Teenage Years

Jonah Hill Reflects On Being Called ‘Fat’ In His Teenage Years

Daily Mail
Kylie Jenner Stresses Over Post-Baby Weight Concern On ‘KUWTK’

Kylie Jenner Stresses Over Post-Baby Weight Concern On ‘KUWTK’

Daily Mail
Nicki Minaj Offers An Eyeful In A Fashionable One-Piece

Nicki Minaj Offers An Eyeful In A Fashionable One-Piece

Daily Mail
Kendall Jenner Stuns At The REVOLT Awards

Kendall Jenner Stuns At The REVOLT Awards

Daily Mail
Mariah Carey Continues Radio Promo Ahead Of ‘Caution’ Album Release

Mariah Carey Continues Radio Promo Ahead Of ‘Caution’ Album Release

Daily Mail
Kim & Khloe Kardashian Flash Their Pert Derrieres In West Hollywood

Kim & Khloe Kardashian Flash Their Pert Derrieres In West Hollywood

Daily Mail
Rihanna Reveals She’s Been Living In London For Three Years In ‘British Vogue’

Rihanna Reveals She’s Been Living In London For Three Years In ‘British Vogue’

The Blast
Lady Gaga Calls BF Michael Polansky ‘The Love Of My Life’

Lady Gaga Calls BF Michael Polansky ‘The Love Of My Life’

The Blast
Nicki Minaj Hints At Pregnancy During Twitter Q&A

Nicki Minaj Hints At Pregnancy During Twitter Q&A

The Blast
Jennifer Lopez Delays Alex Rodriguez Wedding

Jennifer Lopez Delays Alex Rodriguez Wedding

The Blast

Contact

Get in Touch

07832 618539

London, UK

mauricecassidy@nyfa.edu

Freelance Available

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