Maurice Cassidy

Maurice is a successful and well-established 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, where he produced a variety of content, including interviews, breaking news, article reports, and reviews.

Having worked with leading news organizations across the world, 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

With over eight years of experience working as a journalist, I have covered topics ranging from entertainment, world and politics. To date, I've written over 12,000 articles, having further amassed over 65 million page views on my SEO-optimized content for sites such as The Richest.

Creative Writing

Writing original treatments for short concepts, feature films, commercials and television, I have developed and co-written multiple scripts and two children's books on Amazon.

Copywriter

Build customer relationships through the right words. A copywriter should have an understanding of people, an insight into them, a sympathy toward them. I can compose content for your marketing materials to help you generate leads and sales.

Editor

While coordinating a publishing cycle and managing content areas, I have a proven record of easily distinguishing key stories and generating headlines in alignment with the targeted audience while managing a team of writers.

Testimonials

Recent Experience

Resume

8 Years of Experience

Education

2017
New York Film Academy, LA

Master of Arts, Filmmaking & Media

» Working with film students on different film projects and intensively learning the use of editing software Avid » Collaborating with students on scripts and writing treatments for potential concepts that can be turned into short films, and understanding the appliance of media in filmmaking

2016
University of Kent, Canterbury

Bachelor of Arts, Film

Understanding the history of film, stylistic techniques, technical aspects of visual content creation, and writing in-depth essays on the likes of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino

Experience

Jan '20 - Current
The Blast

Entertainment News Correspondent

Apr '19 - Nov '19
The Sun

SEO Showbiz Reporter

» Writing high-quality TV and showbiz features as directed by the SEO editors and liaising with the video and picture desk » Maintaining and editing celebrity profiles and evergreen content to maximize SEO traffic, from Kim Kardashian to Game of Thrones

Aug '16 - Dec '16
MailOnline

US Showbiz Reporter

» Reporting showbiz news from MailOnline's office in Los Angeles, and working with the photo department to produce custom thumbnails for an increased click-through rate » Using social media to come up with original stories and interlink them with correlating topics

Mar '15 - Sep '18
Valnet

Pop Culture & Entertainment Writer

» Accumulated over 70 million views to my articles by writing viral-driven content based on Google and social media trends » Working closely with the editorial team to brainstorm fresh ideas while also meeting critical deadlines for major events, such as The Grammys, Super Bowl, etc.

Feb '16 - Apr '18
The Inquisitr

Entertainment News Reporter

» Covering all the latest entertainment news with occasional topics including politics, sports, and world themes » Effectively using SEO techniques for maximum traffic exposure while using Photoshop to handle all image editing needs » Over 1,000 published articles to date

May '15 - Oct '15
GuardianLV

Entertainment Editor

» Providing coverage of the latest world and entertainment news and attending weekly webinars for analytical feedback » Managing a group of showbiz writers and assigning articles based on Google trends

Writing Skills

Journalism

95%

Creative Writing

85%

Proofreading

80%

Editing

80%

Other Skills

German Fluency

95%

Management

65%

Photoshop

75%

Photography

65%

Social Media

80%

Portfolio

My Works
50 Cent x Kobe Bryant

50 Cent x Kobe Bryant

The Blast
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

The Blast
Love Island Recap

Love Island Recap

The Sun
Rihanna

Rihanna

The Sun
James Charles x Tati Westbrook

James Charles x Tati Westbrook

The Sun
Kylie Jenner x Jordyn Woods

Kylie Jenner x Jordyn Woods

DailyMail
Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

DailyMail
Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

DailyMail
Drake x Rihanna

Drake x Rihanna

DailyMail
Eurovision 2019 Live Blog

Eurovision 2019 Live Blog

The Sun
Cassie x Diddy

Cassie x Diddy

The Sun
‘Trust Me’ Review

‘Trust Me’ Review

The Sun
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

DailyMail
Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

DailyMail
Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore

DailyMail
Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

DailyMail
Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

DailyMail
Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

DailyMail
Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy

DailyMail
Beyonce

Beyonce

DailyMail
Lil Xan

Lil Xan

DailyMail
Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

DailyMail
Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

DailyMail
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

DailyMail

Blog

My Diary

Contact

Get in Touch

(818) 484-1637

LA / London

maurice.cassidy@nyfa.edu

Freelance Available

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