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 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

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Public Relations

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Social Media

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Search Engine Optimization

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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
SoundCloud Audio

SoundCloud Audio

SoundCloud
Media Project 2

Media Project 2

Media
Vimeo Video 1

Vimeo Video 1

Vimeo Videos
Media Project 1

Media Project 1

Media
Mockup Design 1

Mockup Design 1

Mockups
YouTube Video 1

YouTube Video 1

YouTube Videos

Contact

Get in Touch

415-832-2000

San Francisco

hello@example.com

Freelance Available

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