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    Ruben Circelli Journalist, editor, and analyst

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    I’m passionate about the cannabis industry and want to put my set skills to use within it, leveraging the years I’ve spent as a journalist, editor, and analyst as well as my degree in English and Creative Writing.

    I’m open to any and all opportunities, from writing to editing to marketing to advertising to PR, so please reach out!

    Education

    2014/2018 B.A. in English with Honors, minors in Creative Writing and Classical Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston

    A course-load focused on writing, from the creative to the academic to the professional.

    Experience

    October 2018/March 2019 Game Evaluation Analyst at Tencent America

    • Play and analyze released, unreleased, and unannounced titles across platforms
    • Compile written reports and generate spreadsheets as part of an evaluation
    • Liaise with business development team to judge a title’s fiscal viability
    • Determine if certain games and studios are fit for investment, publishing, or distribution deals
    • Constant communication with developers and executives in the games industry
    • Domestic and international travel to game studios and Tencent headquarters

    October 2018/December 2018 Freelance News Writer at Observer.com

    • Primary beat: world/political news
    • Also covered technology and finance news
    • Responsible for independent research and fact-checking of controversial topics
    • Pitched, wrote, and edited breaking stories

    August 2017/May 2018 Editor-in-Chief at Watermark Arts Journal

    • Reviewed, responded with critical feedback to, and accepted or rejected submissions
    • Handled graphic design of the journal and promotional material
    • Hired and managed associate editors and volunteers
    • Marketing and PR director of journal and submission solicitation
    • Coordination with various local organizations in creative writing/art space

    October 2016/January 2017 Freelance News Writer at Load the Game

    • Independent writing, editing, and publishing of news content
    • Tracked news sources and decided what to write about
    • SEO and WordPress experience

    October 2016/January 2017 Freelance Staff Writer at Twinfinite LLC

    • Regular creation of news, review, and editorial content
    • Tracked sources and decided what to write about
    • Member of a team that worked closely together and with editors
    • SEO and WordPress experience

    February 2016/January 2017 Freelance Writer at Jott Journal

    • Pitched and wrote longer-form articles on media-culture intersection
    • Worked closely with an editor on multiple drafts

    November 2015/April 2016 Freelance Staff Writer at Gamer Professionals, LLC

    • Regular creation of news, review, and editorial content
    • Tracked sources and decided what to write about
    • Served as co-editor on colleagues’ articles
    • Social media outreach and community engagement
    • SEO and WordPress experience

    March 2015/November 2015 Freelance Staff Writer at DarkZero

    • Independent writing, editing, and publishing of critical content
    • Reviewed games on Metacritic-accredited site
    • Handled light graphic design and image/footage location duties
    • SEO and WordPress experience