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Lyneka J. Little

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  MAINSTREET.COM, New York, New York March 2008 – January 2009
  • Reported and Wrote multiple personal finance stories from headline news on a daily basis and under tight deadlines.
  • Uploaded and edited stories using Content Manager System for the Web site MainStreet, an entity of TheStreet.com.
  • Promoted the Web site using mediums, such as television, online video, blogs and radio. Articles were referenced on CNN, Yahoo! News, AOL and the Heather Taylor show.
  • Attended entertainment and money events to nurture and retain sources.
  • Provided links and headlines using searching engine optimization methods.
  • Wrote a personal finance column titled Common Cents created and proposed by Lyneka Little, which ranked in the top 50 articles based on traffic since the Web sites inception.
 
  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, New York, New York January 2006 – March 2008
  •  Reported and wrote mutual fund and financial stories for Money & Investing.
  • Proofread and copy-edited monthly and quarterly charts, including Best on the Street and Year-Enders.
  • Fact-checked data and articles for accuracy before print.
  • Supported staff with basic administrative needs.
  • Pitched and wrote for various sections of The Wall Street Journal, including the Sunday Journal and Weekend Edition.

 

  THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, New York, New York December 2002 – January 2006
  •  Ascertain the factual accuracy of all for print materials by columnists, including projects for news websites and SmartMoney.
  • Provided additional reporting to for print materials for columnists.
  • Proofread copy for publication.
  • Assisted the art department for research purposes for art gathered for print.
  • Researched potential story topics and editorial queries.
  • Supported columnists with their day-to-day activities leading to publication.
  • Responded to reader mail, phone calls and public relations submissions.

O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, New York, NY August 2002 – December 2002

  • Edited reader generated questions for Dr. Phil and Suze Orman’s monthly columns.
  • Supported Assistant Editors and the Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief with their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Generated story ideas for the monthly ideas meetings.
  • Researched potential subjects for future issues.
  • Responded to phone calls, reader mail and writer submissions.
  • Wrote photo captions for feature stories.
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  PEOPLE MAGAZINE, Washington, DC January 2002 – May 2002

  • Generated and pitched story ideas for the weekly bureau reports.
  • Researched newsworthy events and popular subjects for possible stories.
  • Reported and wrote multiple entertainment articles.
  • Interviewed celebrities, including David Hyde Pierce, Phil Donahue, Angela Bassett, Ralph Nader and Christie Brinkley.

  EDUCATION  

  Howard University, Washington, DC May 2002

Bachelor of Arts, News Print Journalism

  SKILLS

  Knowledge of HTML, Omniture, Multimedia, Digimine, Factiva, Lotus, Profnet; Software: QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office Suite

 

  LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITIES
Contributor, Walletpop.com, an AOL personal finance Web site; Contributor, comedy magazine Illtop Journal founded by Chris Rock; Freelance Writer, Hilltop, Largest Black Student Newspaper; Floor Representative, Meridian Hill Hall Dormitory; Outstanding Tutor, DC Reads; Co-Chair of Student Recruitment, Howard University Alumni Club of New York.