Résumé

BELINDA CAI
belindafcai@gmail.com | belindacai.com | 513.240.3554

Work Experience

Communications Coordinator
Bet Tzedek // Los Angeles, CA
February 2022 Present
Help craft and implement Bet Tzedek’s strategic communications plan to elevate the organization’s local and national profile among policymakers, influencers, funders and the public; aid in brand management; collaborate with events team; support program teams; coordinate with communications vendors; maintain media relations activities; help ensure leadership and program experts are sought-after sources for reporters; help craft press releases, letters to the editor, op-eds and other materials; oversee and manage digital communications and online presence by acting as editorial director of Bet Tzedek’s website and social media channels; write and send email communications using Emma Email Marketing or other platforms; help write, edit, and post written, video and photo content; compile, analyze and interpret data collected from multiple streams; provide content that will increase audience share and engagement.

Journalist & Writer
Freelance, Various
June 2015 — Present
Freelance copywriter for Tinder. Contributor for Tinder’s Swipe Life, The Good Trade, VICE Media, CityBeat and Cincy Magazine; reported for NPR affiliate WVXU; published in Bitch Media, Entropy Magazine, Bellus Magazine, USC publications and Life in LA; radio feature on Popaganda Podcast, XRAY.fm and PRX.

Production Manager
Dog Whisperer HQ // Los Angeles, CA
January 2020 — October 2021
Editor-in-chief for the website, managing all writers; create monthly Mailchimp newsletter that goes out to hundreds of subscribers; write articles, produce content, and shoot and edit videos for web and social media; run social media accounts; manage a social media assistant; assist with rebranding; work closely with Emmy Award-nominated producer Kay Sumner, the co-creator of the original Dog Whisperer TV show on National Geographic. http://www.dogwhispererhq.com

Documentary Film Assistant
“Survivors” (Not One More Time, Inc.) // Los Angeles, CA
January 2020 — September 2021
Documentary about the opioid epidemic. Help with video editing on Premiere Pro, including inserting b-roll and rearranging sections. Script transcription, editing and supervising. https://www.notonemoretime.com/
“American Dignity” (American Dignity PAC) // Los Angeles, CA
October 2020 — March 2021
Documentary about former Trump supporters and why they no longer support him. Script transcription, editing and supervising. https://americandignitypac.com/documentary/

Copywriter (contracted positions)
Tinder // Los Angeles, CA
September 2021 — Present
Write copy for VIBES in-app feature as it applies to seasonal campaigns; write copy for “download Tinder” page; write copy for SEO on website.
Pound Fitness // Los Angeles, CA
July 2019 — October 2019
Write copy for the website, email campaigns and social media; research and write blog posts for website; write captions and copy for social media posts on Instagram and Facebook; provide customer service through social media in brand voice.
Just Detention International // Los Angeles, CA
December 2018 — March 2019
Write copy for website, blogs, email campaigns, social media and fundraiser newsletter; work with graphic design (InDesign) and database management; have substantive knowledge of JDI’s mission and the dynamics of sexual abuse in detention.
AvatarLabs // Los Angeles, CA
September 2017 — January 2018
Write and edit copy for client proposals for the film and television industry; write and edit copy for social graphics, videos and deliverable content; attend brainstorm sessions to aid in content strategy for social campaigns; produce coverage for briefs after film screenings; write and edit copy for company website.

Assistant Producer
NPR Member Station WVXU // Cincinnati, OH
September 2015 — April 2017
Assistant producer for 91.7 WVXU’s longform show “Cincinnati Edition” that runs Mondays through Fridays from 1-2 p.m. Find and schedule topics and guests; update show website and social media; prepare background research for host; screen calls during show; write promotional content for air, website and social media; work with host and producer to continually improve show quality.

Assistant Editor
Cincy Magazine // Cincinnati, OH
February 2014 — June 2014
Copy edit and fact check stories and documents; write and do research for articles in the magazine; assist editors with projects and other tasks; contact PR representatives for photos and information; help with copy editing, fact checking, writing, contacting PR and etc. for Dayton Magazine, Northern Kentucky Magazine (NKY), Best of the East, Best of the North and Summer Fun Guide.

Editorial Intern, Contributor
CityBeat // Cincinnati, OH
October 2013 — February 2014
Write and edit calendar listings and To Do event picks; contact PR representatives for event information and press photos; write creative and newsworthy blog posts and articles for paper on a regular basis; copy edit and fact check stories and documents for special sections; work with web publishing and content management; freelancer from December 2013-February 2014.

Subject Safety Specialist
Schulman Associates IRB // Cincinnati, Ohio
November 2012 – September 2013
Receive, print, scan, sort and track documents and correspondence; update and maintain database information; ensure documents are complete, recognizing discrepancies and making corrections; answer incoming phone calls to resolve customer inquiries, follow up as needed; attend weekly noncompliance committee meetings and record minutes for future reference.

CPST Mental Health Case Manager
Transitional Living & Community Support, Inc. // Cincinnati, Ohio
April 2012 — October 2012
Set up Medicaid, Social Security, housing and other community services as needed for clients; plan and teach daily living skills to clients in order to enhance their ability to succeed in the community; create and update annual client service plans including problems, goals, objectives and interventions; record detailed progress notes on XAKT Clinical that become on file in clients’ permanent records.

Education

University of Southern California // Los Angeles, CA
Master of Science in Journalism
Class of 2015
The Ohio State University // Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Class of 2012

Skills

Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud including Audition, Premiere Pro and InDesign; Competent writing and typing skills (80-90 wpm); Skilled in using a Tascam DR-100mkII; Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Docs; Proficient in SquareSpace, WordPress, Drupal, Blogger and Wehaa; Experience with MailChimp campaigns; Skilled at writing client proposals for creative agency; Guest taught journalism course at Wright State University (Aug. 2017).

Completed projects/accomplishments:

-Published in AAPI zine, “Till I Gain Control Again,” benefitting the Asian Defense Fund. (May 2021)
-Dream pop music project on Spotify +all streaming (and Bandcamp). (current)
Music videos for music project. (ongoing)
-Guest on podcast, Just Mental Health. (January 2021)
-Starred in Netflix show, 100 Humans. (March 2020)
-Published in Caldera Mag issue 005. (January 2020)
-Poetry chapbook, novocaine. (June 2018)
-Memoir chapbook, Existing In Between. (March 2018)
-Featured in viral AJ+ video about model minorities. (2017)

-Lead editor for INHAILER and host of 1-hour live radio show M-F, Brat Chat. (2017)
-Collection of poems “Girl Who’s Been Hurt” published for ENTROPY Magazine. (2017)
-Poem “Glowing Dust” published in issue 14 of REALITY HANDS. (2017)
Independent podcast series about the sociocultural aspects of crying. (2016)
Short documentary about zines and DIY culture. (2015)

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