Belinda Cai

Professional Experience

The Good Trade // Los Angeles, CA
May 2019 – Present
Pitch a variety of diverse story ideas on sustainable living, wellness and culture; work closely with editor to copy and content edit articles; experience with inputting, editing and fact checking content for website, social and newsletter channels.

Tinder (Swipe Life) // Los Angeles, CA
October 2018 – Present
Pitch a variety of diverse story ideas on dating, relationships and human connection; interview experts and people in the community for articles; work closely with editor to copy and content edit articles.

Freelance Journalist/Writer
June 2015 – Present
Published in VICE Media, Bitch Media, Entropy Magazine, Art of the Times, Bellus Magazine, Reality Hands Zine, Life in LA, CityBeat, Cincy Magazine, Acro Collecitve; radio feature on Popaganda Podcast, XRAY.fm and PRX; reported for NPR affiliate WVXU; started independent podcast series.

Just Detention International // Los Angeles, CA
Communications Officer
December 2018 – March 2019
Work closely with JDI’s communications and development teams, providing support for key administrative and project management tasks; lead social media, graphic design, and database management; have substantive knowledge of JDI’s mission and the dynamics of sexual abuse in detention, as well as a thorough understanding of JDI’s internal administrative systems, specifically its donor database and its website.

AvatarLabs // Los Angeles, CA
Copywriter, Content Strategist
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; communicate and work with clients.

NPR Member Station WVXU // Cincinnati, OH
Assistant Producer
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.

The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center // Los Angeles, CA
Multimedia Journalist
July 2014 – May 2015
Provide multimedia coverage for all CBS/Annenberg Media Center outlets while working closely with editors and staff. Report for/work as web producer for digital site Neon Tommy; report for Annenberg Radio News; report for Annenberg TV News; create documentary for longform television newsmagazine USC Impact.

Cincy Magazine // Cincinnati, OH
Assistant Editor
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.

CityBeat // Cincinnati, OH
Editorial Intern, Contributor
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.

Independent Start-Up Experience:
Brat Chat with Belinda Cai // Cincinnati, OH
Host, Lead Content Editor
April 2017 – August 2017
Create live, hour-long week day radio show run through entertainment website INHAILER.com, featuring artists, news and social issues. Help with scheduling ten sets of guests a week; do all social media; research and produce show; host show; audio engineer; work with branding of show. Averaged 100 listeners a day. Sample shows available upon request. Lead content editor and writer for INHAILER.com (reviews, artist spotlights, features, etc).

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

Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Cloud including Audition and Premiere Pro; Competent writing and typing skills (80-90 wpm); Skilled in rigging and using a Sony NX5 professional camcorder; Skilled in using a Tascam DR-100mkII; Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office; Language skills in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese; Proficient in WordPress, Drupal, Blogger and Wehaa; Experience with Trello, Avid iNews and NewsBoss; Skilled at writing client proposals for creative agencies; Guest taught journalism course at Wright State University (Aug. 2017).

KCBS Graduate Broadcast Journalism Scholarship for Women; Member of Society of Professional Journalist; Honors in the Arts and Sciences; Dean’s List Recipient; John Glenn Washington Academic Internship Program Fellow; Morrill Excellence Scholar; Provost Scholarship Recipient; John Glenn Washington Academic Internship Scholarship Recipient; Featured as a source in Al Jazeera+ viral video 2017.

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