Megan Rubiner Zinn
mrzinn88 at gmail dot com
Twitter: @mrzinn and @HistoryOnWry
Dependable, highly skilled writer, researcher, and editor with more than 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, history, and humor. Adept at tailoring writing to widely varying audiences, and proficient in writing content for websites, e-blasts, brochures, press releases, reports, and social media. Excels at crafting a compelling narrative, winnowing text, and turning an elegant phrase.
Freelance Writer and Editor
Smith College School for Social Work (2014-present): Writing articles for the SSW website and the InDepth, the school’s alumni magazine; writing press releases, faculty profiles; development materials, and award citations.
Knock Knock (2011-present): Writing content for a publisher of witty books, gifts, and stationery.
University of Massachusetts Amherst (1999-present): Writing and editing content for publications, e-blasts, and websites targeted to prospective students, current students, and faculty; writing case statements and newsletter articles for development campaigns.
PaintBox Theatre (2014-present): Leading marketing campaigns for a children’s theater company.
Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television (2013): Wrote content for the college’s website, promoting undergraduate and graduate programs to prospective students.
Northampton Survival Center (2012-2013): Wrote newsletter articles for Hampshire County’s food pantry.
Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the American Civil War (2012): Researched and wrote content for the Massachusetts Civil War Web site.
Buchbinder Tunick & Company (2011-2012): Wrote e-blasts promoting the forensic accounting services of a CPA firm.
Hampshire Regional YMCA (2011-2013): Wrote Facebook content and fundraising materials; edited newsletter and brochures.
TSM (2011): Crafted website content for a marketing firm.
David Narkewicz Mayoral Campaign (2011, 2013): Wrote press releases and Facebook and Twitter content; edited print and digital collateral.
Beit Ahavah Synagogue (2003-present): Developing brand and publicity strategies for a small, unconventional synagogue; promoting events ranging from High Holiday services to Purim Drag Ball.
Lexie Barnes Designs (2010-2011): Wrote Facebook content for a designer specializing in bags and home décor.
Pixel & Type (2007-2011): Crafted website content, professional bios, articles, and brochures for a financial services and health care marketing firm.
Learning Effects (2009-2011): Researched and wrote biographical and historical sketches used in testing of sixth- to eighth-grade students.
Harold Grinspoon Foundation (2010): Researched quotations by prominent Jewish figures and wrote commentary for a poster series on Jewish thought.
Wrap-Up Africa (2010): Wrote press release for Uganda-based cancer NGO regarding their participation in the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting.
Northampton Education Foundation (2010-2013): Wrote press releases profiling educational programs developed with the foundation’s public school grants.
Massachusetts Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission (2008): Researched and wrote content for Massachusetts’ Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission website.
DreamWorks Records (2002): Conducted in-depth interviews with recording artists and wrote artist biographies.
University of Minnesota Press (1999-2002): Wrote catalogue copy marketing scholarly texts to academics and booksellers.
Director of Publicity
Director of Publicity, Red House Records (1994-1998):
Coordinated publicity strategy for independent record company; established national reputation for label; wrote and edited marketing materials; secured coverage on National Public Radio and in Rolling Stone, People, Musician, and the New York Times; contributed to label’s first Grammy Award, for Rambling Jack Elliott’s 1995 album South Coast.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
M.A. in American Studies
University of Michigan,
Residential College, Ann Arbor
B.A. in English and Social Science