MADELYN GEE 

gee_maddie@yahoo.com 

713-614-7679

https://www.linkedin.com/in/madelyn-gee-670a53131/

 

EDUCATION 

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX  Masters in Journalism Expected Graduation: December 2021 

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, WACO, TX GPA 3.53 Bachelor of Arts Graduation: May 2020 Major: Journalism 

Minor: Film and Digital Media 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE 

PURE FIREFLY LLC

Copywriter/Junior Digital Marketer from June 2021 to Present 

  • Creating social media schedules and posts for numerous companies’ public relations 

  • Creating copy for numerous companies’ websites, including “About Me” pages and blog posts

  • Creating newsletter campaigns for numerous companies for their audience

  • Using SEO, Mailchimp, Publer, and Adobe Spark in order to create copy and social media campaigns

BLACK TEXAS MAGAZINE 

Editorial Intern from May 2021 to Present 

  • Creating and conducting interviews with Black owned-businesses and professionals     throughout Texas, such as the alcohol brand Tequila with Friends in Dallas 

  • Transcribing interviews and content to be published on the publication’s website

  •  Applying “AP Style” editing skills to proofread personal content 

  • Using SEO in order to increase social media presence online

 

BLACK GIRL NERDS

Contributing Writer from March 2021 to Present 

• Creating and conducting interviews with celebrities from the country’s top projects, including  the book "Shady Baby,” shows such as "911” and movies such as “In the Heights”

• Transcribing interviews to be published on the publication’s website 

• Writing movie and television show reviews focused on the content as well as the analysis of        popular projects from the past and present 

• Applying “AP Style” editing skills to proofread personal content 

• Using SEO in order to increase social media presence online

 

AUSTIN MONTHLY 

Home/Lifestyle Editorial Intern January 2021 to Present 

• Fact check a wide variety of articles for the publication while applying “AP Style” editing  skills and SEO 

• Uploading articles to Austin Monthly’s “WordPress” in order to be published to the website 

• Writing pieces for the Austin-based publication focused on the topics of home and lifestyle 

• Creating and conducting interviews with Austin locals as well as those around the      country to gain insight and information for “Austin Monthly” readers

 

MEDIAVERSITY

Transcription/Blog Intern December 2020 to Present 

• Transcribing podcast episodes for “Technicolor Theatre” to be published on the “Mediaversity” website 

• Applying “AP Style” editing skills to proofread content and create a concise transcript

• Creating journalistic pieces from interviews to provide a snapshot of the interview’s content 

 

BLACK GIRL NERDS

Editorial Intern October 2020 to Present 

• Creating and conducting interviews with celebrities from the country’s top projects, including  the shows “The Bachelorette,” “Prodigal Son” and “Transplant”

• Transcribing interviews to be published on the publication’s website 

• Writing movie and television show reviews focused on the content as well as the analysis of        popular projects from the past and present 

• Applying “AP Style” editing skills to proofread personal content 

• Using SEO in order to increase social media presence online

REPORTING TEXAS 

Staff Writer October 2020 to Present 

• Writing pieces for UT’s student-led journalism publication focused on race relations, lifestyle, politics and entertainment 

• Conducting and creating interviews with Texas natives as well as those around the country 

• Transforming national/international news stories and writing them from a local Texan’s point of view 

• Using “AP Style” editing skills to proofread personal content 

 

BLACKPRINT ATX 

Staff Writer October 2020 to Present 

• Writing monthly pieces for UT- Austin’s only black interest publication about lifestyle, entertainment, and black culture 

• Using “AP Style” editing skills to correct and finalize other staff content as well as personal content 

• Conducting and creating interviews with Austin locals as well as others around the country 

 

SAGE MAGAZINE 

Lifestyle Writer July 2019 to Present 

• Writing and executing brand partnerships with other female creatives and woman owned brands in lifestyle and wellness areas 

• Conducting and creating interviews with numerous brands, influencers, and creatives 

• Head of communication of organizing interviews and potential partnerships via social media and email 

• Working on monthly blog space “Sage Journal” while also creating content for our full magazine issues 

 

TRACEY WASH AND CO. 

Content Writer May 2020 to August 2020

 • Worked creatively with Tracey Wash to develop layout for various content and client websites

• Helped standardize department procedures to develop, publish, and manage content 

• Created marketing and content strategies to be used for “GirlBoss Coffee” and other brands under company 

• Working knowledge of principles of SEO 

• Proofread, edit and improve print and digital content/collateral 

 

BLACK NEWS ALERTS 

Digital Marketing April 2019 to October 2019 

• Writing up to five pieces daily about topics from pop culture to politics to be published to the official website as well as their social media 

• Using “AP Style” editing skills to correct and finalize other intern content as well as personal content 

• Engaging in group projects with other interns including creating our own podcast while writing daily pieces/editing duties 

 

THE BUNDLE MAGAZINE, WACO, TX 

 Staff Writer and Fundraising Manager January 2018 to May 2018 

• Wrote weekly pieces that were published on Baylor’s online magazine, thebundlemagazine.com 

• Head of the fundraising committee for thebundlemagazine.com to raise support through on-campus and off-campus organizations  

 

THE BAYLOR LARIAT, WACO, TX 

Staff Writer August 2018 to December 2018 

• Wrote weekly articles to be uploaded to the paper’s website and published in physical copies 

• Interviewed numerous individuals on and off campus for online articles DENNIS 

 

DENNIS UNIFORM, HOUSTON, TX 

Retail Sales Associate June 2019 to August 2019 

• Ensured all customer needs are met and complaints resolved with quick efficient service 

• Effectively displayed products to maximize sales/profitability 

• Developed a thorough knowledge of products and school uniform requirements

• Ensuring entire store (retail floor, dressing rooms, restrooms, warehouse, etc.) is kept clean and functional 

• Fulfilling orders from across the country efficiently and correctly 

 

IMAGINATION CAMPUS, HOUSTON, TX 

Business Assistant June 2015 to August 2015 

• Prepared and maintained attendance 

• Verified student and employee record information and maintenance activities

• Front desk reception (heavy interaction with guests) 

• Handled incoming calls and daily interactions with parents 

• Scheduled school tours 

• Daily administrative duties (filing, creating spreadsheets)  

 

IMAGINATION CAMPUS, HOUSTON, TX 

 Operations Manual Development Team Member June 2017 to August 2017 

• Maintaining and updating all pre-school literature 

• Maintained the procedural manual for Imagination Campus

 

AWARDS, HONORS, AFFILIATIONS & SERVICE 

• President’s Gold Scholarship 2016 

• William and Joanne Moore Scholarship 2016 – 2019 

• National Society of Collegiate Scholars Initiated 2017 

• Welton and Rosanna Owens Memorial Scholarship 2018 

• Johnny L. Walker, Jr. and Geraldine Walker Leadership Award 2019 

• “The Tribute of a Black Woman” Scholarship 2019 

• Omega (Greek Honor Society) Initiated 2019 

• Houston Association of Black Journalists 2020 – Present 

• National Association of Black Journalists at Baylor University 

      ▪ President 2020  

      ▪ Vice President 2019 – 2020

      ▪ Public Relations Chair 2019 – 2020 

• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 2018 – Present 

      ▪ Public Relations Chair 2018 – 2020

      ▪ Ivy Leaf Reporter (sorority’s national magazine) 2018 – 2020

      ▪ Boys & Girls Club weekly volunteer 2018-2020 

▪ Baylor University Parents’ Network 2019

      ▪ Organized an incoming freshmen event and worked on a panel providing freshmen with information  

 

SKILLS 

• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook 

• Basic coding knowledge 

• Experience with Microsoft Apps 

• Experience with POS system 

• Retail experience 

• “AP Style” knowledge 

• SEO 

• Digital Marketing