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Josh Marks

Josh Marks

Journalist/Marketer

Los Angeles, CA

Content and copywriting specialist with a wealth of experience in journalism and marketing. I write about the renewables revolution and environmental policy as well as consult with homeowners on how to reduce their utility bills by becoming energy efficient and generating clean electricity via rooftop solar. I have also written and edited content for online and print publications associated with the entertainment industry, professional sports, traveling, politics and community news.
Work History
  • June 2013 - Present

    Energy and Environment Writer

    Inhabitat

    Write about climate change, clean energy and alternative transportation at sustainable design site.
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  • December 2016 - Present

    Energy Consultant/Inside Marketer

    Greenspire/Home Savings Programs

    Consult with homeowners about making energy efficiency upgrades and producing renewable energy to lower their utility bills and conserve the environment.
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  • December 2016 - Present

    Content and Copywriting Specialist

    Salted Stone

    Content and copywriting specialist for Salted Stone, a full-service digital agency focusing on inbound marketing and sales enablement. Write targeted marketing content for diverse range of clients.
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  • October 2014 - April 2016

    General Assignment Reporter

    Washington Jewish Week

  • June 2014 - August 2014

    Content Manager/Blogger

    Going Green Today

    Write feature articles, update blog site and post content to social media for 90 day personalized eco-action program to save money and reduce your carbon footprint.
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  • January 2014 - August 2014

    Writer

    Union Plus

    Interview union members across the country who took advantage of benefits programs from Union Plus – the benefits services branch of the AFL-CIO. Write testimonials and arrange professional photography sessions and video testimonials for publishing on website and newsletters.
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  • June 2013 - December 2013

    Sports Writer

    Rant Sports

    Cover soccer, hockey and other sports for popular website.
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  • September 2013 - Present

    Freelance Writer

    Yahoo! Sports

    Write about Washington Capitals and NHL for Yahoo! Sports
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  • September 2013 - December 2013

    Freelance Writer

    The Hockey Writers

    Write about Washington Capitals and NHL for The Hockey Writers
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  • December 2013 - December 2013

    News Analyst

    DataMinr

    Analyze Twitter feed for real-time information discovery company to catch developing stories before they are breaking news.
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  • November 2012 - April 2013

    Political Reporter

    The National Memo

    -- Wrote daily articles for online political news site.
    -- Increased site traffic via social media channels by creating and updating Google+ and Pinterest pages and SEO keywords and links.
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  • June 2013 - December 2013

    Freelance Writer

    TheCityFix Blog

    Write about high-speed rail and alternative transportation for TheCityFix Blog.
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  • August 2012 - October 2012

    Administrative Assistant, Digital Media Department

    Sotheby's

    - Proof e-catalogues on iPad application.
    - Process invoices by parking them in SAP inventory management system, submitting purchase order forms, and updating offline budget spreadsheet.
    - Update content on Sothebys.com Preferred Member section through CQ5 content management system.
    - Calendar management
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  • June 2012 - July 2012

    Content Specialist

    American Psychological Association

    Edited and produced content for APA Web site.
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  • February 2012 - May 2012

    Communications Coordinator

    The Society for Neuroscience

    - Create, edit and send e-mail blasts to members.
    - Coordinate social media messaging across all platforms.
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  • January 2012 - February 2012

    Associate Editor

    Sea Technology Magazine

    - Proofread content for monthly marine business science and engineering publication.
    - Write news department profiles and e-newsletter stories.
    Major Achievement: Increased coverage of tidal, wave and offshore wind renewable energy sector.
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  • May 2003 - October 2007

    News Reporter/Columnist

    Beachcomber

    Wrote movie reviews, local sports roundup, small business Q&As;, event recaps
    -- Handled general assignment photojournalism
    -- Wrote Beachcombing L.A. column profiling different neighborhoods in the Southland
    Promoted from unpaid intern to paid news reporter
    Given own column after two years as news reporter
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  • January 2005 - June 2010

    Production Editor, Variety.com

    Variety Magazine

    - Researched and wrote stories for annual Eye on the Oscars special reports about Academy Award contenders.
    - Promoted to online news editor and consistently beat the competition by sending out breaking news alerts first.
    - Reported on trends in state film tax incentives.
    - Wrote video game, book and DVD reviews.
    - Covered Variety film screening Q&A sessions and movie premieres.
    - Wrote weekly online film trailer metrics story.
    - Contributed to Variety’s politics blog.
    Major Achievement: Increased online visitor traffic to special reports.
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  • October 2010 - February 2011

    Project Manager/Editor/Senior Writer

    Green America

    Edited and wrote for bi-monthly Green American Magazine.
    - Wrote feature stories on socially responsible investing and the advantages of comprehensive home energy audits.
    Major Achievement: Pitched Green America blog idea to editor and now blog is integral to outreach efforts.
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  • January 2009 - Present

    Sports Journalist/Hockey Blogger

    The Hockey Stop

    Founded The Hockey Stop blog centering on the business of professional ice hockey with breaking news, feature posts, analysis and off-color commentary. Blog is hosted on SportsFanLive.com. I also guest post on the Web site GetReal Hockey at www.getrealhockey.com.
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  • January 2009 - Present

    Environmental Journalist/Clean Energy Blogger

    Green Forward

    Founded blogs covering sustainability news in California and Washington, D.C. and then founded Green Forward blog about national and international clean energy innovations, climate change solutions and renewable energy security trends.

    Green Forward is ranked 73 in Rebate Zone's Top 100 Green Blogs based on Alex ranking, Twitter followers and Facebook likes.

    Also was the D.C. Alternative Energy Examiner for Examiner.com, an energy policy expert at OurEnergyPolicy.org and a blogger at RenewableEnergyWorld.com.

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Education
  • Professional Certificate in Digital Publishing

    NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies

    2012 - 2012
  • Professional Certificate in Print Journalism

    UCLA Extension

    2004 - 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

    George Mason University

    1997 - 2002