Job Updates

New Year

2014 in Review

 

Hello friends and followers!

I’ve been meaning to post a few site updates, but have been really busy these days—in good ways! For starters, I started freelancing for two websites—Bay Area HQ and Super Sunday HQ—back in October. For Bay Area HQ, I seek out celebrity and athlete events and appearances around the Bay Area and write short posts about them, just to let readers know that they’re happening. For Super Sunday HQ, I write about VIP parties, events, and concerts going on in Arizona during Super Bowl 49 week/weekend. Due to the more informative and straight-forward nature of these posts, I have decided not to include them on my portfolio on this site. However, you can check out my author pages here and here! I have also contributed a few seasonal lifestyle pieces to the fast-growing women’s news and features site Bustle.

Also in recent days, I made a huge stride in my professional life by landing my first “big girl” job! I am now a Community Manager for the Likes social network at MyLikes.com. My role is focused on monitoring user content and maintaining¬†a safe and clean network for all, and I’m really excited about the opportunity to take on a bigger role in the tech space!

I’m really thankful for the incredible opportunities I had with these outlets and companies in 2014 and I look forward to working with them more in the next year and to see what else is in store. In turn, expect a few updates around the site (Also, please note that links to U Blush articles are currently broken as the site is no longer in existence, at least for now). Additionally, my blog Karen On recently established a couple of exciting partnerships with other brands, so I’ll be back to blogging real, real soon!

It’s been an excellent year for me in all aspects and I hope it was for you too. Thank you to everyone who helped me along the way so I can write this post to you today. Have an amazing 2015 and I will see you all there!

Cheers,
Karen

(FEATURED PHOTO CREDIT: librariesrock @ Flickr)

Now an Entertainment Editor for Pink and Black Magazine!

Hi y’all!

August is here! Hope everyone is enjoying this last month of summer!

I’m excited to announce that I have been chosen to be the fall 2012 Entertainment Editor of Pink and Black Magazine, an online magazine for young women! I’m stoked that I will be able to take on a prominent role (Pretty much the kind I aspire to) and be able to tackle on the topics I love for such a cool and interesting (And very aesthetically pleasing!) publication. I will be brainstorming ideas for the section every month, assign stories, work closely with staff writers and our amazing Editor-in-Chief, Anna, and pitch in my own weekly column. I can’t wait to finally see it all take off!

Please check out the website at pinkandblack-magazine.com, and follow our social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. The Editor’s Blog is a pretty fun read too, and to my understanding, Pink and Black is still looking for Staff Writers. So if you’re a female between the ages of 18-25 and are looking to get some writing experience, this is a great opportunity!

Life’s been pretty crazy. Always lots of writing to do, and more opportunities are still presenting themselves! We’ll talk again soon!

-K.

My new gig with Medium Rare!

Hey folks!
Hope you all are having a lovely June so far! I just wanted to let you all know that you will be seeing more of my film reviews elsewhere! I am now a contributing writer to Medium Rare, a website that highlights the achievements of women and people of color in the film, television, and video game industries. Obviously, this is another exciting opportunity for me to share my love for entertainment, as well as be part of a socially conscious website. Please check out the site at mediumraretv.org, and make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Spread the word—it’s a great and meaningful source for entertainment reviews, commentary, and interviews.

Of course, I will still be posting reviews in Karen On, and will even link to my Medium Rare reviews on there. And I will still be writing for Audrey Magazine. In fact, I’ll be covering the New Filipino Cinema program at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts this weekend! You can check out my author page here. It’s been a fun time writing for them!

Look out for my first Medium Rare review very soon, and thanks for keeping up with me! :) See ya on the other side!

-K

PS What do you all think of the new site layout?