Writer & Editor


Kamren Curiel
329 Twickenham Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90022 | 213.880.3206

Professional arts and entertainment reporter, writer, and marketing copywriter, I’ve worked for the Los Angeles Times, Latina magazine, and Huffington Post. An expert on SEO and social engagement best practices, I’ve managed editorial content as Senior Online Editor for mynuvoTV.com and VotoLatino.org. I bring passion and creativity to any workplace.


Project Editor, Los Angeles Times Marketing                    January 2012 – Present
•    Manage and produce copy for various advertorials, microsites, and special sections while maintaining a desired voice that resonates with the targeted audience
•    Write a series of lifestyle articles for L.A. Times’ ad clients, including Ketel One and Jose Cuervo
•    Cover L.A. Times events and write photo gallery captions for online slideshows
•    Work closely with marketing manager, ad sales, art director, and developer to meet clients’ needs
•    Liaise with the creative team to produce cohesive and integrated ad campaigns
•    Write story lineup proposals and pitches that meet client standards

Contributing Writer, Latina magazine and Latina.com                February 2012 – Present
•    Cover press conferences, tour announcements, award shows, and red carpet events for Latina.com
•    Responsible for live Tweeting and Instagram’ing at special events
•    Write monthly entertainment calendar called “The Guide” for print, which highlights the best in entertainment
•    Interview celebrities for feature articles, including the ‘Latin Music A-Z Guide’, ‘Boys of Banda,’ and ‘The Return of Dallas to Primetime’

Contributing Writer/Senior Editor, Remezcla.com                          April 2008 – Present
•    Cover the biggest music festivals in the world, including Coachella and Rock the Bells, conducting interviews with headliners, daily recaps, and fashion diaries
•    Write advertorial copy for advertisers, including Levi’s, Don Julio, and Heineken
•    Write a Mexican food blog called Kitchen Therapy, Top Five lists (readers’ fave), and cover the local Latin scene

Senior Online Editor, Voto Latino                                  September 2011 – June 2012
•    Worked alongside Voto Latino cofounder Rosario Dawson to register half a million Latinos to vote
•    Managed and created all editorial and marketing copy for the website, SMS, ads, and social networking sites
•    Managed a team of 15 freelance bloggers, video producers, interns, and volunteers
•    Wrote a weekly column called AMP  (arts, music, and politics) that got syndicated by the Huffington Post and highlighted artists and musicians dedicated to a cause

Senior Online Editor, nuvoTV (formerly Sí TV)                May 2008 – September 2011
•    Managed the network’s website by maintaining the editorial calendar and marketing the network’s shows
•    Managed a team of social media gurus, freelance bloggers, and video producers
•    Wrote daily features for SiTV.com, including Chicana Style  and TV show recaps
•    Wrote ad copy for network sweepstakes, giveaways and newsletters
•    Developed the editorial strategy for the site’s 2010 and 2011 re-launch
•    Maintained partnerships with Fox News Latino, FunnyOrDie.com, Latina.com, and AOL Latino

Director of Public Relations, Kolor Graphic Bureau                  January 2008 – May 2008 
•    Developed and implemented the media and community relations strategic plan
•    Wrote all press releases, bios, feature stories, blogs, and social media posts
•    Managed the website and an interactive web production team

Columnist, New Angeles Monthly Magazine                    May 2007 – January 2008
•    Wrote a monthly column called Wares, which captured everything from the latest in gadgets to obscure street style in L.A.
•    Conceptualized and directed photo shoots with photographer Noe Montes and Editor-in-Chief Donnell Alexander

Web Editor, Real Talk LA magazine                         January 2007– May 2007
•    Launched the website for a cutting-edge publication focused on multicultural L.A.
•    Managed an editorial staff of 20, including editorial assistant, freelance writers, photographers, and interns
•    Wrote cover stories and feature articles for the website and print magazine
•    Wrote the style guide for the magazine’s editor-in-chief

Researcher Editor, Tu Ciudad Los Angeles magazine                 June 2006 – January 2007
•    Conducted fact checking and research for all sections of the magazine
•    Wrote stories on fashion and pop culture
•    Created a weekly email newsletter using HTML, which captured the best happenings in L.A.

•    BA in Journalism, San Francisco State University, Class of 2003
•    Film & Aboriginal Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 2000 – 2001

•    2009 Cable Fax Award recipient for ‘Best Corporate and Social Responsibility’ for Sí TV’s Crash the Parties
•    2009 Official Webby Nominee for Crash the Parties
•    National Association of Hispanic Journalists member
•    Women in Media Network member and moderator

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