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Scott Wooledge 

proprietor, memeographs.com

54 Livingston St. #6, Brooklyn, NY 11201 • (917) 604-9803 • scott.@memeographs.com

Summary: Writer for Daily Kos progressive blog and activist with long-time relationships within the Netroots and grassroots activist community. Strong communication, technical new media and digitial design skills. Excellent understanding of legislative and political strategies and processes and the players. A long career in mainstream media has provided excellent insider’s understanding of the workings of editorial decision-making process.

COMMUNICATIONS

• Feature Writer, Daily Kos Featured front page Sunday essay; post additional news entries on progressive issues and campaigns and New York specific politics • Report, photograph, and videotape direct actions, demonstrations and political events in New York City and Washington, DC providing raw material to many other mainstream news sites and blogs • Contribute to variety of progressive blogs including Huffington Post, Americablog, Street Prophets, The Albany Project, The New Civil Rights Movement, FireDogLake, Bilerico Project, others • Regular attendance at progressive conferences, Netroots Nation, Rootscamp, Creating Change, Haas Convening, and others to maintain relationships keep social media skills fresh, and learn new best practices

CAMPAIGNS

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate, 2009—

• Ongoing work, providing creative content for social media campaigns

America’s Voice, 2012—

• Ongoing work, providing creative content for social media campaigns

Freedom to Work, 2012—

• Ongoing work, providing creative content for social media campaigns

Washington United for Marriage campaign, 2012

• Working from Seattle office, provided communications and digital assistance to Communication Director and Director of Technology; assisted field operations as needed • Created press releases, blog entries, social media share content, maintained a very robust social media network, outreach to mainstream media to influence campaign coverage

Rep. Nydia Velázquez, 2012

• Provided organizing support for incumbent candidate during primary challenge

Amendment One, North Carolina, 2012

• Provided social media support, Netroots outreach, including helping campaign execute a Netroots moneybomb that successfully collected nearly $1 million

New Yorkers United for Marriage, 2011

• Participated in Human Rights Campaign’s very successful field operations doing voter outreach and legislator lobbying

Don’t ask, don’t tell repeal, 2010

• Collaborated with variety of organizations on messaging, strategy and to influence media coverage. Arranged live online question and answer guest blogs for Rep. Patrick Murphy, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Communication Director Trevor Thomas, GetEqual Executive Director Robin McGehee and others.

Paul Hodes for Senate, 2010 (NH)

• Assisted field and communications staff; in-kind staffer gifted from National Stonewall Democrats

Obama for America Campaign, 2008

• Worked field in three states: New York, Pennsylvania, Florida. Spent final 30 days of cycle working from Sarasota, FL office, reaching a 73% voter saturation rate in a traditionally low-turnout district


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Transitioning from a primary career as part of the creative staff in consumer magazine publishing. Positions at some of the top industry magazine publishers with concentrated experience on service and entertainment titles including Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Us Weekly, many others.

Grassroots Fundraising

• Recruited popular bloggers Pam Spaulding, Jeremy Hooper and Joe Jervis to headline a fundraiser to benefit Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2010 Senate campaign raising $5,000 • Initiated and managed team efforts that ultimately raised $5,500 for Sylvia’s Place Shelter for teens and $5,500 Day One domestic violence education charity • Led a Netroots one-day effort to raise money for Delaware’s Right To Marry Political Action Committee; raised $2,700, exceeding the goal by $500

Field skills

• Experienced at managing phonebanks and canvass operations. Consistently exceeded metric goals provided by Organizing for America in volunteeer recruitment; a top performer among the New Hampshire team • Planned voter events, including preparation, recruiting, setup and execution

Technical Skills

Design software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, others). HTML and blogging software: WordPress, Twitter Bootstrap, Wordpress, SoapBlox, DreamWeaver, others. Spreadsheet and database skills: Xcel, Voter Activation Network (VAN), NationBuilder

EDUCATION

B.A., Journalism, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Additional coursework in Graphic Communication, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Scott Wooledge aka memeographs  

Some of the campaign work.

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