About Keith Allison

Professional Skills

Online Publishing:
WordPress, Squarespace, HTML, CSS, SEO, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Adobe:
InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Experience Manager, Acrobat DC

MS Office:
Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Google Apps:
Docs, Sheets, Slides

WRITER | EDITOR | COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST

Born in Kentucky, schooled in Florida, and a long-time resident of Brooklyn, NY. My background and breadth of experience have given me a unique outlook on life and work and made me a versatile, collaborative writer, editor, and communications strategist with experience in the academic, technical, entertainment, and hospitality industries. I am the author of the pop culture history book, Cocktails & Capers: Cult Films, Cocktails, Crime, and Cool, the editor of NYU’s The Download research newsletter, and an editor at Diabolique magazine. I’ve also written for the Cultural Gutter, Alcohol Professor, Route 66 magazine, and Toyfare magazine and currently maintain the James Bond themed entertainment and culture site Bond Vivant.

WORK EXPERIENCE

SENIOR EDITOR/WRITER
New York University, July 2004 – present

  • Write, edit, and manage newsletter covering technology-powered research and university services
  • Write, edit, and maintain enterprise email communications
  • Manage the social media accounts for NYU Information Technology
  • Develop communications strategies and plans
  • Develop and maintain relationships with educators, students, communications specialists, and researchers across the university
  • Write and edit copy for the NYU IT website and assist in maintenance
  • Develop and manage project and change management plans
  • Develop visual media for print, digital signage, and video
  • Manage and mentor student workers

MANAGER, SITE BUILDING/CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
Interocity, May 1999-June 2001

  • Developed large-scale website architecture and roll-out plans
  • Constructed websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Developed content for client websites and printed promotional materials
  • Managed a team of website builders

WRITING SAMPLES

Books and Home Video | Entertainment | Academic, Technical and Research | Food and Drink