Howdy! I'm Dinah Finkelstein, the Social Media Strategist & Copywriter at Catch 24 Advertising & Design. I also write and perform all sorts of things for my own edification, and as a freelancer.
Dinah Finkelstein's Bio:
Dinah Finkelstein is a poet living in Brooklyn, New York, making a living doing any kind of writing she can get her hands on. This includes the kind limited to 140 characters to manage the social profile of big brands. Dinah believes very strongly in the Oxford Comma, community building, and the power of Barbra Streisand and Walt Whitman to heal all wounds of the soul.
Dinah Finkelstein is currently pursuing her MFA in creative writing at Rutgers-Newark. graduated cum laude with departmental honors from Northwestern University in 2009. Before entering the strange and baffling world of advertising, she dedicated her career to nonprofit, education, and start-up organizations. These things still dominate her free time, to the extent that such a thing exists for New Yorkers. She has written two successful grants to the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as countless corporate, foundation, and governmental funders.
Dinah advocates making small acts of mischeif a part of one's daily routine, including but not limited to rabble-rousing, debating for sport, and excessive punning.
Dinah Finkelstein's Experience:
K-8 Tutor (p/t) at KaplanDecember 2010 - December 2011
Tutored at-risk students in reading, writing, and math. Worked with both gifted and struggling K-8 children with a wide variety of learning styles, helping them develop the skills to continue succeeding in their studies long after the end of their tutoring experiences.
Communications & Outreach at FriendfactorJanuary 2011 - October 2011
Handled a wide array of program, development, and communications responsibilities for an LGBT advocacy tech nonprofit. Heavy focus on copy and content creation for grants, donor materials, emails, blog posts, and social media. Helped create and manage online campaigns for equal rights in several states, and promote them across a wide array of social media channels, greatly increasing the company's follower count and influence in the process.
Content Creator -- Computational Linguistics at Abstract LearningOctober 2010 - November 2010
Spotlight Operator & Contract Electrician at National Yiddish Theatre - FolksbieneOctober 2010 - November 2010
Development Manager at Marquis StudiosJuly 2009 - August 2010
Responsible for writing and reporting for all grants at a mid-sized Arts Education nonprofit. Wrote successful grants to corporate, foundation, and government funders (city, state, and Federal), including two successful proposals to the National Endowment for the Arts. Other responsibilities included sundry writing responsibilities for newsletters, e-blasts, and mailings, as well as some event planning and project management for the development of a new website and CRM (SalesForce).
Social Media Strategist & Copywriter at Catch 24 Advertising & DesignDecember 2011
Oversee social media campaigns for multiple accounts, notably for Lufthansa Airlines. Copywriting and proofing for digital and print campaigns. Concepting and proposal composition for RFPs, and oh so much more.
Co-Founder at RIFFApril 2010
Spoken Word Poetry Ensemble under the fiscal sponsorship of Fractured Atlas.
Dinah Finkelstein's Education:
Northwestern University2005 – 2009BSConcentration: English (Writing) & TheaterActivities: Dozens of student and department produced shows, as stage manager or director. Ran various writing workshops.
Charles E Smith Jewish Day School2000 – 2005
Dinah Finkelstein's Interests & Activities:
Poetry, "the internet", theater & performance art, blogging, progressive politics with a sense of humor, tutoring, assorted nonprofit volunteer work, iambic pentameter, Dolly Parton, puns.