Alexander Cheves 

storyteller  •  copywriter  •  editor  •  creative  •  New York, NY


Versatile Content Writer and Marketer proficient inresearching, writing, and editing diverse content. Engaging team-leader with anear on the pulse of entertainment, news, and wellness. Proficient educator andpublic speaker who fuels collaboration and consistently produces engaging,authoritative, and high-traffic content. Able to work with minimal input toproduce error-free work. Looking for a fast-paced position with opportunity forgrowth.

EquinoxMembership Advisor
New York, NY • 03/2019 – Current 

• Generated membership sales through targeted outreach events, direct and indirect marketing campaigns, social media, and exceptional customer service.

The Advocate Magazine
Contributing Editor
Los Angeles, CA • 09/2015 – Current 

• Maintained an award-winning digital monthly column in the longest-running LGBT magazine in the world. Consistently generated the highest-trafficked content on the site (entrance and analytics data provided upon request).
• Wrote educational pieces and op-eds covering news and lifestyle content under tight deadlines.
• Awarded multiple radio appearances — most notably Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast twice, in 2018 and 2019.
• Coordinated sex and relationships content and topics with editor and editor-in-chief.
• Proofread, edited, and evaluated final copy to verify content aligned with established guidelines.

Ceruzzi ConceptsCopywriter, Director of Social Media
Atlanta, GA • 06/2016 – 03/2019 

• Created high-impact messaging for all marketing media, contributing to increases in revenues of 20% in 2017.
• Built the brand's social media from the ground up. Increased Twitter followers from 150 to 100,000+ and Instagram followers from 200 to 14,000+ in less than six months.
• Recreated the voice of the brand. Collaborated with Director of Marketing in development of web, email, blog, social, and packaging content, maintaining consistency with brand marketing and message strategies.
• Customized brand message to reach and capture target audience interest and drive engagement.
• Provided editorial guidance to other departments, including product development and marketing, to deliver top-quality content.
• Reviewed and edited final copy for accuracy and oversaw all phases of production.

Here MediaSEO Writer
Los Angeles, CA • 08/2016 – 02/2017 

• Completed an expansive onpage optimization projected spanning all Here Media brands (including The Advocate Magazine, Out Magazine, and the newly-launched Pride) to maximize search rankings and drive traffic.
• Interned on the editorial board for all media brands and received training and guidance from all department editors.
• Wrote daily news and lifestyle pieces and gained valuable insight into the rigor and work quality of a fast-paced newsroom.

GC MagazineColumnist
Chicago, IL • 03/2014 – 02/2015 

• Assisted in the launch of Chicago’s first all-digital LGBTQ lifestyle and entertainment magazine. Wrote a popular monthly sex and dating column which fueled site traffic and resulted in an internship with The Advocate Magazine.

Automotive Internet Media Inc.
Chicago, IL • 11/2015 – 11/2016 

• Generated 12% revenue increase in page clicks for various car dealerships in the Chicago area with SEO-focused blogs covering automotive news, industry trends and insights, and model previews.
• Managed offpage SEO objectives for many clients, including Lexus of Highland Park and Elmhurst BMW, and met with editors to plan post subjects and publishing schedules.
• Pitched blog post ideas to various clients and wrote for target audience demographics and preferences.
• Performed research and checked all facts to maintain a high standard of journalistic integrity.

Savannah PrideDirector of Social Media
Savannah, GA • 02/2013 – 11/2015 

• Managed all social media accounts for the oldest LGBT advocacy organization in Georgia. Organized community outreach programs and fundraising events throughout the year. Led volunteer teams and assisted talent.  


WordPress • Drupal • Hootsuite • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) • MIVA • Shopify • MailChimp • Bronto • Microsoft Office • Excel •  Adobe InDesign 


excellent writing and editing skills • social media • copyediting • proofreading • research •  fact-checking • excellent customer service • team management • direct and indirect marketing • SEO • UX design • public speaking • video direction • set design • painting and illustration skills • warehouse management • package design  


Savannah College of Art and Design 

BFA, Writing  •  2014 - Dean’s List  

Minor in creative writing 

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