South Portland, Maine
Engagement | Social media | Writing | Brand building | Puns | Photo + Video | Weird nature trivia | Event organizing | Adventure instigator
APPLICATIONS + PLATFORMS
Adobe Photoshop, Filmora, WordPress, Canva, Mailchimp, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Google Analytics, Google Workspace, Later, Hootsuite, Substack + Medium, Monday, Slack , Discord
Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Drupal, Webflow, HubSpot, Notion, GitHub
TV + RADIO
Regular segments on 207, Good Day Maine + WPOR Morning Show
Portland Phoenix, Goodwill of Northern New England, Activities Guide of Maine, Old Port Magazine
Tri for a Cure opening ceremonies, WinterKids License to Chill, Spectrum Healthcare Partners “Run Your Own Race” with Joan Benoit Samuelson
REGISTERED MAINE GUIDE
Sea Kayak + Recreational
Shannon K Bryan
Talented content creator with 16 years of experience, a knack for engaging storytelling, and a contagious enthusiasm. Uniquely creative, ever curious, loudspeaker for the outdoors.
CONTENT STRATEGIST, Uprise Partners
January 2021 – Present
Create editorial and brand strategy for Uprise Partners and clients, including audience research, persona development, and analytics-driven content approach. Digital advertising, email, social media, and equity funding campaign copywriting. Content creation including videos, articles, and website copy.
FOUNDER, Fit Maine
April 2015 – July 2022
Developed and managed all aspects of the brand: stories, photos, video, social media, design, marketing, and website. Solicited and implemented sponsorships and regularly appeared on TV. Created and led all events for the social club, collaborated with local outfitters, and grew membership.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, Maine Women Magazine
June 2016 – Dec 2018
Crafted monthly editorial budget in line with the magazine’s audience and mission. Coordinated freelancers, assigned and edited stories, tracked deadlines. Represented the magazine at community events and expos.
EDITOR + CONTENT PRODUCER, MaineToday Media
Jan 2006 – Dec 2015
Oversaw all content on MaineToday.com. Regularly wrote feature stories and blog posts. Managed weekly newsletter, bloggers, and special projects. Grew social media audience and engagement. Examined trending topics and analytics to steer content and drive traffic. Wrote feature and news stories for the Portland Press Herald.
ASSOCIATE EDITOR, Reilly Communications Group
Sept 2003 – Sept 2005
Assisted in bi-monthly publication of B2B magazines Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology and Outpatient Care Technology. Researched and wrote articles. Gathered and organized data for expansive and detailed technology comparison charts.
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts in English, 2002