CONTACT

207-328-1188
shan.kori.bryan@gmail.com
South Portland, Maine

SPECIAL SKILLS

Engagement | Social media | Writing | Brand building | Puns | Photo + Video | Weird nature trivia | Event organizing | Adventure instigator

APPLICATIONS + PLATFORMS

WELL-VERSED

Adobe Photoshop, Filmora, WordPress, Canva, Mailchimp, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Google Analytics, Google Workspace, Later, Hootsuite, Substack + Medium, Monday.com, Slack, Discord

EXPERIENCED

Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Drupal, Webflow, HubSpot, Notion, GitHub

EXTRAS

TV + RADIO
Regular segments on 207, Good Day Maine + WPOR Morning Show

FREELANCE
Portland Phoenix, Goodwill of Northern New England, Activities Guide of Maine, Old Port Magazine

EVENT EMCEE
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 20 years of experience, a knack for engaging storytelling, and a contagious enthusiasm. Uniquely creative, ever curious, loudspeaker for the outdoors.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CONTENT MANAGER, Friends of Acadia
May 2022 – present

Story writing for print (Acadia magazine) and online that engages readers in the work and programming funded by the organization, including climate-forward science, volunteering, and programs that develop the stewards of tomorrow. Create social media posts, reels, and stories. Develop marketing and fundraising campaigns. Manage friendsofacadia.org.

CONTENT STRATEGIST, Uprise Partners
January 2021 – April 2022
Created 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.

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.

EDUCATION

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts in English, 2002