Download: Brian Welk Resume 2016


News & Film Features Editor – PopOptiq (Formerly Sound on Sight)

June 2014 – January 2016

Freelance Editor and Film Critic for Pop Culture site with 500K+ readership covering film, TV, and games

  • Edit features from staff of freelance film writers, checking grammar and providing feedback
  • Pitch articles, interviews and staff list features to PopOptiq writers for film section coverage
  • Maintained SOS Blog, writing news briefs and features daily, including trailers, obituaries, and lists

Editor & Staff Writer – CIO Talk Radio

Jan. 2013 – Jan. 2015

Internet based radio show and podcast on IT, Business Strategy and Thought Leadership

  • Responsible for writing, editing and producing 70+ weekly live shows on technology and leadership
  • Researched and led editorial planning for sponsored series with HP, Siemens and Bosch
  • Assistant to show host and CEO. Wrote questions, scripts and external communications daily
  • Edited written work of over a dozen top level executives in $1 billion+ companies as volunteer bloggers

WEEKEND Editor, Film Critic, Reporter, Columnist – Indiana Daily Student

Aug. 2008 – May 2012

Weekly pop culture and local nightlife guide for Bloomington, IN

  • Supervised and edited work of 30+ staff writers, conceiving cover story feature ideas for nearly 30 issues
  • Wrote reviews, cover stories and commentary on film, music, TV, nightlife and pop culture
  • Fact checked and copy edited articles and reviews in AP Style using Adobe K4 and InCopy
  • Manager for Weekend Watchers Blog, leading a dozen bloggers and participating in podcasts
  • Reported on news previews and wrote long-form profiles on filmmakers, students and IU Cinema director

Editorial Intern –  Metromix Chicago 

Summer 2011

  • Wrote feature articles on music festivals, food courts, stand up comedy acts and celebrity sightings
  • Proofread and fact checked print features and brochure neighborhood guides on daily basis


  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, MA Specialized Journalism: The Arts, August 2015 – May 2016
  • Indiana University, Bloomington IN, BA Journalism, Concentration in Communications and Culture, Ernie Pyle Scholars Program 2008 – May 2012


Writing, Editing, Fact Checking, AP Style, CMS Platforms, WordPress, Slack, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Adobe K4, Adobe InCopy, Microsoft Excel, Facebook Video, Facebook Live, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Periscope

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