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Beth Spotswood has been writing online since 2004. She began a blog for the best reason imaginable: because everyone else was doing it. Beth posts (usually) daily on the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGate and frequently contributes to the print version of The San Francisco Chronicle. Beth's work can be found in 7x7 Magazine, KGO Radio, and SFist.
Beth Spotswood has been writing online since 2004. She began a blog for the best reason imaginable: because everyone else was doing it. Beth posts (usually) daily on the San Francisco Chronicle's SFGate and frequently contributes to the print version of The San Francisco Chronicle. Beth's work can be found in 7x7 Magazine, KGO Radio, and SFist. Beth also consults and handles social media accounts for local, national, and international businesses, and is always looking to take on new clients. Previously, Beth managed Best Of The Bay content and social media for the Bay Area's CBS affiliates; KPIX, KCBS, Live 105, 99.7, and Alice Radio. Beth completed improv and comedy writing couses at the Second City Training Center in Chicago and is a nervous flier.
Specialties: social media, online content management, online content production, writing, copy-writing, branding, blogging, pop culture, politics, one-liners, humor, satire, comedy, public speaking, and complaining on others' behalf.
Blogger/Columnist @ I constantly contribute to the San Francisco Chronicle's website, SFGate. Primarily posting for The Culture Blog and the SF Gate blog, I cover tourist traps, weird news, local politics, and whatever else I think you'll find interesting. I also frequently write for the San Francisco Chronicle's print newspaper. You can find my work in the Datebook section and 96 Hours, covering anything assigned to me by a wonderful editor. From January 2007 to Present (9 years) San Francisco Bay AreaSocial Media Specialist @ After years of handling social media in house, and even more years of obsession with my own social media accounts, I now consult and copy write for various organizations in the Bay Area, and nationwide. Recent clients include AFAR Magazine, Involve, and Time Out. I'm currently looking to take on projects, small or large. I'm happy to come in for an hour and two and present a crash course in social media for you business, or simply take over your reigns myself to build your audience and brand. I speak Facebook fluently. You should definitely hire me. From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) San Francisco Bay AreaFreelance Writer @ I write feature articles or little articles or whatever I'm told to do for print magazines and cool websites. My work can be found in most regularly in the San Francisco Chronicle, but also in fantastic publications like San Francisco Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, The Nob Hill Gazette, SFist, The Bold Italic, and The Cheat Sheet. I also co-edit and author my own humor and news site, Slow News Day. I will continue to do this until I one day get into a Vanity Fair Oscar Party, at which point I will take a moment, look around, and drop dead from joy.
Please hire me. From January 2007 to Present (9 years) San Francisco Bay AreaFreelance Television/Radio Host @ I love getting to fill-in for on-air hosts, primarily swinging by KOFY-TV20 to introduce episodes of Jerry Springer, and co-hosting late night talk radio on KGO. Recently, I appeared on a Discovery Channel documentary about the Golden Gate Bridge. Related experience includes Emceeing events for SFPD Safe Program, San Francisco Beautiful, the Commonwealth Club, Porchlight Storytelling, and co-hosting a San Francisco Supervisor's retirement roast. From January 2010 to Present (6 years) San Francisco Bay AreaWeb Producer; Lifestyle & Entertainment/Social Media Manager @ I wrote, produced and managed content for CBS San Francisco, including managing and editing the popular, regional Best Of Lists and Event Listings. In addition, I managed social media for KPIX TV, KCBS Radio, Alice Radio, 99.7 FM, and Live 105. From June 2010 to January 2014 (3 years 8 months) Head Writer/Co-Anchor @ I was the head-writer and co-host of the occasionally hilarious, occasionally offensive, and rarely dumb webshow, Necessary Conversation, which appeared on The Huffington Post. Along with my best friend, the show's producer and co-host, Melissa Griffin, we created a weekly satire news show covering San Francisco politics and events. We're on indefinite hiatus while Melissa goes legit and appears on the real news.
Check out our show: www.necessaryconversation.com From August 2010 to September 2012 (2 years 2 months) San Francisco Bay AreaDevelopment Director @ I was the primary fundraiser and event planner for the 100-year old Marin County non-profit theater company, the Mountain Play. It's a great organization, I never miss a show, and you should still give them money.
www.mountainplay.org From January 2004 to June 2010 (6 years 6 months) Costume Mistress @ My first job out of college was working backstage at Beach Blanket Babylon. I was there for 3 years, it was a fascinating and thrilling experience, and if you've never been, you're nuts! Go! From October 2000 to December 2003 (3 years 3 months)
Bachelor's degree @ Philadelphia University From 1996 to 2000 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) @ Philadelphia University From 1996 to 2000 Beth Spotswood is skilled in: Writing, Blogging, Public Speaking, Pop Culture, Politics, Presenter, Social Media, Comedy, Satire, Copywriting, Web Content Management, Content Development, Editing, Facebook, Digital Media