• Hi, I'm

    EMMA LARSON

  • WHO I AM

    And what I'm looking for.

    A Little About Me

    An enthusiastic people person, with a tendency to hyper-focus, I work best when I'm able to set my own schedule a little. Descended from a line of graphic designers, I taught myself software like the Adobe Creative Suite and Quark Xpress at an early age, and I spent my teenage years writing code and creating websites for my own enjoyment. I'm very technically savvy– my family started owning Macs in the late 80s and we were on the Internet in 1992, which I think aids in my ability to easily pick up new technology and software. Personally, I have 300+ Twitter followers (the majority of which I think may even be real people!), I still use Instagram mainly for pictures of my cat (but I fully understand its marketing abilities), and I'm figuring out the true scope of Snapchat. I've written sporadically over the years, both fiction and essays, and would love to return to doing so in some real context. I've also done a great deal of editing, both professionally and personally, often giving writer friends a first read through & copy edit on articles they then contributed to such websites as MTV.com, Radio.com, Hello Giggles, and more.

    A Time for Change

    A native Brooklynite, I moved back to the New York City in 2007, and have since bounced around through every borough (because Staten Island doesn't count). So for 2016, I decided it was time for something new. In the past six months, I left New York, took some time to take care of some family business, and then, to fulfill my need for a change, I moved to Southern Vermont. It's very different, which is certainly what I was looking for, but now I have to find some work that I'm either able to do here, or move somewhere else.

  • WHAT I'VE DONE

    Proven success in a number of fields.

    Operations

    • Managed a coworking space of 70+ companies, mainly tech startups, acting as internal liaison and point of contact for office-management related issues & ensuring all requests were filled.
    • Created & implemented process solutions for company, sales team, & fellow employees.
    • Created diagrams based on presentations & workflow.
    • As a personal assistant, worked to promote career of dancer/choreographer, creating & sending DVDs of her work to industry contacts. 
    • Handled minor IT work and maintenance issues when needed.

    Content

    • Maintained social media presence at multiple positions, including Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter, including single-handedly tripling one company’s Twitter followers.
    • Edited documents and manuscript on scientific management for consulting.
    • Compiled data at multiple positions, often integrating it via the company’s content management system. Researched and generated content for websites, sales and apps.
    • Interviewed authors and wrote articles on literary topics/events.

    Event Planning

    • Planned & hosted events for both adults & children, including networking events, company holiday parties, and celebrity children’s birthdays. Created relationships with sponsors and coordinated with staff, caterers, entertainers, etc.
    • Designed posters & ads, and coordinated with newspapers & printers to run them.

    Sales

    • Primary person at location to sell office space to both new & current tenants, and drew up lease paperwork accordingly.
    • Extensive retail experience, including rigorous customer service training, training others, and often recognized for leading in sales goals.
  • MY WORK EXPERIENCE

    Office Manager

    TheSquareFoot, Inc.

    October 2015 - December 2015

     

    Operations

    PraxisFlow

    April 2015 - September 2015

     

    Sales Administrative Assistant

    Humanscale

    March 2015 - April 2015

     

    Community Manager & Sales Rep

    MicroOffice - Coalition NY

    January 2014 - January 2015

     

    Data Manager (Temp)

    Mommy Nearest

    October 2013 - December 2013

     

    Nanny (Part-Time)

    for Multiple Private Families

    April 2012 - September 2013

     

    Editorial Intern

    CriticsandWriters.com

    January 2012 - June 2012

     

    Assistant Event Coordinator

    Scholastic

    October 2010 - January 2012

     

    Personal Assistant

    Margaret Beals (dancer/choreographer)

    November 2010 - April 2011

     

    Promotions Assistant

    WDST: Radio Woodstock

    April 2005 - August 2005

     

  • I'VE BEEN OFFICE MANAGER FOR SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT UPCOMING STARTUPS AND BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK CITY

    And I'm looking to take the next step in my career.

    General Assembly

     

    HireVue

     

    I Do PR

     

    Nielsen

     

    Primary Insight

     

    Structured Web

     

    Thinkful

     

    Truly Wireless

     

    White Ops

     

    Yarly

     

  • "Emma was the community manager at our office in NY and we loved working with her. Always friendly and very resourceful, she can handle just about anything that comes her way (with a great sense of humor!)"

     

    Erol Toker, Founder & CEO of Truly Wireless

     

     

     

    "I enjoyed working with Emma as she was always courteous, professional and a true joy to be around. She stays very organized and goes out of her way to assist in whatever way she can. Emma is a great asset to any team."

     

    Sasha Vasilyuk, CEO of I Do PR

     

     

     

    "It has always been a pleasure working with Emma. When Emma took over at Coalition, she quickly whipped the place into shape. Whenever there was an issue or concern, she swiftly took care of it. [...] Emma built a wonderful community at Coalition by hosting numerous social events at the office. She was also an advocate for the businesses at Coalition, kindly offering the space for marketing events as well as promotion through the Coalition social media channels."

     

    Allison Strouse, Founder & CEO of Yarly

     

  • SOMETIMES I ALSO WRITE THINGS

    Mostly about books and television.

    Personal Television Blog

    October 2012

    Personal Television Blog

    September 2012

    Personal Television Blog

    September 2012

    Personal Children's Books Blog

    April 2011

    Personal Children's Books Blog

    March 2011

  • I'M LOOKING FOR REMOTE WORK OR WOULD BE WILLING TO RELOCATE.

    And you can contact me in any of the following ways: