ELISE BURCHARD Copywriter, MFA graduate, teacher, coach, award-winning sketch satirist, former collegiate athlete, and social media strategist skilled in teamwork, professional writing, editing, public speaking, and original content creation.

EXPERIENCE

TheLab

Copywriter (Junior & Freelance) — New York, NY — June 2017 - Present

- Writing, editing, and collaborating to create compelling web pages, email campaigns, VO, radio scripts, social, OOH print, and digital ads for a wide array of brand voices such as Tempur-Pedic, Pernod Ricard USA, Bulova, Citizen, Swoon Reads, and more

- Exchanging feedback internally and externally while crafting strong client-facing workshops and presentations

- Acted as a go-to writer on Tempur-Pedic during periods of internal transition and rebranding

Summer Copy Intern & Fall Freelance Copywriting Assistant — June 2016 - October 2016

- Organized, proofed, and contributed research and copy for several brands at the agency with a focus on the complete redesign of the Pernod Ricard USA website


Novelist, Artist, & Professor: Frederic Tuten

Personal Assistant — New York, NY — December 2016 - June 2017

- Assisted in the execution of daily tasks, minor proofing on manuscripts, emails (with literary agents and publications), and discretely handling important personal material for historic archives at a major university


Shiftgig

Content & Social Media Marketing Assistant — Chicago, IL — February 2015 - July 2015

- Expanded existing social channels of over 300,000+ cumulative followers and regularly created engaging original content (articles and memes)

- Analyzed metrics and emerging trends to create audience-relevant content, improve SEO, and drive traffic

- Wore several hats while scheduling onboarding interviews for the on-demand employment app


Peapod & ItemMaster

Sales & Marketing Intern — Chicago, IL — May 2013 - August 2013

- Worked closely with the marketing, photography, and customer care teams


EDUCATION

The New School

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing — New York, NY — August 2015 - June 2017

- Merit scholar and teaching fellow

- Majored in Fiction with courses in journalism, nonfiction, poetry, songwriting, and writing for children

George Jackson Academy & WriteOnNYC Fellowship — Teacher — September 2016 - June 2017

- Taught 6th-8th grade creative writing, delivered constructive feedback, and designed a syllabus catered to specific students using undergraduate-level texts

- Coached and delivered speeches at culmination ceremonies where the students performed original work
- Co-edited the literary magazine and planned fundraising events for donors


Colorado College

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature — Colorado Springs, CO — August 2010 - June 2014

- Dean’s List Recipient

NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Team — August 2010 - June 2014

- SCAC Student-Athlete Honor Roll (2010-2014)

- SCAC Rookie of the Year 2011 & IWLCA All-West Team 2013 & 2014


The Second City Training Center

Comedic Sketch Student — Chicago, IL — February 2015 - July 2015

- Elected as assistant director in writing, casting, and producing two Donny’s Skybox shows

- Winner of “The Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival” and selected from a large pool of applicants to work with a professional comedian to produce the sketch

SKILLS & INTERESTS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: Proficient in Spanish (reading/writing)

TECHNOLOGY: Microsoft Office, WordPress, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, GarageBand, and Social Media

FILM: Experience with basic filmmaking, editing, and use of lighting and camera equipment

MUSIC: Intermediate guitar, piano, and flute, with courses in music theory and songwriting

HONORS, AWARDS, & PUBLICATIONS

“How to Feed a Monster” published in The Inquisitive Eater and CTRL + B the 2019 Girls Write Now Anthology

Writer, May 2019

Interview with Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky for the National Book Critics Circle Awards

Interviewer, Spring 2017

Selection in “The Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival” produced by The Second City Family

Comedic Sketch Writer, December 2014

Featured on the KRCC and Public Radio for Southern Colorado (part of NPR Digital Network)

Mini-Documentary Writer & Producer, March 2013

VOLUNTEERING

Digital Editor and Social Media at Guernica Magazine (2018-Current)

Girls Write Now Mentor (2018-Current)

WriteOnNYC Advisory Board (2016—Current)

Volunteer K-12 Lacrosse Coach (2010-Current)