Justinas Staskevicius

Montreal - (514) 865-8105 - Justinas.Staskevicius@gmail.com

SEO Content Writer & Digital Editor

Creating | Promoting | Connecting

Key Skills:

  • SEO Optimized Content Writing
  • News Writing
  • CP Style
  • Digital Editing
  • Research & Fact-Checking
  • Fluency in both English & French

 

Skilled in a Variety of Digital Tools Including:

  • WordPress (particularly Astra and Genesis Themes)
  • Elementor
  • Google Analytics
  • SEMrush
  • Pitchbox
  • Yoast
  • Clearscope
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Infogr.am
  • Audacity
  • IFTTT
  • Microsoft Office / Google Docs
  • A variety of social media platforms

 

Working Knowledge Of:

  • Moz
  • Ahrefs
  • Screaming Frog
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Particularly Photoshop and InDesign)

 

I am a dedicated writer with extensive experience in Search Engine Optimization.

 

My formal training in content production has been supplemented with years of catering to my clients needs in the digital age.

 

My ability to integrate a variety of mediums into a cohesive whole is vital to the future of both the media industry and business marketing.

 

Whether I am producing an in depth analysis of geopolitical happenings or a succinct advertising slogan, I bring both an attention to the fundamentals of writing and a 21st century digital outlook to the table.

 

I have put my degrees in Journalism and Political Science to the test when interviewing prominent figures from both the political arena and the entertainment industry.

 

Professional Experience

 

The Reuben Finley Agency -  SEO Content Creation and Consultation, April 2017 - Present

 

This small Montreal-based agency has collaborated on a variety of projects including link building and content creation for a number of corporate clients, as well as affiliate site creation for niche products.

 

Zwivel -  Content Editor, April 2017 - Present

 

Producing and editing content with an SEO focus. Zwivel is an all-encompassing plastic surgery platform. It allows cosmetic patients to research, discuss, search for and virtually consult with cosmetic physicians.

 

The nature of this project has led me to taking on additional roles beyond writing and editing. Working with a remote team spread out across multiple continents, I have gained experience in managing forums, reaching out to media organizations for link building purposes, and in developing style guides.

 

Alchemic Dream (A Keywords Studio) -  CX Specialist, March 2017 - September 2017

 

Assured a satisfying customer experience for live mobile games. Using Zendesk, I directly responded to user feedback and communicated with game developers in order to take this feedback into consideration.

 

CULT Montreal -  Contributor, November 2016 - March 2017

 

Writing articles for the alternative monthly print publication. I covered several types of events including political protests, eSports, and conventions. I also profiled local businesses including landmark concert venues and indie video game studios.

 

Goomba Stomp -  Writer, October 2016 - March 2017

 

Wrote articles about the video game industry including top 10 lists, news, and opinion pieces. I contributed to the website's podcast NXpress as well as their lists of top games released in 2016 and the top games of the 21st century.

 

GigSoup -  Writer, September 2016 - March 2017

 

My projects include writing album and concert reviews as well as news stories centering on the music industry for the UK based website.

 

 

Education

 

Concordia University, B.A. Political Science with a Minor in History, 2017 - 2019.

 

Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society

The opportunity to join the society is extended to students that achieve a GPA in the top 15% of their program at the end of each academic year.

 

Concordia University, B.A. Specialization in Multiplatform Journalism, 2013 - 2016.

 

Staff Writer for The Concordian, university newspaper

I was a regular contributor to the university’s weekly newspaper. My articles focused predominantly on the music industry, giving me the opportunity to interview successful touring artists like The Gaslight Anthem and Explosions in the Sky, as well as up-and-coming local groups. I also contributed many “Top 10” lists and multiple album reviews.

 

John Abbott College, DEC Liberal Arts Honors Program 2011-2013.

 

Host for CSKY, college radio station

I co-hosted a weekly hour long radio show that played alternative music ranging from the fringes to the more conventional.

 

Member of the Gamers Club

A dynamic club where students came together to discuss and play both video and tabletop games.

 

Awards and Other Qualifications

 

Co-writer of a Staged Production

 

The Tremendously Timeless Tales of The Antidote and Kid Cure was staged at McGill University’s Players’ Theater for a two week run in April 2015. The hour-long play dealt with the evolving role of superheroes in society. The comedic drama was inspired by classic graphic novels like All-Star Batman, The Killing Joke, and Watchmen, as well as the quirky spirit of the Silver Age of comics.

 

Recipient of the 2013 Desjardins Scholarship

 

This scholarship was based on academic merit with consideration for community and extracurricular involvement.

 

Certified Scuba diver

 

Received my “open water” certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), allowing me to scuba dive to a depth of 60 ft. using a tank of oxygen.

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