“At the end of the day, I am just a free spirit in good shoes with a penchant for academia. And I am probably holding my iPhone.”
Serving as the Digital Strategist for Community Journals, Emily joined the team to manage our publications’ digital presence–from social media to website creation and content management–and to tailor the Journals’ brands and content for the digital age.
After receiving her MA in Professional Communication in 2011, and though she moonlights as the Digital Communications professor at Furman University, she actually began her career in publishing in 2007 with a freshly won BA in English. “I could not be happier to make my return to publishing, yet in a much different capacity than six years ago,” she says.
“Simply put, I am known for being a communicator,” Emily says. “I tell stories. How I tell those stories (and what stories I tell) has evolved over the years. Writing, professing, producing videos, social media engagement, website creation and articulating brands are all vehicles for storytelling. They seem very different, but the core values for masterful storytelling do not change, regardless of the platform.”
After two Clemson degrees, a year spent instructing composition in Clemson’s English department, and two years spent working with Clemson football for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s sites and Rivals.com (during which she wrote a story that was featured on CJ Spiller’s official Heisman campaign web page), Emily’s favorite season is fall, when she joyously returns to 29634.