Writer & Editor

Based in the U.S., Traveling the World 

julie(AT)julieHcase(DOT)com; 206-227-3235; @juliehcase

Experience

FREELANCE WRITER & EDITOR                                                                                                               1996 – Present

Published in Afar, Travel + Leisure, Wine & Spirits, Thrillist, SevenFifty Daily, Washington Post, and more.

EDITOR |  TEAM RUBICON                                                                                                                         2019 – Present

Set and execute editorial strategy, including the development and execution of content for syndication. Assign, write, and edit all content, including op-eds for C-suite. (Position is contract and part-time.) 

 

EDITOR IN CHIEF (CONTRACT) |  REDFIN                                                                                            11/2019 – 6/2020

Oversaw Redfin’s data journalism team, providing editorial strategy for, and editing of, all reports. Provided editorial direction and strategy during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and helped shape Redfin’s public-facing content during the crisis.

DIGITAL EDITOR  |  WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE                                                                                          2018 – 2019

Recruited to develop a new digital editorial strategy for the print magazine.

 

SENIOR EDITOR  |  SAGACITY MEDIA                                                                                                          2011 – 2015 

Top-level editor for Travel Tacoma, Visit Bellevue, Washington State Visitors’ Guide, and Washington Wine Tour Guide. Developed editorial strategy, determined editorial lineups, and assigned and edited all magazines. Managed junior editor, recruited freelancers and oversaw art.

  • Launched Washington Wine, Visit Bellevue, and Travel Tacoma magazines

  • Revolutionized seven publications under the Visit Seattle masthead

  • Won Maggies for Washington State Visitors’ Guide and Visit Bellevue

 

MANAGING EDITOR  |  COLUMNS MAGAZINE                                                                                              2009 – 2011

Set editorial direction of the University of Washington alumni magazine and assigned, edited, and wrote content. Recruited and cultivated freelancers, oversaw design and photography, managed all editorial calendars. Created Columns social media plan.  

  • Launched a digital newsletter program that tripled click-throughs and visits to Columns online

  • Spearheaded a digital redesign that quadrupled reader interaction

 

SENIOR EDITOR  |  UW LAW MAGAZINE                                                                                                       2004 – 2006

Set editorial direction for UW Law and developed, assigned, and edited all content. Managed budget, vendors, and all aspects of print production. Redesigned UW Law into a four-color magazine with compelling content and engaging features. Won multiple Council for the Advancement and Support of Excellence editorial awards.

 

MANAGING EDITOR  |  BUSINESS MAGAZINE (UW)                                                                                    2001 – 2004

Set the editorial direction of the magazine and assigned and edited all content. Developed and wrote digital newsletters. Increased revenue of magazine while reducing costs by $15,000 per issue.

 

MANAGING EDITOR  |   MIDWEST AIRLINES MAGAZINE                                                                             2006 – 2008
ASSOCIATE EDITOR  |   ALASKA AIRLINES MAGAZINE

Working for custom publisher Paradigm Communications Group, I assigned and edited travel, features, food, wine, and tech for Alaska Airlines Magazine. Set editorial strategy for Midwest Airlines, assigned and edited all articles, and managed budget. Wrote features for both magazines.

Education, Awards & Interests

MFA – Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University                                                                                  2007

BA, Broadcast Journalism – Arizona State University                                                                                                  1995

Certificate in Wine – International Sommelier Guild                                                                                                     2009

Frank G. Prial Fellow – Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, Napa                                                                    2019

Adaptive Snowboard Instructor – Outdoors for All                                                                                            2002 – 2014

Forager – A hobby that borders on obsession. Hunts chronicled at www.soIgather.com

Skills

Writing

Editing

Feature Writing

Blogging

SEO Conversion

Thought Leadership

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Storytelling

Story Development & Content Planning

Developmental Editing

Digital Content Editing

Line editing

Design Supervision

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Recruiting Freelancers

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Wordpress, Drupal, HTML

Adobe InDesign

AP Style

Chicago Manual of Style

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2010 - present

2010 - present

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