Katherine Harben

Katherine Harben

Copywriter at Nationwide Financial

Columbus, Ohio Area

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Katherine Harben's Overview


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Katherine Harben's Experience

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; NFS; Financial Services industry

December 2010Present (3 years 10 months)


The Columbus Dispatch

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

October 2007December 2010 (3 years 3 months)

Staff writer and contributing editor for Central Ohio Home & Garden Magazine, a publication of The Columbus Dispatch.

Contributing editor and sole staff writer/reporter covering feature and department stories, head and deck writing, cover teasers, table of contents materials and story generation for this bimonthly glossy magazine.

Freelance Copywriter


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

September 2010September 2010 (1 month)

Assisted in brainstorming names for a wine label to be released by an international media brand. Company was seeking clever, sophisticated and memorable names that would represent both its new venture and its existing household recognition and expertise.

Contract Copywriter

Victoria's Secret

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; LTD; Retail industry

August 2010August 2010 (1 month)

Copywriting and editing point-of-sale, marketing, e-mail and campaign materials, including the creation of branding copy for the Victoria's Secret line Supermodel Essentials. Crafted copy utilized in collateral such as in-store materials and on the web.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Events Services industry

20082010 (2 years)

Freelance writer for The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine covering feature and department writing.

Writer Internship

Columbus Monthly

May 2007September 2007 (5 months)

Crafted department and feature copy for Columbus Monthly magazine, in addition to three features for the annual Restaurant Guide publication. Also responsible for editing restaurant listings throughout the publication.

Assistant Editor Internship

Global Journalist Magazine

20072007 (less than a year)

Identified story sources for this international publication distributed to more than 100 countries. Managed and edited content from freelance writers in South America, China and Africa.

Feature Writer and Reporter Internship


20012007 (6 years)

Created daily news and long-format features for local affiliate of National Public Radio. Covered local, national and university news; women and gender issues; advertising; medicine; arts and the sciences. Worked daily with voice-recording and editing technologies to produce stories.

Reporter Internship

The Missourian

20062006 (less than a year)

Reporter covering education, arts, women and gender studies, lifestyle and breaking news. Author of two front-page Sunday feature stories and peer editor.

Customer Service Manager/Project Manager/Interactive Division

Aspen Marketing Services

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

19992004 (5 years)

Responsible for managing operations, deadlines, employees and client communications throughout the life of projects. Key role in quality assurance of client projects.

Katherine Harben's Skills & Expertise

  1. Copywriting
  2. Editing
  3. Writing
  4. Stories
  5. Proofreading
  6. Copy Editing
  7. Newspaper
  8. Radio
  9. Blogging
  10. Advertising
  11. Journalism
  12. Creative Writing

Katherine Harben's Education

University of Missouri-Columbia

BA, Journalism


St. Petersburg College

AA, English


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