What has Dan Kahan done?

Freelance Writer
Dec 17 – Present

Screenwriting, Editorial, Social Media and Copywriting

Write creative content across multiple platforms.


WEb Content Manager, Madison Square Garden
Aug 17 – Dec 17

Major sports, concert, and multimedia venue

Created web content across all major Madison Square Garden properties and web pages.


Editorial/Marketing Freelancer,
Advance Local’s Headline Studio
April 17 – June 17

Content marketing agency focusing on brand storytelling, native advertising, and audience outreach

Developed B2B marketing initiatives, including white sheets and social media plans. Pitched campaigns for new client acquisition, wrote creative native marketing content. Managed daily promo newsletter, e-blasts, and WordPress website, including SEO optimization.


Contributor, Comicsverse
Nov 16 – Present

Comic book website dedicated to discussing pop culture through the lens of race, gender, sexuality, and inequality

Write think pieces about comics and manga focused on social inclusion and mental health. Brainstorm new content to best grow the site using current social trends.


Freelance Writer/Producer, Dynamite Labs
Nov 15 – Aug 16

Video messaging app for teens encouraging honest communication about bullying, self-esteem, and LGBTQ issues

Worked on targeted video sharing campaigns for young women and girls garnering over a million video views and 10k app downloads. Wrote copy for the app, website, and social media. Researched, acquired, and managed influencers (e.g., writers, actors, comedians).


Writer, Viscape Arts & Feathered Fish Productions
May 13 – Oct 15

Independent LA-based production company focusing on science fiction features

Wrote full length features; collaborated on story concepts, outlines, edits, rewrites. Scouted filming locations, conducted research and interviews, wrote coverage, fact-checked. Worked well in teams of writers, producers, and directors.


Web Intern, NBC Universal
Jan – April 14

Worked on The Soup, E!’s hit weekly TV parody show

Created content for social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog). Pitched jokes and clips in The Soup’s unique voice alongside staff writers. Organized clip logs and files, answered phones, completed administrative tasks. Managed talent on set.


Relevant Information

Skills: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit, WordPress, basic HTML, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Photoshop, Medium, MailChimp, Lotame

Additional Experience: Essay coach/editor at Student’s Edge. Office Production Assistant on The Way Way Back and Grown Ups 2. Community Contributor at BuzzFeed.


Education

Emerson College (Class of 2014)

B.A. in Visual Media Arts (Screenwriting). Minor in Art History. 3.94 GPA. Summa Cum Laude. Gold Key Honors Society (top 10% of class). Dean’s List.