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Who Is Ural Garrett?



Southern University A&M College Degree In Mass Communications With A Concentration In Print Journalism.

Excellent skills in digital content curation. Basic layout skills in both InDesign and Quark. Photo editing ability through Photoshop and Gimp. Proficient in both Microsoft and Macintosh, OS along with various office software. Intermediate video editing skills through Adobe Premiere and similar software. Also proficient in web management services including WordPress and various media tools along with the ability to conduct basic HTML code for webpost. Proficient in all forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

June 2023 – Present

Know Your Rights Camp

Internal editorial lead and social media manager for abolitionist non-profit co-founded by Colin Kaepernick.

December 2021 – Present
BET Digital – Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer / Photographer
Feature and branded content writer for popular Black focused television brand. Duties include pitching ideas for editorial
content relating to culture, government, television, film, gaming and technology.

August 2021 – Present
The Hollywood Reporter – Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer
Lifestyle reporter for natioanlly recognized media outlet focusing on Hollywood and entertainment industry. Features revolve around real estate, food and non-profit sector.

March 2021 – Present
CNN – Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer / Photographer
Feature and review writer for CNN Underscore. Duties include pitching new tech products, reviewing and
assisting with research for editorials.

June 2020 – Present
Future PLC – Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer / Photographer
Feature writer and photographer for Future PLC publications including Tech Radar, Tom’s Guide and
WhatToWatch.com. Content revolve around consumer electronics, PC gaming and film/television streaming.

January 2020 – Present
Freelance Content / Project Management / Social Media Management – Los Angeles, CA
Provide freelance video editing, photography, social media management and project management for various
businesses, organizations and political initiatives including My Brother’s Keeper, The VOID VR, Blessed Beyond
Entertainment (former Bad Girls Club member Drea Dominique), and mobile app creation suite Wing Zero Apps.

January 2019 – May 2022
MTV News – Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer
Feature and news writer for digital department for national and international brand. Coverage involves music,
film and television.

October 2017 – July 2021
iamMedia – Los Angeles, CA
Project Management, Videographer, Video Editor, Photographer, Content Manager, Social Media Manager
Chief Creative for production company founded by Grammy and Emmy Award winning Black Eyed Peas
frontman will.i.am. Assisted in the releases of various multimedia projects including graphic novels,
augmented reality, virtual reality, music releases, television series and films. Managed various social media
accounts, produced video content, shot photo spreads, handled web development for various projects and
coordinated several projects.

March 2015 – Present
Better Brothers Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Social Media Manager / Video Editor / Photographer
Ran social media accounts for nationally recognized organization servicing Black LGBTQ+ men and women.
Assisted in social media campaigns and content curation for annual The Truth Awards.

July 2017 – November 2018
LA Weekly – Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer
Feature interview writer for local alternative magazine based in Los Angeles.

January 2015 – January 2020
HipHopDX/Cheri Media – Los Angeles, CA
Senior Features Writer / Associate Produce / Freelancer
Handles editorial content for the oldest independently owned online music publication dedicated to Hip Hop
and weekly host of DX Daily. Contributed to the section’s highest numbers in the site’s sixteen-year history.
Introduced two weekly features “All Eyez On Memes” and “Up NeXt By DX” Shot and edited photos for News
and Features sections. Transitioned to Associate Producer and served as a liaison between video and editorial
departments. This included editing editorial work and video content alongside booking talent.

September 2014 – Present
The Los Angeles Wave Publications Group – Los Angeles, CA
General Assignment Reporter
General Assignment Reporter for one of Los Angeles’ biggest independently owned community newspapers.
Assignment activities include covering and shooting photographs for events alongside pitching creative

April 2014 – Present
Complex Media – New York, NY
Contributing Writer
Writer for Complex Magazine, one of the largest urban based media network in the nation and founded by
acclaimed fashion designer Marc Ecko. Duties involve pitching stories, interviewing, writing and editing.
photos. Sections include video games, music, film and television.

I’m A First Time Author Too!!!

Be Sure To Purchase My Debut Horror Novella “Black Macabre Vol.1: Thanking Evil”

iTunes / Amazon / Hardcopy

Through OverTheEdge Books