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Who Is Ural Garrett?

 

Education

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.

January 2019 – Present
MTV News – Los Angeles, CA
Freelance Writer

Feature and news writer for the digital department for national and international brand. Coverage involves music, film and television.

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.

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.

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, Blessed Beyond Entertainment (former Bad Girls Club member Drea Dominique) and mobile app creation suite Wing Zero Apps.

October 2017 – Present
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.

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.

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

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 editorials.

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