Emerline Ji16207 Laburnum Avenue (2nd Floor)Flushing NY 11358
CreativeMornings47 Bergen Street (3rd Floor)Brooklyn NY 11201
June 5, 2016
Dear CreativeMornings team,
It’s been a wild, inspiring, and colorful three years since I hopped into my little blue car and drove from the sandy shores of Orange County to a neat little shop in downtown Los Angeles. I listened to Jim Gilliam talk about bravery and felt butterflies in my stomach. All the magical ingredients of coffee, breakfast, people, and inspiring stories, kept me coming back again and again. Simply, I believe that CM represents everything that is still right and hopeful in this world. Being part of this community has inspired me to always look for the best in people and love what I do. When I saw that you were hiring for the Content Manager position, those butterflies I felt on my first talk in LA have come fluttering back!
You will not find a bigger enthusiast willing to roll up her sleeves for this role. I grew up in the Inland Empire’s hot desert air, studied writing near the sunny shores of Orange County, helped facilitate community in DTLA for six months, and moved to New York earlier this year to dive into digital communications. Officially, I’ve studied narrative journalism, international politics, and global issues. I've done stints in education, public relations, campaigning, human rights work, and brand marketing and I know the critical importance of real strategy and action when it comes to keeping purposeful communities connected.
I’m committed to the art and ethic of creating well-crafted content and experiences for meaningful communities. In my current role as the PR & Communications Intern at Squarespace, I’m a master organizer of many things – road mapping multiple projects and strategies that keep me and my team on time and making progress. In the past five months, I’ve assisted my team on large-scale marketing and press campaigns such as the Super Bowl, Grammys, Oscars, and launching wonderful programs like Squarespace Circle. I also regularly work with the sponsorships and events teams to provide any support that they need. My colleagues come searching for me whenever they need to find the next coolest Squarespace customer story, make decks consistently beautiful, and fine tune any digital materials that are about to go public or be presented.
Aside from my current role and duties, I spend my time doing the following:
• Publishing a curated newsletter called Hybrid Seoul• Interviewing driven friends about how they got where they are today• Curating and sharing my colorful moments in New York City• Listening to podcasts with hour-long interview formats
Ideally, I consider myself as a 5'2 Korean-American version of Maria Popova and Elle Luna, researching my creative instincts and curiosities. My graduation cap had Seth Godin's legendary words "Pick Yourself" on it. His teachings have stuck with me to this day and I've come to believe in the power of side projects just as strongly as CM's one and only Tina Roth Eisenberg. I'd love to come work with you and serve the CreativeMornings community with as much flair and heart as Casey Gerald, giving whatever I can to continue growing this amazing movement.
With lots of love,
CM – creativemornings.com/people/emerlinejiProfile – www.emerlineji.comEmail – firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone – (951) 255-5057* * *
Don’t have a joke, but here’s the story behind my name:
When my parents learned that I was due in April, they planned to name me after the month April. Surprise! When I ended up being born in March, they quickly had to come up with an alternative name. My father thought the closet thing to spring and green was Emerald while my mother insisted on a more feminine name like Katherine. In the end, they made a compromise and combined the two into Emerl • ine Hence, I’ve had a lifelong relationship with Merlin the wizard whenever I explain how to pronounce my name.
Based on my understanding of the job responsibilities listed, plus the value I could bring to your organization and my past pay history, my salary expectations would fall in the range of $40,000 to $50,000 per year. (Negotiable)