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Zach Everson
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Attended Wake Forest University
Lives in Washington, DC
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No humility in this brag about my parenting skills:
Z: What song is playing?
C: "Danke Schoen!"
Z: And who sings "Danke Schoen?"
C: I don't know.
Z: Yes you do.
C: Wayne Newton!
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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland #edinburgh
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A waiter in this ad looks delighted to serve the pretty lady one of his slightly bruised bananas. 
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St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom), #Vienna   #Austria  
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The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff, the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe and the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem highlight the world's recent hotel openings. #flagstaff   #MexicoCity   #Jerusalem  
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff, the Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe and the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII: A Saint's Cousin on Being a Pilgrim in St. Peter's Square for a Canonization. #Rome  
Pope John Paul II and John XXII will be canonized in the Roman Catholic Church Sunday. Here, a saint's cousin relates his experience in Rome.
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Today, William Shakespeare lovers celebrate the 450th anniversary of the immortal's Bard's birth. We thought we'd join in by showcasing some out-of-the-ordinary ways to experience the work of the man who wrote, "All the world's a stage." #shakespeare  
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Top #Travel  stories for Weds., April 23
The search for survivors of the South Korea ferry disaster is are among today's points of interest.
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Top #travel news for Mon., April 21
Sixty-four declared dead in South Korea ferry accident and Malaysia issuing death certificates for missing plane passengers are among today's points of interest.
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Occupation
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest, Aol Travel and Gadling.
Skills
Writing, travel writing, editing, photography, social media, eating, looking good
Employment
  • AOL
    Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest, Aol Travel and Gadling, 2013 - present
    Develop entertaining, informational, and sharable daily travel content for Aol Travel, MapQuest, and Gadling. Areas of coverage include consumer and industry news, offbeat topics, and what people are talking about on social media. Write, curate, assign, and edit news and topical travel content. Write feature travel articles. Develop travel content in a variety of forms, including text, slideshows, graphics, and video. Work with in-house team and freelancers. Interpret data and metrics, using findings to inform content. Stay on top of developments in the travel industry and travel communities, as well as news in general. Active in social media travel communities. Work with internal teams and external communities to share and promote content. Implement SEO best practices. Support other editorial needs across MapQuest.
  • Eater.com
    Louisville editor, 2012 - 2013
    Wrote 20 posts a week (more than 900 total) for the city’s go-to source of dining and nightlife news. Drew 100,000 page views and 42,000 unique visits in just its second full month; visits and page views increased for seven consecutive months. Attracted readers by original reporting that was at the forefront of the news cycle, interpreting traffic metrics to inform content, monitoring online trends to develop local angles on national stories, and following search engine optimization best practices. Published articles, maps, videos, slideshows, and curated content. Managed the site’s Facebook Fan Page and Twitter accounts, growing both from inception to more than 1,4000 fans and 1,800 followers. Compiled a weekly newsletter that reaches 2,000 subscribers. Assigned and coordinated freelancers, managed a budget. Oversaw an intern. Promoted the site by recapping its top stories weekly on 89.3 WFPL (public radio) and monthly in Louisville Magazine. Won Society of Professional Journalists Louisville chapter’s award for best independent blog of 2012 and placed second for best website.
  • Louisville.com
    Editor-in-chief, 2010 - 2013
    Created and implemented the editorial strategy for this hyperlocal, community-driven, entertainment news website that provides original digital content about a metropolitan area with 741,096 people. Compared to 2009, visits increased 131 percent in 2012 (665,000 to 1.54 million). By the time I left, it ranked first in the market among both independent and locally owned websites, eighth out of all media websites. Won Society of Professional Journalists Louisville chapter’s award for best website of 2012.
  • BlackBook
    Louisville city guide editor, 2011 - 2013
    BlackBook’s City Guide iPhone and Android apps and website identify the hippest restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, and hotels. The guide contains the latest venue details and breaks the cities down by theme, style, and interest. As city editor for Louisville, I reviewed 100 area bars, restaurants, hotels, and shops, highlighting the best ones as editor’s picks to be featured on the apps and website. Download the free app at the iTunes store or view the listings at BlackBook’s website.
  • Freelance
    Writer. Editor. Consultant., 2004 - 2013
    Focusing on travel and culture, I wrote for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Air Canada’s enRoute, Aol Travel, Fox News, BlackBook, Budget Travel, Thrillist, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, HILuxury, Fairmont Magazine, Louisville Magazine, Louisville Bride, CheapOair, and UpTake. Accepted into the Society of American Travel Writers in 2012. Clips at zacheverson.com/writing.
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Currently
Washington, DC
Previously
Louisville, KY - Reading, MA - Alexandria, VA - Rockville, MD - Falls Church, VA - Charlotte, NC - Winston-Salem, NC - Pittsburgh, PA - Melrose, MA - Washington, DC
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Phone
703-919-8018
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Skype
z_everson
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zach@zacheverson.com
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Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest, Aol Travel and Gadling. Previously, freelance travel writer and Eater Louisville founding editor.
Introduction
Be obscure clearly.
Bragging rights
According to a Chinese journalist, "Everson is Zazhao beer in the side face of happiness." http://ow.ly/28aFIH
Education
  • Wake Forest University
    English, 1994 - 1998
    Bachelor of Arts in English, journalism minor, cum laude
  • Reading Memorial High School
    1990 - 1994
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Gender
Male
Relationship
Married
Other names
Slappa, Sox