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My name is Rebecca Rose Taras and I have over ten years of editorial, marketing, and management experience. Some of my roles included working at popular digital spaces such as Refinery29, PopSugar, Forbes Travel Guides, and Bustle. In addition, I was previously the marketing manager for Cornerstone Restaurant Group (Michael Jordan Restaurants) and the manager of one of the busiest (and largest) salon/spas on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
I'm also a licensed esthetician which is why I am so enthusiastic about all things beauty. I previously worked at the Five Star Peninsula Hotel in Chicago and was the co-founder/owner of an airport spa chain called Terminal Getaway. I am currently in the midst of launching a travel/beauty-themed website and skincare company called Well-Traveled Beauty.
While I'm originally from Chicago, I currently live in Paris, so this has made it easy for me to travel on a monthly basis. I am authorized to work in the U.S., but seeking long-term work in France.
I wrote thousands of stories during the duration of my time as an editor at Refinery29. Topics included beauty, travel, health/fitness, sex, food/recipes, DIY, home, pop culture, celebrity interviews, and news
I specialized in writing beauty stories with affiliate marketing links, so every product or topic was on-trend.
●Provided daily lifestyle editorial coverage ●Planned ongoing monthly editorial calendar ● Edited the work of freelancers and interns ● Arranged photo shoots and processed invoices ●Worked with the New York team on social media efforts
I worked there from 7/2012 until 8/2015
●Oversaw spa and salon staff of 125 ●Drove sales by implementing individual and team retail and service goals ●Conducted monthly employee reviews
Company: Mario Tricoci
I worked there from 8/2011 until 6/2012
● Implemented and managed public relations and marketing strategies with the objective of increasing restaurant traffic; supported business development and sales growth, oversaw restaurant-focused PR activities and drove brand awareness
Company: Cornerstone Restaurant Group (Michael Jordan Restaurants)
I worked there from 1/2007 until 2/2009
●Launched full-service spa, including retail, service, design and treatment protocols ●Hired and trained a staff of 25 ●Secured partnerships with U.S. Airways and American Express Executive Skyguide Clubs ●Researched and developed the Terminal Getaway product line
Company: Terminal Getaway
I worked there from 5/2004 until 1/2007
Performed various face, body, and waxing services while adhering to product sales goals.
Company: Peninsula Hotel Chicago
I worked there from 7/2001 until 5/2004