Jul 15, 2019
"How Entrepreneurs Can Thrive in the Gig Economy" with Writer & PR Expert Erin Schultz on Women Entrepreneurs Radio
Erin shares how she reclaimed her professional and personal power by starting her own business, and using her skills to carve out her own niche.
Erin Schultz is a writer, editor, multimedia journalist, and publicist. Armed with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, Erin, 41, has two decades of experience working in media of several formats -- from local to national outlets -- expressing her passion for authentic storytelling. A recent stint as an editor in the contributed content department at Entrepreneur.com in Manhattan opened her eyes to the thriving entrepreneurial world of CEOs, founders and everyone in between working hard to realize their business dreams.
Erin now works remotely on Long Island. Her writing has been published all over the U.S. (and a few other countries), and her video work has been broadcast on the Discovery Channel. When Erin isn’t polishing content to perfection or making people famous, she enjoys long-distance running, in-depth conversation at Irish Pubs, and standing ovations at karaoke nights. She also is currently working on a book about her past adventures in journalism.
Over the years, Erin has developed ongoing working relationships with editors and contributors from Entrepreneur, Inc., The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, Fortune, CNBC, Businessingmag.com, Realtor.com, AdWeek, Good Men Project, MarketWatch, various podcasts, radio and YouTube shows, and more.
Erin's LinkedIn network is made up of hundreds (and growing every day!) of influential people -- entrepreneurs and media types from all over the globe. Here, she has hundreds of direct connections to contributors, staff writers and editors from all of the above publications plus: Fast Company,The Washington Post, Bloomberg, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Business Insider, and many more.
Having been featured as an expert source in local and national media herself, Erin knows all about the power of leveraging media for her own professional pursuits. Originally from Michigan, Erin was profiled several times in the local media during her stint as the lead singer of a popular local band in her early 20s. She was interviewed at length on WPKN 89.5, a Connecticut radio station, in 2011 when she headed up a new Patch.com news website on the East End of Long Island. She was also a source for a Discovery Channel special in 2012, where a portion of a video she shot and edited for local Long Island press was used. She's also a contributor at Thrive Global and she's looking to share her writing at more outlets once again.