Katie Parsons is an author, editor, podcaster, storyteller, publicist and more -- with global clients and hundreds of bylined publications, both online and in print. Read on for more portfolio information and be sure to check out her works in progress.
Katie Parsons has 15 years of experience in journalism, starting as a beat reporter at The Shelbyville News in Indiana, and working as a news researcher at both the Orlando Sentinel and the Chicago Tribune. She contributed to the popular Tribune Media blog Moms at Work. As a freelance journalist, Katie has been published by the Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today, USA Today, Space Coast Parent, Everything Brevard and more. She also wrote the Turbo Mom column for Florida Today as a contractor. Her favorite journalism pieces cover important stories in her community, including small business successes, community events and individuals doing extraordinary things for their neighbors.
Katie Parsons is currently an education editor at Smartbrief, overseeing newsletter and custom content in the educational technology space. She also manages a weekly Tech Tip column for Smartbrief that is written by educators for their peers. Before shifting to the edtech space, Katie covered media, retail, telecommunications and technology for Smartbrief, working directly with organizations such as the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the American Advertising Federation. Katie worked as the editor for HypeOrlando, a blog network hosted by Tribune Media featuring more than 200 individual blogs.
Katie Parsons is the executive producer of Webby-nominated sports podcast Champions Mojo which drops a new episode every Tuesday. She is a co-host on the monthly Run Brevard podcast and hosted her own weekday podcast The Morning Four for two years. She provides consulting, startup help, content writing and more to podcast clients.
Blogging & Journaling
Katie Parsons is the creator of parenting blog Mumbling Mommy which launched in 2011 and now has more than 1,300 individual posts. She also blogged on the HypeOrlando network about life in her age demographic on Growing Up Millennial. She is the co-founder of Rise Shine Grow, a journal publishing company that creates goal-setting and life affirming titles. Katie Parsons co-wrote The Five Year Journal -- now available on Amazon.
Katie Parsons has provided publicity and marketing services for dozens of business and individuals, including education advocate Virginia Walden Ford whom she traveled with on two movie tours and helped write a book. Other industries of note on Katie's marketing resume include healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate and publishing. She provides consultation and writing services for website, social media, book, article and blog content.