For as long as I can remember, I have been a writer. At the age of 13 I began my professional writing career, penning guest reviews of the Harry Potter series and other children’s literature for the Boston Herald. Shortly thereafter a friend gave me an invite code to Livejournal, where I began my own personal blog. Through blogging I developed what would become my greatest strength: a unique, humorous, and approachable voice.
In 2009 after spotting an ad on Craigslist looking for bloggers, I decided to pursue my passion professionally and joined the team at CliqueClack to write about entertainment, primarily on the subject of television. I also participated in an internship with John Wilpers through Emerson College, which solidified my social media credentials and allowed me to be published in FIPP‘s Innovation in Magazines report for 2010. Since then I have been featured on many blogs, writing on the subjects of entertainment, feminism, sports, food, and politics, among many others. Currently I am working on a writing/journalism degree at UMass Amherst’s University Without Walls program, and have taken classes at Harvard on Political Communication and Multimedia Journalism. I am accepting freelance writing, copyediting, and copywriting work as I complete my degree, and in the spring of 2016 I worked with the NDI‘s Women in Democracy department copyediting slideshow presentations and internal documents.
My work as a writer and as an artist/video editor has been featured through actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s collaborative production company, hitRECord, in publications and through the Emmy-winning HitRECord on TV series. For fun I maintain a humor tumblr, If Hockey Were Your Boyfriend, that boasted over 500 followers in under six months.
I have an ability to both write and edit well on a number of topics, and am most experienced on the subjects of politics, entertainment, and sports. I have a passion in particular for using communication to educate or make a difference. While my strength lies in writing in a casual, relatable voice, I have a demonstrated produce formal content as well using all types of media.
All of my work (written, artistic, and multimedia) can be found here and I can be reached by email at julia.m.hass [at] gmail.com. Some highlights of my work include:
The Case For Keeping Marc-Andre Fleury, published on Pensburgh on January 16, 2017
So You Want To Go To A Boston Pride Game: Eight Things You Should Know, published on Stanley Cup of Chowder on December 1, 2015
What Your Olympic Allegiance Says About You – Pens Fan Edition, published by The Pink Puck on February 4, 2014
The Olympics Are Fabulous (Sometimes), self-published on July 28, 2012 and featured as one of WordPress’ Freshly Pressed articles as well as included on their Best of July 2012 round-up.
HBO’S Game Change is non-partisan (and other uncomfortable realities), published by CliqueClack on March 17, 2012
The Sad Bastards Club, published by CliqueClack on July 13, 2011
You’re Cut Off, the ultimate schadenfreude, published by CliqueClack on June 11, 2010
Glee – it’s about opening yourself up to joy, published by CliqueClack on May 27, 2009
The Smartest Girl In The Room Runs For President, self-published on October 8, 2016
Revelry At Griffin’s Wharf A Time For History To Come Alive, written for my Multimedia Journalism class in July 2016
I Like Guys, self-published on hitRECord on September 26, 2014
Five Things Every (Funny) Girl Should Know, published by HelloGiggles on October 28, 2011
Nothing Says Chick-lit Like Filmy Nightgowns and Rape Jokes, self-published on September 18, 2009