Who am I?

Personal Details

  • Name: Margaret Sonja Thompson
  • Address: San Francisco CA 94044
  • Phone: (502) 727-4223
  • Email: msonithompson@gmail.com

Professional Profile

My previous work titles over the past 20 years include: Senior Strategist, Senior Public Relations Manager, and Senior Editor. I am an incredibly dedicated worker, I adapt easily to new projects and tasks, my personality and positive outlook are contagious, and I take pride in my ability to produce quality work.

My Professional Background

Work Experience

2019 July - 2020 May

Huawei Technologies USA

Senior Strategist / Senior PR Manager

  • Content creation (articles, videos, podcasts, infographics)
  • Key opinion leader liaison (interviews, content collaboration)
  • Social media management (LinkedIn, Twitter, FB, IG, and YouTube)
  • Media engagement (pitching)

2019 January - 2019 June

Huawei (SDL)

Web Editor

  • Writing podcast scripts for thought leader interviews
  • Managing the podcast production cycle
  • Editing blog posts, PPTs, and podcast transcripts

2016 March - 2017 October

Cheetah Mobile

PR Manager

  • Writing bylines, reviewer’s guides, and press releases for services and mobile app releases
  • Pitching and following up with media for news coverage
  • Creating informative, engaging posts for social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Analyzing social media insights, including engagement, trends, and other metrics
  • Responding to users who communicated through social media
  • Proofreading and editing articles that were written by various teams
  • Providing feedback about the company website and Google Play app descriptions
  • Conducting market research, branding analysis, and writing reports
  • Representing the company at sponsored events and conferences

1999 October - 2015 October

CBS Interactive / TechRepublic

Senior Editor

  • Producing and delivering tech-centric newsletters
  • Writing and editing articles for various tech topics, such as mobility, security, and open source
  • Recording and editing tech community videos and podcast interviews
  • Recruiting, managing, and editing subject-matter experts to write tech articles for the site
  • Updating the company Facebook page to inform members and drive engagement
  • Managing the online community via the Forums and hosting community gatherings and events
  • Creating FAQ documentation – both text and video – for new site features
  • Manually programming the front door (HTML)
  • Attending and covering tech events through blog posts, videos, podcasts, and photo galleries

My Education

Education

1993 August - 1998 May

University of Louisville

BA - English / Minor - Communications

I graduated with honors – Summa Cum Laude.

References

  • Jack Wallen

    Author and Tech Journalist

    I have had the pleasure of working with Sonja now for nearly two decades. She has been, by far, one of the most honest, responsible, diligent, and consistent editors I’ve ever collaborated with. She is always on top of her game and has managed to keep my head above wonder on a number of occasions… I can, with good conscience, say you will be hard-pressed to find a better person for the job.

  • Chase Skinner

    Senior Director, Corporate Communications

    When I first started working with Sonja, her capabilities and confidence in managing projects, content creation, and social media campaigns was very apparent. She simply knows what she’s doing. What I wasn’t expecting was how, without any effort, her positive demeanor continuously drives the energy of the team forward in a way I simply had never witnessed before in my professional career.

  • Jay Garmon

    Product Manager

    In our years together, Sonja was a devoted, energetic and creative force that brightened every room she entered. She never gave less than her all, and any workplace would benefit from her presence.

  • Will Kelly

    Writer

    Sonja was my first editor when I was a freelancer for TechRepublic. She’s a consummate and diligent editor, content strategist, and manager. Sonja is a clear communicator that made working for her remotely so much easier. Her enthusiasm for the brand and the technology topics we covered came through in her communications to me. Working with Sonja was a true collaboration, and I highly recommend her for editorial positions.

  • Donovan Colbert

    Writer, Jack of All Trades

    Sonja is an inspiring, creative and gifted editor with a critical eye for improving a writer’s content without compromising the message of an article. She provides clear direction and communicates her goals and expectations while maintaining an open-minded approach to creative ideas and submissions. Sonja’s projects develop a unique sense of energy that fosters community-building among readers. Her sense of the dynamics of content creation and publishing for Internet audiences is an asset to any organization looking to leverage online media in the most effective manner possible.

What I am good at

Skills & Knowledge

Software

Microsoft Office Suite86%
CMS83%
Pagemail78%
Pixelmator65%
Final Cut Pro55%

LANGUAGE SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

English
Proficiency
  • SEO & Google Analytics
  • Web usability
  • HTML
  • Social media management
  • Community engagement
  • Multi-format content creation
  • Images
  • Podcasts
  • Videos

My best work

Portfolio

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    Project 30

    Podcast for Huawei USA

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    Project 29

    Podcast for Huawei USA

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    Project 28

    Podcast for Huawei USA

Podcast

Project 30

The Impact of COVID-19 on Entrepreneurship

Nelly Yusupova is the founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, a bootcamp created to help non-technical entrepreneurs and business people understand tech and fast track success. She talks about how the pandemic has encouraged her to shift her bootcamp online and the way she has updated her platform to provide key skills like managing teams remotely. Learn more about Nelly and this project here: https://www.digitalwoman.com/

Source: Huawei USA

Podcast

Project 29

The impact of COVID-19 with global innovation expert Rebecca Fannin

Huawei’s Sonja Thompson speaks to Rebecca Fannin, leading expert on global innovation, technology writer and founder of Silicon Dragon Ventures, about the effects COVID-19 is having on business in Silicon Valley, U.S.-China relations and the overall economy.

Source: Huawei USA

Podcast

Project 28

Tech4Her: A conversation with Amber Zertuche of IGNITE Worldwide

Tune in to a conversation between Amber Zertuche, the San Francisco Regional Director at IGNITE Worldwide, and Huawei’s Sonja Thompson about the need to empower women to get involved in technology. Amber explains her passion and the many ways IGNITE partners with schools and companies to spark excitement for girls to get involved in technology field.

Source: Huawei USA

Get in touch

Please either email or call so that we can set up an interview. I’m excited to start devoting my time, energy, and skills to my next dream job!

Contact details

San Francisco / CA 94114

(502) 727-4223

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