, multimedia editor, NYC
Jan 2012-presentIn charge of all visual content for TheWeek.com, including photo and editorial cartoon selection, cropping images and writing and editing captions. Manage the photo budget, yearly photo agency contracts, and licensing agreements. Editorial responsibilities include pitching, researching, and writing news, culture, arts, and potlics stories in a range of formats including slideshows, analysis, essays, and reportage. In charge of visual content for The Week magazine iPad app, including photo editing, visual layout, writing, and copyediting. In addition to managing a team of freelancers, I act as a liaison between the magazine’s Executive Editor and the digital General Manager to ensure brand consistency across mediums. Social media outreach including building a Twitter following, is a part of every day, working or no.
, photo editor/assistant editor, NYC
Sept 2010-Jan 2012In charge of all visual content for TheWeek.com, including photo and editorial cartoon selection, cropping images and writing and editing captions. Research, pitch, and write daily news and culture stories.
, contributing writer, Needham, MA
July 2010-Sept 2010Report and write on local news, features and happenings in the Boston suburb.
Sarah Colt Productions
, fact checker and researcher, Boston
Feb 2010-June 2010Researching historical information for script and story development and fact checking completed scripts for a PBS/American Experience documentary called God in America. Sarah Colt Productions is an independent documentary production company. It is producing hours three and four of the six-hour series that traces the roots of religion in the United States.
, news division, intern
Sept-Dec 2009Floating reporter for the UK and world desks, writing daily news stories from BBC and wire services. Journalism intern for the specials department creating graphics, interactive features and articles to accompany news, world and magazine division stories. Currently working on the Copenhagen climate change conference.
, editor in chief, Chicago
June-Aug 2009Oversaw content produced for online magazine created through the Medill Magazine Innovation Project. Assigned, guided and edited stories about not-your-usual Chicago with a focus on narrative and multimedia. Wrote art and living stories, such as 5 bitchin’ caffeine cubbyholes.
Medill News Service
, reporter, urban desk, Chicago
Jan-Mar 2009Housing and neighborhood issues beat reporter covering the Chicagoland area. Wrote breaking news, features, shot and edited photos and video, covered the foreclosure crisis for home and condo owners (“Condo Collapse,” Chicago Reporter, March 11, 2009).
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
,freelance writer, NYC
Jan 2007-Jan 2008Arts and Entertainment beat reporter covering Brooklyn artist profiles and trend stories.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Phaidon Press, Inc.
, marketing and publicity associate, NYC
June 2005-Aug 2008Generated publicity for select hardcover and paperback titles. Wrote press releases, contacted media and held one-on-one meetings for direct publicity. Coordinated, implemented and delivered marketing strategies in North America – including direct marking, brochures, on-line support and advertising. Managed micro site web design and implementation through third-part designer, updated and managed children’s book blog. Managed publicity internship program.
RELATED WRITING ACTIVITIES
Girls Write Now
, writing mentor, NYC
Sep 2007-June 2008One-on-one mentoring of high school girls interested in writing. Focused on free-form writing, editing and college application essays in pairs as well as group monthly writing workshops. Lead one workshop about the art of letter writing in the digital age.
International Rescue Committee
, writing mentor, NYC
June 2006-June 2007One-on-one mentoring with resettled refugees through a creative and practical writing workshop. Focus on grammar, spelling, language, professional and memoir writing.
Behind the Book
, web manager, NYC
Feb 2004-June 2007Maintained and updated the web site. Edit, transcribe and upload children’s reports, school visits, author profiles and reading lists onto web site.
Medill School of Journalism
, Northwestern University, MSJ Interactive Storytelling
, BA English, Studio Arts Concentration
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