* Boston University College of Communication, Boston, May 2010
-Earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism, with a concentration in political science (American politics)
*MTV NextMovie/Film.com, Nov. 2013-present
Associate editor: Edited, assigned and wrote movie news stories and features, interviewed celebrities and filmmakers, managed Twitter feed with 50,000-plus followers, acted as liaison for dozens of freelancers.
*The Daily (New York), Oct. 2011-Nov. 2013
-Reporter: Reported daily news and enterprise features for the nation’s first iPad-only magazine, including crime stories, breaking news, food stories and profiles.
-Pitch and report original feature stories, including profiles, celebrity Q&As, news reportage and food and lifestyle content. Wrote a Sunday Living/Arts cover feature for The Boston Globe and a magazine cover story for The Christian Science Monitor. Other work has appeared on Vulture, The Awl, Moviefone, Talking Points Memo and Politics Daily.
*The Raw Story, March 2011-October 2011
-Reporter/Associate editor: Reported breaking news and political stories. Wrote dynamic, SEO-friendly headlines and copy. Promoted traffic through social media and link-sharing.
*Village Voice Media (St. Louis, Mo.), June 2010-Dec. 2010
-Editorial fellow: Investigated, researched and wrote in-depth magazine-style articles for publication in The Riverfront Times, contributed daily to the paper’s local news blog and performed other staff writer duties during a six-month fellowship.
*National Public Radio: “On Point with Tom Ashbrook”, Jan. 2010-May 2010
-Production intern: Participated in all aspects of production for the nationally syndicated show, including brainstorming meetings, call screening, sound selection and recording. Pitched and co-produced two hours. Interacted with listeners via social media to include their questions and voices on-air.
*The Houston Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2009
-Washington bureau multimedia/online intern: Created and produced a series of original political podcasts. Reported for The Houston Chronicle and Hearst News Service. Improved Texas on the Potomac news blog for SEO, design and user friendliness.
*The Bangor Daily News, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2009
-Washington correspondent: Reported daily political stories and enterprise features, focusing on Maine’s congressional delegation and issues important to the region.
*Air America Media (New York), May 2009-Aug. 2009
– Editorial intern: Crafted thoughtful daily editorials on progressive issues, cross-posted at Huffington Post. Aggregate news content for Air America’s Web site. Led a project re-organizing years of audio clips to post as a searchable archive.
*The Boston Globe, Jan. 2008-present
– Metro desk co-op, June 2008-May 2010: Reported and wrote news briefs based on tips, the police scanner and breaking news; followed up on larger stories; assisted newsroom.
-Living/Arts co-op, Jan. 2008-July 2008: Supported reporters and editors full-time in fact-checking, scheduling and researching. Prepared news budget for daily editorial meeting.
-Freelancer: Pitched, reported and wrote lifestyle features, including section cover stories..
*The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, Jan. 2007-May 2010
-Managing editor, Jan. 2009-May 2009: Piloted all aspects of the paper’s production: news direction, editing, layout. Managed 10 student editors and 50-plus reporters.
-Jan. 2007-May 2010: Pitched and reported articles for publication as a general reporter. Also served as an assistant editor, assignment editor and substitute city editor. Made business decisions for the paper as a trustee. Created role of web editor.
*Northwest Institute for Social Change (Portland, Ore.), June 2007-Aug. 2007
-Fellow: Selected from a national pool as one of 13 fellows for an intensive academic and practical study of media and social movements. Developed, shot and edited a short documentary in collaboration with other students.
-Published in The Boston Globe, The Awl, The Christian Science Monitor, Talking Points Memo, Politics Daily, Quincy Patriot Ledger.
-Member of Society of Professional Journalists; Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS)
-Guest journalism lecturer, Boston University, January 2011
-Previous administrative/office experience. Details and references available upon request.
-Spanish, dictation, transcription, AP style, InDesign, Quark, blogging, audio and video editing, new and social media, SEO best practices, Microsoft Office Suite.