C.V.

EXPERIENCE

City Government Reporter, Ocean City Today, Ocean City, MD Dec. 2015 – Present

  • Charged with following City Council sessions and commission meetings
  • Responsible for generating roughly seven stories per week
  • Cultivated interest and coverage in Worcester court cases

Freelancer, Delaware Business Times, Wilmington, DE Dec. 2014 – Dec. 2015

  • Data collector for Book of Lists, a compilation of state businesses and services
  • Interviewed and wrote vignettes of 15 businesses for Family Owned Business Awards
  • Researched businesses for ongoing Book of Lists 2016

Freelancer, Newark Post, Newark, DE Nov. 2014 – Dec. 2015

  • Wrote feature pieces on quirky assignments
  • Self-promoted my own work via Twitter and Facebook

Freelancer, Cecil Whig, Elkton, Md. Nov. 2014 – Dec. 2015

  • Wrote pieces on quirky assignments, such as gluten free baking party
  • Developed skills in profile pieces on local authors
  • Started a monthly travel series “Out & About,” in Nov. 2015

Summer Intern, Kenosha News, Kenosha, WI June – Sept. 2015

  • Wrote features, briefs, developed stories from press releases
  • Pitched stories, including an enterprise piece about the visual arts community
  • Proficient in Doris database and produced a news video
  • Covered County Thunder music festival and Kenosha County festival

Breaking News Reporter, The Evening Sun, Hanover, PA Sept. – Nov. 2014

  • Wrote features, crime, and press releases
  • Used Twitter to outreach to community, deliver information
  • Developed ideas for feature pieces focused on police and crime

Web Intern, The Reading Eagle, Reading, PA Summer 2014

  • Edited and posted articles and images on paper’s website via SAXOtech
  • Developed professional social media skills such as Instagram and Hootsuite
  • Used twitter and Instagram for on-scene reporting

John Harwood Fellowship, Kent County News, Chestertown, MD Summer 2013

  • Wrote local feature pieces, spanning local theater companies to the Kent County Fair
  • Developed professional techniques in crime reporting, copy editing, and creating videos
  • Collaborated with a small team to produce a twentypage newspaper every week

Editor, The Elm Washington College Newspaper, Chestertown, MD 2011 – 2013

  • Started as a theater writer before becoming Opinion Editor, then News Editor
  • Recruited and supervised a staff of six writers, assigned and edited pieces
  • Self-trained in Adobe InDesign and basics in Photoshop
  • Designed two to four pages of layout weekly, adapted to the changing needs of fellow editors

Oral History Workshop Participant, Chestertown, MD Summer 2012

  • Created and maintained a blog providing recordings of interviews and posts
  • Developed skills in handling audio equipment, audio editing, research and interview techniques
  • Conducted final project which included solo interview, audio editing and transcribing

Historically Corrected Participant, New York Times Column Summer 2012

  • Researched and fact-checked claims made by the media in column “Historically Corrected”
  • Collaborated with a team to compare information and concise presentation of facts
  • Credited for research in “Paul Ryan, Black Panther?”

EDUCATION
Washington College, Class of 2014
B.A. English Literature, Creative Writing
Major G.P.A.: 3.6

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Professional journalism and copy editing experience: published in college, local community publications, and the The New York Times.
  • Experience in meeting coverage, infrastructure pieces, crime reporting, event coverage, profile pieces, opinion articles
  • Experience in fact checking, research, and working under a daily deadline
  • Four years experience using InDesign, Photoshop, and WordPress
  • Two years experience in audio editing, interviewing, and transcribing
  • Trained in Doris, SAXOtech, Quark, Hootsuite, and knowledge to use Twitter, Instagram and Pintrest professionally
  • Excellent time management, persistence and focus on team unity

ACTIVITIES

  • Writer for “Legendary Women” blog for dystopia novels in the young adult genre from Feb. 2015 to April 2016.

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