Council on Foreign Relations - Events Editor, CFR Digital June 2017- Present
I manage digital content for all on the record events and conference calls, overseeing production for the CFR Presents section of CFR.org as well as the CFR YouTube channel. Since joining the organization, I have developed and implemented a variety of new policies and guidelines for event coordination, streaming, and troubleshooting. I provide regular, thorough communication regarding program implementation and delivery as well as performance statistics. Additionally, I have developed a company-wide policy on livestreaming, and act as the primary contact for all queries. I also assist in the production of CFR podcasts, helping to organize booking and scheduling of guests as well as pitching and workshopping new ideas.
High-Strung – Co-founder January 2017 - Present
I edit and oversee the production and direction of content for the website and monthly newsletter, working as a team with five cofounders. Together we conceive of themes and write a variety of pieces including personal essays, interviews and reported articles, collaborating on the editorial calendar and establishing plans for future development. Additionally, I assist in conceptualizing marketing strategy and monitor analytics to track the site and newsletter's growth.
Paste — Freelance Writer April 2016 - July 2017
During my time contributing to Paste, I regularly contributed a variety of music and pop culture features, conducting research and composing list-style “Top Ten” articles. In addition, I surfaced appropriate media to pair with completed pieces, navigating and utilizing the Paste content management system.
Facebook Featured Events — Editor May 2016 - February 2017
As an editor for Facebook's Events product, I developed, edited and curated location-based guides focusing on upcoming cultural events. I also composed city profiles, highlighting noteworthy venues and activities. As a founding member of the team, I crafted editorial guidelines for ongoing module development.
Facebook Trending — Content Curator August 2014 - May 2016
Provided real-time editorial insight and breaking news curation. Tasks included monitoring news and line editing as well as composing summaries and headlines.
Gothamist — Contract Blogger, Freelance Writer February 2014 - October 2016
As a summer blogger and frequent freelance reporter for Gothamist, I contributed New York-based pieces covering local news, arts and culture events, crime, real estate, politics and food. I also contributed long-form features that included an investigation into indecent exposure and an explainer on the rising prices of iced coffee.
MySpace — Freelance Writer February 2014 - January 2017
Conducted artist interviews, profiled industry experts and contributed “best of” lists. Pitched and composed celebrity, film and music related features connected to real-time cultural events.
Billboard — Spring Intern, Writer for Print Edition June 2013 - October 2014
I was hired as an intern and asked to stay on as a contributing writer. My pieces included album and concert reviews as well as profiles of emerging musicians. Additionally, I surfaced and interviewed artists and industry experts for a variety of themed features for the print magazine’s music section and performed line edits on larger pieces.
The New York Daily News — Features and Sponsored Content Writer January 2013 - July 2014
Reported for the features section of the newspaper covering food trends, bar openings and wedding announcements. Photographed new restaurants and bars. Worked with clients to compose sponsored content.
Broadwayworld.com — News Desk Editor November 2008 - February 2012
Hired as a staff writer, promoted to News Desk Editor within three months. Managed and edited a team of freelance writers. Contributed off-Broadway reviews, photographed curtain calls and coordinated coverage on events including the Tony Awards.
New York Cares - Team Leader, Creative Writing Instructor
Organizer for Hands on New York Cares Day
Selected speaker at annual fundraiser
Social Media (Including Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Wordpress)
Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro 2017
Proficient in AP style
Computer assisted reporting: Data analysis, basic HTML, Google Analytics
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism - Master of Arts in Journalism, Dec 2013
University at Albany - Bachelor of Arts in English, May 2006
University of New South Wales - Study abroad, Spring 2005