EXPERIENCE

Council on Foreign Relations - Events Editor, CFR Digital                         June 2017- Present

High-Strung – Co-founder                                                                          January 2017 - Present        

Edit and oversee the production and direction of content for the website and monthly newsletter. Conceive of themes and write a variety of pieces including personal essays, interviews and reported articles. Work alongside a team of journalists and artists to collaborate on the editorial calendar and establish future plans for development. Conceptualize marketing strategy and utilize analytics to track growth. 

Paste — Freelance Writer                                                                             April 2016 - Present

Contribute music and pop culture features to website. Conduct research and compose list-style “Top Ten” articles. Surface appropriate media to pair with completed pieces, navigating and utilizing the Paste content management system.  

Facebook Featured Events — Editor                                                          May 2016 - February 2017

Developed, edited and curated location-based guides focusing on upcoming cultural events. Composed city profiles highlighting noteworthy venues and activities. Crafted editorial guidelines for ongoing module development.

Facebook Trending — Content Curator                                                       August 2014 - May 2016

Provided real-time editorial insight and curation for the Trending module while working alongside engineers to create a strong user experience. Tasks included monitoring news and line editing as well as composing summaries and headlines.

Gothamist — Contract Blogger, Freelance Writer                                        February 2014 - Present

Cover New York news, events, crime, real estate, politics, music, food and the arts. Contribute long-form features that have included an investigation into indecent exposure and an explainer on the rising prices of iced coffee. Stepped in as a contract blogger in 2014, writing and publishing an average of three pieces per day.

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

Hired as an intern, asked to stay on as a contributing writer. Composed album and concert reviews for the print magazine’s music section. Performed line edits for larger pieces. Profiled emerging musicians for a recurring feature focusing on new talent. Surfaced and interviewed artists and industry experts for a variety of themed features.

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.


VOLUNTEER WORK

New York Cares - Team Leader, Creative Writing Instructor

Organizer for Hands on New York Cares Day

Selected speaker at annual fundraiser


SKILLS

Photography (DSLR)

Social Media (Including Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Wordpress)

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Final Cut Pro X

Proficient in AP style

Computer assisted reporting: Data analysis, basic HTML, Google Analytics


EDUCATION        

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