Résumé

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EXPERIENCE

Associate Editor · Vulture.comNew York Magazine · February 2015-present

Write for New York magazine’s entertainment site, Vulture. Contribute to The Cut.

Freelance Writer · The Fader · May 2015-present

Write profiles for The Fader‘s Gen F section, spotlighting up-and-coming musicians. Articles published in both print and online.

Editorial Assistant · Slate Magazine · February 2014-February 2015

Wrote for Slate’s culture section, including the Brow Beat blog and Culturebox section. Completed administrative tasks efficiently, including but not limited to: managing freelancer invoices; handling book, screener, and screening requests; updating the department editorial calendar; and managing the mailroom. Curated Slate’s monthly Spotify playlist for Slate Plus. Oversaw Slate’s editorial partnership with New York Magazine. Trained culture interns in Slate’s NY office.

Contributing Writer · PigeonsandPlanes.com, Complex Media · July 2013-February 2014

Write and pitch feature stories for Pigeons and Planes, a Complex Media owned-and-operated music site reporting on independent and major label market artists. Aggregate as many as five news posts per day. Use basic HTML to code slideshows in Google Spreadsheets for import into our CMS. Compile story and photo research, edit images in Photoshop, transcribe interviews, compose slideshow heds and deks. As an editorial intern pitched, reported, and wrote a 7,000-word oral history of Pigeons and Planes for the site’s fifth anniversary package, which involved over five hours of interview footage with 10 key players conducted over a month. Wrote and reported a guide to running a successful independent record store featuring advice from Amoeba Records’ Marc Weinstein.

Senior Editor · Vertical Floor Magazine · May 2013-June 2013

Managed the issues section of a startup iPad magazine on parkour culture created in six weeks. Pitched, assigned and edited a feature story on the integration of  parkour into school physical education classes. Oversaw the development of an entrepreneurship package, which included conceptualizing its art and interactive design features. Edited the work of nine writers on 500-1000+ word pieces. Assisted associate editors with assignment memos.

Web Editor · NCC News Online · December 2012-May 2013

Managed the CMS that hosts the work of the entire S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications broadcast & digital journalism program. Edited up to 15 stories per day for AP Style, grammar, spelling and NCC News style errors. Sent feedback to students and professors to improve the written component of BDJ content. Advised students how to operate WordPress.

Blog Editor · 20 Watts Magazine · September 2012-May 2013

Edited, pitched, and assigned stories to a staff of 20 bloggers for Syracuse University’s premier music publication. Hired writers to contribute stories to the site. Assisted in the redesign of 20wattsmag.com. Wrote a feature in the spring 2013 print issue analyzing the state of the Syracuse music scene

Content Curator · S.I. Newhouse Website · September 2012-May 2013

Wrote content focused on newsmakers within the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications network.

Asst. Web Editor, Blog Editor  ·  JERK Magazine  ·  May 2011-May 2012

Pitched, assigned, researched, fact-checked and edited content for a staff of eight columnists for jerkmagaze.net, the web edition of Syracuse University’s award-winning campus magazine, JERK. Met weekly with the web department to discuss and brainstorm editorial content for the website as well as develop web exclusives to coincide with the release of each new issue of the magazine. Hired and managed a staff of 15 bloggers and two assistant editors for JERK’s blog which received on average 800-900 views per day. Produced, edited and published content on a seven-day schedule. Implemented SEO strategies to increase blog readership by 50 percent.

Copy Editor  · Urbane Perspective Magazine  · May 2011-December 2011

Edited and fact-checked 2-3 articles per week for Urbane Perspective Media + Lifestyle, a NYC-based digital startup publication focused on minority women’s issues. Previously pitched and submitted 2-3 feature articles on political, cultural and social issues affecting minority women both locally and internationally. Self-edited and published 2-4 blog style articles per day for the content curating team. Led a team of two interns for the SEO overhaul of the Urbane website.

Staff Writer · The Daily Orange · September 2010-May 2012

Reported, wrote and provided coverage on events affecting both Syracuse University and the city of Syracuse for the news department. Met weekly with news editors in-house to edit articles.

Editorial Intern · Hollywire · August 2010-December 2010

Pitched, self-edited and published 3-4 articles per week on breaking news within the entertainment industry with a focus on the teen and “tween” demographic. Transcribed celebrity interviews. Worked closely with editors to produce content for the website.

Administrative Assistant · Singer NY LLC dba M Tucker · June 2006-August 2011

Managed the switchboard and receptionist desk for one of the leading companies in food services wholesale. Entered checks and invoices for the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments. Organized the filing system for the Customer Service department. Worked seasonally for over five years.

SKILLS

AP Style · News Writing · Reporting · Copy Editing · SEO · CMS · Adobe Creative Suite · Microsoft Office · Final Cut Pro X · HTML · Garage Band · Audacity · Soundslides Pro · Twitter · Facebook · LinkedIn · Tumblr · Foursquare · Instagram · Pinterest · Klout

EDUCATION

Syracuse University · S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications · May 2013

M.A. Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism

Newhouse Minority Scholarship Recipient

Activities: freelance writer for Jerk Magazine, the NewsHouse, Equal Time Magazine, Medley Magazine and 360 Degrees Magazine · NABJ · Ed2010

Syracuse University · Visual and Performing Arts · May 2012

Double Major: B.S. Communication & Rhetorical Studies · B.S. English & Textual Studies

Activities: freelance writer for the Daily Orange, JERK Magazine and 20 Watts Magazine · NABJ · Ed2010 · VPA Peer Advisor · Student Leadership Institute

Syracuse University London Program · January 2011-May 2011

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