Education:

Boston University, College of Communication Graduated January 2013

Graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Communication, concentrating on Magazine Journalism. Minored in Political Science.

Work Experience:

Boston.com , Staff Writer Boston, MA January 2015 - Present

  • Pitch, report, and write both quick hits and long form stories, covering everything from homelessness, social services, and breaking news to entertainment, arts, and events

  • Publish as many as five articles a day, including original reporting and aggregation

  • Work with multimedia, making photo galleries and collaborating with video department

  • Developed relationships with sources and established a presence in the community

  • Appeared on WRKO Boston.com Morning Show to discuss popular articles

Boston Hassle, Writer Boston, MA September 2014 – January 2015

  • Wrote music reviews, highlighting local bands and new releases

  • Participated in organizational meetings to expand outreach for the publication and Boston Hassle Fest  

The Phoenix, Editorial Intern Boston, MA May 2012 – January 2013

  • Fact-checked articles, transcribed interviews, conducted research for extensive Lifestyle projects

  • Edited photographs in Photoshop, compiled online slideshows

  • Pitched and wrote for both print and web, including restaurant reviews and culture pieces

  • Created Storify pieces of Social Media posts

Patch.com, Freelancer West Deptford, NJ May – August 2011

  • Reported, interviewed, took photos, and filed copy on deadline at location, covering community life and events

Philadelphia Weekly, Editorial Intern Philadelphia, PA May – August 2011

  • Fact-checked and line-edited articles, transcribed interviews

  • Researched long-form Lifestyle projects, including field work throughout Philadelphia

  • Wrote regular pieces for Calendar and Music sections

Skills:

  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, LinkedIn, Instagram, Storify, SocialFlow

  • Computer: Powerpoint, Excel, Access, SEO Optimization, basic HTML and Photoshop

  • Research including LexisNexis, PACER, filing public records requests

  • AP Style, Multimedia Reporting, Feature Reporting, Breaking News