Résumé

Experience

The Huffington Post, Washington, D.C.
Social Media Editor, Politics, March 2012 — Present

National Journal, Washington, D.C.
Online Editor, May 2011 — March 2012

  • Edit homepage and prepare photos for homepage usage
  • Cover the intersection of government, politics and social media
  • Manage National Journal’s social media presence
  • Work as Saturday editor, overseeing newsgathering, copy and digital operations

Social Media Intern, January 2011 — April 2011

  • Managed Facebook and Twitter presences for National Journal
  • Developed concept for National Journal’s presence on Tumblr
  • Contributed interactive features like trivia quizzes and slideshows to NationalJournal.com

10000 Words (mediabistro.com)
Contributor, October 2010 — March 2012

  • Contributed to popular blog exploring journalism and technology
  • Worked with co-bloggers to develop story ideas

The (American University) Eagle, Washington, D.C., 2007 — 2011
Managing Editor for Web/Senior Editor, December 2010 — April 2011

  • Rose through the ranks from assistant Web editor to Managing Editor for Web/Senior Editor
  • Grew pageviews 20 percent since last year; visits are up 51 percent
  • Produced content for website when news warrants and on weekly basis for print edition
  • Developed ideas for interactive features such as flash applications, podcasts and blogs
  • As senior editor, oversaw The Eagle’s news section

BNA, Arlington, Va.
Intern/Reporter, Daily Report for Executives, May 2010 — July 2010

  • Filed daily stories covering Washington for a family of specialized publications targeting bank executives, government workers and others
  • Covered committee hearings, markups and House/Senate sessions
  • Focused on Federal Housing Administration, small business legislation and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
News Video Intern, October 2009 — April 2010

  • Edited video shot in the field for Web, on deadline and on topics ranging from crime (Metro section) to President Barack Obama’s first-year anniversary (Outlook section)
  • Produced video from The Associated Press, CBS News and other sources
  • Coordinated with Web producers on packaging of video elements

The (Westchester, N.Y.) Journal News, West Nyack, N.Y.
Reporter Intern, Rockland County News, June 2009 — August 2009

  • Wrote 45+ stories for this Gannett-owned daily, circulation approximately 100,000
  • Covered a chemical spill, a hit-and-run incident and softer stories
  • Multiple stories were moved on the New York Associated Press wire
  • When staff photographers were not available, shot photos to accompany stories

The Washington Post, Arlington, Va.
Politics Intern, washingtonpost.com, January 2009 — April 2009

  • Wrote headlines, captions and blurbs for the website’s politics front
  • Developed special Web packages to accompany The Post’s politics coverage
  • Watched wires for breaking news and produced wire stories for website
  • Assisted producers with research projects

mediabistro.com, New York, N.Y.
Editorial Intern, May 2008 — August 2008

  • Copy edited, produced articles for media industry website
  • Edited “Revolving Door” section of website by researching promotion announcements across Web
  • Guest blogged on FishbowlNY and TVNewser, a must-read blog in the TV news industry

Regional News Network (WRNN-TV), Rye Brook, N.Y.
Intern, May 2007 — June 2007; June 2006 — September 2006

  • Worked in news, production and graphics departments
  • Helped write news copy on a weekly basis for two producers
  • Operated Chyron, cameras, audio equipment and teleprompter for three directors
  • Sought out by Human Resources as temporary vacation replacement for professional cameraman

Congresswoman Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., White Plains, N.Y.
District Office Intern, April 2005 — May 2005

  • Assisted staff in fulfilling casework dealing with the post office, immigration and the IRS
  • Gained firsthand exposure to House of Representatives and jobs in the federal government

Education

American University, Washington, D.C.
School of Communication, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, cum laude, May 2011
Double Majors: Journalism and Political Science

Other Activities

Special Skills

  • Proficient in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, CSS, PHP, HTML, SQL, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows
  • Experienced in Avid, ENPS, Adobe InDesign, Quark CopyDesk, CCI NewsDesk

Affiliations

Society of Professional Journalists
Member, January 2008 — Present

Online News Association
Member, July 2009 — Present