Resume

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

Philly.com / Philadelphia Inquirer / Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia

Experiments coverage editor and newsroom coverage coordinator
July 2017-present
Deputy editor on newly formed innovations desk testing new storytelling areas and methods. Coordinate coverage of breaking news and other major events that require newsroom-wide collaboration.

Real time reporter (previously called Breaking News Desk)
December 2012-July 2017
Report, write, edit and post breaking news stories, as well as occasional enterprise pieces. Write daily morning headlines newsletter. Run live blogs. Coordinate online coverage for major events including the NFL draft, severe weather and political events. Part of team that produced newsroom innovation report that is prompting changes to workflow, technology and coverage. Among top pageview-generators in company. Assist with web production work, running social media accounts and taking photographs as needed.

The Washington Examiner, Washington, D.C.

Digital news editor
June 2012-December 2012
Managed story placement on homepage. Ran local news social media accounts. Created content that included photo galleries, live blogs and document databases. Wrote SEO headlines. Produced iPad app and email newsletters. Compiled related links, photos, videos and documents for article pages.

Crime and courts reporter
May 2010-June 2012
Reported on crime and courts (local and federal) in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Filed multiple stories daily. Live tweeted from events. Placed in-text links in articles.

Philly.com, Philadelphia

Web production intern
January 2010-May 2010
Wrote headlines, summaries and compiled links for homepage packages. Created slideshows. Selected video clips. Moderated comments.

MyTwoCensus, political watchdog blog

Guest editor/reporter
November 2009-January 2010
Wrote and edited posts to provide news, data analysis and commentary on 2010 Census. Responded to reader comments.

Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Neb.

Features reporting intern
May-August 2009
Wrote profiles, trend stories and spot news, including page-one stories and section centerpieces. Managed online map of Fourth of July events.

Erie Times-News, Erie, Pa.

News/web intern
May-August 2007 and 2008
Wrote about 100 articles over two summers. In 2008, covered breaking news, edited multimedia and managed website during early-morning shift. Covered business and education in 2007. Promoted from part-time sports writer (2005-2006) and reporter for weekly teen page (2002-2006).

The Daily Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia

Online editor
December 2008-December 2009
Produced, edited and trained staff to create interactive features, audio, videos and slideshows. Coordinated breaking-news coverage. Managed homepage and social-media accounts. Helped oversee site redesign and content-management-system switch.

City news editor
December 2007-December 2008
Assigned and edited stories for team of 14 reporters. Coordinated 2008 elections coverage, including live updates from area campaign events.

Crime and legal affairs reporter
January-December 2007
Wrote up to six stories a week on breaking news, crime trends and court hearings. Promoted from general-assignment reporter and copy-editing assistant (fall 2006).

RELATED EXPERIENCE

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia

Public relations assistant
August 2006-May 2010
Wrote and edited press releases and online content, including email newsletter. Surveyed visitors. Helped organize press events and promotional efforts.

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A. in History, May 2010. GPA: 3.58
University of Pennsylvania Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute, summer 2006

SKILLS

Experience with Audacity, Excel, Google Maps and Fusion Tables, Illustrator, iMovie, InCopy, Photoshop, ScribbleLive, Soundslides, SQLite
Familiar with Clickability, Ditto, Drupal, Saxotech and WordPress content-management systems
Extensive use of public-records search tools, including Lexis-Nexis and PACER, and social media for reporting
Basic HTML and CSS
Knowledge of analytics tools including Parse.ly, Omniture, Google Analytics and Chartbeat
Search engine optimization best practices

OTHER

University of Pennsylvania alumni interviewer and virtual committee chair: Manage committee of 80 alumni who interview students via video or phone. Conduct in-person interviews of students applying to Penn and write reports for the admissions office.