Resume

I am a features editor and writer with more than a decade of experience.

amNewYork – New York, NY
Features editor, February 2014-October 2019
• Planned a variety of lifestyle sections for print, including a daily Eat & Drink page and weekly Health, Books and Travel pages
• Conceptualized and executed regular special sections for print, including gift guides, summer guides and amNewYork’s annual Best Of guide
• Regularly conducted interviews and wrote articles, from Q&As to in-depth features to trend roundups
• Posted articles and created photo lists and galleries online, using best SEO practices
• Oversaw a team of nearly a dozen freelancers, from accepting pitches to conceiving and assigning stories to editing copy
• Worked with photographers on shooting photos and videos for select features
• Attended press events representing amNewYork
• Appeared on NBC’s “New York Live” discussing NYC food trends

amNewYork – New York, NY
Freelance page editor, September 2013-February 2014
• Assisted  in putting together print and online content, including writing compelling headlines and captions, editing stories, writing news briefs, and fact-checking articles

Brooklyn Paper – Brooklyn, NY
Freelance arts writer/editor, August 2013-February 2014
• Previewed arts, dining, and music events in 400-word features
• Updated and edited the events calendar on BrooklynPaper.com, the second-most trafficked section of the website at the time

Swamplot.com – Houston, TX
Freelance blogger, October 2011-October 2018
• Wrote daily headlines roundup on real estate, design and the landscape of Houston
• Regularly met 7:30 am deadline

Houston Press – Houston, TX
Freelance blogger, September 2011-July 2013
• Wrote visual arts items for the blog, Art Attack, on Houston art news and events
• Previewed major gallery and museum exhibitions for “Night and Day” print section
• Regularly contributed two 300-word reviews a week for print edition

Citysearch Houston – Houston, TX
Scout, August 2011-June 2013
• Wrote micro restaurant and bar tips for Houston website
• Managed Houston Twitter account, posting 8-10 times a week to promote site content

Consumer Media Network – Houston, TX
Features writer, April 2013-May 2013
• Pitched, conducted interviews and wrote articles on current higher education topics

Content writer, September 2011-April 2013
• Conducted research and interviews for education content for a portfolio of websites.

Community Newspaper Group – Brooklyn, New York
Assistant editor, Courier Life Publications, August 2007-August 2011
• Wrote 6-10 articles a week, including arts and entertainment features and previews, theater reviews and general assignment news, for use in Courier Life, Brooklyn Paper and the New York Post’s website
• Quickly edited feature stories for clarity, grammar and relevance
• Planned and executed entertainment packages that provide multiple entry points to a story, including setting up and determining needed photographs
• Wrote attention-grabbing headlines and captions
• Determined the layout of the sports and entertainment sections for the Courier Life papers in engaging ways
• Proofed pages for 11 weekly community newspapers, checking for grammar, factual mistakes, and layout errors
• Planned op-ed section and solicits op-eds from high profile New York City players on a weekly basis
• Edited online and print calendar listings, one of the most-popular products produced by this publisher
• Curated New and Noteworthy product section for New York City-based monthly family magazines, finding must-have CDs, clothes, books and accessories for the modern parent
• Created the columns Market Watch, a roundup of Brooklyn markets, and Weekend Reads, biweekly recommendations from local bookstores
• Oversaw interns and freelancers, providing guidance on and editing stories

Advertising Age, New York, New York
ASME Intern, June 2006-January 2007
• Contributed three to five articles a week for the website and print publication on the advertising industry
• Extended a summer-only internship into the fall

EDUCATION
Hunter College (Macaulay Honors College) – New York, New York; 2003-2007
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Media Studies with an emphasis on Journalism; Minor: English; GPA: 3.9

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, Spring 2006 study abroad

Mediabistro.com
Intermediate Copy Editing, online course, Fall 2008
HTML Fundamentals, online course, Fall 2011

SKILLS
MAC and PC platforms, In-Copy, In-Design, Adobe Bridge, HTML, Moveable Type, research, editing, copy editing, SEO, content generation, working in various content management systems

AWARDS
Nominated for and won several Newsday Media Group awards:
● Most Innovative, August 2018, for bringing “colorful display” of Candytopia feature “to the print page”
● Most Innovative, May 2017, for the launch of amNewYork’s weekly Books page, “bringing a diverse and well-curated editorial voice to a weekly section covering the resurgent publishing industry … She’s found a way to take a difficult subject and make it attractive and engaging to readers in print and online.”