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Summary

Publishing professional with over a decade of experience and a track record of setting editorial goals and leading teams of reporters to deliver on those goals. I have experience developing social media strategies, meeting multiple daily deadlines, and engaging with my target audience. Seeking a senior editorial position where I can leverage my past successes to motivate a team of reporters and grow readership.

Work experience

May 2014Present

Assistant Managing Editor

Law360, Portfolio Media
  • Manage the operations of five daily online publications focusing on media and entertainment, intellectual property, technology, telecommunications, and immigration. The IP newsletter is the number one most read Law360 publication.
  • Supervise a staff of 10 to 12 reporters.
  • Devise and implement social media activities on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Storify, increasing reader engagement through tweet chats, interactive hashtags, and other improvements.
  • Use Google Analytics to monitor departmental success and make adjustments to our coverage. 
  • Launched Immigration Law360, a daily newsletter for immigration attorneys.
  • Previously managed online publications focusing on employment and competition law.

Dec 2011Jun 2013

Assistant Managing Editor for Labor and Employment Unit

Bloomberg BNA
  • Shaped direction of seven labor and employment notification services, including one daily publication, five weekly publications, and one biweekly publication.
  • Managed staff of approximately 25 reporters and editors.
  • Performed final editing and oversight of more than 100 articles per week, including those analyzing court decisions, action on Capitol Hill, and labor negotiations.
  • Implemented social media strategy for the department by creating, updating, and editing labor and employment blog, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. Grew labor and employment blog into the most trafficked Bloomberg BNA blog.
  • Represented BBNA by giving numerous national and regional radio interviews, participating in conference forums, and presenting at legal industry seminars.
Sep 2007Dec 2011

Legal Reporter/Editor of Workplace Immigration Report

Bloomberg BNA
  • Launched Workplace Immigration Report, a biweekly publication focusing on employment-related immigration issues, in October 2007.
  • Managed direction of publication by determining coverage areas, selecting stories, and editing articles.
  • Wrote approximately 70 percent of the material featured in the report. Covered federal and state legislation, actions by the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security, and relevant court decisions.
Jul 2006Sep 2007

Economics Reporter for Daily Labor Report

Bloomberg BNA
Wrote articles about labor economics, labor relations, and high-tech workplace issues.
Oct 2005Jun 2006

Contract Attorney

Lerach, Coughlin, Stoia, Geller, Rudman and Robbins
Analyzed and reviewed evidence for complex ERISA litigation.
Sep 2004Oct 2005

Contract Attorney

Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin and Oshinsky
Calculated damages for class settlement and prepared reports for the Federal Communications Commission.
May 2003May 2004

Law Clerk

AARP Foundation Litigation
Conducted legal research and drafted memoranda in the areas of consumer protection and elder law.
May 2002May 2003

Law Clerk

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO
Conducted research and analysis of various issues relating to labor and employment law.

Education

Aug 2001May 2004

Juris Doctor

The George Washington University Law School
  • GWU Law School Academic Scholarship; Staff Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal; Treasurer, Law Association for Women; Secretary, American Constitution Society
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar and District of Columbia Bar
Aug 1998May 2001

Bachelor of Arts (English and Political Science)

West Virginia University
Summa Cum Laude; University Honors Program; Intern, WV State Legislature; President WVU Young Democrats of America