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Work experience

Dec 2010Present


Franklin Square/Elmont Herald

·Responsible for meeting deadlines and bringing this weekly to print with compelling content and features.

·Primary writer of human interest news stories and weekly columns.

·Conduct telephone and in-person interviews with sources.

·Select photos and content, prepare stories, and plan layout for issues prior to publication.

·Post video and editorial content to, and regularly update, newspaper’s website and social media pages.

Apr 2009Dec 2010

Copy Editor

Lurie Executive Development

·Edited two 200-page books: Connect for Success and Handbook for Early Career Success.

·Edited and posted videos for Dr. Steven Lurie’s website.

Apr 2009Jul 2010

Staff Writer

The Daily Reporter

·Reported/wrote news stories for newspaper and feature magazine.

·Conducted telephone interviews.

·Copy edited newspaper and special sections.

Jun 2008Apr 2009

Copy Editor

Who's Who Publishing Co., LLC

·Checked facts and conducted research for biographies.

·Composed and organized company database.

·Edited and prepared biographies for book production.

·Reviewed and helped design book layout.

Jan 2008May 2008

Staff Writer

The Lantern

·Reported news for the Arts and Multimedia sections of the paper.

·Coordinated interviews with sources.

·Created stories, videos, slideshows and audio for online version of publication.

·Met deadlines for stories by collaborating ideas with several editors. 

Jan 2008Mar 2008

Editorial Intern

C-BUS Magazine

·Organized meetings and interviews with sources.

·Wrote feature articles, restaurant reviews, profiles and events calendar.

·Edited each story that was published in issue.

·Checked facts for stories through online research.


Sep 2004Jun 2008

Bachelor of Arts

The Ohio State University


To continue to gain experience in the broad and forever-changing communication sector, including reporting, writing and interacting with public relations and other media professionals.


Skill Profile
  ·      An informed editor, copy editor, reporter and staff writer covering local news, the arts, law and other topics of relevance to the print and online readership of a variety of publications. ·      Capable of prioritizing and managing multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously. ·      Solid interview skills and a knack for seeing the potential in a story and uncovering its nuances. ·      Experienced in social media, web story/video production, photography, publication design and layout and Associated Press Style. ·       Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel; iMovie; Audacity; InDesign.