Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2010 - Feb 2014

Dual Editor

AOL/Huffington Post Media Group/
  • Founding local editor of the Manassas Park Patch, one of more than 900 vibrant hyper-local online news sites in the U.S.
  • Writes, edits and manages daily content for 24-hour Web publication
  • Contributes content to Aol Inc. national homepage and Huffington Post.
  • Reports and aggressively pursues local government, law enforcement, schools and business stories
  • Manages a staff of freelancers and local bloggers
  • Processes payroll, schedules stories and updates story budget
  • Works with a close-knit team of local editors, field editors and regional editors within Patch
  • Manages four social media accounts to promote news items and engage readers in the community. 
Dec 2006 - Nov 2010

Digital Journalist

(Florence) Morning News-Media General

  • Wrote and reported public safety, crime and legal news for three media platforms: Print, Web and broadcast 
  • Shot still photos and video for website, and CBS affiliate WBTW News13
Jan 2006 - May 2006

Reporter and editor

The Carolina Reporter
The Carolina Reporter is part of the required senior semester journalism practicum offered through the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. During my time at the Carolina Reporter, I covered a wide range of stories on students,area residents and business leaders.
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Freelancer for The (Columbia) State Newspaper

The McClatchy Company

Covered all sports, but focused primarily on high school football