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Work experience

Oct 2014Present

Freelance Photographer

The Village Voice

Photograph arts, culture, and news for Village Voice website.

Jan 2014May 2014

Photo Intern/Freelance Reporter,

WNYC
  • Photographed for health story "Rx in the Bx,” featured on NPR.ORG
  • Produced multimedia project including audio, video, written, and photo pertaining to NYC horse carriage debate
  • Photograph news including Gov. Chris Christie, Mayor Bill de Blasio, closing of Auburn House, Chinese New Year, Tech Week
  • Photograph features on Obamacare's effect in Newark, NYC horse carriage debate, Health in the Bronx(“ Rx in the Bx”)
Aug 2013May 2014

Freelance Reporter

The Mott Haven Herald
  • Covered immigration issues in the South Bronx as a student at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, many of which were published in the Herald.
  • Covered daily news events and feature stories as a writer and photographer.
Jan 2013Jul 2013

Executive Producer

Movieguide TV
  • Filmed and edited interviews on the red carpet and studio interviews w/personalities such as Harrison Ford, Mark Burnett, and Kirsten Dunst.
  • Filmed and edited weekly movie review segments for the Hallmark Channel.
  • Produced multimedia coverage from San Diego Comic-Con 2013 and Cannes Film Festival 2012 including written, photo, and video updates.
  • Managed Social Media

Education

Dec 2014

M. A.

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Jun 2011

B. S.

Portland State University

Video Portfolio

Video work done while an intern at The Miami Herald and WNYC Radio, and as student at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

References

Roman Lyskowski, Photo Editor at The Miami Herald

"Natalie showed that she has a good nose for what makes a visually-compelling story."

Bob Sacha, Tow Professor of Video Storytelling at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

"[Natalie is] a very bright student with a strong work ethic who has, in the course of her studies, worked across media platforms with experience and published work in print, radio, photography and video."

Skills

Social Media
Tradition social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), as well as distribution applications like Hootsuite, Buffer, and Tweetdeck.
Reaper
Audio editing software
FilmIc Pro
iPhone advanced video recording app
Gravie
iPhone video editing app
Videolicious
iPhone video editing app
Motion Graphics
WordPress
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut Pro X
Adobe After Effects
Photoshop CS

Awards

Nov 2014Present

Berlin Capital Program

Fulbright Commission
Natalie is one of 15 young American journalists invited to Germany in 2014 to “visit important Germany media and German political and cultural institutions” and partake in seminars and workshops.

About Natalie

Natalie Fertig is a visual journalist. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she has jumped off a cliff in South Africa, was caught in a dust storm in Inner Mongolia, and has been lost in more European cities than she can count. She shoots Nikon, knows Canon, and really misses West Coast Mexican food.