Journalist and Writer

Résumé

Work History

  • Find, pitch and write news stories for morning/afternoon coverage
  • Cover news topics including politics, music, film, TV, and human interest
  • Communicate with News Editor to pitch pieces and write up articles from press releases

Paste Magazine

Editorial Intern


The Playlist

Contributor / Critic

  • Craft unique and clickable reviews for upcoming independent and popular TV shows and films
  • Submit pitches and write articles (usually op-eds and interviews, 800-1200 words) for independent site focusing on film and TV
  • Work closely with Editor-in-Chief to write on relevant new topics

Slate

Culture Intern
March - May 2018

  • Pitched and wrote articles on the latest in entertainment, ranging from analytical pieces to news coverage
  • Contributed additional features to human interest, science, and LGBT beats; participated in culture podcasts
  • Integral voice on the Slate culture team, participating in pitch meetings, collaborative article brainstorming, and daily write-ups
  • Facilitated and assisted in organizing weekly Dear Prudence live chat
  • Sorted and delivered mail according to office preferences; organized review copies of books

Our Better Half Podcast

Producer
Dec. 2017 - Feb. 2018

  • Produced local podcast on sex and aging, recording and editing episodes
  • Managed podcast social media and website
  • Scheduled interviews, facilitated recorded conversations

  • Pitched column themes to editor
  • Conducted appropriate research, including watching and reviewing films and media
  • Worked with editor to produce snappy, energetic pieces about the world of online streaming

The Valley Advocate

"Stream Queen" Columnist
Feb. 2017 - Feb. 2018


ScreenRant

Contributor, News and Features
Aug. 2016 - May 2017

  • Took on article assignments (news assigned in Asana, features pitched) and reported progress to editors
  • Performed appropriate research for articles, turning around work within 1-2 hours
  • Wrote at least 20 articles per month

  • Created promotional graphics for print and social media 
  • Came up with ideas to amp up Museum attendance via social media
  • Promoted various Museum events and exhibitions via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Managed social media via HootSuite
  • Researched changes for website

Brooklyn Historical Society

Social Media Marketing Intern
June 2015 - Aug. 2015


  • Created infographics and promotional materials in Photoshop
  • Crafted marketing copy for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and websites; logged copy into Hootsuite
  • Assisted supervisor with in-person marketing strategies/presentations

Cindy Ashton

Communications Assistant
June 2015 - Aug. 2015


  • Aided in the assembly and distribution of promotional print materials
  • Performed marketing research for Museum and compiled findings for supervisor
  • Edited the Museum’s website and crafted posts for social media (primarily Facebook)

Smith College Museum of Art

Communications Assistant
June 2014 - Aug. 2014

 
 

Education

 
 
Graduated cum laude with a 3.9 GPA. Member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Gold Key Tour Guide; Film Studies Liaison; WOZQ Radio DJ; Student Events Committee Films Chair (2014-2015) and Executive Board Chair (2015-2016); Labrys art and literature magazine Secretary (2012-2013), Vice Chair (2013-2014), and Editor in Chief (2015-2016); 2013 Head of New Students and 2014-2015 Student Academic Adviser for Talbot House.

Smith College

Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and the Study of Women and Gender
Sept. 2012 - May 2016