Media experience

EDITOR, HERALD COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS; GARDEN CITY, NY 2016-PRESENT
Promoted to editor of the Valley Stream Herald — a weekly print newspaper covering Valley Stream, NY. Developed creative coverage strategies for hyper-local and breaking news in education, industrial development, business, government, politics, religion and culture. Supervised and mentored two reporters, managed a heavily-trafficked Facebook page and curated content in the CMS. Created and revised editorial calendars as needed, expanded social media presence and interaction with the publication’s readership and self-taught Adobe InDesign. Took photos for nearly all original reporting, in addition to editing and fact-checking the entire newspaper.

REPORTER, HERALD COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS; GARDEN CITY, NY 2015-2016
Covered a range of areas (e.g. breaking news, education, local business, crime, health and wellness) as a full-time general assignment reporter and photographer for three separate municipalities. Conducted daily interviews, built a network of trusted sources, expanded social media reach.

FREELANCE WRITER, STAGEBUDDY; NEW YORK, NY 2014-2015
Pitched content to editors based on trending topics and covered press screenings and events. Generated film reviews and entertainment content for website. Optimized content for the web through WordPress backend. Developed a social media presence to attract readership.

SCRIPT INTERN, ABC; NEW YORK, NY 2013
Thrived under pressure in a deadline-driven environment as the single intern to the script department for “The Chew,” a daytime talk show. Distributed script changes to control room and studio floor during production. Assembled producers’ show binders and assisted with fluid needs of script team.

Other work

CREATOR, ‘IN THE FIELD’ PODCAST; 2017-PRESENT
Designed and built website/logos from scratch; created social media marketing campaign. Booked guests and created a journalistic mini-series that profiled the local and international reporters hustling to keep up with the industry.

CONTRIBUTOR, ELITE DAILY – THOUGHT CATALOG – MCSWEENEY’S; 2014-PRESENT
Pitched, researched and wrote several short-form web stories for digital-only outlets based on trending topics and social media chatter.

Skills

Extensive experience communicating with people: phones, interviews, cold calling. Social media savvy — experience managing a profile with 5,000 followers. Proficient in WordPress, Adobe InDesign, AP Style, DSLR photography, public speaking and Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of html, content management systems, SEO, Adobe Photoshop and French.

Education

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY; HEMPSTEAD, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Production; English minor