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    JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

    WNYW-TV/Fox 5 News, New York City

    Senior Digital Content Creator, 5/2006–Present
    • Produce website and social media content for Fox5NY.com, Facebook (2.2 million likes), Twitter (135,000 followers), YouTube (248,000 subscribers) using SEO/engagement best practices and editorial judgment, largely without direct supervision. WNYW has been a broadcast market leader in social media actions; 1st TV station in NYC market to reach 2 million Facebook likes.
    • Produce features about food/drink, experiences, authors, artists, and more.
    • Write/edit stories, write headlines, rewrite broadcast scripts, curate content, edit videos/photo galleries, and post breaking news updates.
    • Wrote Headline Writing Tips Guide and contributed to Digital Style Guide for Fox O&O teams in 17 markets (FTS Digital Playbook Team).
    • Tools used: WordPress custom CMS, Airship, Chartbeat, TrueAnthem, Salesforce, BitCentral, Avid iNews, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Rush, AP Newsroom, Slack, WOCHIT, Storyful Newswire, and more.
    • Note: Title prior to 2019 was Web Producer.
    Newswriter/Copy Editor/Field Producer, 9/2003–5/2006
    • Wrote story scripts and prepared video for on-air segments.
    • Supervised writers and edited scripts (as copy editor).
    • Field-produced stories.
    • Filled in at the assignment desk.
    Trainee/News Assistant/Field Producer, 12/2001–9/2003
    • Assisted assignment editors, producers, and reporters with newsroom tasks.
    • Assisted camera crews and field-produced stories.

    The Bond Buyer, New York City

    Copy Editor, 1/2000–1/2001
    • Copy edited articles, wrote headlines, and proofread pages for daily newspaper covering municipal finance.

    Freelance Editorial Services

    Writer, Copy Editor, Line Editor, Production Editor, Researcher
    • Report/write articles and edit/fact-check book manuscripts, articles, and scholarly papers.
    • Clients have included: Reviewed.com (USA Today Network), PC Magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, India Abroad, Rediff.com, Macmillan, St. Martin's Press, Cambridge University Press, The Bond Buyer, professors, researchers, small businesses.

    NATIONAL SERVICE

    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New York City

    Auxiliarist, 11/2005–Present
    • Write, edit, and produce public and internal content for USCG websites, social media, and newsletters.
    • USCG Headquarters Special Project, 11/2020–9/2021; Copywriter, Coast Guard Office of International Affairs and Foreign Policy website: Wrote, rewrote, and edited copy and participated in content and design strategy for the complete overhaul and redesign of the public-facing website of the office that leads the Coast Guard’s international cooperation and security assistance programs.
    • Serve in leadership roles; current offices held: National Staff Officer, Public Affairs Directorate; Flotilla Staff Officer, Upper Manhattan Flotilla.
    • Promote recreational boating safety and maritime domain awareness by engaging with boaters, community groups, retailers, marinas, agencies, and the general public.
    • Support and augment USCG missions, including at special events such as New York City Fleet Week.

    EDUCATION

    Columbia University in the City of New York

    Master of Science, Columbia Journalism School
    • Concentration: broadcast journalism
    • MS project (long-form feature article): Litigating Education
    • SAJA Award-winning documentary project: Two Deaths Two Many (co-producer)
    Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College
    • Major: film studies; Dean's List

    Other Courses and Training

    Akimbo The Podcasting Workshop
    Google Digital Garage Online Marketing Fundamentals
    Road Runners Club of America Coaching Certification Level I
    TripSchool New York City Tour Guide Workshop

    SKILLS

    News and feature writing (AP style), profile writing, copy editing, line editing, rewriting, proofreading, headline writing, blog writing, digital content management, social media management, video and audio journalism, digital marketing, content marketing, press release writing, newsletter writing, public speaking, teaching, mentoring, organizing and coaching group runs/hikes/walking tours.

    HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

    • SAJA Journalism Award, Outstanding Student Story (2nd place)
    • 2-time New York City Marathon finisher
    • Marine Corps Marathon finisher
    • Various U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary awards
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