- Multimedia production
- Writing short & long-form articles
- Copy-editing large bodies of work
- Video production
- Developing & implement- ing social media strategies
- Twitter, Facebook, Word- Press, Tumblr
- Training & leading junior employees
- Blogging, positing video, articles & other multimed to the web
- Gathering and compiling research for supervisors
Assistant Editor, Security Management magazine, Alexandria, VA
Feb. 2013 – Present
Writer and editor for monthly publication of ASIS International, the world’s largest trade organization for security professionals. Write monthly columns and feature stories on various security topics. Copy-edit and layout magazine monthly. Shoot, edit, and report video stories for website and mobile app. Travel to various security conferences around country. Host monthly podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Production Assistant, CNN The Situation Room, Washington, D.C.
July 2012 –Feb. 2013
Present Write copy for daily public affairs show. Produce visual elements for packages, live shots, & guest seg- ments. Research tapes library, cut video for air on Adobe Desktop Edit. Produce digital media for social media platforms. Produce video for CNN.com via content management systems. Write articles for net- work wide wire service.
Production Assistant, CNN John King USA, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 2011 – June 2012
Research, conceptualize, and pitch visual elements for prime time show. Operate fonts and graphics in the control room nightly. Research CNN tapes library for relevant show video and turn for air.
News Assistant, CNN John King USA, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 2010 –Sept. 2011
Assist in control room nightly, including running scripts to anchors and cutting video clips for CNN.com. Push show content to social media platforms. Approve and moderate viewer comments online.
Intern, Money magazine, New York, NY
June – Aug. 2010
Write blog posts on personal finance for sister company CNN Money.com, author articles in monthly pub lication, assist editors with fact-checking and researching stories.
Intern, CNN United Nations Bureau, New York, NY
Jan. 2010 – May 2010
Work with Senior United Nations Correspondent Richard Roth on stories for broadcast. Assist with live shots. Ingest tapes. Attend U.N. Security Council stakeouts and other press conferences. Write for net- work-wide wire service and CNN.com. Research topics. Pitch story ideas for packages.
Contributing Reporter, http://www.pavementpieces.com, New York, NY
Sept. 2009 – May 2011
Write feature stories, news articles, and profiles for publication on NYU website. Cover breaking news and issues affecting New York. Shoot video, edit on Final Cut Pro, and compile packages for publication.
Silver – Regular Department, Mid Atlantic Region – American Society of Business Press Editors, 2015
Peabody Award for reporting on the Arab Spring (CNN wide) May 2012
Fellow, Washington Center for Politics and Journalism Dec. 2010
First Place, News Commentary – Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association March 2009
New York University, New York, NY May 2011
Master of Arts, Journalism, focus on writing/broadcasting
Transylvania University, Lexington, KY May 2009
Bachelor of Arts, English and Spanish, graduated Magna Cum Laude
- Language – Fluent in Spanish – reading, writing, speaking
- Computer – Advanced skills in Microsoft Office programs; advanced with Mac systems and programs;
- Adobe Photoshop; Flash
- Video – H.D. camera-operating; Final Cut Pro; Avid Newscutter; Adobe Desktop Edit
- Web – HTML, CMS, layout experience; Word Press; workshop training in social networking development