Summary

Award-winning writer and engagement expert specializing in community-driven storytelling. 5+ years experience in digital-first reporting, audience/social journalism and editorial curation for legacy organizations and to-the-minute web outlets.

Experience
The Atlantic Magazine, New York, NY
Associate Editor, 
12/2021-Present
  • Execute engagement strategy and develop multimedia content for editorial initiatives. Liaise with internal and external news stakeholders. Web, newsletter and app contributing writer

  • Lead Instagram editor: Pitch, produce and edit user-generated content, Live video, social video and online-only reporting. Collaborate with various Art and Edit stakeholders. 115% YOY growth.

  • Project manager: ‘Inheritance,’ a series on Black life and memory; Games team expansion; and Atlantic archives relaunch.

Assistant editor, 8/2019-12/2021
  • Weekend platforms editor: Manage editorial workflow for online, social and new media. Collaborate with internal and external news stakeholders.

  • Instagram editor: Collaborate with Art and Edit to tailor long-form narratives to the platform. Maintain content calendar and develop data-driven strategy 

  • Write and edit online content to amplify monthly magazine issues and original reporting. Support special projects across editorial, podcasts, and live events.

PBS NewsHour, Washington D.C. 
Engagement & Digital Video Editor 5/2017-5/2019
  • Pitch and produce digital-first “Twitter chat” series, a weekly online-only Q&As between sources and audiences exploring new ideas about topical issues.

  • Edit digital video, pitch and produce Live social video packages. Manage Facebook "Now Read This" book club.

  • Pitch and write NewsHour poetry series, long-form coverage of arts, education, breaking news and science.

New Media News Assistant, 5/2016-9/2016
  • Pitch and field-produce Facebook Live series, edit social video and develop interactive content

  • Web writer focused on science, gender, health and technology. +2 long-form stories/month. 

  • Live blog contributor for 2016 RNC / DNC conventions and Rio Olympics.

Philly Neighborhoods, Philadelphia, PA
Education Reporter 9/2015-1/2016
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA
Freelance Copyeditor, 8/2015-12/2015
  • Edit morning edition for AP style and accuracy. Write headlines, summaries and stocks.

  • Special focus: business, crime and politics

Self-Employed, Anywhere
Freelance writer, , 6/2012-Present
  • Contributor: BroadwayWorld.com and Marquette Magazine.

  • Words in Washington City Paper, PoliticsPA.com, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Army News Service, and more.  

Education
New York University School of Professional Studies
New York, NY Dec 2023

Certificate in Non-fiction Storytelling 

Temple University School of Media & Communication
Philadelphia, PA May 2016

Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and French

Cum Laude, SMC Rising Scholar

Skills

Languages: French

Software: Adobe Creative Suite, CMS, HTML/CSS,  Audacity, Google Analytics, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, TikTok, Chartbeat, Crowdtangle, Google Suite   

Honors

Keystone Journalism Award Winner

2013 NATAS Emmy Awards Honoree

Mike Wallace Scholar

Ron Brown Scholar

  • Long-form multimedia coverage of the Philadelphia school system, including budget reform and school nurse shortage