Journalism Experience

TheRoot.com, Washington, D.C.

Editorial Intern, Summer 2011

Wrote daily blog posts and longer features for this national news website; crafted SEO headlines and cutlines; produced and participated in weekly podcasts; shot and edited video; crafted and designed online surveys

Scholastic Inc., New York, New York

Editorial Director, Read and Rise magazine and initiative, August 2003- June 2010

Provided creative and artistic direction and overall editorial guidance for quarterly children’s literary magazine; shaped content with writers and illustrators; assigned and edited stories

Editor, Scholastic News, Edition 5/6, January 2001-June 2010

Led staff of weekly newsmagazine distributed in 5th– and 6th-grade classrooms nationwide; crafted TOCs; assigned and edited stories; selected art; strategized and employed marketing and customer service initiatives

Daily News, New York, New York

Copy Editor, September 1997-December 2000

Managed general copy desk weekly as slot; edited stories; wrote headlines and captions

New York University, School of Journalism, New York, New York

Adjunct Professor, Copy Editing, Fall 1998-Fall 1999

Trained aspiring journalists in all aspects of copy editing, including style-guide proficiency, news judgment, crafting strong leads, and spotting for loaded words and other forms of bias

Jersey Journal, Jersey City, New Jersey

Night City Editor January 1996-September 1997

Assigned, edited, and directed coverage for this urban 50,000-circ. daily newspaper

Page Editor March 1995-January 1996

Determined content and layout for the paper’s world news section

Copy Editor January 1995-March 1995

Edited stories; wrote headlines and captions

The Associated Press, Trenton, New Jersey

Newswoman, February 1992-December 1994

Provided coverage of the state of New Jersey for local and national distribution on the international news wire service; assigned and edited stories; crafted broadcast copy

Education

• City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism
M.A., Journalism, expected May 2012 Focus: interactive and entrepreneurial media
• New York University
B.A. Journalism, May 1991

Skills

Proficient in Databases, Excel, K4 InCopy, Survey Monkey, Zoomerang
Software: Flash, Final Cut Pro, WordPress, Drupal, BlogTalkRadio, Skype
Hardware: Marantz 660, Marantz 620, Sony PD170, Canon Rebel xTi, FlipCam