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EXPERIENCE

InvestmentNews
February 2015-present
Technology reporter
Pitch and assigned stories on emerging technologies, software and hardware, social media, search engines and websites for financial advisers across the country; write daily news stories and cover stories; create spreadsheets for detailed charts on various programs; created a Google Drive structure for filing assignments; work with a number of editors on special assignments and issues; work with data producer, web producer and video producer for various multimedia projects; peruse and engage with growing audience on social media, including Twitter and LinkedIn; attend and report from industry conferences multiple times a year, as well as our own events. 

The New York Times Lens Blog
September 2014-December 2014
Intern
Managed and sifted through emails for submissions; chose photo essays to propose at weekly meeting; organized meeting notes and story deadlines; assigned and reported stories on photographers; prepare for annual Portfolio Review.

The Wall Street Journal
March 2014-January 2015
Freelance reporter
Pitched and assigned stories for the Metropolis blog and the printed section of Greater New York.

The New York Times Lens Blog
September 2013-December 2014
Transcriber
On-call position; assigned specific audio clips; listened to audio and wrote it out, word for word; fact-checked details; made sure that timestamp after each answer is included; always made deadline.

InvestmentNews
Summer 2014
Intern
Assigned and reported investment and financial stories; wrote stories on deadline for the web and weekly publication; attended editorial meetings with editors, reporters and a fellow intern.

NBCNews.com
Spring 2014
Intern
Assigned and reported U.S. news stories; wrote stories on deadline for same-day publication; worked with a number of editors on various assignments; perused social media, including Twitter, for trending topics and for ideas to pitch.

Queens Chronicle
December 2012-November 2013
Freelance Contributor
Attend community meetings to find stories; pitch and am assigned articles; interview numerous sources; call organization and search web for credible sources; write stories; take photographs and video to accompany articles; write captions and headlines. Story about veteran who sustained brain injuries and recovered through music therapy was discussed in the “In the Papers” segment on NY1.

Huntington Patch
November 2012- May 2013
Freelance Contributor
Spoke with local residents and merchants to find stories; pitched and also assigned stories; wrote stories on tight deadlines. Produced and edited 2-3 minute videos to accompany online articles. Took and captioned photos.

Long Islander Newspapers
Town of Huntington
May 2007-December 2012
Intern
Weekly newspaper with deadlines three days out of the week. Pitched and wrote stories about crime, zoning, local politicians, local stores and people profiles, artists and musicians, event coverage, high school sports and food reviews. Attended editorial meetings and copyedited. Received the New York Press Association scholarship three years in a row.

Newsday.com
Spring 2012
Hyperlocal Intern
Wrote event stories assigned by the editor for the website, normally an hour after the event occurred. Took and captioned photos. Attended editorial meetings occasionally.

The Statesman
Stony Brook, N.Y.
April 2010-May 2012
News Editor
Weekly student-run newspaper on campus at Stony Brook University. Managed two assistant and a group of 15+ writers for a readership of 22,000. Lead editorial meetings, planned deadlines, assigned stories, listened to pitches, planned the news section and occasionally feature sections, such as the 10th anniversary of September 11.

Long Island Radio Group
Fall 2009
Intern
Edited ads for production. Helped with the early morning show. Organized the mass email account.

Long Island Ultimate Athlete magazine
May 2007-May 2010
Freelance Writer/Columnist
Produced sports features about high school sports in Long Island and occasionally New York City assigned by the editors. Wrote column about coaches in various high schools.

 

EDUCATION
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
New York, N.Y.
Expected December 2014
M.A., Business and Economics concentration
GPA: 3.6

SUNY Stony Brook University, School of Journalism
Stony Brook, N.Y.
May 2013
B.A.; Student Advisory Board member; president, Society of Professional Journalists at Stony Brook

 

SKILLS
Proficient in Italian; Nikon D40, Nikon D5100, Flip; Final Cut Pro 7 and X; Sony Movie Studio Platinum, Adobe InDesign; Photoshop, Marantz PMD660; HTML, WordPress; Google tools; Bloomberg terminal

 

AWARDS
First place in breaking news, Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence; Martin Buskin Cub Journalist Award; Second place in news writing, Newsday