April 2016 - Present
I manage a team of writers covering wellness, science, and tech. I also help run the site's news coverage and write about fun stuff like awe and wonder, space printers, and falling in love with a new city.
May 2014 - April 2016
Clips in Fast Company, Popular Science, Mental_Floss, SELF magazine, Yahoo Travel, FORTUNE, New York Post, Fiscal Times, The Week
Engagement Consultant (part-time)
July 2014 - March 2015
Helped create fun editorial projects to facilitate interaction between DNAinfo, a local NYC news website, and its readers. Created the Neighborhood Celebrities project, in which we asked readers to submit locals they'd like to know more about, and we did a small story about them. Also helped with social media production and traffic analysis.
Assistant News Editor
May 2013 - May 2014
EDITORIAL: Oversaw the Fast Feed, Fast Company's breaking news vertical. Built the digital newsroom for our bi-coastal team. Managed a team of writers and interns, assigning and editing stories about tech, innovation, business, and entrepreneurship. Broke the story about a former NYC fire fighter's new design for the humble fire hydrant.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Managed social media strategy and output for FastCompany.com and its co-sites across multiple outlets (including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Vine, Google+). Helped initiate partnerships and social traffic exchanges. Covered live events (SXSW, ONA, Fast Company Innovation by Design conferences) via social media. Conceptualized fun and engaging social media projects to accompany editorial content. For example, for the #Unplug issue, I crowd-sourced reader stories about disconnecting from the Internet and compiled them into a guide readers could print and keep with them during their digital detox.
Audience Development Manager
July 2010 - April 2013
Oversaw audience growth via social media campaigns, partnership development, newsletter production and SEO. Crafted the social voice and implemented successful social media strategy resulting in 140% increase in social media traffic over 12 months and 200% increase in social media fan base. Boosted overall traffic by 40%. Pioneered daily link roundups and exchanges, launched The Week's Tumblr, and served as liaison between readership and editorial team, pinpointing audience habits. Managed five beats and published to the site regularly.
General assignments, with a focus on investigative and court reporting. Covered one of Bloomington's biggest murder trials of 2009. Interviewed and featured Miss America Katie Stam.
indiana daily student newspaper
2005 - 2009
Covered local minority groups and cultural centers. *Was awarded Best In-Depth Story at the 2009 Indiana Collegiate Press Association Awards for investigative piece on inequitable funding for the university's minority groups.*
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
BACHELOR'S DEGREE, JOURNALISM
2005 - 2009