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PROFILE

 I have extensive experience in the media sphere: from a freelance writer to an editor-in-chief. I am a fact-checker and grammar enthusiast. I am computer savvy and can layout pages through InDesign, create and  manage websites through a CMS, and be a social media expert on a wide variety of network platforms. My talent and passion motivate me as a writer and an editor to make me work harder in my career.

EXPERIENCE

Digital Trends June 2019-Present Freelance Reporter for Digital Trends. Reporting on the tech industry including breaking news, industry trends, how tech influences our lives and more. 

Hoodline: May 2019-Present Remote Content Editor at Hoodline responsible for editing data wire news stories for over 60 U.S. cities.

L2Tmedia, Evanston, IL: February 2017-May 2019 Senior Content Editor responsible for editing and managing a team of 30+ freelance writers’ work, which includes online blog posts and onsite pages for a variety of dealership clients. Scheduling topics and monthly deadlines. Interviewing prospective writers and involved in writer training process. Project management of freelancer training website and creating and executing quarterly webinars.     

Hyde Park Herald Chicago, IL: July 2015-February 2017  Senior reporter writing weekly and daily stories about news, events and features in the Hyde Park/Kenwood area. Covered breaking news stories as they happen. Reported for education and political beats. Was in charge of weekly and monthly calendar that holds events for the newspaper. Aided in social media posts to Facebook and Twitter pages. Covered President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago as a member of the press. 

ChatterBlast Media Chicago, IL: May 2015-May 2018 Freelance journalist for The Idea Forge. Pitching unique story ideas and writing about Chicago’s innovative landscape. Photographing events and conducting in-depth interviews with professional sources. Reached over 11,000 online readers with a story about the Chicago River Walk.

Chicago Tribune Media Group Chicago, IL: November 2014-July 2015 Writing weekly features on news and events for The Daily Southtown. Contracted as a freelance reporter and photographer. Chosen to write the annual Holiday Lights feature, which was a two-page spread. 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Live for Live Music
  • Beatselector Magazine
  • Orland Park Prairie
  • Lockport Legend

EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL — B.S. in Journalism

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

• Google Analytics

• Blogging

• Research

• Photography

• Website Creation

• SEO Writing