Résumé

EDUCATION
New York University-Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York, NY
Master of Arts in Media, Culture and Communication May 2011
University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, NY
Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Journalism, Minor in Psychology August 1999
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
News Corp, New York, NY July 2012-present
Staff reporter

  • Research, report on and write about news stories throughout Brooklyn
  • Take and edit photographs to accompany news stories
  • Write headlines and photo captions to optimize search engine results
  • Maintain calendar listings

All Over Albany, Albany, NY June 2011-January 2012
Associate editor and writer

  • Wrote feature blog posts related to upstate New York news and culture
  • Edited feature blogs written by contributors
  • Wrote blog posts based on aggregates of daily news cycles
  • Developed strategies for business growth

Albany Times Union, Albany, NY May 1999-May 2009
Staff writer

  • Reported on and wrote about arts and entertainment (2007-2009); courts, crime, local and county governments, education and general assignment (2002-2007); and business news (1999-2002)
  • Managed the newspaper’s arts and entertainment blog
  • Filmed and produced short feature videos to accompany print and web stories

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
826NYC, New York, NY September 2011-present
Volunteer educator

  • Help local youth write children’s books as a way to foster literacy and creativity
  • Process content and assist in bookbinding for instant production

Paper Tiger Television, New York, NY January 2012-present
Volunteer filmmaker and organizer

  • Create political and activist films for broadcast on cable access television and other venues
  • Assisted in the production and documentation of the Being the Media conference, February 2012

Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, New York, NY January 2010-December 2012
Public Relations Associate and League Representative

  • Write and disseminate press releases, as well as manage public relations software and social media sites
  • Act as public relations liaison to the media during public events
  • Film sports footage for television and web production

Albany All Stars and Hellions of Troy Roller Derby Leagues, Albany, NY February 2007- September 2009
League Founder, Chair of Public Relations and Member of the Board of Directors

  • Led league development, including skater recruitment, bout production and league management
  • Wrote press releases, held press conferences and was lead spokeswoman for both leagues

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro
  • PC & Macintosh literate; basic HTML & online blogging software; Oracle Site Studio; adept at online search & social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Constant Contact
  • Proficient in academic research (JSTOR, LexisNexis, etc.) & critical analysis, especially in the social sciences
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