EDUCATION

E.W Scripps School of Journalism
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
B.S.J. in Magazine Journalism
Specialization in English and Spanish, Minor in English
Sue Porter Scholarship Recipient

EXPERIENCE

Den of Geek: TV Editor, Sumer 2014 – Present

Write episode and season reviews for shows such as “The Americans," "Mr. Robot" and more. Conduct interviews with showrunners and writers. Edit and post features. Maintain social media accounts. Write essays about popular culture and television.

PR Newswire: Senior Content Specialist, Summer 2012 – Summer 2018

Format and edit press releases for the largest and oldest commercial wire service in the world. Counsel clients on appropriate distributions for most effective pick-up. Process multimedia assets for releases. Create search engine optimized headlines. Research content marketing to provide PR professionals with most up to date tactics.

Hypable.com: Staff Writer,  Summer 2012 – Spring 2015

Wrote daily posts, covering news, reviews and essays about the shows “30 Rock” and “Community.” Maximize search engine optimization for each post through headline length, key terms and relevant content. Engage readers in discussions about their favorite shows.

Billboard Magazine : Editorial Intern, Summer 2011
Wrote 30 stories for Billboard.com and Billboard.biz. Contributed a single review of Mat Kearney’s “Hey Mama” to the August 18 issue. Compiled the daily Billboard newsletter and verified and uploaded stories from the magazine onto Billboard.com.

Backdrop MagazineEditor-in-Chief, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012
Oversaw all aspects of production for the only independent and entirely student run magazine at Ohio University. Wrote nine features for the magazine and several more for the website. Served as web editor and managaing editor before being chosen as the first editor-in-chief to have not been involved in the magazine’s creation in 2007. Managed the editorial direction of the magazine, work with the designers and photographers to approve the art of the magazine and meet with the publisher, advertising director and marketing directors to evaluate our financial and marketing strategies.

The PostTV Critic, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Wrote weekly TV reviews and analysis that ranged from an in-depth exploration of Gary from “Teen Mom’s” psyche to an admonishment of “Celebrity Rehab” to straight-forward reviews of shows such as “Game of Thrones” and “Justified.”

Patton College of EducationWeb Writer and Public Relations, Fall 2011 – Winter 2012
Regularly wrote feature stories and blog posts for Ohio University’s college of education and created press releases for the college as well. Several of these press releases were featured in local newspapers.

Southern Ohio CopperheadsStaff Writer and Social Media, Summer 2010
Wrote game recaps for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, a summer amateur wooden- bat baseball team in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Team. Managed the team’s social media accounts.

RELEVANT SKILLS

Writing and editing for the web, magazines and newspapers • Copy editing • Headline writing • CMS  • InDesign • Photoshop  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram) • Blogging platforms (WordPress, Blogger, Drupal) • Spanish comprehension • Extensive knowledge of popular culture and sports •