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Experience

Southwest Journal | Minneapolis

Editor (March 2019-December 2020)

  • Directed the newsroom of a free 30,000-circulation, biweekly community newspaper serving 21 neighborhoods in Southwest Minneapolis.
  • Supervised a staff of two full-time reporters and one web editor.
  • Managed a $35,000 annual freelance budget supporting the work of dozens of reporters, columnists, photographers and editorial interns. Assigned, wrote, edited and mapped placement of articles in coordination with design and advertising staff.
  • Independently determined editorial vision, placing focus on hyperlocal explanatory neighborhood coverage, inclusive storytelling and sourcing, and in-depth, investigatory feature writing.
  • Crafted digital strategy and oversaw the paper’s website and social media accounts. Website received more than 1.6 million annual page views, and average monthly traffic rose by over 70% during tenure.
  • Won awards for enterprise reporting, hard news writing, social issues coverage and arts journalism from the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ). In 2020, the paper’s staff won eight MNSPJ Page One awards — more than any other non-daily newspaper in the state.
  • Spearheaded the paper’s first-ever donation drive, which brought in over $55,000 from hundreds of readers.
  • Developed a paid editorial internship program for the first time in the paper’s 30-year history.

Finance & Commerce and Minnesota Lawyer | Minneapolis

Web Editor and Staff Writer (fall 2015-spring 2019)

  • Managed the websites, social media accounts and digital strategy of a daily and a semiweekly newspaper, including leading a cross-departmental team to introduce new products and features.
  • Edited freelance and staff stories for print and digital publication.
  • Used web traffic analytics to regularly strategize with colleagues about the best ways to tell and share stories online.
  • Wrote cover stories and a regular political and legal history column.

CBSMinnesota.com | Minneapolis

Web Producer (summer 2014-fall 2015)

  • Wrote breaking news and feature stories.
  • Made final editorial decisions on homepage content and rewrote television news packages as web stories.
  • Created breaking news alerts and communicated with more than 100,000 Facebook fans and 50,000 Twitter followers.
  • Wrote a perfect headline: “Tennis coach is game to set consecutive match record”

Patch.com | Twin Cities

Local Editor (summer 2011-winter 2014)

  • Edited and managed community journalism websites in the Minneapolis area.
  • Told stories through narrative writing, pictures, videos and social media.
  • Covered breaking news, crime, courts, city council, education, sports, business and features stories.

Washingtonian Magazine | Washington, D.C.

Editorial Intern (fall 2010)

  • Wrote articles on real estate and Washington events for print and web.
  • Contributed research and writing to features packages, fact-checked articles and listings.

Atlantic Media Company | Washington, D.C.

Research Associate (spring 2009)

  • Researched proceedings of the 110th Congress for the 2010 edition of “The Almanac of American Politics.”

The Mac Weekly | St. Paul, Minn.

Editor in Chief (fall 2009)

  • Supervised staff of 20 editors, managed $30,000 annual budget, made final editorial decisions.

Education

Macalester College | Graduated magna cum laude (May 2010)

  • Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Sociology

Georgetown University | Study away program

  • Capital Semester on Political Journalism, The Fund For American Studies (spring 2009)

Awards and Honors

Skills

  • Computer: Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS, LexisNexis, Photoshop, InDesign, K4, Tableau, InCopy, iMovie, iNews, WordPress, Sienna, WorldNow, Audacity, Facebook, Twitter