Highly enthusiastic professional with a boundless imagination. Accomplished multi-tasker with strong project-management skills and a fondness for collaboration. Sharp writing abilities with a knack for self-editing and performing under pressure.
Dining Editor – The Washington Post Express, Washington, D.C. May 2013-July 2016. Planned, wrote and edited dining content that breathed life into the print and digital versions of The Washington Post's free daily newspaper. Dug up local food trends and reported them using unexpected angles and original analysis. Author of Express’s highest-performing web story, which has over 2.3 million page views. Interviewed, profiled and developed fruitful sources in the local and national food scene. Contributed cover stories as well as travel, art and lifestyle features for other sections. Built and trained a group of freelance writers to deliver sparkling copy.
Assistant Lifestyle Editor – The Washington Post Express and FW, Washington, D.C. February 2012-August 2013. Contributed weekly style features geared to a broad local market. Reported on retail openings and developed a monthly DIY project for the home. Assisted with fashion shoots and helped source products for the holiday gift guide. Also assisted with the production of FW, the fashion magazine of The Washington Post, which published five times a year.
Senior Editor – DailyCandy Deals, New York. May 2011-February 2012.Oversaw the operation of seven city editions, including the popular Everywhere edition. Vetted, trained, managed, top-edited, and fact-checked a team of freelance writers. Ensured all content was compelling and drove subscribers to make a purchase. Strategized scheduling across all markets. Interfaced with the marketing team on DailyCandy Deals-sponsored events and collateral content. Collaborated with the DailyCandy edit team on integrated packages.
Promotions Editor – DailyCandy, New York. October 2010-May 2011.Conceptualized and wrote entertaining, persuasive copy for DailyCandy advertisers. Interfaced with the ad operations and product teams on a daily basis. Conducted research as needed, including analyzing a business' products, marketing strategies, demographic targets, core messaging, and proper voice.
Research Assistant − National Public Radio, Office of the Ombudsman, Washington DC. June 2007-September 2008. Analyzed NPR programming to ensure adherence to the NPR Code of Ethics. Communicated with NPR reporters, editors and management to resolve issues under question. Reported directly to the Ombudsman through detailed written reports outlining these ethical issues and suggested courses of action. Wrote articles for the Ombudsman's weekly column on npr.org.
The Washington Post, April 2014-Present. – Pitch and write multiple feature-length articles on dining and fashion for the Food, Style and Weekend sections. Launched a reoccurring "$40 in ..." neighborhood feature for the Weekend section. Contribute to the Going Out Guide blog about local food news and events.
Time Out, October 2014-Present - Write unique content about local restaurants, bars and culture based on a deep knowledge of the local scene.
DailyCandy, August 2007-February 2012. – Over 300 articles published on under-the-radar fashion designers, new restaurants, and must-have products on a local scale. Served as interim editor when the Washington, D.C. editor went on maternity leave. Frequent contributor to the Washington, D.C., Miami, San Francisco, New York, Everywhere, and Seattle editions.
AWARDS & EXTRACURRICULARS
Society for Features Journalism honorable mention, narrative storytelling, “Good Swill Hunting,” 2016. Judges: “A brightly written feature that introduces readers to an aspect of contemporary whiskey culture that few of us have considered.”
American Copy Editors Society third place, individual heading writing, 2014. Judges: “These headlines are witty and smart—enticing the reader to read on.”
Owner, The Lemon Bowl, November 2015-Present. Founder of a shared DIY studio for the city’s curious and creative.
Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Sociology at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Completed in 2007.