Resume

WORK HISTORY

Freelance Science Journalist (3/17-Present) Boston, MA

  • Report, research, and write science news and feature stories (Contracts include Live Science, Seeker, How Stuff Works and others)

Senior Editor/Producer (2/08–3/17), Seeker (Formerly Discovery News), Group Nine Media, San Francisco, CA

  • Selected, assigned, and edited science and tech news and feature stories
  • Recruited and managed freelance writers
  • Assessed article performance using web analytics software
  • Wrote and edited blogs, news features, and slideshows
  • Worked with media department to produce videos
  • Uploaded content via CMS
  • Conferenced daily with news team to generate story ideas
  • Helped establish content partnerships with other news websites
  • Promoted the website using social media

Founder, (8/13–Present), Fresh Pond Writers, Boston, MA

  • Lead workshops that cater to fiction and creative nonfiction writers

Freelance Science Journalist (9/04–2/08), New York, NY

  • Reported, researched, and wrote news and feature stories (Contracts included DNews, Slate, Scientific American, Fast Company, and MIT Technology Review)

Managing Editor (8/00–9/04), MIT Technology Review, Cambridge, MA

  • Created editorial workflow and production schedule where none existed previously
  • Managed workflow and production schedule for both the magazine and two annual inserts
  • Recruited and managed copy chief, fact checker, and editorial assistant
  • Recruited and directed editorial research interns for annual inserts
  • Wrote and edited feature and department articles for both MIT Technology Review and the Institute’s alumni magazine, MIT News
  • Consistently maintained an on-time delivery to printer for all four years

Managing Editor (7/99–8/00), Scientific American Explorations, Boston

  • Created editorial workflow and production schedule where none existed previously
  • Managed workflow and production schedule
  • Wrote and edited features and departments
  • Assigned and directed freelance writers
  • Researched illustration materials
  • Consistently maintained an on-time delivery to printer

Associate Editor (6/98–7/99), Astronomy, Waukesha, WI

  • Wrote and edited feature and department articles for monthly magazine
  • Directed freelance writer assignments
  • Attended scientific meetings
  • Acted as web editor for Astronomy.com
  • Conceived of new website to promote editor-hosted trips
  • Researched illustration materials
  • Participated in story-shaping meetings

Assistant Editor  (3/95–6/98), Earth, Waukesha, WI

Editorial Assistant (11/92–3/95), Astronomy, Waukesha, WI

Editorial Secretary (11/89–11/92), Astronomy, Waukesha, WI

EDUCATION

B.A. with honors, Communications, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

BOOK AUTHOR

Rocks and Minerals, part of the Reader’s Digest Pathfinders series (1999)

MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Science Writers

Society of Professional Journalists

Society for Environmental Journalists

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

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