Resume

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

  • Report, research, and write science news and feature stories

Ind. Contractor (12/16–2/17), Seeker, Group Nine Media, San Francisco, CA

  • Contracted as a Senior Editor/Producer
  • Selected, assign, and edit science and tech news and feature stories
  • Uploaded content via CMS
  • Vetted dozens of news stories daily from science and tech sites
  • Recruited and managed freelance writers
  • Wrote and edited blogs, features, and slideshows
  • Conferenced daily with news team to generate story ideas

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

  • Lead workshops that cater to fiction and creative nonfiction writers

Ind. Contractor (2/08–12/16), DNews, Discovery, Silver Spring, MD

  • Contracted as a Senior Editor/Producer
  • Selected, assign, edit, and upload content via CMS
  • Vetted dozens of news stories daily from science and tech sites
  • Recruited and managed freelance bloggers
  • Wrote and edited blogs, features, and slideshows
  • Conferenced daily with news team to coordinate content goals and generate story ideas
  • Helped establish content partnerships with other news websites
  • Promoted the website using social media
  • Assessed article performance using web analytics software

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)

VOLUNTEER

Instructor, Memoir Class (10/14-Present), Goddard House, Brookline, MA

MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of Science Writers

Society of Professional Journalists

Society for Environmental Journalists

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

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