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education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY // graduation: March 2017

  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications – B.S. in Journalism (Magazine)

  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – B.S. in Political Science


work experience

Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly.com

SEO editor // October 2017 - Present

  • Lead a complete revamp of the SEO strategy for Philly.com

  • Work with executive and managing editors to craft new taxonomy and design for Philly.com

  • Collaborate with developers and product managers to reconstruct Philly.com’s technical SEO

  • Continuously train a 200-plus person newsroom on the latest editorial SEO strategies

  • Aid reporters and editors throughout the reporting process: story ideation, editing, headlines, etc.

  • Write original stories on major news events that answered searchers’ questions

  • Start daily news meetings with an audience-focused look at our newsroom’s journalism

  • Pitch, produce and manage a daily news podcast

  • Write daily sports newsletter (33k subs), backup on the morning newsletter (100k-plus subs)

  • Assist audience engagement editors on social media content for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The New York Times

Intern, Smarter Living // June 2017 - August 2017

  • Implemented digital strategy to attract new readers through a 
focus on service journalism 


  • Aided in the production and execution of newsletters, SEO initiatives and social promotion


  • Wrote and reported original stories

ESPN

Editorial intern, Major League Baseball // June 2016 - Aug. 2016

  • Edited and produced major projects, such as the ranking of the top 100 baseball players of all time


  • Wrote and reported articles and designed infographics for ESPN.com

  • Participated in planning and editorial meetings with staff members from various departments

VOX

Intern, data reporting and graphics // March 2016 - June 2016

  • Wrote and reported original stories for Vox

  • Used data and programming skills to express complex ideas in understandable visuals

  • Worked with Vox writers to make their stories more visually engaging and informative

INSIDE NU

Editor-in-chief, beat writer //  Feb. 2013 – present

  • Covered Northwestern University sports teams on a 24/7 basis for SB Nation’s Northwestern site

  • Incorporated reporting, video, statistics and analysis into comprehensive, in-depth stories

  • Created, assigned, reported, wrote, edited and fact-checked timely, accurate and engaging stories

WASHINGTONIAN

Editorial fellow //  June 2015 – Aug. 2015

  • Fact-check, research and copy edit features and stories daily for the web and print magazine

  • Pitch, write and report short- and long-term stories for Washingtonian.com and the magazine

  • Pitched and critiqued story ideas in weekly editorial meetings with senior staff members

  • Report stories independently, including a series from the Citi Open professional tennis tournament

MEDILL NEWS SERVICE

Education Reporter // Jan. 2015 – March 2015

  • Cover education, along with politics, national security and other national issues on Capitol Hill

  • Report and produce written and multimedia stories for MedillontheHill.net and US News

  • Organize staff as web producer and social media manager, ensuring the site maintained its standards

NORTHWESTERN MAGAZINE

Editorial Intern  //  June 2014 – June 2017

  • Write features, obituaries, captions and other content for Northwestern’s quarterly alumni magazine

  • Assist with proofreading, fact checking, design, social media and other parts of production

  • Participate in yearly editorial board meetings with influential alumni to critique the past year’s issues

IN THESE TIMES

Editorial Intern  //  June 2014 – Aug. 2014

  • Research, fact-check and proofread for In These Times magazine and website

  • Participate in all editorial meetings and pitch longer stories for both the magazine and website to editors

  • Write features in the magazine and blog posts

  • Assist web editor in content promotion, social media and traffic-tracking

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES

  • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED // June 2014
    Built an interactive graphic for a story about the NCAA's all-time leader in career three-pointers made

  • THE WALL STREET JOURNAL // Feb. 2014
    Covered the first day of the Northwestern football players’ union hearing for WSJ.com


skills

  • Editorial (expert), technical (proficient) SEO (Google Trends, SEMRush, Screaming Frog, etc.)

  • Off-platform content creation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Apple News, etc.

  • Digital strategy experience with Google Analytics, Google Trends, Chartbeat, Parse.ly, Crowdtangle

  • Experience with AP Style, copy editing, fact checking and research

  • Confident with Chorus, Arc, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Tableau, Adobe Creative Suite


References available upon request.