My Work

February 5th, 2016
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I am a digital editor, copy editor and engagement editor, most recently at The New York Times, where I worked for 4 years. At The Times, I worked mainly in the New York section as a digital editor, developing projects and news packages for nytimes.com. I also managed the section’s social media accounts, most notably the @NYTMetro account on Twitter.

Education:

B.A. in print journalism, 2008 (summa cum laude)
Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications
Hampton University, Hampton, Va. 23668

Skills:

Digital editing, web production, HTML, CSS, social media strategy and management, reader engagement, copy editing, proofreading, New York Times Style, AP Style, content management systems, comment moderation, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Work history:

  • April 2016 – Present | Freelance editor and digital strategist | Self-employed
  • Nov. 2013 – Aug. 2015 | Senior staff editor, Metro | The New York Times, New York, N.Y.
  • May 2011 – Nov. 2013 | Staff editor, Metropolitan | The New York Times, New York, N.Y.
  • Sept. 2009 – May 2011 | Web producer | The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kan.
  • Nov. 2008 – Aug. 2009 | Web content producer | Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.
  • Aug.-Nov. 2008 | Copy editor/page designer | Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

Internships and training:

  • Summer 2008 | DJNF editing intern | The New York Times, New York
  • Sept. 2007 – May 2008 | Part-time copy editor | Daily Press, Newport News, Va.
  • Sept.-Dec. 2007, Sept. 2004 – May 2005 | Copy editor/staff writer | The Hampton Script
  • Summer 2007 | Reporting/editing intern | The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Oct. 28 – Oct. 31, 2006 | Reporter | United Nations Youth Summit Review, U.N.
  • Summer 2006 | Reporting intern | Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • May 15 – June 8, 2006 | Reporter | Scripps Howard Foundation short course, D.C.
  • April 21 – 28, 2006 | Reporter | ASNE Reporter, ASNE National Convention, Seattle
  • Summer 2005 | Reporting intern | Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.
  • May 2005 | The New York Times Student Journalism Institute | New Orleans
  • Sept. 2004 – May 2005 | Copy editor | The Hamptonian yearbook
  • Summer 2004 | Reporting intern | Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

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