Resume

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Chef & Restaurant magazine, U.S. Editor, New York City, March 2021 to present

  • Managing content for the U.S. edition of Chef & Restaurant magazine, featuring chefs, restaurants, wine and culture across the hospitality industry

meez, consultant to head of marketing, New York City, March 2021 to May 2022

  • Managed blog, SEM, email marketing, and @getmeez organic and paid social media
  • Pitched and promoted brand and CEO for press, podcasts and panels
  • Garnered strategic partnerships, event sponsorships and chef ambassadors

Institute of Culinary Education, Content Director, New York City, July 2018 to present

  • Managed content platform with aspirational, educational food stories and thought leadership on trends, techniques, chefs, recipes, school and industry news, research, business, hospitality and sustainability
  • Wrote and edited marketing emails and promotional content, from video scripts to radio ads, for brand awareness and lead generation
  • Managed .edu website QA for style, voice, tone, compliance and consistency
  • Oversaw organic and paid social media tactics across five platforms
  • Hosted world’s best chefs in monthly demo series, in person and live streaming
  • Grew blog traffic by 100+% YoY with consistent growth across all KPIs
  • Project managed production of 300 cooking videos for first online program

USA TODAY Travel, Editor/Producer, New York City, February 2013 to June 2018

  • Conceived and managed USA TODAY Eats, which included assigning, editing and writing daily food and travel content; producing and hosting videos; posting to social media; and meeting aggressive traffic goals, which exceeded 1M pageviews per year
  • Launched four microsites (Las Vegas, Food and Wine, Cruise and Caribbean) from inception through production, including planning and assigning content, managing 100+ freelancers, editing copy, sourcing photos and launching social media campaigns
  • Hosted video series attending food events around the country, interviewing 50+ chefs and demonstrating distinct tastes of destinations, 2014-2015; project managed a video series of monthly international cooking demos in 2016
  • Contributed to Go Escape quarterly magazine, annual Best of NY print tab, and food and travel-related book reviews
  • Managed The Point: editorial city guides for Hilton with 75 local contributors and quarterly updates for two years

TheDailyMeal.com, New York City Editor, New York, September 2012 to February 2013

  • Pitched and wrote city-specific content on all things food and drink, from chef buzz to brunch picks
  • Attended and reported on food and travel events locally and in the Tri-State area

Rand McNally, Content Editor, New York, April 2011 to February 2013

  • Wrote, edited and promoted travel blog, editorial sections of print maps and atlases, eBooks, and social networks over three brands
  • Lead operations, communication and content generation for annual Best of the Road promotion, which prompted a Travel Channel show. Developed ongoing relationships with pool of talented, influential travel bloggers and videographers
  • Curated road trip user review site and edited database of 12,000 points of interest and 30,000 towns
  • Managed interns and contributors for social media and road trip content

EverydayHealth.com, Editorial Web Assistant, New York, January 2011 to April 2011

  • Built, edited and linked a variety of health stories in CMS and WordPress
  • Pitched, researched and wrote stories relating current news to our readers
  • Updated and edited contributors’ blogs and weekly newsletters

Field & Stream, Editorial Assistant, New York, April 2010 to September 2010

  • Wrote front-of-book First Shots and Game Faces, and edited letters section
  • Wrote guest blogs and hosted video clips of first-time adventures from deep-sea fishing to rifle and ATV lessons
  • Managed contributors’ contracts, payments and usage reports

Good Housekeeping, Editorial Intern, New York, Fall 2009

  • Researched 125 years of magazine archives for 125th anniversary features
  • Wrote GH Research Institute product-test results for the magazine’s website
  • Interviewed health and technology experts for print columns

Country Music Association, Intern, CMA Music Festival, Nashville, June 2009

  • Covered music festival performances and family events for CMAfest.com
  • Interviewed performers for pull quotes featured in USA TODAY

The Babbler, Editor-in-Chief, Lipscomb University’s weekly newspaper, 2007-2008

  • Wrote and edited copy, created page layouts and designed original flag, managed staff of 30, and streamlined publication dates and procedures

EDUCATION
Lipscomb University, College of Educational and Professional Studies, Nashville, TN

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, magna cum laude (3.7 GPA), December 2009
  • Provost’s List (4.0 GPA) one semester; Dean’s List (3.5-3.9 GPA) six semesters

New York Media Experience Program (NYMEP), Marist College, Fall 2009

  • Full-time internship and online courses (4.0 GPA)

Academic Programs International (API), Florence, Italy, Summer 2008

  • Lorenzo de’ Medici School: Art history and History of the Mafia (4.0 GPA)

INDUSTRY EVENTS

  • Panelist, 2018 PRSA Travel & Tourism Conference, What’s Cooking in Food Coverage: Tips and Insights From Top Culinary Journalists, New Orleans
  • Keynote, 2017 Global Food Tourism Conference, Breaking onto the Beaten Path — Exposing Unsung Food Scenes, Montreal, QC
  • Panelist, 2017 Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, Storytelling in a Multi-Platform Age, Asheville, N.C.
  • MC, 2016 Travel & Adventure Show, Taste of Travel cooking demo with chef Victor Albisu, DC
  • Panelist, 2015 Travel Marketing Summit, Inspiration through Storytelling, NYC

FREELANCE

  • The Food Institute, contributor, June-July 2022
  • Go Overseas, Contributing Editor, October 2012-April 2013
  • Men’s Fitness, Freelancer, October 2012-February 2013
  • Hungry? City Guides, food blogger, November 2010-February 2011
  • On Holiday magazine, travel contributor, December 2010, May 2011, March 2013

ACTIVITIES

  • Runner: 2015-2016 NYC Marathons, 2017 Chicago Marathon, 2019 Berlin Marathon, 2021 London Marathon, 2022 Boston Marathon
  • Volunteer: Boston, Chicago and NYC Marathons
  • Volunteer work with God’s Love We Deliver, Hillsong NYC, Citymeals on Wheels, Bowery Mission
  • Appeared on Bravo’s Cash Cab Episode 1406, October 2019
  • Appeared on Travel Channel’s Xtreme Waterparks Episode 209, July 2013
  • Basic Italian, Berlitz Learning Center, August-December 2011
  • President, Lipscomb chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, 2008-2009
  • Secretary, Pi Delta sorority, 2008-2009
  • Casting Assistant, Moore Casting (Nashville, TN), 2006-2009
  • Mission work in Honduras (2003-2006) and Mexico (2008)

SKILLS Drupal, WordPress, Hootsuite, Spredfast, InDesign, Quark, Photoshop, basic HTML, social media management, video hosting, basic video production, Exact Target, Omniture

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