Resume

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE
USA TODAY Travel, Online Editor/Producer, New York City, February 2013 to present

  • Currently managing USA TODAY Eats, which includes writing, editing and assigning content, reporting and hosting videos, posting to social media and meeting aggressive traffic goals, which have doubled year over 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. Now project managing a video series of monthly cooking demos
  • Contribute to Go Escape quarterly magazine and annual Best of NY print tab
  • 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

Sports Information Department, Assistant, Lipscomb University, 2006 to 2009

  • Designed and produced media guides for Lipscomb’s athletic teams

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)

FREELANCE

  • 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

  • New York Road Runners member, June 2014 to present; 2015 and 2016 NYC Marathons
  • 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 CMS, WordPress, Hootsuite, Spredfast, InDesign, Quark, Photoshop, Basic HTML, social media management, video hosting, basic video production, Exact Target, Omniture

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