Multimedia Producer, Newsday
Melville, NY (June 2012—Present)
Produced video and interactive content for the editorial board. Supervised the opinion section’s presence on Newsday.com and social media. Dramatically increased page views and user engagement using a combination of search engine optimization, social media and web exclusive projects.
Digital Media Associate, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY (June 2011—June 2012)
Provided multimedia journalism training to students and faculty. Created and implemented lesson plans to teach video, audio, interactive storytelling and web development. Guided students in the use of new technology and story telling tools.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO: NPR, DNAinfo.com, St. Louis Jewish LIght.
REPORTING: Wrote about community events for the Bronx Free Press and blogged regularly for AOL News from May 2008 to Aug. 2009 on general news and politics for the college news section of the network’s political magazine, including several posts featured on AOL’s home page.
Web Developer, Newsday.com
Melville, NY (May 2010—August 2010)
Built the framework for politics.newsday.com, an interactive voters guide which houses coverage of Long Island politics and elections alongside tools for learning about local politics. Contributed to the development of Newsday’s social media roadmap, implementing tools that significantly increased traffic referrals from Facebook and Twitter. Optimized articles for search engines and updated the Newsday.com home page with staff and wire content as an intern for the interactive desk from May 2009 to August 2009.
Director of New Media, Student Life Newspaper
St. Louis, MO (April 2009—March 2010)
Oversaw the production of award-winning multimedia presentations, including an audio slideshow about responses to sexual assault at Washington University. Led an initiative to redesign StudLife.com. Coordinated training sessions on multimedia storytelling and production. Previously served as editor in chief, senior news editor, assignment editor, staff reporter and staff photographer.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
M.S. Journalism, May 2011
Concentration in digital media with coursework in education reporting and data visualization. Reported weekly from a school in Queens and developed a beat in the South Bronx. Produced short documentary videos with an emphasis on narrative storytelling. Graduated with honors and recognized with a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship.
Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. English, May 2010
Graduated magna cum laude. Wrote an honors thesis researching memory in American Holocaust fiction. Completed a minor in political science. Recognized on the dean’s list for seven semesters.
Strong technical background capturing still photographs, video and audio. Experienced with multimedia production software, including Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, ProTools, Audacity and Soundslides.
Comfortable analyzing and visualizing data using tools including Google Fusion Tables, Google Refine, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and R.
Comfortable with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash and InDesign.
Can understand and communicate proficiently in Spanish and Hebrew, both oral and written.
Finalist, Investigative Reporters and Editors Award
Recognized in the student category for work on “Lobbies at the Top,” a project of The New York World.
Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship
Awarded by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to “enable outstanding students to travel and study abroad, observing people, politics and society and the character of the foreign press.”
Gregory Freeman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism
Awarded by Washington University Student Media, Inc. to recognize significant contributions to the quality of Student Life Newspaper and service to the Washington University community.