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American Theatre | New York, NY
Managing Editor (December 2013 – Present)

  • Spearhead the creation and execution of a brand-new website and digital presence
  • Manage a team of five editors for the creation of a 10x per year magazine
  • Assign and edit full-length features, as well as front-of-book and back-of-book stories
  • Curate and maintain a well of freelance writers in New York and across the country

Backstage | New York, NY
Senior Editor (January 2012 – December 2013)
Associate Editor (April 2011 – December 2011)

  • Assign and edit news, special sections, and features across publishing platforms
  • Spearheaded print redesign and website relaunch with team of three editors
  • Manage freelance and staff writers to produce weekly magazine and daily website
  • Curate Backstage.com homepage and news, reviews, and advice channels
  • Grew website traffic by 60 percent and Facebook fans by 88 percent from 2012 to 2013
  • Report and write cover stories, celebrity profiles, and features for the magazine
  • Host event panels and on-camera interviews, with actors such as Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain

Fast Company | New York, NY
Editorial Assistant (April 2010 – April 2011)

  • Wrote articles on arts, technology, design, and environment for print and online
  • Collaborated on special issues, including Masters of Design and Most Creative People
  • Performed research and additional reporting for senior editorial staff
  • Managed all author, illustrator, and photographer contracts and invoices
  • Provided administrative support to executive editorial team

International Herald Tribune | Paris, France
Features Assistant (January 2010 -­ March 2010)

  • Wrote and edited items for the online and print editions of the Global Arts Guide
  • Contributed to The New York Times Travel section
  • Fact-­checked and proofread articles for the features department
  • Built online slideshows for NYTimes.com

Science Illustrated | Evanston, IL
Northwestern University Graduate Magazine Capstone Project
Research Director (September 2009 -­ December 2009)

  • Hired by Bonnier Corporation to develop a brand strategy and website for Science Illustrated
  • Supervised all audience research: four surveys, 40 in-­‐depth interviews and two focus groups
  • Oversaw all fact-­checking for print and online articles
  • Led development of an original media kit

Chicagoist | Chicago, IL
Top Chicago blog covering news, food, arts and events
Staff Writer (February 2009 -­ December 2009)

  • Covered topics such as theater, art, film, fashion, and nightlife in weekly articles

Medill News Service | Chicago, IL
Northwestern University Graduate School of Journalism newswire 
Reporter (April 2009-June 2009)

  • Wrote spot news and in-depth feature articles on daily deadlines
  • Produced video segments, audio stories, and Flash graphics to accompany articles
  • Articles printed in Chicago-area publications

American Theatre | New York, NY
Nationally distributed theater magazine
Editorial Intern (September 2008 – December 2008)

  • Wrote and edited front-­of‐book articles
  • Worked with a team of four editors to conceptualize 25th anniversary issue and event
  • Edited, fact-­checked, and formatted 80 articles for a 600-­‐page book commemorating the anniversary

Theatre Bay Area | San Francisco, CA
Non-profit theater magazine covering the San Francisco bay area
Magazine Intern (June 2008-September 2008)

  • Updated online and print theater listings daily
  • Published articles to the web each month using basic html

Daily Bruin | Los Angeles, CA
Society of Professional Journalists 2008 Best All-­Around Daily Student Newspaper
Theater/Arts Editor (December 2007 – June 2008)
Staff Reporter (April 2007 – November 2007)

  • Assigned and edited pieces about theater, art, dining, fashion, literature, and lifestyle
  • Conceptualized and executed a 10-­page special section for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

EDUCATION

Northwestern University | Evanston, IL
Master of Science in Magazine Journalism

  • Gertrude and G. D. Crain Publishing Management Award

University of California Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts in English, Minor in Theater

  • Graduated Cum Laude, College Honors, Departmental Highest Honors
  • Rose Gilbert Undergraduate Research Scholarship
  • Golden Key Honor Society

UCLA Travel Study | Stratford and London, England             

  • Early and Late Shakespeare Courses
  • Partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company