Resume

Experience


Entertainment Freelance Writer | February 2014 – present

Contribute interviews, lists and event recaps centered around pop culture. Featured in Complex, Comic Book Resources, ComicsAlliance, AXS, Examiner, HuffPost and more.

Contributing Writer, TheBoombox.com | July 2015 – January 2017

Send daily pitches of breaking Hip-hop and R&B news. Interview artists such as iLoveMemphis and Bryson Tiller for featured pieces. Contribute album reviews and event recaps for the site.

Contributing Writer, RollingOut.com | February 2014 – March 2016

Tasked with developing a presence in New York City for the Atlanta-based newspaper by reporting and recapping events in the five boroughs. Interviewed celebrities on and off camera as well as up-and-comers in the entertainment industry.

Sheftell Fellow, New York Daily News | June – August 2014

One of three students chosen out of a hundred to work under the New York Daily News Fellowship named after Jason Sheftell, the late NYDN reporter. Rotated throughout the features, web, and city desk while reporting for print and online.

Editorial Intern, New York Amsterdam News | February – August 2013

Wrote headlines for SEO; conducted research to pitch and report on stories of importance to the black community, including front-page feature on the mother of slain teen, Ramarley Graham as well as an impromptu interview with Kirsten John Foy, a former candidate for City Council’s 36th District in New York.

Editorial Intern, UPTOWN Magazine | February-July 2012

Researched and fact-checked article content by scouring websites such as LinkedIn and Twitter in addition to cross-
referencing credible news publications. Wrote and edited short pieces for online and print.

Education


M.A., Communications: Urban Reporting concentration | December 2014

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.

 

B.A., Media and Communication Arts: Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations | June 2013

CUNY City College of New York, New York, N.Y.

 

Skills


Web Tools: WordPress, Pixlr, Squarespace

Design: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

Video: Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker

Audio: Reaper, Audacity

Social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat

Additional Skills: AP Style, Photography, HTML, CSS, SEO

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