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Newsroom leader with more than 20 years of journalism experience and a decade of editorial experience, including expertise in management acquired at a leading trade publication. Trusted leader and manager capable of forming a cohesive team to break exclusive news and grow repeat audiences. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as an ability to quickly absorb new concepts and technologies.

Skills

100 wpm Teeline shorthand

Versed in AP style

Skilled in HTML/CCS

Proficient with Wordpress

Work​
experience​
Editor in Chief, Environmental Working Group (Washington, DC)

​June 2021 - present

 

- The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Through research, advocacy and unique education tools, EWG drives consumer choice and civic action.

 

Managing Editor, Inside EPA (Arlington, VA)

​2010 - May 2021

 

− Led a newsroom of 10 reporters generating breaking news and scoops

− Mentored junior reporters in crafting original, captivating angles on major news stories

− Ensured reporters produce must-read stories on EPA policies to maintain Inside EPA's relevance

− Retained strong reporting experience by identifying and pursuing my own stories

− Guaranteed reporters meet hourly, daily, and weekly deadlines for print and online outlets

− Acted as chief liaison between the newsroom, website, and print production department

− Designed layout of stories on Inside EPA website for maximum audience engagement

Associate Editor, Inside EPA (Arlington, VA)
​2006 - 2010

 

− Covered congressional and EPA hearings, court arguments, and other public events

− Sharpened my news instincts to find exclusive stories hidden in the general headlines

− Grew my responsibilities to include overseeing production of the weekly Inside EPA newsletter

 

Associate Editor, Clean Air Report (Arlington, VA)

​2004 - 2006

 

− Wrote news stories on federal clean air policy on tight deadlines, developing contacts with industry, government, environmental, state and other officials

− Assisted with editing of the Clean Air Report newsletter, including checking facts and grammar

Senior Reporter, Hull Daily Mail (Hull, England)
​2002 - 2004

− Wrote concise, wide-ranging, and compelling copy for a daily city newspaper, covering topics including city government, crime, human interest stories, education and more

− Worked on short deadlines, reacting to breaking news and covering weekend and evening shifts

− Frequently wrote, designed, and copy-edited the newspaper's 16-page business section, including sole responsibility for page and picture design

Trainee Reporter, Hull Daily Mail (Hull, England)
​2001 - 2002

 

− Wrote concise, wide-ranging, and compelling copy for a daily city newspaper, covering topics including city government, crime, human interest stories, education and more

− Worked on short deadlines, reacting to breaking news and covering weekend and evening shifts

− Frequently wrote, designed, and copy-edited the newspaper's 16-page business section, including sole responsibility for page and picture design

Staff Writer, Cub Newspaper (London, England)
​1999 - 2001

 

− Wrote news stories and film reviews for Queen Mary College’s official student publication

− Developed writing, researching, and interviewing style while meeting weekly deadlines

Education
Grimsby College, Grimsby, UK

2001 - 2002

 

Journalism National Vocational Qualification, Level 4

 

A U.S. college bachelor degree-equivalent qualification covering subjects such as media law and news writing, based on extensive training at a dedicated journalism college

 

Queen Mary College, University of London

1998 - 2001

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (U.S. JD equivalent)

 

elevant coursework included: U.S. Constitutional Law, European Union law, contract law, criminology, and criminal justice