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Experience | Education | Skills

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EXPERIENCE

  • NBCNews.com | Breaking news and features
    Reporter/Editor | July 2012 – present

    ● Reported on breaking news and pitched and wrote original enterprise stories

    ● Gathered video elements, interviews and helped produce TV spots for Today and Nightly News

    ● Sourced, verified, licensed and curated user-generated content for various platforms

    ● Assigned stories and managed team of writers during weekend shifts

    ● Worked directly with producers and correspondents around the world to present their reporting online

    ● Helped manage and monitor the network’s social media platforms

    ● Created and edited online content for the Sochi Olympics

    ● Produced content for and shaped the digital presence of Rock Center with Brian Williams

  • msnbc.com | Former Microsoft and NBC News joint venture

    Writer/Web producer | June 2011 – July 2012

    ● Reported on breaking news and feature articles and edited other writers’ original content

    ● Managed the online presence of Nightly News with Brian Williams

    ● Assigned and edited Web-only content tied to the broadcast

    ● Helped create social media content distribution strategies and manage several platforms

  • Refinery29.com | News and features fashion website
    Editorial intern | Spring 2011

    • Wrote up to six posts a day on a range of topics such as seasonal trends, emerging designers and entertainment; helped editors research fashion stories; planned photo shoots.
  • internXchange | Summer internship program for young  journalists in Berlin, Germany
    Broadcast intern | Summer 2010

    • Interned with state-funded broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg for its evening news program Brandenburg Aktuell; contributed research for stories, conducted interviews in German, Romanian and English for a package on a student exchange program and co-wrote the script for it.
    • Coursework in German politics, history, arts and media at the International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Cloudbrain, LLC, Charlottesville, Va. | Software and social media company
    Marketing content manager and Web producer | July 2009 – June 2010

    • Created and managed one of the company’s blogs; managed SaveTheSongs brand, wrote, produced and edited instructional and commercial videos, wrote product reviews, articles on emerging technologies, product marketing copy.
  • Commonwealth Chronicle | News blog covering issues such as higher education and transportation in Virginia
    Co-creator, reporter, editor

    • Wrote in-depth story and produced video package on issues surrounding Interstate 81, including trucking safety developments and women in trucking; conducted  exclusive interview with Jayson Blair.
  • InfoTV | Local television station serving a medium-sized community (170,000 people) in Arad, Romania
    Broadcast intern | Summer 2008

    • Produced and edited news packages on a local artist painting the mural of a renovated church and the mayor inaugurating a water filtration system.
  • The Trident | Washington and Lee University student weekly newspaper
    Reporter | 2008

    • Wrote stories on the university administration.
  • Observator | Local newspaper serving a medium-sized community in Arad, Romania
    Print intern | Summer 2007

    • Wrote stories on high school national aptitude exams and the lack of air-conditioning in local hospitals.

SKILLS

  • Languages: Fluent in Romanian. Proficient in German. Verbally fluent in Spanish. Beginning Italian.
  • Social Media: Proficient in using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Dataminr, Geofeedia, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Tumblr and more. Expertise in implementing social media in community building strategies.
  • Multimedia: Proficient in digital video, photo and audio recording and editing (Final Cut Pro, Avid Newscutter). Basic HTML, CSS and Web development skills. Familiar with WordPress.

EDUCATION

  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY
    Master of Science, Journalism, concentration in Digital Media | May, 2011
    Coursework in writing, international reporting, photography, video and Web production, HTML, CSS, social media
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. | June 2009, summa cum laude
    Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications and German Language
    Honors in German: Is Germany Still a Nation on Probation? Patriotism vs. Nationalism in 21st Century Germany
    Semester abroad in Germany | Spring 2007

HONORS AND AWARDS

Phi Beta Kappa Society. Honor Roll three semesters. Dean’s List six semesters. Endowed award for German language. Edward Jackson international reporting award. Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

REFERENCES

Available upon request.

See samples of my work here.

International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin