Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ▪ Pittsburgh, Pa.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT REPORTER ▪ Jan. 2016 - July 2016
- Covering and investigating Pittsburgh’s City Hall — including the mayor, city council and authorities — by developing sources and requesting and interpreting documents
- Advancing breaking news into second-day stories; pitching and executing longer-term reports
- Interacting with more than 2,500 organic Twitter followers; making photos and videos on my iPhone
- Covered courts, crime, breaking news and general assignment stories
- Filed breaking news and general assignment articles for Post-Gazette's website and advanced them for the next day's newspaper
- Used my iPhone to file stories, make photos and shoot video from breaking news scenes
- Worked night cops shift filing breaking news to the website and second-day stories, often on intense deadlines, for print
- Edited local, national, international news and sports articles for content and AP and Post-Gazette styles; checked facts
- Designed and proofed broadsheet pages
- Wrote headlines and photo captions
- Interned on copy desk summer 2011 and winter break 2011-12
The Daily Collegian ▪ State College, Pa.
EDITOR IN CHIEF ▪ April 2011 - April 2012
McClatchy Newswire ▪ Cape Town, South Africa
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT ▪ March 2011
The Heinz Endowments ▪ Pittsburgh, Pa.
COMMUNICATIONS INTERN ▪ May 2010 - Aug. 2010
- Wrote a 2,500-word article for h magazine and various website entries
- Edited h and web-only entries for content, AP style and accuracy
- Tracked news stories about the Endowments
Hopewell Hi-Lites ▪ Aliquippa, Pa.
EDITOR IN CHIEF ▪ Sept. 2005 - May 2008
- Acted as editor in chief for three school years
- Managed staffs of about 15 reporters and photographers at Hopewell Area High School's monthly student newspaper
- Forefeitted my lunch periods and study halls to produce the newspaper in years that the offered journalism class did not fit into my schedule
- Generated article, series, photo and video ideas; edited for content; fact checked
- Designed broadsheet pages, including page one
- Made photographs for publication