THE DAILY BEAST, Photo Editor, New York, NY, November 2016 — Present
Create editorial illustrations and photo collages for stories on the award-winning news site. Shoot and write photo essays, pitch story ideas, create photo galleries to accompany existing articles, and obtain rights to wire images.
Freelance Reporter & Photographer, New York, NY, July 2014 — November 2016
Reported and produced a radio story about a new update to Topps baseball cards for WNYC and Marketplace. Teacher’s assistant at Columbia Journalism and UnionDocs; taught Audition, Hindenburg and radio editing and storytelling skills. Wrote features for international fashion e-publications: i-D, Into The Gloss and Vogue.com. Stories covered trends in contemporary fashion and beauty. Additionally, styled and shot editorial photography for Vogue.com.
VOGUE.COM, Photo Researcher & Photographer, New York, NY, July 2014 — June 2015
Curated imagery used to illustrate stories on the leading fashion magazine’s online platform. Researched, obtained rights to and selected photography for digital usage and edited backstage film for both New York and international fashion weeks.
INTO THE GLOSS, INC.
Managing Editor, New York, NY, November 2013 — July 2014
Produced advertorial and editorial shoots, directed art department and video content and wrote two to five features and themed posts per week for the influential digital beauty startup. Oversaw the 10-person team, set content calendar and copy edited and published all articles. Focused on pop-culture, community engagement directed posts and favorite beauty products. Helped grow Instagram followers from zero to over 220K and Tumblr followers to 235K+.
Assistant Editor, New York, NY, March 2013 — October 2013
Wrote weekly posts, produced photo and video shoots and ran photography department for the up-and-coming beauty site. Hired, trained and managed interns and oversaw office management. Added humor, entertainment and DIY content.
Assistant, New York, NY, August 2011 — March 2013
Produced and assisted on published and out of book editorial shoots and acted as staff photographer and photo editor for the start-up website. Assisted with market research for unknown beauty brands and products.
ELISSA SANTISI, Styling Intern, New York, NY, August 2011 — December 2011
Assisted the sought-after stylist on shoots for both domestic and international iterations of Vogue. Helped in preparation and on-set for center-book shoots and performed general administrative tasks.
VOGUE, Fashion Intern, New York, NY, August 2010 — June 2011
Assisted on set for the fashion director of the praised American fashion Bible. Coordinated trafficking of clothing samples to and from PR agencies and helped senior market director in e-commerce market research for the newly relaunched digital version.
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, New York, NY, May 2016
Masters of Science with a focus on multimedia storytelling. Supplementary courses in investigative reporting, column writing, sports media and audio skills. Stories include coverage of shuttering of Rentboy.com by the Department of Homeland Security,
a profile on a local Community Affairs NYPD officer, the move of the New York Islanders to the Barclays Center and the failure of statistical projections for the 2015 World Series. Master’s thesis examining professional sports teams’ and leagues’ reactions to athletes accused or convicted of domestic violence or sexual assault. Radio piece on the MLB investigation of Yankees pitcher, Aroldis Chapman, for domestic violence was picked up by WBAI. Launched, co-hosted and produced a weekly podcast on pop culture, PopOfCulturePod.com.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, NY, August 2008 — May 2012
Bachelors of Arts with Honors in individualized studies focused on art history and photography. Further coursework in religion, baseball, and mulit-media studies.
THE COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART, London, UK, June 2011 — August 2011
Summer program with courses focusing on history of Renaissance and contemporary art, as well as photography.
Proficient in Adobe Audition, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, and Lightroom; Hindenberg; Google Analytics; Photography; Photo Editing; WordPress; Tumblr; Pinterest; Snapchat; Twitter; Instagram; Designed logos, posters, and promotional material for documentaries, as well as journalism student sites and projects.