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Experience 

City/County Government Reporter, The Times-News Burlington, N.C. (2014-present)

  • Pitched, wrote and edited monthly investigative, news and feature centerpieces
  • Covered half a dozen municipalities in addition to county government, business and nonprofit sectors
  • Created a municipal blog that focused on making government more relatable and meaningful to readers
  • Led newsroom in trainings on new media tools including Snapchat and Google Maps

Cops/Government Reporter, The Sanford Herald
Sanford, N.C. (2012-2014)

  • Wrote two to three stories daily in addition to local briefs and cops blotter
  • Diligently pursued law enforcement officers while balancing coverage of two local governments
  • Coordinated social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, strengthed the Herald’s use of video and implemented new social media avenues for the news organization

News Intern, The Times-News
Burlington, N.C. (2011)

  • Joined editorial and budget meetings to determine content for daily newspaper and pitch coverage for future articles
  • Copy edited and designed pages on weekly basis
  • Wrote news, feature and editorial articles on a daily basis

Editorial/News Intern, The Herald-Sun
Durham, N.C. (2010)

  • Pitched and wrote localized editorials ranging from racial inequality to towing regulations
  • Contributed to a series on local businesses and wrote other news and features stories as needed by editors
  • Designed op/ed pages daily and metro section as needed

Editor-in-Chief, The Pendulum
Elon, N.C. (2009-2012)

  • Juggled a staff of more than 50 college students and a $90,000 budget
  • Under tenure, launched a weekly web show, a new website and quarterly magazine
  • Led coverage of the 2010 midterm election by pitching and delegating new work on a student voters’ guide and real-time election night reporting

News Intern, The Enquirer-Journal
Monroe, N.C. (2009)

  • Rushed to car accidents, bomb threats and county commissioner meetings for news and feature articles
  • Pitched, wrote and designed a quarterly page dedicated to senior citizens activities and concerns
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