WORK    

Associate Editor, Arlington Magazine
December 2015 — present

  • Coordinate coverage of food and dining in Arlington, McLean and Falls Church for digital platforms including website, blog and weekly e-blast
  • Pitch and write news features, profiles and other content for print and online    

Associate Features Editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 2015 — December 2015

  • Second-in-command of the features department, coordinated daily content and helped manage 12-person staff
  • Pitched and wrote centerpiece profiles, restaurant reviews, health and lifestyle features

Staff Writer and Food Editor, Sync Weekly and Arkansas Life
June 2013 — May 2015

  • Covered central Arkansas food, drink trends and news features for young reader’s weekly
  • Managed and contributed to food and dining coverage for monthly lifestyle magazine
  • Founded Arkansas Bites blog, breaking restaurant news and covering local dining trends

Reporter, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 2012 — June 2013

  • Covered general news in four-county section of northeastern Arkansas for twice-weekly ‘Zoned Edition’ insert
  • Developed social media strategy and ran Facebook pages for all three Zoned Editions

Reporter, Chicago Tribune’s RedEye
November 2010 — August 2012

  • Wrote cover stories, dining and bar reviews for the Chicago Tribune’s daily commuter paper
  • Organized and edited freelanced nightlife coverage for weekly section
  • Served as online content and social media manager for Metromix Chicago’s nightlife section, creating photo galleries and event guides

Reporter, Ink Magazine and The Kansas City Star
August 2009 — November 2010

  • Worked as staff writer covering events and coordinating calendars for The Kansas City Star’s young reader’s weekly  

OTHER WORKS    

Author, The Modern Arkansas Table
2015

  • Conceptualized and wrote Arkansas Life magazine’s first book project, a 140-page narrative-focused cookbook featuring recipes developed by Arkansas chefs
  • Managed project calendar, wrangled chefs and led recipe testing for the project
  • Assisted in copyediting and promotion 

Editor, Downtown Partnership Magazine
2014

  • Edited and coordinated the publication of a 50-page specialty magazine celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership 

EDUCATION    
Bachelor of Journalism
University of Missouri School of Journalism, 2009