June '20- present
Editor and reporter. Recruit and manage freelance writers, develop story ideas, perform content and line editing, source and size images, write photo captions, and collaborate with production editors. Help expand the Art & Entertainment section with more coverage of arts, music, theater, film, comedy, drag, TV, literature, and puppetry produced in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relaunch the Remember When history section. Emphasize the creative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the art produced by marginalized communities.
June '10- June '20
Senior Editor. (Previous title: Associate Editor) Helped create and shape the editorial vision for a magazine that put the history of objects into social, cultural, and political context. Wrote long-form articles and photo essays on history, vintage, and collecting. Performed content and copy editing for the rest of the staff. Laid out articles in WordPress, which included sourcing and editing JPEGS, as well as writing headlines and display text. Managed volunteer and freelance writers. Wrote encyclopedic entries for collectibles shopping pages. Promoted articles and web content on Facebook and Twitter. Developed relationships with influencers who promote our articles. Analyzed web statistics and employed SEO strategies.
Sept. '10- Feb. '11
Arts blogger. Wrote previews, interviews, articles, and reviews on local music, feminist arts, comic-book artists, nonprofit arts organizations, and the creative culture in the San Francisco Bay Area for the web site of a major NPR radio and PBS television affiliate.
June '00- Sept. '10
Columnist and freelance writer. Wrote features about trends, music, and women's issues for Datebook, Style, and Home & Garden sections. Created and wrote Clubland column to cover the scene at underground events and offbeat parties. Wrote the Essentials column monthly to preview upcoming music shows and the World Vibe column weekly to promote ethnic arts events, both for the 96 Hours weekend section.
Podcast host. Did interviews, edited sound clips, and hosted podcasts on the Bay Area music scene, including Bay Beats band interviews and the 96 Hours Essentials live-music previews.
Sept. '07-July '10
On-call Front Page producer. Wrote and produced teaser packages for the Today module from beginning to end. Helped select featured articles and videos on hard news, politics, celebrity, entertainment, fashion, lifestyles, finance, and science. Managed the live front page, posting and taking down articles hourly to keep the module fresh and up-to-date. Logged and analyzed web statistics.
Feb. '08-July '08
Contributing writer. Researched and rewrote descriptive chapters on eight San Francisco neighborhoods for the 2009 edition. Also researched and rewrote listings chapters on nightlife, festivals, galleries, shopping, and hotels.
Sept. '05-Oct. '07
Managing Editor of Flavorpill San Francisco. Curated the content of a weekly email newsletter that recommended the best cultural events in the San Francisco Bay Area to 28,000-plus subscribers. Managed a mostly volunteer staff. Edited and wrote 100-word items on music, DJs, art, comedy, theater, dance, literature, and fashion. Coordinated with production staff in New York City.
Aug. ’04-March '06
Freelance writer. Wrote about the life of a San Francisco high school student, through her freshman year and most of her sophomore year. Followed her during events such as her first day of high school, a state cross-country meet, and preparations for her first formal, and reported in a monthly series. Worked on other features for the magazine.
Jan. '98-May '98
Weekend reporter. Wrote general assignment stories and features to flesh out issues throughout the week. Covered the police and city beats for Saturday and Sunday issues. Proofread Sunday pages.
June '98-Sept. '05
Style section production editor. Oversaw the layout and production of the weekly lifestyles section. Worked closely with section editor, as well as photo editor, designer, and reporters. Oversaw the flow of copy. Chose photographs. Designed pages. Did the final read on stories and signed off on headlines.
Features desk Sunday copy chief. Managed the editing and output of a daily entertainment section. Managed copy editors and worked with photographers, graphic designers, assigning editors, and writers. Oversaw layout and chose wire stories. Performed the final read on stories and signed off on all headlines and display type.
Features copy editor. Edited arts and entertainment copy, as well as books, food, fashion, travel, lifestyles, and home & garden copy. Worked with writers on changes. Wrote headlines, teasers, decks, and captions. Proofread pages. Designed pages on the pagination system. Won second place in headline writing at the Peninsula Press Club.
Dec. '07-March '17
Contract proofreader. Proofread direct-marketing emails, promotional blogs, editorial content, help-wanted ads, and presentations for Traction, an interactive advertising agency, and its clients. Worked specifically on accounts for Apple and California Bank & Trust.
Winters, '07-'08, '08-'09
Managing Editor, travelogue contests produced for Starwood Hotels. Read hundreds of 100-word essays, narrowed down contestant pools, discussed final winners with top editors and hotel promotions staff. Gave winners instructions on blogging and snapping photographs while traveling to Paris, Shanghai, Monaco, Vienna, and Miami. Edited content, worked with winners on rewrites, wrote headlines and display type. Selected photos.
Glamour, Teen Vogue, Yahoo! News, Jezebel, Bust, Intersection, Bitch Media, Ms. Magazine, Gizmodo, Mental Floss, The Mini International, Venus Zine, The SFist, D.I.W., Swingset, West Coast Performer, The Smithsonian, Zócalo Public Square, The Houston Chronicle
THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Graduated with special distinction with a bachelor’s degree in news communication from the H.H. Herbert School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Seven-semester staff reporter and editor at the award-winning Oklahoma Daily student newspaper. Internships at The Dallas Morning News and The Norman Transcript.
Honors: Received first place in general feature writing at Columbia Scholastic Press Association's Gold Circle Awards; selected for the American Society of Magazine Editors' internship program; named Oklahoma Daily Journalist of the Year; selected to participate in the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute in poetry.