Focused editor and writer seeking leadership position addressing poverty and social justice. Successful in developing feature articles, news and opinion pieces. Strong technical command of the English language and familiarity with a wide range of writing styles.
Copy editing and proofreading
Technological news-gathering tools
Firm grasp of journalistic ethics
Strong interpersonal skills
Broad knowledge of news topics
Produced some 700 print and online business stories published by Bloomberg BNA. Won news writing award for report on U.S. employees working abroad. Honored for feature story about U.S. military veterans. Recognized by New Jersey Press Association as emerging journalist.
BUSINESS REPORTERJan 2007 to Apr 2017 Bloomberg BNA － Arlington, VA
Generated news highlighting issues of interest to labor unions and human resource professionals.
Focus areas: employee hiring and retention, compensation and benefits, collective bargaining and workers seeking higher wages.
Led update of Bloomberg BNA online portal created to generate news for human resource professionals.
Edited news stories for Human Resources Report, Bulletin to Management and other publications.
News beat included Fight for $15 campaign, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, International Association of Machinists and United Food and Commercial Workers.
EDITOR/WRITERNov 2005 to Dec 2006 United Communications Group － Rockville, MD
Produced news focused on the Joint Commission, a non-profit entity that accredits and certifies about 21,000 health-care organizations and programs in the United States. Target audience: U.S. hospital administrators.
Completed newsletter layout, design tasks.
Developed audio conference topics and marketing material geared toward health-care professionals.
Recruited speakers, moderated audio and in-person conferences. Monitored listserv discussions.
REPORTER, COLUMNIST and FEATURES EDITORApr 1997 to Oct 2005 Washington Blade － Washington, DC
Promoted to features editor after working as reporter. Coordinated arts and entertainment news coverage geared toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender audiences.
Recruited and hired 12 news interns, freelance reporters and photographers. Responsible for arts and entertainment budget.
Collaborated with editors at affiliate news organizations in Florida, Georgia, New York and Texas.
Generated news stories as reporter addressing political, business, education, health-care and faith-based issues.
STAFF WRITERFeb 1995 to Feb 1996 National Association of Social Workers － Washington,, D.C.
STAFF WRITERFeb 1993 to Feb 1995 Austin American-Statesman － Austin, Texas
STAFF WRITER and COLUMNISTFeb 1992 to Feb 1993 Corpus Christi Caller-Times － Corpus Christi, Texas
STAFF WRITERFeb 1990 to Feb 1992 The Daily Journal － Vineland, N.J.
STAFF WRITERFeb 1989 to Dec 1989 Hispanic Link News Service, Inc. － Washington, D.C.
Education and Training
Master of Arts, Journalism & Public AffairsAmerican University － Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism & Business AdministrationHoward University － Washington, D.C.