writer and editor committed to creating compelling content for diverse audiences.
Award-winning writer and editor
Experience coaching junior writers
Extensive online news expertise
Skilled in social media and digital tools
Collaborative and creative thinker
Ability to serve varied audiences
producer of compelling online stories at Farm Journal Media, generating
1.9 million page views in 2015.
with colleagues at Hanley Wood to create and present monthly in-house editorial training.
Numerous professional journalism awards for print and online work.
Paper on women's magazine fiction was published in peer-reviewed journal Media History.
Farm Journal MediaJanuary 2014 to CurrentNews and markets editor Mexico, MO
Versatile writer and editor committed to creating compelling content Cover breaking news for Farm Journal's online news portal, AgWeb.com, using stories, video, audio, news apps and social media to drive traffic and audience engagement on extensive site with 4 million page views monthly.
Top producer of compelling stories, generating 1.9 million page views in 2015.
Coordinate online news coverage among online, print and broadcast staff in 10 states.
Assign and edit copy from freelancers and staff.
Curate and produce daily markets e-newsletter.
Hanley WoodMarch 2008 to December 2010Senior editor, online, BUILDER Magazine Washington, DC
Produced housing, business, and economics news for BUILDER Online (www.builderonline.com), including award-winning daily trade show coverage.
Developed site's audience and influence through social media, including launching its Twitter account in 2008.
Organized and managed online story packages on demographics, legislation, and more.
Fresh Brew Editorial ServicesMay 2007 to July 2014Principal Arlington, VA
Produced in-depth features on education, housing, urban planning, and human interest topics for Arlington Magazine.
Covered the impact of the housing industry's bust on the swimming pool and spa industry for Pool and Spa News.
Wrote pieces on urban and suburban redevelopment for The New York Times.
Developed and produced specialized content for editorial and association clients, including Multifamily Executive and the National Multifamily Housing Council.
Hanley WoodApril 2004 to May 2007Editor, Multifamily Executive and Developer magazines Washington, DC
Directed print magazine and conference program at Multifamily Executive, a B-to-B magazine for apartment executives.
Collaborated with colleagues to create and present monthly in-house editorial training.
Redesigned magazine for its 10-year anniversary.
Launched Developer Magazine in 2006.
Honored with Red Point Award for outstanding performance in 2005.
Hanley WoodJanuary 2002 to January 2004Senior editor, business, BUILDER magazine Washington, D.C.
Covered housing industry for leading B-to-B magazine for home builders.
Wrote news and feature articles on trends and issues impacting residential home builders of all sizes, from small family firms to Fortune 100 companies.
Researched and analyzed data for annual BUILDER 100 report on nation's largest builders.
Organized and moderated CEO panels.
Rodale PressJune 1999 to April 2000Senior associate editor Emmaus, Pa.
Researched and wrote consumer-oriented content for Prevention women's health books.
Fauquier CitizenJuly 1996 to August 1998Education reporter Warrenton, VA
Covered county schools for award-winning weekly newspaper.
Trout UnlimitedJuly 1994 to July 1996Assistant editor Arlington, VA
Editorial, advertising, and production coordination for association magazine.
Launched association's initial Web site.
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University1999Master of Science: JournalismEvanston, IL, USA
Harrington Award for magazine student of the year and Meredith Corp. Magazine
Scholar $12,000 fellowship.
Presented original research paper on women's magazine fiction in
1950s and 1960s at American Journalism Historians Association and competed
against doctoral students to win top paper in division.
Published in peer-reviewed journal Media History.
Member of journalism honor society Kappa Tau Alpha.
College of William and Mary1993Bachelor of Arts: English and HistoryWilliamsburg, VA, USA
Graduated with high
honors in history after completing thesis on diary and published writings of
nineteenth-century Virginia plantation mistress.
history honor society Phi Alpha Theta.
Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Twitter, Hootsuite, Flickr, Instagram, HTML, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Doodle, Survey Monkey, Skype, Slack, Scrivener, Limelight, and various web-based content management systems, digital publishing platforms, and social media tools.