Resume

JOURNALISM JOBS

Web editor and sub, Unlimited Magazine, Auckland, N.Z. (2009-2010)
Responsible for online and social media strategy and posting stories on the website of a glossy bi-monthly business magazine. Also sub-edited and wrote short pieces and feature profiles for the magazine.

Reporter, The Southland Times, Invercargill, N.Z. (2008)

Politics, arts and general assignment reporter for the regional daily newspaper. Wrote at least three news stories per day, along with regular features, and managed the weekly arts section.

Feature writer/News editor, Salient Magazine, Wellington, N.Z. (2006-2007)

Managed the student magazine’s eight-page news section. Wrote and edited stories on education, student issues, local and national politics.

EDUCATION

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y. (Expected May 2011)
Master of Science, Fulbright Scholar. Coursework included beat and investigative reporting, long form feature writing and multimedia reporting. Specialized in digital media and design for online news.

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand (2007)

Bachelor of Arts (hons), political science, international relations and history. Courses included American, Chinese and New Zealand politics. Graduated top of the class.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Communications Assistant, Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, Wellington, N.Z. (2007- 2008)
Simplified and copy-edited technical content for a government research funding website. Used the Drupal content management system and some HTML.

Treasurer, Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA), Wellington, N.Z. (2006-07)

Managed finances and organized events for national student media body, including the Fairfax ASPA Awards in 2007 – this involved obtaining national media sponsorship and recruiting industry leaders to judge the competition.

PUBLICATIONS

Wrote a chapter about online campaigning to “Key to Victory: The New Zealand General Election of 2008,” edited by political scientists Stephen Levine and Nigel Roberts, 2010