Resume

Experience

Wirecutter — Lead Editor, Appliances — July 2017-Present

  • We expanded the appliance team, and I was given the lead. The Sweethome and The Wirecutter also merged into one site, Wirecutter, following our acquisition by The New York Times Co.

The Sweethome / The Wirecutter — Senior Staff Writer — April 2017-July 2017

  • More of the same as before, with a title bump.

The Sweethome / The Wirecutter — Staff Writer — October 2014-April 2017

  • Wrote most of the guides in the appliance section at The Sweethome, including vacuums, laundry machines, dishwashers, fridges, and air conditioners. Included research, testing, writing, repeated at least once a year. For short stretches, I also wrote our guides to portable battery packs and printers.

Freelance Writer — Various Publications — October 2013-October 2014

  • I worked enough hours at The Sweethome / The Wirecutter to call it a full-time gig most months (this was before they had any W2 staff writers). But I also contributed to DPReview, Imaging Resource, Pop Photo, and others in this time.

Reviewed.com — News & Features Editor — June 2012-October 2013

  • Nobody reads reviews of individual dishwashers or ovens, so I tried to find other ways to attract visitors. We tried high-quality, evergreen, reader-first buying guides and how-to pieces, as well as content targeted for social media, traffic-recirculation services like Outbrain and Taboola, and collaborations with the USA Today network.

Reviewed.com — Staff Writer — September 2011-June 2012

  • Wrote a 3,000-word digital camera review every single week.

DigitalAdvisor — Editor — October 2009-August 2011

  • The only full-time editorial employee at a small network of websites that reviewed consumer electronics and relied on affiliate revenue. Did a bit of everything, including writing, editing, photography, design, social media, hiring and managing freelancers and interns, securing test products on loan from PR, admin work, data entry.

Forbes.com — Contributing Writer – October 2009-April 2011

  • Contributed a monthly column about consumer tech.

Making Music Magazine / International Musician — Staff Writer — May 2009-August 2009

  • Wrote profiles, features, and how-to articles for a pair of music-themed print titles.

Jerk Magazine – Editor-at-Large — September 2007-May 2009

  • Syracuse University’s premier student magazine. I launched the first daily blog among any student publication on campus.

Syracuse New Times – Editorial Intern – May 2007-August 2007

  • Syracuse’s weekly A&E paper. Compiled the weekly events listings and wrote local interest stories, music and book reviews, and profiles.

Education

Syracuse University – S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication – Class of 2009

  • B.A. in Magazine Journalism & Policy Studies
  • Magna Cum Laude

Boston Latin School – Class of 2005

Skills

  • Cramming complex topics into digestible formats. Reader focused. Easy to scan. Visually appealing.
  • Great at making clean, sortable spreadsheets. I like working in Airtable the best, but am good with Google Sheets and Excel, too.
  • Fluent with all the tools of the modern remote office: Slack, Zoom, G Suite.
  • Discerning on social media. I only use it to be accessible to readers, as the most professionally focused version of myself.
  • A solid photographer, thanks to my time covering digital cameras and the imaging industry. Basically, I know my way around equipment and lighting well enough to get publishable shots.
  • Pretty good at balancing company strategy with a focus on the reader.
  • Competitive.
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