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.
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
- 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.