Since April of 2017, I’ve worked at The Washington Post on the Emerging News Products team. Currently, as a multiplatform editor, I primarily work on The Post’s nationally-focused app to expand national and global readership.
I help generate ideas and approaches to new projects and features and regularly review metrics to identify hot topics and reader trends. I choose, prioritize and spotlight the most important and interesting Post coverage in an engaging way that takes advantage of the unique qualities of the device the reader is using.
Occasionally, I’ll determine whether The Post should send alerts to national app users in breaking news situations. I also collaborate with others on the Emerging News Products team, including designers and engineers, and have contributed to the Post’s partnerships with Apple News, Amazon Echo, Facebook, Flipboard and MSN.
I co-created a weekly sports feature that is typically the most-read item in sports on the day it runs in the app and is occasionally among the most-viewed stories across The Post on Apple News. For The Post’s “Lily” site, I wrote a 5,000-word profile about a transgender woman, touching on love, loss, identity and activism.
Before joining The Post, I spent a couple of years as an Eagles beat reporter. My news stories were cited by national outlets, including ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and I frequently appeared on TV and radio shows, including CBS Philly and BBC Radio, to discuss my feature articles, provide analysis and debate the pressing topics of the day.
As one of the magazine’s two beat writers, our coverage of the team generated around 1.25 million page views per month. I traveled to every game, all major offseason events and even spent a few days in Bismarck, North Dakota during the 2016 draft to cover the event from a different angle while also working on a Carson Wentz profile.
My personal Twitter account’s following jumped by around 7,000 people — or 500% — and I helped increase our Facebook page’s likes by more than 50%. I spearheaded the search, recruitment and hiring for our intern every four to six months and edited stories written by the intern and our other beat reporter. I also coordinated coverage with our intern, additional beat reporter and photographer.