An experienced, level-headed editor and manager at a high-traffic digital media company, assigning and refining a wide variety of editorial features with an eye for quality, clarity and tone.
Since 2012 I was the deputy editor for the music section while also filling to edit stories from all segments of arts and culture. From July 2014 to May 2016 I acted as the Times’ interim pop music editor, leading the Times’ coverage through news events such as the Grammys, Coachella, and the deaths of David Bowie and Prince along with the many brushfires that come with the daily and weekly deadlines that come with running a print and online operation. Today, I pitch in with on-deadline editing for TV as well.
I’ve accrued years of experience editing and managing a daily churn of content from a diverse team of writers, such as features that advanced the trending news of the day as well as artist profiles, essays and long-form features bound for the front page. In every case working to make their ideas clearer, their conclusions and (if appropriate) criticisms stronger. From there I worked to help ensure stories found their audience with the best display copy, photography and design.
In the past, I have also assigned and edited the paper’s local entertainment listings, directing coverage of art and culture happenings of local and national importance for various city guide efforts made by the L.A. Times, including one called — appropriately enough — The Guide, which began in 2008. The product was envisioned as a true hybrid web-print publication staffed by a team of writer-producers who maintained a busy website and published a weekly tabloid.
I served as deputy editor, managing a small team through a ground-up redesign, which found me collaborating with product and project management teams on site structure and messaging from wireframe through use-case testing and debugging all the way up to the launch of the site and CMS. Once the site was live, I helped assign and edit various news and features until the site folded in 2012. #RIP.