I’m an experienced, level-headed editor who kept the trains running on time at a high-traffic digital media company. Working with a diverse team with specialized skillsets, I assigned and refining a variety of editorial features with an eye for quality, clarity, and tone along with an overarching sense of narrative.
Beginning in 2012, I was the deputy editor for the music section while also line-editing and copyediting stories from all segments of arts and culture. From 2014 to 2016 I acted as music editor, leading the Times’ coverage through events such as the 1%-oriented pleasures of Coachella as well as the Bataclan attacks and the sudden losses of David Bowie and Prince.
I’ve accrued years of experience editing and managing articles that advanced the trending news of the day as well as artist profiles, essays, and reporting for a general audience. Working with a broad range of writers, I worked to ensure their voices and ideas were expressed clearer. From there I collaborated with editorial teams to ensure stories found their audience with the best headlines, photography, and design.
In the past, I also assigned and edited the paper’s local entertainment listings, directing coverage arts and culture for various city guide efforts made by the L.A. Times, including The Guide, which began in 2008. As deputy digital editor, I managed a small team through a complete redesign of LATimes.com’s local entertainment product, collaborating with product and project management teams to create a new site structure and messaging from wireframe through testing up through to the launch of the site and CMS.
With the digital ad sales market crashing, the site folded into LATimes.com in 2012 (#RIP).