Editing

I’m an experienced, level-headed editor who led and managed content at a high-traffic digital media company, assigning and refining a variety of editorial features with an eye for quality, clarity and tone.

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 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 scheduling and meeting the daily and weekly deadlines that come with running a print and online operation.

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 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 digital editor, managing a small team through a ground-up redesign of LATimes.com’s local entertainment product, which found me collaborating with product and project management teams on site structure and messaging from wireframe through use-case testing and debugging up through to the launch of the site and CMS.

Once the site was live, I helped assign and edit various news and features in dining, nightlife, music, movies and books. With the digital ad sales market crashing, the site folded in 2012 (#RIP) and I transitioned to the music team.

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