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abbey white

 abwhite13@gmail.com  abbeywhitewrites.com  216-767-7905  234 Franklin Ave, Apt 1R

Brooklyn, NY 11205

 staff experience  education

Food & Wine New York, NY Cleveland State University | Cleveland, OH
News Writer B.A. Liberal Studies 2015
Sep 2017 to Current
Certificate in Journalism
Write, proofread and fact-check two to five news pieces daily for Food & Wine's digital team, reaching more than 8 million readers
monthly. Cuyahoga Community College | Cleveland,
Produce one to two longer features such as interviews, lists, profiles, and food histories on a weekly basis, including an interview
with current Chicago star and Cheetos brand partner Todrick Hall, a profile on a New York Comic Con "geeky" independent tea
maker, and a piece on why spice appears so frequently in science fiction.  General Studies 2013
Reporting focuses on food, drink and restaurants with a pop culture angle, as well as the presence of food and drink in pop culture,
including music, video games, film, books, and television.
Bennington College | Bennington, VT
General Studies/Public Action 2010
Vox Media New York, NY Certificate in Mediation
Culture & Identities Intern
Jun 2017 to Aug 2017
Worked as part of the Culture and Identities teams for Vox.com, a 21st century general interest news site covering everything from
pop culture to political policy, reaching around 25 million visitors monthly.   freelance experience
Wrote three to four articles weekly, ranging from news, reviews, interviews and "explainers," which centered on the connection
between entertainment culture (e.g. television, music, and sports) and identity communities (e.g. race, gender, religion, and sexual
Freelance Writer May 2014 to Current
Write features, reviews, lists, and conduct interviews covering
Responsible for photo research and selection, fact-checking and staging articles before publication,  as well as pitching headlines
books, film, and TV for a variety of online and print publications
and social copy.
including Paste, Bitch Media, The Mary Sue, Black Girl Nerds, TV
The Nation New York, NY Fanatic, Popwrapped, TV Overmind, The Tempest, ScreenSpy,
Editorial Intern College Candy, The Portalist, and The Lineup. Frequently produce
Jan 2017 to Jun 2017 essays and opinion pieces for these outlets covering topics such
Worked for both the print and digital arms of the country's oldest weekly political magazine with 150,000 subscribers and 4 million as race, gender, geek culture, LGBT issues, and entertainment
monthly visitors.  trends. 
Fact-checked five to 10 pieces between 500 and 6,000 words each an issue, including infographics, sidebars, columns, short and
long features, as well as reviews for the books and arts section.
Created 200 word sidebars for the print magazine and occasional pieces for TheNation.com, such as a report on the work of
indigenous activists and NoDAPL. 
 skills
Other duties focused on uploading, staging, copy editing, and publishing digital versions of assigned stories in addition to
providing research and writing support to assigned editors, contributors and columnists. HTML & CSS Coding
5280 Magazine Denver, CO AP Style
Print Editorial Intern
Sep 2016 to Dec 2016 Photo Research
Wrote for Denver’s monthly city magazine covering business, the arts, travel, and restaurants, reaching 50,000 subscribers and Database/Records Research
30,000 newsstand buyers. Social Media Management
Authored 40 performing arts and special events listings, as well as two to four FOB profiles and sidebars for the print edition every
Mobile Video
month, including short profiles on a 90-year-old artist creating light sculptures and a museum and TV-focused taxidermist.
Fact-checked up to 30 pieces a month, including calendar, FOB features, columns, infographics, and large packages.  Photography
Blogged for 5280.com's weekly "Get Involved" column covering local charity and volunteer events around Denver, and reported on Blogging
local happenings including Dew Tour's new para-athletic event.    SEO
USA TODAY Network - Wisconsin Wausau, WI Type
Reporting Intern
Jun 2016 to Aug 2016 Google Office Suite
Served as a reporter for USA TODAY Network's central Wisconsin newspaper The Wausau Daily Herald, a daily community newspaper Microsoft Office Suite
serving 55,000 readers each week.  Adobe InDesign
Produced articles, heds and deks for the breaking news, general assignment, education, going out (arts and entertainment), sports,
Adobe Photoshop
and health desks on daily deadlines for both the print and digital arms, including features on an area children's book author,
Wausau-based movie prop makers, and an enterprise piece on a community theater program for LGBTQ teens.  Adobe Premiere
Shot event photos for galleries and mobile video for stories, editing content using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere software.  Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Reddit

Paste Magazine Atlanta, GA

Editorial Intern
Jan 2016 to May 2016
Wrote and edited up to four news pieces daily alongside Paste Magazine's digital news team, reaching 8 million users monthly. 
 associations
Created galleries, produced lists, wrote features and conducted interviews for the music, movies, TV, games, comedy, politics,
books, comics and drink sections, including an interview with Shadowhunters writer Michael Reisz about the show's LGBTQ ·
characters, the most read interview at Paste TV in 2016.  2016 Newseum Institute Chips Quinn Program
Edited and uploaded all content through the CMS, in addition to doing photo research and generating social media copy for each
piece. Member ·
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
The Cleveland Stater Cleveland, OH March 2017  to Present
Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer
Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 Member ·
Served as a spring 2015 staff writer and the fall 2015 editor-in-chief for the bi-weekly student paper with a circulation of 3,000, National Association for Black Journalists
reporting on the university administration, campus events, sports, and arts & entertainment, in addition to writing opinion.  January 2018 to Present
Worked with section, copy and digital editors to ensure stories met AP and Stater style standards, to plan and schedule content, as
well as layout and publish through both The Stater's digital and print arms. 
Produced between two and five articles an issue, including an interview with Ohio's Senator Sherrod Brown, a report on a campus
pro-life protest, and reviews of films screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival.