news & editorial

 

2019 - present

Freelance --
USA, Mexico, Argentina, Australia

JOURNALIST, WRITER.

Constantly curious.

LatAm: Mexico News Daily, Infobae.com, TheBubble.com

News.com.au, News Corp Network: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The West Australian, The Adelaide Advertiser, The Mercury, The Cairns Post, The Weekly Times, Gold Coast Bulletin, The Northern Territory News.


2004 - 2010

News Corp. ­-- Australia

SENIOR journalist

Senior Reporter and fill-in Chief of Staff, directing a team of journalists covering major events and breaking news. As a reporter, I filed enterprise pieces, long-form narrative, investigative features and opinion and editorial columns across politics, urban affairs, crime, and courts.

Publications: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Adelaide Advertiser, News.com.au

  • 2007 Award for Excellence in Journalism: “Shortlist” - News Awards

  • 2005 Award for Excellence in Journalism: Highly Commended” - News Awards

video reporting for digital media

Core Program: Camera operation, video making principles, production values and creativity in video production, editing.

News in Crisis

Core Program: News in Conflict: Reporting among domestic and foreign theaters of war and crisis


2000 - 2004

Fairfax Media -- Australia

journalist

Reported across the company’s stable of newspapers in the beats of crime, local government, property/real estate, general news and features.

Publications: The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,  The Newcastle Herald, The Central Coast Herald, The Hills News.

  • 2003 Feature Writer of the Year – CNA Awards

2002-2003

FAIRFAX EDITORIAL TRAINEESHIP

Core Program:  Journalism specialties including news and feature writing, story generating, interviewing, photography, design, media law, ethics, research and Teeline shorthand (120 words per minute.)

copy & content

 

2017 - 2019

Finn Partners,
New York/Buenos Aires

Vice president, Strategic Partnerships

Establishing, managing and overseeing agency partner relationships in Argentina and Brazil for brand representation in Latin America.

2015 - 2019

Finn Partners, New York

Vice President, communications

Business growth, corporate communications, brand strategy and content development.

Brands: Allianz, Tourism Australia, Turkish Airlines, Changi Airport Singapore, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Turkcell, Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul.

  • 2016 Gold Award - Influencer Program - HSMAI Adrian Awards


2012 - 2014

M. Silver Associates, New York

EDITORIAL Director

Branded content, reputation management and marquee media influence.

Brands: The National Aquarium, Hangzhou Tourism Commission (China), Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau/Broward County, Visit Baltimore, Hilton Worldwide brands Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Canopy, and Curio – A Collection by Hilton.

  • 2013 Gold Award - PR Campaign: Feature Placement Television - HSMAI Adrian Awards

  • Developed the Hilton Worldwide Communications Concierge, an internal manual to direct communications to its 12 distinct brands before a highly-publicized IPO in 2014.


2010 - 2012

Fortyseven Communications, New York

SENIOR Manager

Communications strategy, public relations, media training and events for brands in technology, digital media, social/mobile and interactive entertainment.

Brands: Electronic Arts (Need for Speed, Medal of Honor, Battlefield) Bandai Namco Games (Dark Souls, Tekken, PacMan) PopCap (corporate + Plants vs. Zombies) Bethesda (DoomFall Out), Pocket Gems (corporate + Tap Zoo), Idle Games (corporate + Idol Worship),  Seven 45 Studios (Power Gig: Rise of the Six String)

  • Launched major consumer products including Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Battlefield 3, Dark Souls, Need for Speed SHIFT, and Brink, among others.

  • 2010 “Golden Thinker Award” - North American Precis Syndicate


EDUCATION

2000 - 2003

University of Western Sydney

bachelor of arts (communications)

Core Program: Journalism, Writing, Communications, Video

  • Golden Key International Honors Society

OTHER STUFF

1999 - 2001

Australian Army

2nd/17th Royal New South Wales Regiment

Deployed: Counter Terrorism "Operation Gold" - The Sydney Olympic Games, 2000

  • Operational Search Battalion, the largest deployment of Australian forces since World War II.

  • Joint Incident Response Unit, part of high-risk search teams and explosives detection dogs; performed 480 security operations tasks during the Games.