The funding for my current job ends in December 2018. Let’s talk if you think I might be a good fit for your newsroom. I’ll discuss any opportunity, whether I would flex existing skills or learn new ones. My heart is in the Rocky Mountain West, so jobs here earn bonus points.
I am available to freelance for your newsroom, nonprofit, or personal project.
Reporting, research and writing
Regional reporting, both analysis and breaking news, in Montana, Oregon, Wyoming and anywhere else within a day’s drive.
Trend stories or news features about the rural West, state government, campaign finance, education, housing rights, the Indian Health Service and tribal health programs, or the intersection of criminal justice and public health policies, such as addiction and mental health.
Travel writing and business profiles.
Copy editing and proofreading
News and feature articles
Marketing or public relations materials
Data analysis and visualization
Finding, cleaning and making sense of publicly available data sets
Building databases from paper records, freeing them for study
Geographic analysis and mapping
Charts, both static for print or interactive for online presentation
Design and typesetting
Print layout and design for newspapers, books, e-books, magazines, brochures and posters
Promotional materials for social media, including audio, video and light animation
Digital tools for web sleuthing, breaking news reporting and finding data to tell new stories on common beats, such as education, crime, business and the environment.
Data analysis or visualization, such as using coding-free tools for simple charts, interviewing spreadsheets in Excel, or making basic maps with Google.
FOIA strategies and techniques: How to identify and free public records.
Making the most of your phone with apps for recording, reporting, scanning, converting and capturing.
Volunteer speaker or trainer for middle school and high school audiences, including journalism and yearbook classes.