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JOANNA FANTOZZI

 fantozz2@gmail.com @JoannaFantozzi

 

EXPERIENCE

The Daily Meal, New York, NY,  January 2014-present

Associate Editor

  • Cover breaking and headline news in the food and drink world
  • Report on, write, and edit stories on restaurants, chefs, diets, and food legislation
  • Build and maintain social media presence and Twitter audience
  • Interview chefs and influential figures including Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, and Claus Meyer
  • Take high-definition photos with a DSLR camera, and produce slideshows

 

Straus Media, New York, NY,  2011-2014

Reporter, January 2013-January 2014

  • Wrote local news stories highlighting community issues on the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Lower Manhattan for The West Side Spirit, Our Town and Our Town Downtown

Freelance Writer, September 2011-December 2012

  • Pitched and wrote stories about local community leaders and events for The West Side Spirit and Our Town

 

New York Daily News, New York, NY,  2012 – 2013

Freelance Writer, Features Desk,  Dec. 2012 – May 2013

  • Pitched and wrote stories for the food, movie TV and web sections

Intern, Features Desk,  June 2012 – Nov. 2012

  • Pitched and wrote stories for the food, TV and movie sections, Best of New York and Neighborhood Guides.

 

Other Freelance,  2011 – present

  • The New York Times – wrote a business profile for the style section
  • New York Observer – wrote a travel piece on luxury vacation destinations
  • Narratively – reported and wrote two long form stories: one on a magic shop, and the other on a Gold Coast mansion
  • Farmingdale Patch – reported community news, and broke a crime story while covering the midnight premiere of Harry Potter
  • Sportsrageous.com – originated a New York baseball column

 

The Celebrity Cafe.com, New York, NY,  2010 – 2012

Junior Editor and Correspondent,  2011 – 2012

  • Copy-edited intern work for grammar and other errors
  • Wrote news briefs, did celebrity interviews

Intern,  Summer 2010

  • Aggregated news briefs; reported on celebrities; wrote movie, TV and music reviews

 

The Massapequa Post, Massapequa, NY,  2006 – 2010

(also published in sister newspapers: The Babylon Beacon and Amityville Record)

Reporter,  Summers 2008 – 2010

  • Wrote features, obituaries; covered town meetings and news conferences; copy edited and organized layout

 

EDUCATION

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism,  M.A. 2012

  • Arts and Culture Concentration

The College Of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, B.A. 2011

  • English major, creative writing minor, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

 

SKILLS

  • Proficient in social media engagement and outreach (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn and Reddit)
  • Photo editing in Pixlr and Photoshop
  • Building and editing in WordPress and Drupal CMS systems
  • Basic HTML and SEO knowledge
  • Basic audio and video editing skills in Reaper and FinalCut Pro