Resume

I have more than two decades of experience as an editor, writer, digital producer, UX proselytizer, project organizer, journalist, content leader, product manager lite, and public communications expert. I’ve worked at The New York Times, Stanford University, two start-ups (Meati Foods and The China Project), and other organizations. I have written and edited thousands of articles on every topic you can imagine, served as the founding editor-in-chief of a digital publication about China, been a member of a graduate school team of journalists who launched one of the first hyperlocal news sites in the country (and wrote a report about that GoSkokie experience), authored a fair number of fictional works, and otherwise spent my career conceptualizing, crafting, and sharing stories that I believe make a difference. Explore my past jobs below or take a tour of some of my work: journalism, copywritingappsUX projectshow-to guides, videos, and books.


Editorial Strategist / Senior Manager, Brand Communications

Meati Foods (meati.com)

1/2022 – 3/2024, Remote
  • Wrote and edited op-eds on the food system and high-visibility communications for executive leaders.
  • Wrote and edited multi-channel copy culturally establishing the company’s new food (“MushroomRoot”). 
  • Created and maintained internal style manual to simplify and enforce legal and brand guidelines.
  • Analyzed business opportunities and decisions to evaluate their impact on corporate narrative.
  • Developed and managed company-wide internal communication tools, procedures, and content.
  • Helped the marketing team achieve 25% aided awareness and 90% purchase intent in two years.

Deputy Editor, Digital

Stanford Social Innovation Review (ssir.org)

9/2018 – 7/2021, Remote
  • Collaborated with scientists, professors, and senior organizational leaders to translate research, reports, and professional experience into informative and inspiring essays, social media posts, and content series.
  • Built a content calendar and project management system to handle roughly 750 annual submissions.
  • Oversaw, executed, and evolved digital content strategy, production, and analytics.
  • Led a team of three people and managed the development of the publication’s digital products.
  • 2018-2020: all users +38% (via search +61%, via newsletter +56%) and page time +14%.

Media Director

Stanford SPARQ (sparq.stanford.edu)

9/2017 – 9/2018, Stanford, CA
  • Collaborated with renowned Stanford researchers, university departments, and external leaders to craft blog posts, social media content, and digital toolkits for social change (sparqtools.org).
  • Oversaw multimedia development, newsletter production, website evolution, and analytics.
  • Year-over-year growth: all users +21% (via search +14%, via social +89%).

Media Consultant

Various Clients

11/2016 – 9/2017, Remote
  • Strategy, production, and research services.

Founding Editor-in-Chief

The China Project  (thechinaproject.com)

10/2015 – 10/2016, NYC
  • Wrote and edited and wrote hundreds of articles, newsletters, and social media posts on Chinese tech, business, politics, and culture.
  • Oversaw content strategy and built a team of five editors.
  • Managed development of the publication’s website, newsletter, app, and podcast.
  • Grew the audience from zero to 10k+ across channels.

Web Producer

SFARI (sfari.org) / Spectrum (spectrumnews.org)

10/2012 – 9/2015, NYC
  • Oversaw multimedia content, UX, digital production, and newsletter.
  • Produced interactive data visualizations and managed development of digital products.
  • 2012-2015: The team tripled site traffic, doubled newsletter subscribers, and won three awards.

Staff Editor / Web Producer

The New York Times (nytimes.com)

1/2008 – 6/2012, NYC, Hong Kong
  • Reported and wrote breaking news (nytimes.com/by/m-amedeo-tumolillo). 
  • Proofread content, helped launch a global opinion section, and digitally produced various verticals, including the global home page.
  • Reported and analyzed CMS bugs in collaboration with the development team.

Web Director / Videographer / Reporter

The Albuquerque Tribune

11/2004 – 1/2008, Albuquerque, NM
  • Reported and wrote hundreds of news articles.
  • Established and led the video unit.
  • Launched a podcast on weekend entertainment.
  • Oversaw development and maintenance of the newspaper’s website.
  • Managed a team of two people.

Education and Training

  • Master of Science in Journalism/New Media, Northwestern University (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English/Creative Writing, University of Oklahoma (1998)
  • UX: Google (2021), LinkedIn Learning (2020), and Nielsen Norman Group (2014)
  • Front-End Web Development: General Assembly (2013)

Skills

Editing | Writing | Interviewing | Journalism | CMS Expert | Product and Project Management | UX | HTML, CSS, and JavaScript | Google Analytics | SEO | Image, Video, and Audio Editing | Social Media


Honors and Awards

  • 2023 | Always Happy, Never Satisfied Value Award | Meati Foods | Recognizes employees for a commitment to ego-free excellence, cheerful collaboration, and team-driven success
  • 2016 | Webby Award | spectrumnews.org
  • 2014-2013 | The Webby Awards, New Media Institute, Interactive Media Council recognition for sfari.org.
  • 2006 | President’s Club | E.W. Scripps (The Albuquerque Tribune owner) | Recognizes outstanding contributions
  • 2006 | Associated Press Managing Editors Awards | 3rd Place in Business Writing for The little things
  • 2006 | Best Detective Film for “In Linda’s Heels” | 48 Hour Film Project
  • 2005 | Unsung Hero Award | The Albuquerque Tribune | Recognizes an Albuquerque Tribune employee working above and beyond the job’s requirements
  • 2005 | Harrington Award in New Media | Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism’s highest graduate student award. Based on journalistic promise and high scholastic achievement, it is awarded to an outstanding graduate student (or students) selected by the faculty in each major area of specialization.
  • 2005 | Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society | Membership reserved for students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class in journalism and advertising programs across the country
  • 2005 | Duke City Shootout screenplay competition finalist
  • 2004 | Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism | Notable Entry for GoSkokie.com. Read the grad school team report on the project or this Nieman Lab article.
  • 2002 | Short story published in “Night Terrors” magazine

Volunteering

  • March 2013 – May 2014 | Emergency room assistant at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in New York City | Provide basic help as requested by hospital staff and patients
  • August 2010 – October 2010 | Conversational English Instructor with Chinatown Manpower Project in New York City