Niamh Marnell
Journalist & Editor


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NIAMH MARNELL:
Boston, MA 
niamh.marnell@yahoo.com


EDUCATION:
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO Master of Arts in the Social Sciences, merit scholarship, 2006
Concentration: Sociology, political science and psychology
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST BA Cum Laude, 2002. Major: Psychology

RESEARCH & WRITING EXPERIENCE:
Freelance Writer & Editor (2011-2012)
• Writing and editing feature articles, news stories and blogs on diverse topics, including food, nutrition, health, politics, green living, and sustainability.

Editor
COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER (2010–2011)
• Responsible for editing and laying out monthly newspaper with a circulation of 75,000
• Managed editorial team, including reporters, photographers and designers
• Managed editorial budget and contributed news articles, features and photographs to each edition 
• Created multimedia content for website and marketed newspaper using social media
• Developed network of sources and relationships with people and businesses

Intern and Correspondent
DC BUREAU (2010)
• Wrote investigative articles and daily blogs covering national security, health and the environment 

Executive Editor (volunteer position)
THE AUSTIN FREE PRESS (2009–2010)
• Edited online and print newspaper and managed the volunteer staff of 10
• Wrote articles on topics including food, health, agriculture, the environment and national security

Academic Office Staff
HARVARD-MIT DIVISION OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (2007–2008)
• Edited website content for website overhaul and contributed news blurbs

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:
• Records department manager at Fiduciary Trust Company (2004-2005)
• Admissions staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006-2007)
• Schedule, grades and registration coordinator at Harvard University and MIT (2007-2008)
• Office manager and events coordinator at Conspirare (2009-2010)

COMPUTER SKILLS: Macintosh and PC proficient, Microsoft Word, Joomla, InCopy, basic HTML, social media, basic Dreamweaver and intermediate Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Fluent English, intermediate Irish and beginner French

ACTIVITIES: Video production, photography, cooking, permaculture, traveling, and self-reliant living  

Writing and Editing Experience
With over three years of experience with magazines, newspapers and web sites, Niamh has a solid record of producing high-quality professional results on deadline. She possesses meticulous attention to detail, a strong work ethic,  a deep love of the written word and a firm grasp of AP style.