Resume

Susan E. Matthews 
76 Maspeth Avenue, Apt 2, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Experience                                                                                                                     .

Everyday Health, New York, NY                                     July 2013 – Present
Trends Reporter
Pitch and report stories on health and wellness topics, including how calorie counts may affect weight loss strategies, the
pressure the aging population could put on society, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Manage freelance writers and bloggers for the site, developed a comprehensive guide of editorial standards
Engage users on Twitter and Facebook around reporting topics, including cancer screening and vitamins’ usefulness Worked with editors to create reader-friendly news strategy, dividing stories into short items and longer pieces Started ‘Daily Checkup’ blog, which debriefs the most fun and compelling health news from other publications

Popular Science
, New York, NY                                  January 2013 – June 2013
Editorial Fellow
Pitched and wrote for magazine, with focus on visual elements (world’s tiniest arcade, unusual animal friendships)
Created infographics, including a 2-page spread on U.S. energy use since 1970 and predictions through 2040
Contributed to editorial meetings for general site and magazine direction, researched and assessed story pitches

Nature Medicine, Nature Publishing Group, New York, NY             September 2012 — December 2012 
Editorial Intern
Pitched, reported, and wrote feature news stories for monthly journal and Spoonful of Medicine blog
Investigations included finding that fines to pharmaceutical companies don’t affect their bottom lines, and that increasing safety demands for handling SARS would hurt researchers’ ability to create an effective vaccine

Bloomberg Businessweek, New York, NY             September 2012-October 2012
Research and Graphics
 • Researched, pitched, and designed graphics for the "Are You Better Off?" election issue

MyHealthNewsDaily.com, Tech Media Network, New York, NY             May 2012 — August 2012 
Editorial Intern
Pitched, reported, and wrote daily stories for online publication ranging from why we eat poorly when we’re sleepy
 to incidence of bacteria in hotel rooms. Stories frequently picked up by NBC News and the Today Show.


OnEarth, magazine run by the Natural Resource Defense Council, New York, NY        January 2012 — May2012
Editorial Intern
Wrote for online site and print magazine, successfully pitching and reporting for both; researched for magazine
Fact-checked stories; participated in weekly story-planning meetings; gave feedback on feature stories

The Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H.      September 2007 – December 2010
Editor-in-Chief, Chairman of The Dartmouth, Inc. 2010
Responsible for daily newspaper, weekly cultural magazine, and online content, as well as overall editorial direction
Managed 15-person editorial directorate, and oversaw 200-person staff of reporters, photographers and designers
Led reporting on a Board of Trustee candidate’s tax evasion, producing an investigative piece prior to the election
Staff Writer and News Editor, 2007-2009
Reported college administration, incoming College President Jim Yong Kim and other Dartmouth-specific beats


Dartmouth College Department of Environmental Studies, Hanover, N.H.          March 2009 – December 2010
Research Assistant in biogeochemistry with Dr. Ross Virginia and Dr. Becky Ball

Project Preservation Trip Leader, American University of Kosovo June 2008, December 2011- June 2011
Led a service trip connecting Dartmouth students to AUK students to learn about genocide and remembrance
Participated in project in June 2008, restoring a destroyed Jewish cemetery in Stojanov, Ukraine 

Education                                                                                                                        .                                                                                                                                               
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University, New York, N.Y.      September 2011- December 2012
     Masters of Arts in the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program

Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.                           September 2007 – June 2011
    B.A. in Environmental Studies, Cum Laude 
    Studied abroad at the Universite Toulouse le Mirail, France and University of Pretoria, South Africa

Skills                                                                                                                               .                                                                                                                                                
Microsoft Excel and Office; Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; CSS and HTML; Final Cut Express
Strong proficiency in French, strong background in statistics and calculus

Awards & Scholarships                                                                                                       .                                                                                                                                                
Susan B. Ackerman endowed scholarship 2008-2009, Dartmouth College
Richter Memorial Fund Grant, spring 2010; Stifler Family Undergraduate Grant, fall 2010, Dartmouth College
Freshman Writer of the Year Award, Sophomore Writer of the Year Award, The Dartmouth