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HEATHER J. CHIN heatherjchin@gmail.com | 347.974.

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HeatherJChin.com | @heatherjchin


A versa(le writer and editor focused on health, media, books, and iden(ty,
I seek to apply local news experience to digital storytelling and cura(on,
and to foster media literacy and community investment.
EDITORIAL WORK
DIGITAL PRODUCER, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT
• Produce and edit inquirer.com homepage and section fronts, ensure articles meet production and style
standards, write and edit push notifications, monitor analytics and wires, and write news and features.
FREELANCE JOURNALIST | AUGUST 2007 - PRESENT
• Contributor: NBC News, The Salve, Goldthread, WBAI, Village Voice, The Week, Brooklyn Eagle, Edible
Brooklyn, PBS, Hyperallergic, Long Island Pulse, and other outlets.
• Copyedit, fact-check, copywrite, and transcribe for various publications.
• Social media, branding and content strategy for nonprofits, individuals and the Harlem Heat Project.
• Creator: What’s Up In Asian America newsletter.
• Board member, contributor: Local Switchboard women’s hyperlocal audio collective.
BREAKING NEWS EDITOR, FLIPBOARD | JANUARY 2018 - JANUARY 2020
• Monitor/curate U.S. and U.K. breaking news and news packages. Write and edit mobile alerts and blogs.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, MORRIS MEDIA NETWORK | NOVEMBER 2016 - APRIL 2017
• Copy edited shopping, wellness and dining listings, maintained Drupal database, wrote/edited FOB copy
and features for Where Traveler and IN New York.
EDITOR, CORNER MEDIA GROUP | DECEMBER 2014 - MAY 2016
• Oversaw, assigned, wrote, and edited content (3-6 posts daily) on local news.
• Engaged users in-person and via social media, increasing readership (Fort Greene Focus: 17K to 50K/month,
Sunset Park Voice: launch to 7K/week).
DIGITAL EDITOR/REPORTER, BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP | FEB. 2011 - NOVEMBER 2014
• Led 60-year-old community newspaper’s digital transition, engaging 10K+ weekly print subscribers, 15K+ daily
email subscribers, 1.5K+ daily site users and 6K+ Facebook and Twitter followers.
• Built social media presence, increasing engagement by 100% (Y2) and 33% (Y3).
• Compiled daily e-newsletter, tracked metrics, monitored comments, implemented strategies.
• Reported and edited news and features on education, crime, health, transportation, business, art, food.
• Assisted EIC with proofreading, copy editing and assigning stories, and mentoring interns.
• Editor-in-Chief of monthly Brooklyn Spectator Magazine (April 2012 – March 2013).
HEALTH REPORTER (Intern), THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | JUNE - SEPT. 2009
• Reported on hospital policy, cessation efforts, school health, flu vaccinations, and medical studies.
• Conducted interviews for a state health insurance feature, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Mike Vitez.
CONTRIBUTING REPORTER, NY CITY NEWS SERVICE | OCT. 2008 - JUNE 2009
• Shot/edited audio for award-winning coverage of Brooklyn diversity and Election 2008.
• Co-wrote a feature about the Brooklyn Terminal Market + co-produced Talking Health webcast.
CONTENT AND PRODUCTION EDITOR, PURUN NEW YORK | OCT. 2006 - APRIL 2008
• Oversaw editing and production of illustrated workbooks in 3rd to 6th grade math, science, and history.
Managed calendars and freelancers, and negotiated contracts.

SKILLS
SOCIAL: Facebook, Twi\er, Instagram, Pinterest, EDITING: Wordpress, Google (Docs, Sheets, Forms),
YouTube, Tweetdeck, FB Insights, Google Analy(cs, Adobe (Photoshop, Audi(on, InCopy), Final Cut Pro,
Constant Contact, Chartbeat, Slack, Trello Hindenburg, Reaper, ExpressScribe, WavePad

AWARDS + AFFILIATIONS
Third Place: Coverage of Health, Health Care and Science, 2013 New York Press Association Awards
AAJA, ONA, AHCJ, Reading Partners, Kiwanis International, Project Sunshine
EDUCATION
City University of New York, Graduate School of Journalism | MA credits, Health repor(ng
Binghamton University, State University of New York | BA, English Literature and Rhetoric

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