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HEATHER J. CHIN heatherjchin@gmail.

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HeatherJChin.com | @heatherjchin


A versatile writer and editor focused on health, media, the arts, and race and identity, I have macro-level curiosity
with micro-level, community-impact sensibilities.

EDITORIAL WORK
FREELANCE JOURNALIST | AUGUST 2007 - PRESENT
• Contribute news and features to NBC News, Village Voice, The Week, Edible Brooklyn, Technically Brook-
lyn, PBS, Hyperallergic, Kings County Politics, Long Island Pulse, and other outlets.
• Copyedit, fact-check, copywrite, and transcribe for various publications.
• Creator: What’s Up In Asian America newsletter.
• Board member, contributor: Local Switchboard NYC women’s hyperlocal radio collective.
• Social media, branding and engagement for nonprofits, individuals and the Harlem Heat Project.
BREAKING NEWS EDITOR, FLIPBOARD | JANUARY 2018 - PRESENT
• Monitor and curate breaking news daily in the U.S. and UK. Write and edit push notifications, as well as the
Inside Flipboard Week In Review blog.

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, wrote, and edited content (3-6 posts daily) on local news.
• Engaged users on social platforms, increasing readership (Fort Greene Focus: 17K to 50K/month, Sunset
Park Voice: launch to 7K/week).
• Hired and managed a team of three freelancers.

DIGITAL EDITOR/REPORTER, BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP | FEB. 2011 - NOVEMBER 2014


• Led 80-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-produced and co-wrote a feature about the Brooklyn Terminal Market.
• Co-produced web packages on health reform for the Talking Health webcast.
HEALTH AND FEATURES REPORTER, THE BULLETIN | JUNE - OCT. 2008
• Reported, wrote, and rewrote stories daily for the health and culture desks in Philadelphia.
CONTENT AND PRODUCTION EDITOR, PURUN NEW YORK | OCT. 2006 - APRIL 2008
• Oversaw editing and production of illustrated workbooks in third to sixth grade math, science, and history.
Managed calendars and freelancers, and negotiated contracts.

SKILLS
SOCIAL: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinter- EDITING: Wordpress, Google (Docs, Sheets,
est, Google+, YouTube, Tweetdeck, FB Insights, Forms), Adobe (Photoshop, Premiere, Audition,
TwitterCounter, Google Analytics, Constant InCopy), Final Cut Pro, Hindenburg, Reaper,
Contact, Chartbeat, Slack, Trello ExpressScribe, WavePad, RecForge


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