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CANDICE JADE NORWOOD candicenorwood.com • cjnorwood@protonmail.

com • Social: @cjnorwoodwrites

EXPERIENCE: EDUCATION:
Governing Magazine American University | May 2016
Staff Writer | Washington, D.C. July 2019 – Present • M.A. International Media
• Pitch, write web and print stories focusing on urban policy around the country • Spring 2016 graduate student
• Recent magazine features include: how school dress codes affect black girls, commencement speaker
murdered Native American women, nonbinary gender on government IDs
University of Illinois at Urbana-
Web Producer & Writer July 2018 – July 2019 Champaign | May 2013
• Wrote general assignment web stories analyzing state & local policy • B.S. News-Editorial Journalism
• Aggregated, produced a daily morning newsletter for 70,000 subscribers
• Worked with HTML & CMS; developed best practices to increase web traffic SKILLS:
• Assisted with special projects: 2018 state elections & profiles of public officials Digital & Web:
• Social media, WordPress, CMS,
Bloomberg News Sept. 2016 – June 2017; Aug. 2018 – present HTML, CSS, SEO
White House Stringer | Washington, D.C.
• In-town presidential pool reporter; cover POTUS appearances and movements Software & Multimedia:
• Feed information for news stories to the White House team during live events • Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Premiere,
Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition
Politico May 2017 – July 2018 Aperture, Audacity, DSLR camera
Web Producer for Politico Pro | Arlington, VA • Data Analysis: Qualtrics, SPSS
• Copyedited/produced ~20 stories, alerts, newsletters daily on 18 policy areas
• Wrote breaking new stories on White House and congressional developments Writing, Language & Research:
• Managed PoliticoPro.com for subscribers who are policy stakeholders • Spanish language certification,
• Coordinated with policy editors to ensure fast and accurate content production narrative long-form, breaking news,
• Worked with the “ProWeb” production team of 17 to strategize best practices, copyediting, fact checking, AP style
improvements to the website, and customized digital news products for readers
• Selected and embedded photos, videos, graphics to enhance written web content
• Assisted with researching and writing the California Playbook newsletter
INTERNATIONAL WORK:
The Community of Madrid
Sept. 2013 – June 2014 | Madrid, Spain
The Atlantic July 2016 – May 2017
• Prepared daily lessons about English
Editorial Fellow for Politics & Policy | Washington, D.C.
grammar, vocabulary and American
• Co-wrote The Atlantic Politics Daily newsletter for 75,000 subscribers
culture for Spanish-speaking students
• Pitched, wrote stories about national politics and the 2016 Trump transition
• Copyedited, wrote headlines/deks, and produced 10-15 web stories weekly
• Advised 12 students for a national
• Worked with freelancers to shape submissions to meet web editorial standards
high school journalism competition:
• Managed freelance submissions and worked with writers to develop stories
“El País de los Estudiantes”
• Contributed to on-the-ground reporting during Trump’s inaugural weekend
• Managed Facebook and Twitter accounts; strategized best practices for social
CEGRI Institute of Higher Learning
Jan. 2012 – May 2012 | Granada, Spain
Vox.com Jan. 2016 – May 2016
• Completed Spanish minor
Race & Identities Intern | Washington, D.C.
• Reported, wrote stories and explainers on race, gender and identity topics
• Wrote headlines and web blurbs; selected images and graphics for stories REFERENCES:
Caroline Cournoyer, Governing
The Washington Post Sept. 2015 – Dec. 2015 Senior Editor, Governing.com
Local Desk Intern | Washington, D.C. cournoyer.caroline@gmail.com
• Reported and wrote one print or online breaking news story, blurb or
feature per week covering D.C. courts, public safety and community events Jessica Cuellar, Politico
Production Director, Politico Pro
jcuellar@politico.com
SPECIAL PROJECTS:
“Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked A Nation”
Nora Kelly, The Atlantic
Co-Author | Book released by the American Bar Association in April 2016
Senior Editor, Politics
• Wrote a 16-page research chapter analyzing news bias following the high-
nora@theatlantic.com
profile deaths of black men, including Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin