You are on page 1of 1

CANDICE JADE NORWOOD candicenorwood.com • cjnorwood13@gmail.

com • @cjnorwoodwrites

EXPERIENCE: EDUCATION:
PBS NewsHour (grant-funded position) Sept. 2019 – present
Digital Politics Reporter | Arlington, Va. American University | Aug. 2016
• Pitch, report 1-3 original stories and explainers per week on national politics • M.A. International Media
• Assist with breaking news, web and YouTube blurbs for livestreams • Graduate student commencement
• Cover pandemic’s effects: voting access, criminal justice, economic disparities speaker, May 2016
• Led team to cover story on harassment, threats against Black women in politics
• Co-produced a tape piece for broadcast about discrimination against Black hair University of Illinois at Urbana-
• Traveled to report on Trump impeachment and 2020 presidential primaries Champaign | May 2013
• Covered the impeachment process of Trump on Capitol Hill • B.S. News-Editorial Journalism

Governing Magazine (magazine team laid off) SKILLS:


Staff Writer | Washington, D.C. July 2019 – Aug. 2019
• Pitched, wrote web and print stories focusing on state policy around the country
Digital production:
• Social media, WordPress and other
Web Producer & Writer | Washington, D.C. July 2018 – July 2019
content management systems, HTML,
• Wrote general assignment web stories analyzing state and local policy
CSS, SEO, headline writing
• Pitched and reported three print features; subjects included discriminatory
school dress code policies and tracking cases of murdered Native women
Software & Multimedia:
• Aggregated, produced a daily morning newsletter for 70,000 subscribers
• Experience working with Adobe
• Worked with HTML & CMS; developed best practices to increase web traffic
Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator,
• Assisted with special projects: 2018 state elections & profiles of public officials
Audition, Audacity, DSLR camera
• Data Analysis: Qualtrics, SPSS
Bloomberg News Sept. 2016 – June 2017; Aug. 2018 – Sept. 2019
White House Stringer | Washington, D.C.
Writing, Language & Research:
• In-town presidential pool reporter; covered POTUS appearances and movement
• Spanish language certification,
• Fed information for news stories to the White House team during live events
narrative long-form, breaking news,
copyediting, fact checking, AP style
Politico May 2017 – July 2018
Web Producer for Politico Pro | Arlington, Va.
• Copyedited/produced ~20 stories, alerts, newsletters daily on 18 policy areas INTERNATIONAL WORK:
• Wrote breaking news stories on White House and congressional developments
• Assisted with researching and writing the California Playbook newsletter The Community of Madrid
• Coordinated with policy editors to ensure fast and accurate content production Sept. 2013 – June 2014 | Madrid, Spain
• Worked with the “ProWeb” production team of 17 to strategize best practices, • Prepared daily lessons about English
improvements to the website and customized digital news products for readers grammar, vocabulary and American
• Selected and embedded photos, videos, graphics to enhance written web content culture for Spanish-speaking students

The Atlantic July 2016 – May 2017 • Advised 12 students for a national
One-year editorial Politics Fellow | Washington, D.C. high school journalism competition:
• Co-wrote The Atlantic Politics Daily newsletter for 75,000 subscribers “El País de los Estudiantes”
• Pitched, wrote stories about national politics and the 2016 Trump transition
• Copyedited, wrote headlines and produced 10-15 web stories weekly CEGRI Institute of Higher Learning
• Managed freelance submissions and worked with writers to develop stories Jan. 2012 – May 2012 | Granada, Spain
• Contributed to on-the-ground reporting during Trump’s inaugural weekend • Completed Spanish minor
• Managed Facebook and Twitter accounts; strategized best practices for social
REFERENCES:
Vox.com Jan. 2016 – May 2016
Race & Identities Intern | Washington, D.C. Emily Knapp, PBS NewsHour
• Reported, wrote stories and explainers on race, gender and identity topics Senior Editor, Digital Politics

SPECIAL PROJECTS: Caroline Cournoyer, Governing


“Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked A Nation” Fmr. Senior Editor, Governing.com
Co-author | Book released by the American Bar Association in April 2016
• Wrote a 16-page chapter analyzing news bias following the high-profile killings * Contact information available upon
of Black people, including Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin request