Nicole M. DeFeudis

Email: nmdefeudis@gmail.com

LinkedIn: Nicole DeFeudis | Twitter: @Nicole_DeFeudis

EDUCATION

 

University of Massachusetts Amherst                                                                                         degree received 2019

Commonwealth Honors College                                                                                                

B.A., Journalism, Information Technology minor

Honors: summa cum laude, Kappa Tau Alpha

 

SKILLS

           

            Editorial: AP style proficient, manages deadlines, passionate writer and reporter, detailed fact-checker

            Technical: WordPress, Methode, Microsoft Excel, Python, Adobe Suite, HTML, Google Analytics

            Interpersonal: determined, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, collaborative, reliable

 

EXPERIENCE

Rapid Response Reporter

The Lowell Sun, Lowell, MA                                                                                                 May 2019 – Current

  • Cover early morning breaking news and general assignment stories, ranging from crime and court to local feature stories

 

Freelance Reporter                                                                                                          

State House News Service, Boston, MA                                                                   November 2018 – May 2019

  • Covered local politics from Western Massachusetts as a freelance reporter for the news wire service

 

Editorial Assistant

The Boston Globe, Boston, MA                                                                                   January 2018 – June 2018

  • Wrote for the Magazine, Travel and Address sections

  • Pitched and wrote stories, fact-checked, prepared web content, managed social media and proofread

 

Student Newsroom Member                                                                                                            

Online News Association Conference, Austin, TX                                                                        September 2018

  • Learned about tech tools for journalists while covering the conference with the Student Newsroom

 

Co-Editor in Chief

AmherstWire.com                                                                                             October 2017 – December 2018

  • Led the award-winning, student-run digital publication of the UMass Journalism Department

  • Was promoted from managing editor position, oversaw production, managed team and published stories

 

Freelance Reporter

The Daily Hampshire Gazette , Northampton, MA                                            September 2017 – December 2017

  • Covered news and feature stories for special sections as a freelance reporter

 

Editorial Intern

Design New England, Boston, MA                                                                               June 2017 - August 2017

  • Helped produce the former home and gardens magazine that was part of Boston Globe Media

  • Edited, wrote, fact-checked, proofread, assisted with online production and attended photo shoots

 

Assistant Campus News Editor

AmherstWire.com                                                                                                      January 2017 - May 2017

  • 2017 College Media Association Conference winner of “Best Homepage”

 

Intern

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA                                                          January 2017 - April 2017

  • Wrote articles, features and briefs about local news, events, business, police and education

 

Intern

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Worcester, MA                                                    June 2016 - August 2016

  • Covered news stories as a reporter for the city desk

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