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Nicole M. DeFeudis


LinkedIn: Nicole DeFeudis | Twitter: @Nicole_DeFeudis



University of Massachusetts Amherst                                                                                         degree received 2019

Commonwealth Honors College                                                                                                

B.A., Journalism, Information Technology minor

Honors: summa cum laude, Kappa Tau Alpha




            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



Associate Editor

Endpoints News                                                                                                                  July 2020 - current

  • Report on breaking news and special projects for Endpoints' twice-daily newsletter

  • Wrote Endpoints' most-read article of 2020 — a tracker of all the key players in the Covid-19 vaccine race which got more than 112,000 pageviews

  • Co-hosted the publication's first-ever live Women in Biopharma event, which was broadcast via Zoom

Rapid Response Reporter

The Lowell Sun, Lowell, MA                                                                                             May 2019 – July 2020 

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

  • Launched The Daily Sunrise, a morning newsletter that gained more than 1,000 subscribers in a few months


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                                                                                             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                                                                                                      January 2017 - May 2017

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



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

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



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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