Kathryn Casteel

kathryncasteel@gmail.com


Education

M.A., CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Aug. 2015 - Dec. 2016)

New York, NY

B.A., University of South Carolina Upstate – Communications and Mass Media (Dec. 2014)

Spartanburg, SC

Study Abroad, John Cabot University (Jan. 2014 - May 2014)

Rome, Italy


Journalism Experience

Associate Editor, MDAlert.com (May 2018 - present)

New York, NY

Edit, produce and manage content for several disease microsites. Manage all editorial content and collaborate with production team for microsite eNewsletters that send over 15 times a week. Manage freelancers who write and report on various areas of medical/clinical research and write content when needed.


Writer, FiveThirtyEight (April. 2017 - April 2018)

New York, NY

Wrote and reported on policy related feature stories for data-driven website. Pitched interactive projects, data-heavy projects and collaborate with data-visualizations team. Collaborated with other policy and politics writers on larger features.


Economics/Policy Intern, FiveThirtyEight (Jan. 2017 - March 2017)

New York, NY

Wrote and reported on economic and policy related feature stories for data-driven website. Pitched interactive projects and collaborated with data-visualizations team. Colloborated with other policy and politics writers on larger features and weekly newsletters.


Editorial Intern, Crain’s New York Business (June 2016 - Aug. 2016)

New York, NY

Wrote and reported on news stories and features for print business publication and website. Created interactive graphics to accompany stories. Contributed to production of website and conducted research for the publication’s Stats and the City feature.


Contributor, Mott Haven Herald (Sept. 2015 - Dec. 2015)

Bronx, NY

Pitched and wrote stories for government and business/development beats of local non-profit publication in the South Bronx. Interviewed city officials, community leaders, business owners, etc.


Freelance Contributor, Spartanburg Herald-Journal (Aug. 2014- Dec. 2013)

Spartanburg, SC

Pitched and wrote stories for entertainment and life section of daily newspaper. Interviewed local musicians, artists, and city officials about local and regional events.


Intern, Spartanburg Herald-Journal (May 2013- Aug. 2013)

Spartanburg, SC

Wrote stories for entertainment and life section of daily newspaper. Found and edited wire copy for online publication, GoUpstate.com. Edited photos and copy for web.


Skills

Platforms – Adobe Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, AI2HTML, CartoDB, OpenRefine, Wordpress, Foundation, Avid Protools

Languages - HTML/CSS, Javascript/jQuery, Regex, SQL, Underscore.js, Command Line, d3.js

Basic DLSR Photography/Videography - Canon 70D/60D/Rebel T2.i

Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat