Matt St. John

Writing Portfolio: mattstjohn.net

Phone: 415-548-3479

E-Mail: Mattystjohn@gmail.com

Summary

Charismatic journalist with a BA in journalism from San Francisco State, and 3-years of experience freelancing for various high profile media organizations, including Vice and El País. News intern at the East Bay Express. Is adaptable and possesses people skills, as seen through work as an educator in Madrid, Spain.

 

East Bay Express, News Intern                                        2017

·         Develop, research, and write feature, news, and culture articles for weekly newspaper.

·         Write for the East Bay Express blog with quick turnover.

·         Promote articles through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

·         Take photos of sources for use in publication.

 

Freelance Writer                                                               2015-Present

·         Has written for multiple, high-profile media outlets, including Vice, El Pais, Lithub, the East Bay Express, Matador Network, and                      Alternative Press.

·         Bring feature stories through all stages of development, from pitch to composition, following brand standards and style guidelines.

·         Find and conduct interviews with sources via Skype and in person, while keeping well-organized notes for transcription and                        quotation.

Joaquin Costa Elementary, English Assitant                 2015-2017

·         Taught English to Spanish children at a school in Madrid, Spain.

·         Learned to work in different cultural environments, and be a part of a team in a second language, demonstrating adaptability and                interpersonal skills.

 

Education

BA in Journalism, San Francisco State University             2005-2009

References

Robert Gammon, East Bay Express News Editor

        Phone number: (510) 289 - 2724              Email: Robert.Gammon@eastbayexpress.com

 Kathleen Richards, East Bay Express Editor and Chief

      Phone number: (510)-879-3700               Email: Kathleen.Richards@eastbayexpress.com