Matt St. John
Writing Portfolio: mattstjohn.net
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.
BA in Journalism, San Francisco State University 2005-2009
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