I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism with a B.A. in Multiplatform Journalism and a minor in Global Poverty. And I just finished up this summer editing on the foreign-national desk at The New York Times. There, I was able to perfect editing and headline writing skills, while learning from some of the best in the business. But more importantly, I was also enabled to learn more about politics, social and socioeconomic issues around the world. 

 

During my time in college, I also worked at Maryland's independent student newspaper, two national publications, a statewide wire service and a few local newsrooms close to my hometown in Mount Airy, Maryland. Supervisors have told me that I am a self-starter, a bright light in the newsroom and a pleasure to work with in groups and individually. I am a quick learner, a team player and am enthusiastic about finding innovative ways to solve problems. 

I am now working as Bloomberg BNA's first digital editor in the Environment, Health and Safety section, where I assign stories to and edit for a team of four reporters, and focus the rest of my time on creating graphics, managing social media accounts and digital strategies.

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Marissa Horn

DIGITAL EDITOR | TERP ALUM | OLD LINE STATE NATIVE

 

Personal Email:

marissalynnehorn@comcast.net

 

Work Email:

mhorn@bna.com

 

Twitter:

@MarissaL_Horn

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marissa-horn-9802b598

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

B.A. Multiplatform Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Concentration in Agricultural Resources and Economics

Global Poverty Minor

Class of 2016

Bachelor's Degree

Class of 2012

High School Diploma

SOUTH CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL

EXPERIENCE
TEACHING
Aug. 2015-Dec. 2015

Teaching Assistant

PHILIP MERRILL COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM

Assisted professor for JOUR200, Journalism History, Roles and Structures; an introductory course for undergraduate journalism students. Made and graded news quizzes, attended each class, and managed communication between the students and professor during the semester.

THE NEWS LITERACY PROJECT

Facilitated professional journalist’s presentations at NLP partner schools, created classroom lessons for after-school programs, and helped provide content for the NLP website.

Sept. 2013-May 2014

Teaching Assistant

SKILLS

AP Style

DSLR

Social Media

Adobe Creative Cloud

Final Cut Pro, Multicam Editing

HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery

Assignment Editing

Copy Editing

 
 
 
 
 

BLOOMBERG BNA

Edit daily environment, health and safety content from a host of reporters in our division while assignment editing and managing a team of four reporters. The flipside of this editing job is the digital aspect, in which I produce graphics, slideshows and other visual storytelling elements for the entire division.

Oct. 2016-Present

Digital Editor

May 2016-Aug. 2016

Dow Jones News Fund Editing Intern

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Chosen as one of nine Dow Jones News Fund Editing interns for The New York Times, and placed on the foreign-national desk. Trained at Temple University with Dr. Edward Trayes. 


Edited breaking news, photographs and features articles coming from stringers and staff reporters from across the U.S. and world. Focused on AP Style, New York Times Style, grammar, clarity and factualness in each article. Wrote digital and print headlines, blurbs, picture cutlines, kickers, and fit the article to the page.

BALTIMORE CITY PAPER

Fact-checked copy and edited for AP style errors and grammar. Assisted in the paper's coverage of the city's mayoral election, and assisted in writing blurbs for the paper's event calendar.

Jan. 2016-May 2016

Editorial Intern

Jan. 2016-April 2016

Mobile Desk Intern

USA TODAY

Wrote items for the daily "5 Things to Know" newsletter, responded to breaking news situations, managed related social media accounts (@usatodaymobile on Twitter) and analyzed metrics and data to make suggestions for the future. Posted wire stories, created and managed photo galleries, and learned how to operate Gannett's content management system. Also wrote articles posted to the national website on topics ranging from Vladimir Putin to a rise in gang violence on the D.C. Metro system.

CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

Reported on state education funding issues, PARCC assessment scores and everything in between while working in the Annapolis Bureau of Capital News Service, the University of Maryland's own wire service. A majority of my stories were picked up and printed by daily Maryland newspapers, alternative newspapers and weeklies.

Sept. 2015-Dec. 2015

Education Reporter

FREDERICK NEWS-POST

Chosen as one of six finalists for the 2015 MDDC Press Association's Reese Cleghorn summer internship program. MDDC consists of every daily and most non-daily newspapers in Maryland, Delaware and D.C. The association functions as a legislative representative and serves professional development needs for all members.

While at the Frederick News-Post, I researched and reported more than 55 articles over the 10-week internship, focusing on breaking news, crime, education, local business and economic development, environmental issues, arts and entertainment.

May 2015-Aug. 2015

MDDC Reporting Intern

McCLATCHY, WASHINGTON BUREAU

Reported on Capitol Hill hearings and White House happenings, while focusing most of my time on catching congressmen in the halls. Also, honed my video editing skills when reporting on the March 2 Justice march from New York City to Washington and gay marriage hearings at the Supreme Court.

Jan. 2015-May 2015

Breaking News Reporting Intern

THE DIAMONDBACK

Conducted interviews on and off campus, wrote and delivered 2-4 articles each week to the University of Maryland's only daily student newspaper. Covered environment and health beat with a focus on the university's efforts to add new technologies like steam and solar panels so that the campus's carbon footprint could be limited. 

Previously covered science and technology, which is one of the largest research departments on campus. A highlight of the coverage included the university's involvement in the Rosetta comet landing.

May 2014-March 2015

Environment and Health Reporter