I hold 29 years of experience in communications, mostly in journalism, with a decade in public relations, too.
The first 17 years were spent in print journalism, where I covered, at various times, business, politics, crime and government, among other beats. The final 2.5 years in that stretch was an editor, where my responsibilities included complete control over a weekly section and working with both staff writers and freelancers.
In late 2005, I switched gears and began working in public relations for Gregory FCA Communications in Ardmore, Pa. There I learned the ins and outs of public relations -- including being on the other side of the media-PR equation -- and made numerous contacts.
In late 2007, I joined Center City Philadelphia public relations firm Bellevue Communications, where I helped clients deliver their messages, handled crisis communications and assisted in developing corporate images, among other tasks.
In 2013, I worked for Slice Communications as an account supervisor. I oversaw a team of account managers, coordinating the writing, editing and pitching, as well as day-to-day account management and general brainstorming.
That same year, I began writing freelance articles for an online educational content provider and other clients. I continue writing that material.
In 2014, I worked for the Garfield Group in Newtown, Pa., as a public relations writer. And I worked in 2015 as a public relations account executive in Philadelphia for Harris, Baio & McCullough.
I rejoined the ranks of full-time journalists in 2016, starting as the managing editor of the Jewish Exponent.