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Kristine Antonelli

Kristine Antonelli

Multimedia writer and media communications professional

Independent Communications Professional

Washington D.C. Metro Area

Kristine Antonelli is an experienced and versatile writer who started her career as a community reporter at a small paper before making the jump to a staff writer at a major metro daily newspaper -- the Baltimore Sun. Since then, she has moved on to more challenging assignments as an independent contractor and is looking fo...

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Independent Communications Professional

Multimedia writer and media communications professional

Developing and producing articles tailored client needs.

Researching topics and issues for writing projects

Editing

Digital Photography

Developing and producing articles and editorial content – backgrounders, letters, opinion pieces, blog posts for both web and traditional media

Researching topics and issues using primary and secondary techniques according to client needs

Editing

Digital Photography

Interviewing subject matter experts, media relations officials, politicians, law enforcement personnel, American military troops, and members of the general public

Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, among other media outlets.

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Federal Government

Special Projects

Writer, editorial content strategist: SPGriffin Productions, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

• Assisted in creating editorial calendar and generating content for a secure government website read by federal officials and used to provide real-time news coverage of mock terrorist attacks or natural disasters
• Promoted to senior writer for the development of core articles and backgrounders posted on the website landing page
• Researched national security topics relating to the scenario, conducted interviews and wrote articles, backgrounders and press releases
• Established working relationships with key players over four to six-month assignments
• Interviewed U.S. and foreign officials as well as other subject matter experts
• Wrote dozens of concise articles, social media posts and press releases for website postings
• Worked independently and traveled to assigned domestic locations

Real Estate Content Writer/Marketing
Wrote dozens of neighborhood profiles targeted to area home buyers.
• Identified historic and other unique neighborhoods in the Washington area
• Tracked down community leaders and arranged for interviews
• Researched community history through public documents, internet sources and interviews with residents
* Collaborated with photographers in finding locations and community residents for to shoot pictures that would complement articles and page design

Contributing Writer, Author, Stephens Media American Valor Project

* Tracked down American troops awarded national recognition for heroism while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
• Arranged and conducted multiple phone interviews
• Gathered information from their colleagues and wrote compelling narrative articles describing their combat experiences
• Provided maps and audio recordings
• Articles were published both on-line at www.americanvalor.net and in the Anthology: Saluting American Valor: Selfless Courage at the Moment of Truth.

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