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AN PHUNG

New York, NY

anhaiphung(at)gmail.com

References available upon request

Available for assignments in the NYC area

Journalism Experience

NBC UNIVERSAL

New York, NY

Digital News Editor for NBC Owned Television Stations

November 2012 – Present

  • One of 10 candidates hired from thousands of applicants for NBC Owned TV Stations’ 18-month News Associate program

  • Function as an online news editor covering breaking news, technology, international news, entertainment and viral “talkers” for NBC’s 11 owned-and-operated stations

  • Pitch ideas for trending topics and enterprise stories

  • Wrote over 500 articles, including curated content and original reports

  • Monitor AP wire and hot files for breaking news, publish to 11 websites

  • Send breaking news advisories to local digital teams for mobile push alerts

  • Coordinate with NBC News to set up livestreams and monitor press conferences for updates to breaking news stories

  • Create photo galleries and develop interactive components (maps, timelines, data visualization, polls) for online stories

  • Work with NBC News’ web team to nationalize local stories and breaking news from the 11 markets

  • Help local web teams optimize stories to drive traffic and user engagement on each of the 11 sites

  • Provided wall-to-wall web coverage for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

FREELANCE

New York, NY

Freelance Journalist

August 2010 – Present

  • Work has appeared in The Local on NYTimes.com, City Limits, Patch.com and New York City News Service

  • Subject beats includes economics, immigration, housing and environmental issues

POPULAR SCIENCE

New York, NY

Special Projects Editor

August 2012 – October 2012

  • Conducted research and provided editorial content for Pop Sci’s 25th annual Best of What’s New issue

  • Outreached to innovators, designers and scientists for media assets

BIG THINK

New York, NY

Associate Editor

December 2011 – July 2012

  • Provided editorial content for an Internet knowledge forum that features multimedia presentations and roundtable discussions from top experts in economics, business, science, technology and entertainment

  • Wrote news stories and feature reports

  • Booked, prepped and conducted interviews that were livestreamed on Big Think’s website

JAKARTA GLOBE

Jakarta, Indonesia

Intern, Copy Editor, Reporter

June 2011 – August 2011

  • Reported on stories about the growing illicit drug trade in Indonesia for an English-language newspaper in Jakarta

  • Copy edited stories produced by local reporters and wire services

Other Professional Experience

PREMIER DEALER SERVICES

San Diego, CA

Sales Support Manager

February 2006 – July 2010

ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS, INC.

Los Angeles, CA

Operations Manager

July 2001 – January 2006

MONSTER.COM

Los Angeles, CA

Copy Writer

August 1998 – July 2001

Education

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

New York, NY

Master of Arts, Journalism, December 2011

  • Teaching Assistant for Interactive Journalism in Fall 2011

UCSD EXTENSION

San Diego, CA

Various coursework

2007 – 2009

  • Coursework included Feature Writing, Digital Photography, Color Photography and Marketing

UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Arts, English, June 2000

Bachelor of Arts, Asian-American Studies, June 2000

  • Coursework included Statistics, Research Methods, Investigative Journalism, Mass and Interpersonal Communication Studies and Community Psychology

Skills

  • Technical: MS Office on Mac and PC, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Photoshop, InDesign, Soundslides, Marantz PMD660, Marantz PMD620, Sony PD170, DSLR

  • Style Guides: AP, New York Times

  • Content Management Systems: Clickability, WordPress

  • Analytics: Chartbeat, Omniture, Google

  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Bit.ly, Vimeo, YouTube, Storify, SoundCloud, Flickr

  • Language: Conversational ability in Chinese (Cantonese)

Travel

  • Egypt, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Italy, Canada, Mexico