Ruby Mellen

New Yorker Magazine Research Assistant to Staff Writer Patrick Keefe

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Skills

  • TV
  • Online
  • Print
  • News
  • Media
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Staff Writer

Slant News

Jul 2015
  • • Writing one to three articles weekly about current events, politics, and pop culture on SlantNews.com • Using specific digital interfaces that combine images, videos, and text to attract readers • Forming relationships and disseminating content through various social media outlets

Currently

New Yorker Magazine Research Assistant to Staff Writer Patrick Keefe

New Yorker Magazine

May 2015
  • •Writing detailed memos on a range of topics from books on mass incarceration to news coverage of current events • Aiding in the research and execution of long form pieces that appear in the magazine • Amassing and analyzing archival material for a non-fiction book

2014

Production Intern

The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC

May 2014 - Dec 2014
  • • Participated in daily all-staff news and graphics meetings • Pitched story ideas and assorted graphics images and slogans • Independently conducted extensive research for show material

Education

2014

English Literature

University of Edinburgh

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Visiting student in the English Literature Department for one term

2015

English Literature and American History

Columbia University

Aug 2011 - Apr 2015