An on-cam interview with Steven VanRoekel, former IT adviser to President Barack Obama and U.S. chief information officer. 

An on-cam interview with Steven VanRoekel, former IT adviser to President Barack Obama and U.S. chief information officer. 

William C. Mitchell III 


New York University – Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute                                                                                 Sept. 2011- Dec. 2012

            Master of Arts – Magazine Journalism

Virginia Tech                                                                                                                                                               Aug. 2007 – May 2011

            B.A. Communication – Electronic and Print Journalism GPA 3.81/4.0 (Summa Cum Laude)



FedScoop – Washington, D.C.                                                                                                                                       April 2014 – Current

Managing Editor

·      Managed day-to-day production operations, ensuring content met deadline

·      Produced a daily newsletter read by more than 70,000 members of the fed-tech community

·      Reported on a host of federal agencies’ IT issues and efforts

·      Edited content for grammar and AP style prior to publishing

·      Oversaw several social media accounts to increase readership

DC Inno (formerly InTheCapital)– Washington, D.C.                                                                                              Aug. 2013 – April 2014

Tech and Business Writer

·      Cultivated a beat with a strong following in the Washington, D.C., tech startup community

·      Produced at least four stories a day typically amassing thousands of unique visits

·      Assisted the team editing copy before its was published   

·      Acted as an editorial mentor to startup hub 1776’s growing community

Kentucky New Era – Hopkinsville, Ky.                                                                                                                            March – Aug. 2013

Crime and Courts Reporter

·      Reported on local court system and crimes

·      Wrote daily stories stemming from above beat, but also editor-fed feature pieces

·      Photographed subjects and events to accompany stories

The Leaf Chronicle – Clarksville, Tenn.                                                                                                                           Jan. – March 2013

Freelance Writer and Photographer

·      Reported on news and community issues in the Middle Tennessee region

·      Captured images to add a visual aspect to print and digital stories

·      Wrote advertorials for local businesses as part of Home and Garden Show pullout

Rolling Stone – New York, N.Y.                                                                                                                                           Jan. – May 2012

Editorial Intern

·      Assisted writers with transcribing interviews and researching stories

·      Attended production meetings before bi-weekly publishing

·      Edited copy on first and final rounds before it was printed

CMJ (College Music Journal) – New York, N.Y.                                                                                                               May – Sept. 2012

Editorial Intern

·      Wrote daily news on breaking topics in the independent music world

·      Interviewed accomplished artists for feature articles

·      Reviewed live performances and record releases weekly


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