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Associate Editor, Life Sciences, FierceMarkets
Washington, D.C. | Dec. 2012 to present
• Writer for FierceBiotech Research website and weekly newsletter (focus on preclinical research and drug discovery)
• Copy edit online content; format and optimize content for SEO using tags and links to related content; write SEO-friendly headlines and publish stories to the web using CMS
• Lay out and update website home pages at least once daily
• Proof and deploy daily newsletters
• Write stories for other Life Sciences publications (FierceBiotech, FierceBiotech IT and FierceBiomarkers) as assigned

Staff Writer, Dorland Health (a division of Access Intelligence)
Rockville, Md. | May 2011 to Dec. 2012
• Covered healthcare policy, business and clinical news for publications under the Dorland Health brand, including Case In Point Weekly, Patient Advocate Report, Medical Home Today and Case In Point magazine
• Edited Dorland Health special reports and other online content
• Assisted in managing social media accounts
• Published articles to the web using CMS

Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore, Md. | May 2010 to May 2011
• Health care, higher education and biotechnology reporter
• Wrote four breaking news, enterprise or trend stories for the newspaper’s weekly print edition and one daily web story

Reporting Intern, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
Washington, D.C. | Sept. 2009 to Dec. 2009
• Reported on Capitol Hill for a news wire service serving 14 Scripps-owned daily newspapers and numerous media subscribers nationally; stories were picked up by the Scripps Howard News Service and newspapers in Texas and Indiana


U.S. News & World Report (Best Nursing Homes)
‘How to Pay for Nursing Home Costs’ | Feb. 26 2013

The (Maryland) Daily Record
Health care and technology feature stories | Aug. 2011 to Dec. 2012

Nephrology Times
‘ESRD QIP: Early Results Out, but Effect on Care Still Unclear’ | Jan. 2012

Cincinnati Business Courier and Columbus Business First (ACBJ)
Business features and profiles | Nov. 2009 to June 2010


M.A. Science-Medical Writing
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Md. | 2013 to 2015 (expected)

B.S. Journalism – News Writing & Editing
Ohio University - E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Athens, Ohio | 2006 to 2010
• Graduated cum laude with a minor in political science and specialization in European studies

Copy editing, headline writing • CMS, SEO, basic HTML • K4 Publishing System, Silverpop • Adobe InDesign, InCopy and Photoshop • DSLR photography • Social media • WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr


Outstanding Senior Award in News Editorial
Ohio University | May 2010

First-Place (Region 1)Mark of Excellence Award
Society of Professional Journalists | March 2008


Twitter: @EmilyMFierce