University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD. B.A., Broadcast Journalism, 2012
Opinion Editor at HuffPost — January 2018-Present
- Founding member of HuffPost’s Opinion team and helped build platform.
- Assembled a rolodex of high-profile and emerging writers.
- Commissioned opinion pieces about a wide range of political and cultural issues from a diverse set of authors. Columnists include Marc Lamont Hill, Kimberly Foster, Kimberle Crenshaw, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and more.
- Wrote opinion columns and reported articles about representation in books, music, film and politics.
Blog Editor at HuffPost — June 2015-December 2017
- Curated one of the largest and most active contributor platforms in the digital news industry.
- Commissioned, edited and published timely content on a variety of subjects from both first-time writers and established personalities including filmmaker Michael Moore, former President Barack Obama, Van Jones, Patrisse Cullors and more.
- Organized annual Black Future Month series featuring daily blog posts and custom artwork from 28 prominent voices and 28 artists in the Black community on justice, womanhood, economics and other subjects for each day in February.
- Social media reporter for Listen To America Bus Tour.
Editorial Associate at ESSENCE.com – July 2014-June 2015
- Conducted interviews and wrote celebrity profiles on Kevin Hart, Spike Lee, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Jesse Williams, Harry Belafonte, Cuba Gooding Jr and more.
- Researched and compiled aggregated content for daily Coffee Talk morning news column and created reader engagement polls.
- Produced script for weekly ESSENCE Live broadcast.
- Produced and reported up-to-the-minute content for 20th ESSENCE Festival.
Freelance Journalist — August 2012-July 2014
- Contributed commentary and feature stories to The Root, Patch.com, ForHarriet.com, Thought Catalogue Sister 2 Sister Magazine, Congressional Black Caucus Village Blog and my own blog, JolieDoggett.com, which saw an average engagement of 300 page views per article.
- Covered local news, politics, humor, the intersections of politics and pop culture, race, gender, spirituality and self-care.
National Desk Intern at NPR — Summer 2012
- Researched and conducted preliminary interviews with evangelical leader David Barton and former Governor Mike Huckabee.
- Edited and produced audio packages on criminal race theory and representation on TV for NPR blog.
- Assisted with live reporting during Aurora theater shooting.