Resume

Morgan Marie Davis

morgymdavis@gmail.com | (+852) 6015 0363

EDUCATION

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, N.Y.              Graduation: 5/13

M.S. Journalism, Magazine Concentration

Selected for Scripps Howard funded Religion Reporting Seminar including trip to Rome; co-managing editor of coveringreligion.org.  Master’s project profiled a Manhattan charter high school for students who are in foster care, homeless or from under-performing middle schools. Received honors for core reporting and writing class and foreign reporting class.

The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.                                            Graduation: 5/10

B.A. Political Science and Journalism, cum laude

WORK EXPERIENCE

GlobalCapital Asia, Hong Kong                                                                                        10/16 to present

Reporter

Report and write daily stories and weekly features related to Asia ex-Japan capital markets, with a focus on bonds. Select winners for annual “best of bonds” awards competition in Asia for magazine. Develop and maintain relationships with industry experts and sources through meetings, conferences and regular correspondence.

NexChange, New York, N.Y. and Hong Kong                                                                 3/15 to 10/16

Associate Editor

Reported, wrote and edited original and aggregated stories related to asset management, hedge funds, fintech, venture capital, and capital markets for daily publication. Co-produced video interviews with financial industry professionals. Managed the company’s social media accounts. Assisted in creative and business development for the publication’s corresponding app and website. Acted as master of ceremonies and moderator for monthly events hosted by NexChange. Organized a two-day fintech conference for 400 people.

FundFire, New York, N.Y.                                                                                                    8/13 to 3/15

Reporter

Pitched, reported and wrote approximately four stories per week about asset management for U.S. institutional investors for a daily publication. Developed and maintained relationships with industry experts and sources through meetings, conferences and regular correspondence. Co-produced and conducted video interviews with finance experts. Moderated periodic expert panels to facilitate asset management discussions.

World Policy Journal, New York, N.Y.                                                                              1/13 to 5/13

Editorial Assistant (20 hour/week semester long internship during graduate school)

Pitched and wrote blog posts about international policy changes, conflicts and trends. Copy edited and fact checked articles for quarterly print magazine and daily blog.  Attended and wrote blog posts for sponsored events, including panel discussions at the United Nations.

Peace Corps, Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection, Washington, D.C. 8/06 to 7/12

Placement and Assessment Associate (3/10 to 7/12)

Managed, edited and contributed articles and ideas to the department newsletter each month. Reviewed applicant files and determined eligibility for assignment in appropriate programs overseas.  Acted as agency’s 24 hour emergency contact on a quarterly basis, providing crisis management for volunteers and staff facing personal trauma on site or family issues. Counseled and provided feedback for applicants throughout review process and after receiving an invitation to serve. Trained and assisted interns and other Placement and Assessment Associates in maintaining office organization.

Placement Office Student Aide (paid 20 hour/week work-study internship throughout college 2006-2010)

Maintained office organization.  Communicated daily with applicants.  Completed special projects including data analysis.

College Magazine, College Park, Md                                                                             9/09 to 6/10

Editor-in-Chief

Supervised editors and writers to produce four issues of a quarterly print magazine with a circulation of 30,000, a biweekly e-newsletter and daily online content of more than 2,000 articles each year.  Maintained organization of magazine, newsletter and online content and layout, including articles and photographs.  Wrote and edited stories related to college students across the nation.  Reformatted layout and section content of magazine, including addition of student activist profiles and expansion of celebrity interviews.

The George Washington University, Daily Colonial, Washington, D.C.              9/07 to 5/10

Managing Editor (as of 1/09), Arts Section Editor (as of 1/08), Writer (9/07 to 5/10)

Assigned and edited articles written by staff reporters; organized and handled coverage logistics.  Maintained organization of all contributing editors and their sections.  Collaborated with Editor-in-Chief and General Manager on content development, strategic initiatives and developing new writers.  Wrote articles related to arts on campus and in the Washington, D.C. area, including an interview with Rainn Wilson (of The Office) quoted in Salon.com, USAToday-PopCandy.com and the Wall Street Journal.

Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia, Pa                                                                   6/09 to 9/09

News Intern

Pitched, reported and wrote weekly stories about events, people, and places in Philadelphia, including a 1,200 word enterprise story about a cancer patient. Contributed articles to the staff blog at citypaper.net. Contributed reviews and articles to other sections of the City Paper, including the Agenda and Arts sections.

Skills:  Proficient in HTML, PageMaker, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, InDesign, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media sites

Certification: Claritas financial certification by the CFA Institute

References available upon request. 

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