Jesse Emspak’s CV

JESSE EMSPAK
@Mad_Science_Guy
jesse.emspak@gmail.com
mobile: +1 917 496 7550

• 20 years of reporting and editing experience
• Daily generation of story ideas in a wide range of scientific fields
• Engagement with audience via social media

Sept. 2008 – present: Science Writer
• Technology, science and finance stories for Astronomy Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, CNBC.com, The Economist, LiveScience,  Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, Popular Science, Scientific AmericanSmithsonian.com, Space.comTom’s Guide
• Science writer/blogger for Discovery News (Aug. 2011-Dec 2013)
• Demonstrated ability to generate ideas, write breaking stories, long form features and explain scientific concepts to a general audience in a wide rang of fields areas including emerging technology, physics, neuroscience, and biology

June 2010 – June 2011: Technology Editor, International Business Times
• Built the science/technology section of a start-up news site, supervised reporters and wrote several stories daily
• Broke stories ahead of intense competition with original reporting
• Employed multimedia, search engine optimization and social media to draw traffic to the site

Feb. 2007 – Aug. 2008: Mutual Funds Reporter, Investor’s Business Daily

Jan. 2004 – Jan. 2007: Managing Editor, Institutional Investor News (Defined Contributions and Savings Plan Alert)
• Introduced long-form, analytical features to the newsletter
• Supervised and mentored reporting staff
• Edited and wrote several self-generated stories per week

Jan. 1998 – Dec. 2003: Senior Reporter, Institutional Investor News
• Covered the business and finances of the telecommunications and technology industry as well as the back office systems of financial firms for three different trade newsletters
• Expanded the coverage of back office technology to emerging markets
• Initiated coverage of European technology firms

1996-1997: Reporter, Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Conn.)

Awards:
2003 Newsletter Award for Excellence: “Treasury Shortage Creates Impetus For Change,” Operations Management
2000 Top Five Story Award: “Goldman Walks Away From IPO,” Tech Finance News Europe

Languages: Fluent Spanish; proficient French, conversational Russian, Japanese; basic Hungarian, German

• BA Physics, CUNY (Hunter College), 2014
• MJ Graduate School of Journalism, University of California Berkeley 1994
• BA English University of Rochester 1991

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