Jesse Emspak’s CV


• 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,, The Economist, LiveScience,  Los Angeles Times, Nature. New Scientist, The New York Times, Popular Science, Scientific, Space.comTom’s Guide, Quartz, The Verge
• 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 range of fields including space sciences, 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
• Initiated coverage of fixed income funds  

Jan. 2004 – Jan. 2007: Managing Editor, Institutional Investor News
• Introduced long-form, analytical features to an industry newsletter
• Updated and improved organization of data in annual survey of fund managers
• Supervised and mentored reporting staff, commissioned freelance work
• Managed layouts, online presence, budgets, commissioned special sections and supplements

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.)
• Local news coverage of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, including Bradley International Airport, police, and local politics

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

• MA Science Education: Physics, CUNY (City College of New York)
• BA Physics, CUNY (Hunter College)
• MJ Graduate School of Journalism, University of California Berkeley
• BA English University of Rochester


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