Bio and Resume

I am a multimedia journalist with a background in pop-culture, women’s issues and relationships and a strong interest in Caribbean and Latin American subcultures and politics. A former assistant editor for Essence.com, I have written relationships, sexual health and celebrity stories for Essence Magazine, Essence.com and ParlourMagazine.com and music, art and fashion stories for TRACE Magazine and The Source. I have also contributed environmental, political and cultural stories to Caribbean publications 6Carlos, Times of the Islands and S3 Magazine and launched a news blog, WIVTC.com, for Turks and Caicos Islands local TV station, WIV.

EXPERIENCE

18 Degrees North, Kingston, Jamaica www.18DegreesNorth.TV

Producer, Researcher-Reporter July 2014 to Present

  • Write and edit news scripts
  • Coordinate interviews with guests on 18 Degrees North
  • Oversee edit of 18 Degrees North episodes

Intern May 2013 to August 2013

  • Researched and coordinated interview with D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo
  • Reported on documentary film on gay flight and violence against homosexuals in Jamiaca
  • Produced segments on 18 Degrees North episodes on fatherlessness in the Caribbean and mental health issues among Caribbean nationals in the United Kingdom
  • Coordinate interviews with guests on 18 Degrees North
  • Oversee edits of interviews with 18 Degrees North Guests

Essence.com, New York, NY www.essence.com

Freelancer May 2011 to September 2011

  • Created love and sex content for Essence.com’s relationships channel
  • Produced all fashion-related content for New York Fashion Week September 2011

Assistant Editor November 2009 to April 2011

  • Covered relationships beat, writing and producing weekly columns about weddings, men and sex
  • Wrote a GLAAD Award winning feature on the first lesbian wedding to appear on Essence.com
  • Interviewed celebrities including supermodel Tyson Beckford, Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and reality TV star Cynthia Bailey
  • Moderated monthly live chats on the low marriage rate for black women and other topics
  • Engaged ESSENCE.com readers through Twitter feeds and Facebook posts
  • Created news column “Coffee Talk” and user feedback column “What You Said”

WIV Group Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands www.WIVTV.com

Online Editor October 2007 to June 2008

  • Created and executed the re-branding and launch of online presence
  • Wrote, edited and produced daily news and feature stories
  • Edited and posted daily video newscasts for online use
  • Oversaw the redesign of the new WIV Logo

Trace Magazine New York, NY www.trace212.com

Assistant Editor July 2005 to April 2007

  • Interviewed and wrote articles on rappers Method Man, Rick Ross and Curren$y
  • Wrote, edited and assigned articles for the magazine, website and e-newsletter
  • Organized photo shoots for the front of the book, and represented Trace on set
  • Generated story headlines, deks and pull-quotes
  • Managed editorial interns

FREELANCE

  • Wrote environmental and cultural articles for Caribbean publications S3 and Times of the Islands
  • Reported, wrote and produced story on American whiskey proof for Heritage Radio Network
  • Wrote profile on popular Brooklyn chef Tyler Kord for Trinidad-based publication 6Carlos Magazine
  • Contributed online album reviews for Impose Magazine
  • Interviewed rapper Slick Rick’s wife for The Source
  • Provided music and pop culture articles and sexual commentary for Parlour Magazine
  • Wrote “Single Guy of the Month” article for Essence Magazine

EDUCATION

  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY Master of Arts, Concentration: International Journalism, Expected Graduation Date December 2013
  • Pace University, New York, NY Bachelor of Arts in Communications, September 2007

CONTACT

  • bobbi.misick@me.com                      212-518-8335                  twitter.com/bmisick