Michael S. Samuels

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CURRICULUM VITAE

OBJECTIVE

Seeking additional freelance opportunities in Communications, Public Relations, Publishing, Journalism, or Marketing.

EDUCATION

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Boston University, 2014-present

B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature, Hampshire College, 2009-2013

Spanish Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2012 (student exchange)


LANGUAGES

Spanish (fluent)

Norwegian (conversational and reading proficiency)


CURRENT FREELANCE WORK

New Hampshire Public Radio, Concord, NH, 2012-present

Contributor: work includes pitching ideas, writing scripts, conducting interviews, and editing and producing radio news pieces of all sizes, as well as writing articles for Foodstuffs, NHPR's blog about food and food production in the state.

New Hampshire Magazine, Manchester, NH, 2013-present

Contributor: work includes pitching and writing articles about events in New Hampshire, and features of the state, for the print and online versions of the magazine.

Professional Marketing Associates, Amherst, MA, 2013-present


Freelance Writer: work includes writing articles related to business insurance for the company's client newsletter, BtoB Advantage.

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE 

 The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, Concord, NH, 2013

Contract Writer: work included writing articles on the Nature Conservancy's current projects in New Hampshire, for print and online publications.



The Hippo, Manchester, NH 2013

Freelance Inside/Outside Reporter: work included pitching and writing articles about events and activities in New Hampshire for the Inside/Outside section.
 

New Hampshire Public Radio, Concord, NH, 2011 and 2012 (summers)

Freelance Reporter (summer 2012): work included pitching ideas, writing scripts, conducting interviews, and editing and producing news features.

News Intern (summer 2011): work included pitching stories, writing scripts, conducting interviews, editing and producing news features and spots, and editing and uploading those pieces as web content. My feature stories focused on New Hampshire's agricultural identity, highlighting developments in food production in the state.


Hampshire College Office of Communications, Amherst, MA, 2009-2013

Editorial Assistant: work included writing articles published on the Hampshire website, e-newsletter, Facebook page, and in Non Satis Scire: The Hampshire Magazine for Alumni and Friends, interviewing and researching, editing, proofreading, pitching stories, maintaining and updating records, selecting quotes for the college's Tumblr, and providing feedback on web layout.

Conservation New Hampshire, Concord, NH, 2010 (summer)

Intern (Content Writer): work included writing web articles, interviewing, researching, pitching stories, and creating a Community Sponsored Agriculture directory for the state. My articles included a series exploring the relationship between New Hampshire's natural environment and the arts.


FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Teaching Fellowship at Boston University, 2014-present

Tent Journalism Conference Fellowship at Tablet Magazine, June 2014

Tent Writers' Conference Fellowship, June 2013

Johnson Scholarship, 2009-2013

Peter M. Ewald 82F Memorial Scholarship, 2012 (to support study abroad)

Hampshire College Ingenuity Award, 2011 (for communications work)


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Coordinator of Writers at the Black Box reading series, 2014-present

Editor and Event Coordinator of
Quick Brown Fox: The Five College Literary Magazine, 2012-2013

Toastmasters International, 2010

Hampshire College Theatre, 2009-2012




PUBLISHED WORK

SELECTED PRINT ARTICLES

"Our Favorite Cafés in New Hampshire" in New Hampshire Magazine, December 2014, print and online, 2014

"New Hampshire's Classic Diners" in 
New Hampshire Magazine, February 2014, print and online, 2014

"Net Results in the Gulf of Maine" in Great Places in the Granite State: The Membership Newsletter of The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, Fall/Winter 2013, print and online, 2013 

In the Studio: Andrea Dezsö” in Non Satis Scire: The Hampshire Magazine for Alumni and Friends, Winter 2012, print and online, 2012

Between Languages: A New Role for Translation" in Non Satis Scire: The Hampshire Magazine for Alumni and Friends, Summer 2012, 2012

Found in Translation” in Non Satis Scire: The Hampshire Magazine for Alumni and Friends, 40th Anniversary Issue, 2009


SELECTED RADIO JOURNALISM

"Candy, Cashews & Continuity: 100 Years At Marelli's" for Foodstuffs, New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2014

"New Technologies Make Winter Easier For Amputees" for New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2014

"Bedford Coffee Ranked Fifth In US" for
Foodstuffs, New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2014

"Learning To Love The Spiny Dogfish" for New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2013

"Farm Goes All In On Heirlooms" for Foodstuffs, New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2013

"NH Apple Crop Arrives Early" for New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2012


Egg Company Makes Dairy Farmers an Offer” for New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2011


SELECTED WEB ARTICLES

"Seeking Knishes, Finding Lobster Rolls" in The Scroll, Tablet Magazine, 2014

"Tech, Environmentalism And Agriculture Converge For iFARM" for New Hampshire Public Radio, website and on-air, 2014

B to B Advantage, Issue No. 5, With Protecting Your Business in the Age of Superstorms and more (all articles in issue), distributed by Professional Marketing Associates, 2014

"Alumni Profile: Maud Daudon 73F's 'Triple Bottom Line'" in News and Events, Hampshire College website, 2013


Professor Andrea Deszö: 'The Metal is Paper'” in News and Events, Hampshire College website, 2012

MacDowell Colony: A Haven For Animals, Artists” in People + Health, Conservation New Hampshire, 2010


PUBLISHED FICTION

"Come Live With Me and Be My Love" in Love Free or Die, Plaidswede Publishing, NH, forthcoming 2015

Outpost” in The Underground, Winter 2012, College of Mount Saint Vincent, NY, 2012

New Hampshire Missed Connection” in Quick Brown Fox: The Five College Literary Magazine, Spring 2012, MA, 2012


PUBLISHED ESSAYS

'Flying Scenery': Sister Carrie, Schivelbusch's Railroad, and the City's Domination of the Rural” in bøygen 1/12: stedet og litteraturen, University of Oslo, Norway, 2012


STAGED SCRIPTS

Fall” in Hampshire College New Play Fest, 2010

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