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CARTEN CORDELL

J o u r n a l i s t a n d D i g i t a l M e d i a g u r u

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847 – 714 – 5739 Award-winning journalist with 14 years of experience in federal, state, magazine
and sports reporting. A digital native storyteller with experience in content and
SEO management, on-air and longform reporting. Work has been featured in
cartencordell@gmail.com
USA Today, Writer's Digest, Defense News, Military Times, Reason and others.

2852 S. Buchanan St, Unit + P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E


A2, Arlington, Va. 22206

G o v e r n m e n t C o n t ra c t i n g R e p o rt e r
linkedin.com/cartencordell
Washington Business Journal // Arlington, Va. // 2019 – Present
 Reported on the technology, aerospace and defense markets
cartencordell.pressfolios.com  Tracked M&A activity, private equity investment and business
development in the Washington, DC government contracting space

+ E D U C A T I O N S e n i o r T e c h n o l o g y R e p o rt e r
FedScoop // Washington, D.C. // 2017 – 2019
Master of Science // Journalism  Chronicled federal agency acquisition, IT and cybersecurity issues
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.  Tracked trends in federal use of emerging technologies like blockchain,
2011 artificial intelligence and quantum computing
 Crafted new coverage areas focused on federal cyber and IT workforce
Bachelor of Arts // Journalism development, reskilling and recruitment, resulting in new brand launch
Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
2005 S e n i o r S t a f f R e p o rt e r
Federal Times // Vienna, Va. // 2015 – 2017
 Served as the principal reporter covering federal agency management
and workforce issues
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 Provided both daily and in-depth longform coverage of topics ranging
from human-centered design and federal innovation labs to Health IT
PROF ES S ION AL interoperability policies
 Served as a correspondent for several web video series and as an on-
Longform Journalism
air guest contributor for Government Matters
Editing
Online Editor
Social Media Management Northern Virginia Magazine // Chantilly, Va. // 2013 – 2015
 Designed, edited and managed online content
SEO  Spearheaded social media strategy, increased Facebook likes from
6,370 to 12,313
Content Management  Improved unique visitors by 9 percent and page views by 10 percent
 Developed website redesign and rapid conversion landing page
Newsletter Management campaign

Breaking News Coverage I n v e st i g a t i v e R e p o rt e r


Watchdog.org // Alexandria, Va. // 2012 – 2013
Business Reporting  Reported on the McDonnell administration, the 2013 Virginia
gubernatorial election and 2012 presidential election
Technology Reporting  Chronicled legislation on law enforcement and government
transparency issues