Laura Kiesel

Arlington, MA USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

I am a contract writer and editor who has worked for national and local publications, nonprofits, small businesses and individuals. I am currently a financial news reporter for The Street and Main Street, where I cover the beats of climate/energy, health, education and wage/labor issues. My articles for the Street have often been the most viewed, commented and shared on the site the given week they were posted, at times receiving upwards of a quarter of a million views and 1,800 comments. I've written for many other media outlets on a range of topics, but environmental issues are one of my niches as I have a Master's degree in natural resources and environmental policy. In addition to my work as a journalist, I've also worked as an editor on everything from high school text books to white papers to policy briefs to magazine articles to someone's book-length memoir. To view samples of my work, please visit my website at


Copy Editor
15 Years
10 Years
15 Years


5 Years
Environment & Nature
12 Years
5 Years


Newspaper - National
5 Years
Online/new media
7 Years
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Z Magazine (1-2), Salon (3-5), (1-2), Al-Jazeera America (1-2), E Magazine (1-2), The Street/Main Street (10+), Vermont Woman Magazine (10+), Earth Island Journal (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Eartheaded (3-5), Green Education Foundation (10+), Root Cause (3-5)

Other Work History

From July 2011 until October 2014 I worked as the communications coordinator for an environmental agency of a town government. My duties included authoring and editing the newsletter (as well as other news alerts), drafting fact sheets, press releases and brochure copy, updating the website, and managing the Facebook page.

Technical Skills

Constant Contact, HTML (basic), CMS

Foreign Language Skills

intermediate Spanish



Computer Skills

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Ross Urken, chief editor, Main Street Margaret Michniewicz (former chief editor of Vermont Woman Magazine)


Travel Fellowship - Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, to the 2015 National Adaptation Forum on Climate Change