Tauren Dyson

Washington, DC USA
Website: http://www.dicewrites.com

Professional Experience

I've worked the last six years as a journalist, writing, reporting, editing, researching, and producing multimedia content for various web publications. During that time, I've written political, health-related, technology, transportation, financial, and entertainment stories. My work has appeared in AARP Bulletin and Yahoo, as well as in publications owned by AOL and E.W. Scripps. I also have expertise in SEO writing, blogging, editing, web producing, and interpreting web analytics. I hold an MA in journalism from American University and am working toward an MA in writing from The Johns Hopkins University.


5 Years
5 Years
Social Media
5 Years


5 Years
4 Years
3 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
2 Years
Newspaper - Community
3 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

7 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Forester Network (1-2), Crain Communications (10+)

Technical Skills

Adobe Audition, Drupal, Sitecore, Saxotech, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, Photoshop, Soundslides, Taboola.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite


Best of Scripps Deadline Reporting Award 2012


Society of Professional Journalist, National Association of Professional Journalist

Work Samples

Writing Samples

(Naples Daily News 1/24/2011)
I spent the afternoon/early evening covering a stabbing death in Southwest Florida involving two high school students at a bus stop. As the story grew, it gained national attention when the suspect, Jorge Saaverdra, successfully used the 'Stand Your Ground' law as a defense.
(Grading and Excavation Contractor Magazine 9/8/2015)
Whether a contractor wants to excavate a trench to lay power lines or pipelines, the need for an orga- nized plan of attack is essential. Therefore, an A to Z approach for starting and ending a trenching project is necessary.
(Naples Daily News 3/26/2011)
Naples officials proposed to have U.S. 41 turn east at Golden Gate Parkway by Coastland Center mall, then turn south at Goodlette-Frank Road until it connects back up with present-day U.S. 41 East. That idea didn't please many U.S. 41 business owners.
(Work Comp Central 6/24/2015)
A Louisiana advisory council reconsiders support for a formulary bill that would limit the types of prescription drugs patients could use.
(MSW Management 4/15/2015)
Gone are the days when surveyors were forced to jam stakes into the dirt to grade landfills. Today, engineers have the option of using GPS or machine control to finish landfill construction projects in much less time than years past.
(Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin 4/24/2015)
The United States High Speed Rail Association hosted a three-day conference in Washington, D.C., where groups from around the country converged to outline plans for high-speed rail projects. One was the North American High Speed Rail Group, which says it hopes to build the Zip Rail between Rochester