Tara Nurin

Philly/South Jersey, NJ USA
Website: http://www.eyesontheworld.us
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Professional Experience

As a nationally recognized food and craft beer writer who also covers sustainability, tourism, arts/culture, politics and more in Philadelphia, New Jersey and beyond, I'm exuberant about my work. I turn clean, accurate copy quickly and promise to be a versatile, professional, ethical and easy to work with partner who will "get" exactly what you need and deliver it in an engaging voice and with a smile.

Expertise

Reporter
18 Years
Writer
18 Years
TV Reporter
18 Years

Specialty

Environment & Nature
15 Years
Food
10 Years
Lifestyle
17 Years

Industries


Documentary
8 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

18 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

NJ Spotlight (10+), Philadelphia magazine (10+), Courier-Post (10+), WHYY (6-10), CBS.com (6-10), The (Philadelphia) Inquirer (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. (10+), Philadelphia Urban Adventures (10+), Atlantic City Alliance (3-5)

Other Work History

Additional reporting for numerous national and regional publications. Staff positions: Reporter/Substitute Anchor/Producer -- CN8, Philadelphia; WHBQ, Memphis; WVIR, Charlottesville

Technical Skills

basic web design, social media marketing

Foreign Language Skills

fluent in Spanish speaking, reading; proficient in Spanish writing; proficient in French speaking, reading, writing

Computer Skills

Windows 8, Word, Excel, Outlook, Paint, Photo Gallery, Twitter, LinkedIn, Wordpress

Equipment

HP laptop, Canon digital camera, Motorola voice recorder

References

“If Tara Nurin's journalism is the template for the new media, then informed discourse in this country still has a chance.” – Adam Scales, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Rutgers School of Law “Tara Nurin is an excellent writer, a reliable freelance writer, a good columnist and a professional journalist who can handle breaking news, deep profiles, trend pieces and long-form magazine cover stories.” -- Tammy Paolino, Features Editor, Courier-Post "Tara worked hard on a story that has been the subject of a great deal of controversy and misinformation. Her coverage was comprehensive, well-done and fair." – Sam Pesin, President, The Friends of Liberty State Park “Various stakeholders have told us that Tara’s ongoing coverage of New Jersey’s higher education restructuring bill was the best in the state and I agree.” – Lee Keough, Managing Editor, NJSpotlight.com “Tara is a diligent, creative, passionate person.” – Andy Maunder, President & CEO, Philadelphia Urban Adventures

Awards

- Wine School of Philadelphia Best Food/Drink Writer Nominee (ongoing) - Magnum Opus Best School/University Publication (Bronze) - Best Environmental/Green Film, Delray Beach Film Festival - Best Magazine Feature Writing, NJ Society of Professional Journalists (2nd Place) - Best Documentary (Nomination), Philadelphia International Film Festival -Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nomination – National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Associations

Avant Guild; Historian, Pink Boots Society; Certified Beer Server, Cicerone; Founder, Beer for Babes

Work Samples

General

(4/28/2017)
Please visit my blog (www.taranurin.wordpress.com) to see work samples, or contact me to request additional clips.
(NJSpotlight.com 12/21/2012)
In the hardest-hit NJ town in Hurricane Sandy's path, storm victims struggle to redefine the holiday season.
(The (Philadelphia) Inquirer 7/7/2011)
Camden, NJ, gets a much-needed farmers market ... with a twist.
(Draft Magazine 3/24/2010)
An introduction to what may be the nation's first beer classes.
(All About Beer 5/1/2012)
A comprehensive look at what it takes to put on a beer festival.
(NJSpotlight.com 6/18/2012)
Exclusive story about major legal maneuver in the deeply controversial legislation to restructure New Jersey's higher education system.