Resumé

CHRISTIE MATHERNE HALL

Writer, Photographer, Editor in the Denver, Colorado area.

Contact: christie.matherne(at)gmail.com

See more of my work at my Contently portfolio.

OBJECTIVE:

To seek out and tell the ordinary and extraordinary stories of everyday life.


SKILLS:

*Delivery of clean copy, mindful of publication style, with emphasis on quality storytelling.

*Seven years of interviewing and profile-writing experience.

*Quick turnaround time and always deadline-focused.

*Five years of professional photography experience, including portraiture, events, sports, & editorial.

*Firm grasp on narrative pacing in creative nonfiction.


EDUCATION:

*Louisiana State University, 2009. B.A., English, concentration in Creative Writing, Minor in History.


EXPERIENCE:

*June 2015-Present: JXC Photo, Denver, Colorado. Photographer & Co-Owner. Photographing weddings & events across Colorado’s front range and beyond. 

*July 2012-Present: Country Roads Magazine, Natchez, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana. Freelance Writer. Articles ranging from longform Southern history to outdoor adventures, in-depth profiles and everything in between. A few of my favorites: Louisiana’s Poet Laureate; In the Pink; Yellow Fever in New Orleans; The Great October Storm; A Trip Down the Mississip’

*June 2015-March 2017: DiningOut Magazines, Denver & nationwide. Freelance Writer. Food-related listicles and interviews. An interview I did for the Miami magazine: Chef Pietro Vardeu

*March 2016-October 2016: inRegister Magazine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Freelance Writer. Articles ranging from Japanese gardens to women’s golf. A few of my favorites: Paradise Found; Ladies of Golf

*June 2014-June 2015: Yellow Paddle Photography, Denver, Colorado. Primary Wedding Photographer.

*June 2013-July 2014: 225 Magazine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Freelance Writer. Articles concerning local politics, littering, local profiles, & entrepreneurs. A few of my favorites: The Great Divide; Beneath the Crown of Sarah Brown; Where the Sidewalk Ends

*May 2012-December 2012: The Advocate, Baton Rouge & New Orleans, Louisiana. Freelance Writer. Articles & interviews with local musicians. Clips are unfortunately offline.

*January 2011-May 2012: Dig Magazine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Arts & Entertainment Editor. Wrote between four and ten articles per week. Responsible for hiring freelancers, sourcing and commissioning art and photography, celebrity interviews, and planning the weekly A&E section and events calendar. Interviewed celebrities such as Ice Cube, John Waters, Brian Posehn, Guy Clark, Ryan Bingham, and many others. Scanned clips available upon request; the magazine has since rebranded as a monthly and all archives prior to that are unfortunately offline.