Rachel Schallom

I'm an editor for hire specializing in visual, data and investigative journalism. I curate a weeklyish newsletter on the best in visual journalism. Get in touch at rschallom@gmail.com or on Twitter. You can download a PDF of my resume here.

Work Experience

Director of Interactives at Fusion

Projects I oversaw:

Interactive designer at Fusion

Interactive editor & front-end developer at the Sun Sentinel

Projects I oversaw:

Print designer at the Sun Sentinel

Design intern at the Los Angeles Times

Tiger Kickoff magazine editor, sports designer & teaching assistant at the Columbia Missourian

Design intern at the Huntsville Times

Industry Involvement

2016 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Regular speaker at conferences nationwide and internationally

Adjunct professor at University of Miami’s School of Communication

Mizzou Women in Media mentor

2015 ASNE Minority Leadership Workshop

Society of News Design projects blogger and sports design judge

Hacks/Hackers Miami former co-organizer

RTNDA Awards judge

Online News Association and IRE member


Managing teams and projects

Efficient editorial processes

Building teams and culture

Creation of new products

Fleshing out ideas and editing

HTML, CSS, Javascript

User experience and interface

Responsive design

Analytics analysis

inDesign, CCI, Photoshop, Illustrator

Social media


Masters of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in newsroom management from the University of Missouri

Bachelor of Journalism from University of Missouri