"We are story animals."
I am the Senior Editor of the award-winning AMC Outdoors digital magazine at Appalachian Mountain Club—America's oldest outdoors group. In addition to managing freelancers and editing departments of the magazine, I report and write longform features on conservation and recreation topics from around our region. Got an idea? Pitch me at sholt [at] outdoors [dot] org.
Food & Beverage Writer
For a guy who likes to eat as much as I do, writing about food is kind of a dream gig. But it's the stories of the people behind the food — the farmers, pickers, packers, servers, entrepreneurs — that truly fill me up. I have written regularly about food politics for CivilEats.com, and my food features have been featured in Boston Magazine, Edible Boston, and online at Eater, Business Insider, and the Christian Science Monitor. One of my stories was even selected among 2011's best!
A story is rarely what it appears to be on the surface. This is where tenacious, incisive reporters remain crucial to news writing that is truthful and that will facilitate civil dialogue. I take timely stories and look at them from all sides, simplifying complex ideas and moving conversations forward in the public sphere. Whether it relates to the health impacts of urban noise, the politics of BYOB restaurants, or a teen murderer neglected by the social service agency responsible for his care, news readers deserve a balanced, exhaustive, and interesting portrayal of the news happening around them and around the world.
You’re looking for a seasoned professional who can put into a few, carefully selected words the message of your campaign. Put me to work crafting marketing copy for an ad campaign, postcard, brochure, billboard, or website that will turn casual passers by into hot leads. A striking photo draws the eye, but the right word or words inspire action.
Steve is a real professional. He is hard working, does his research, and produces a quality product. Anyone who has the opportunity to work with Steve won't be disappointed."