Austin K. Vitelli



Lehigh University: 2013-2017, graduated with highest honors, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, minor in Economics. GPA: 3.88

Writing/Editing Experience

  • Associate Editor for Matrix Medical Communications, July 2017-present – Primary focus on Bariatric Times and Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. Run social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) for all of company’s publications. Track and produce regular reports for analytics across all platforms, including their websites, apps, social media and email marketing. Help with proofreading, editing, writing and layout for all publications. Run data department, completing metrics reports for email campaigns and special projects. Execute list matches.
  • Intern for, January 2015-December 2017– create rankings of top 10 high schools of Midwest region each week for boys and girls lacrosse, run Twitter account for Midwest, which surpassed 800 followers
  • Editor/Writer for The Brown and White, August 2013-May 2017 – semi-weekly, student-run newspaper; As editor, assigned stories, led group of nearly 100 staff writers and editors, edited articles, helped with layout of print version, updated front page of website. Wrote articles for all four sections, but mostly sports. Wrote more than 150 articles, more than any other writer. Held position of Managing Editor for one year and Sports Editor for one year. Managed paper’s sports Twitter account for three semesters
  • Intern for Lehigh Sports Information Office, January 2017-May 2017 – wrote previews, press releases and feature stories, assisted with and live-tweeted games, took photos
  • Contributor for Lax Sports Network, January 2017-May 2017 – provided regular coverage on Lehigh men’s lacrosse team; attended practices, interviewed players/coaches, shot and edited video footage, provided post-game audio reports
  • Web Intern for NBC Sports Philadelphia, June 2016-August 2016 – helped manage website, proofread articles, published stories, edited photos, did original reporting such as Philadelphia Sixers pre-draft workout and Philadelphia Eagles training camp
  • Sports Intern for Daily Local News, May 2015-August 2015 – attended sporting events and wrote game recaps and features, live-tweeted games, met nightly print deadlines, was published numerous times on front page of sports section; wrote about 25 articles total

Awards and Honors

  • SPJ Mark of Excellence 2018 National Finalist for sports writing
  • Winner of 2017 Kachel Prize for “Best sports report”
  • Co-winner of 2017 Linda Strassberg Memorial Prize for my honors thesis
  • First place in 2017 Lehigh Williams Prize for “Research paper” and “Internship portfolio”
  • Tied for third place in 2016 Lehigh Williams Prize in “Best news story” category
  • Second place in Division II of 2016 Student Keystone Press Awards in “Sports Story” category
  • Rodale Scholar at Lehigh: scholarship for journalism majors excelling in writing and leadership

Additional Experience/Skills

  • Wrote senior thesis, titled “Fly Twitter Fly: A network analysis of Philadelphia Eagles tweets”
  • Paid researcher for project on Larry Miller, a famous basketball player from Catasauqua, PA
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TweetDeck, Hootsuite, AP and AMA style, WordPress, Adobe InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Picasa,, Chartbeat, Videolicious, and basic HTML/CSS

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