Business Wire LogoBusiness Wire – A Berkshire Hathaway Company (Plymouth Meeting, PA)

Newsroom Editor
August 2016 – Present

  • Proofread and formatted press releases, media advisories, financial announcements and other confidential information to be distributed to local, national, or international news media and investors
  • Coordinated with international news affiliates to receive and prepare copy in multiple languages
  • Guided clients on choosing the proper geographical distribution for their news releases and made changes to their orders under tight deadlines
  • Managed and updated client email and fax lists
  • Monitored news releases after distribution for clarity and confirmation
  • Promptly resolved any issues (such as sending out corrections for releases which had already been disseminated) by using good judgment or escalating to upper management as necessary
  • Handled general sales questions, authorized credit card transactions, and executed upsell attempts when opportunities arose LogoPhiladelphia Media Network:, The InquirerDaily News (Philadelphia, PA)

My first byline with The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Rally page of the Sports Section. Credit: Matt Cassidy

My first byline with The Philadelphia Inquirer on the Rally page (local high school sports coverage) of the Sports Section. (Photo Credit: Matt Cassidy)

Score Service Operator / Rally Sports Writer
January 2016 – November 2016

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• Gathered high school sports scores and statistics from around Greater Philadelphia for a major newspaper
• Contributed round-up articles for online and print versions of The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Rally section

The Town Dish logoThe Town Dish & Cider Culture 

Close-up from a wine and cheese event at Blue Bell Country Club who contracted The Town Dish for social media content. Photo: Matt Cassidy

Close-up from a wine and cheese event at Blue Bell Country Club who contracted The Town Dish for social media content. (Photo: Matt Cassidy)

Contributing Writer
August 2015 – March 2016

• Covered community beats and developed content pertaining to the culinary culture of Greater Philadelphia
• Utilized Facebook, Twitter and Reddit to boost pageviews and interact with readers and vendors


PoliticsPA logo (Online)

Jim Kenney answering questions from the press following his mayoral announcement. Photo Credit: Matt Cassidy

Former City Councilman Jim Kenney answering questions from the press following his announcement to run for mayor of Philadelphia. (Photo Credit: Matt Cassidy)

Contributing Writer
January 2015 – May 2015

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• Contributed to daily Morning Buzz, which covers politics across the state of Pennsylvania
• Prepared data-driven news articles using voter statistics and polling information
• Attended press conferences and broke stories pertaining to the 2015 Philadelphia mayoral race


phillymagbirds247Philadelphia Magazine – Birds 24/7 (Philadelphia, PA)

View from the Eagles Press Box. Photo Credit: Matthew Cassidy

View from the Philadelphia Eagles Press Box prior to a visit from the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo Credit: Matthew Cassidy)

NFL Beat Intern
August 2014 – December 2014

Full internship description and work samples

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• Worked first-hand with Eagles beat reporters Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus
• Prepared daily and weekly posts: What They’re Saying, Eye On the Enemy, Who’s Picking the Eagles
• Moderated live chats, updated social media, edited halftime posts and photos
• Created a weekly newsletter, moderated online comment sections, compiled photo galleries
• Produced and managed a Shopify-powered store in order to sell and ship blog-related merchandise

iHeartMedia logoiHeartMedia Inc. [formerly Clear Channel Media & Entertainment]
 (Bala Cynwyd, PA)


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Social Media / Web Content Intern
May 2014 – August 2014

• Mined internet for web content to drive page views for jocks at Mix 106 and Power 99
• Assisted in producing and editing segments for broadcast
• Supplied voiceovers for commercials, listen below

News / Public Affairs Intern
June 2013 – August 2013

• Worked first-hand with Loraine Ballard Morrill in the News/Public Affairs division
• Edited and produced shows such as Insight and What’s Happening which aired on WDAS


West Chester Story Slam logoWest Chester Story Slam (West Chester, PA)

Matt Cassidy performing a story during the West Chester Story Slam's "Career Opportunities" night in Sept. 2012 at Victory Brewing Co. (Photo Credit: Jim Breslin)

Matt Cassidy performing a story during the West Chester Story Slam’s “Career Opportunities” night in Sept. 2012 at Victory Brewing Co. (Photo Credit: Jim Breslin)

Cameraman / Storyteller
January 2013 – Present

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• Filmed performances; Competed on stage which requires writing and public speaking skills
• Check out some of my live performances at the Story Slam


Daily Local News logoDaily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Sports Intern
May 2012 – December 2012

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• Responsible for writing articles and meeting deadlines for a daily newspaper



TJ’s Restaurant and Drinkery (Paoli, PA)

Server / Craft Beer Guide June 2013 – September 2014

Illuminations Inc. (West Chester, PA)

Finance Intern September 2012 – May 2013

• Responsible for creating algorithms in Excel to track salesmen’s monthly expenses
• Completed reports on Booking Orders as well as Sales Transfers monthly and YTD



General: Deadlines, Field Reporting, HTML, Microsoft Office, Mac iOS, Windows
Social Media: CoverIt Live, Disqus, Facebook Insight, HootSuite, Instagram, LinkedIn, Periscope, Pinterest, Reddit, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter Analytics, YouTube
Sound: Adobe Audition
Picture/Video: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Photography, Vimeo
Writing & Design: Adobe InDesign, Copywriting, iContact, Keyword Tags, Meta Descriptions, Press Releases, Storify, WordPress



TempleLogoTemple University, School of Media & Communications, Philadelphia, PA
B.A. Journalism, May 2015
Awards: President’s Honor List Fall 2012

SalesianumLogoSalesianum School, Wilmington, DE
Secondary School Diploma, June 2010



Photo Credit: Matthew Cassidy

(Photo Credit: Matthew Cassidy)

  • Model UN High School World Champion (May 2008)
  • Shadowed PA Congressman Joseph Preston for Temple Day in Harrisburg (March 2012)
  • Published in West Chester Story Slam Selected Stories 2010-2014 (November 2014)



Appalachia Service Project, Team Leader July 2008, 2009
Jefferson Awards for Public Service, Recipient 2008, 2009



I choose not to post the contact information of my references on the web but feel free to inquire for a list.

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