While attending Ohio University, Emily became a writer and later editor of a student publication dedicated to covering local, state and national politics. While there she led the City News staff, coaching reporters on the staff, editing their work for content and style, and contributing as the lead reporter on city government and public affairs.
After graduating she took a position as a copy editor and page designer for the Media Network of Central Ohio, editing content for five daily and two weekly papers in the Central Ohio area. Six months later, she was promoted to a reporter position at the Newark Advocate, where she specialized in feature reporting. Emily covered everything from flu shots to coffee shops, focusing on the people, places and events that made an impact on the daily life of Newark residents.
She now works as a digital content specialist for RevLocal, where she writes and edits blog content, and creates social media content for the agency's clients.