Resume 2016-10-18T01:15:05+00:00

Patrick St. Michel

Northwestern Journalism Graduate—with International Writing Experience—Seeking an Opportunity to Apply New-Media and Traditional Editorial Skills.

Download my resume as a PDF.


• Word and Excel
• WordPress
• Sound Slides
• Audacity
• Windows Movie Maker
• Photoshop
• Flash
• Classroom Teaching
• Conversational Japanese


Northwestern University
Medill School of Journalism
B.S. Journalism

University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Study Abroad

Journalism Experience

The Atlantic

(September 2011 to Present)
Music, pop culture and sports features.

The Japan Times

(April 2011 to Present)
Filing music features, reviews, and live-event coverage.

MTV 81, MTV Iggy, NoiseyPitchforkThe Singles Jukebox. and Thump

Other Publications
I also have been published in Esquire, Maura Magazine, Kansai Scene and One Week // One Band.

Founder/Editor/Blogger, Make Believe Melodies
(2009 to Present)
Since its 2009 launch, this site has become one of the most viewed English-language blogs about contemporary Japanese music.

Copyeditor/News-briefs Writer/Fact-checker Intern
Pitchfork Media, Inc.
(April 2009 to June 2009)
Served as a copyeditor, fact-checker, and writer of news briefs for this leading, independent-music website.

Multimedia/Reporting Intern
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

(Full time, September 2008 to December 2008)
Contributed a broad range of online and print content, including feature stories, breaking news, sports stories, photo galleries and videos that I shot, edited and uploaded. Additionally, I introduced social-media applications such as Twitter.

Reporting Intern
Los Angeles Daily News

(June 2007 to August 2007)
Served as a metro reporter—for Los Angeles’ second-largest daily newspaper—filing features as well as breaking-news stories.

Co-Founder, Staff Writer, Blogs Editor, Sports Editor
North By Northwestern

(September 2006 to June 2009)
In addition to co-founding this award-winning, daily online magazine, I served as a primary content provider covering sports, music, culture, and campus life. I also was charged with developing and editing blogs, as well as recruiting and training staff members. Additionally, I produced podcasts, audio slideshows, and videos.

Reporting Intern
Los Angeles Daily News Antelope Valley Section

(June 2006 to August 2006)
As a general-assignment reporter for—Los Angeles’ second-largest daily newspaper—I filed features, news stories, and briefs.

Other Experience

Assistant English Teacher, JET Programme, Nabari, Japan
Native English Teacher, Interac Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan


• Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker Award
• SPJ Mark of Excellence Award-First place, Online Sports Reporting