Download my résumé

Kathryn Sharkey_headshot_2023

Health journalism is my focus and passion. I’ve worked as a freelance journalist, copy-editor, and fact-checker for medical publications such as CureGenomeSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital magazine Promise, and online arts magazine Crixeo, working on mainly science and medical research and feature articles. I am also a member of the Association of Healthcare Journalists (ACHJ).

My career started when I was hired to maintain the website and increase video and online content at the Herald Democrat newspaper in Sherman, Texas. I moved into the editorial department as a general assignment reporter, covering several city and school government beats and functioning as a liaison between the print and digital productions of the office, eventually helping the newsroom transition to a content management system. During my internships with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the New York office, I worked to produce articles, advocacy campaigns, social media outreach, and edit books such as “In the Eyes of Others: How People in Crises Perceive Humanitarian Aid.”

Since then, I have worked on multiple productions in Austin, Texas as a production assistant, proactively meeting production staff needs while gaining experience in video production from camera work to set design to marketing to audiences. I also continue to work as a freelance journalist with an interest in science, medical, and health topics.

This is my professional portfolio. Please look around to view my résumé and examples of my work. Feel free to find me on LinkedIn or contact me with any questions.