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© Claire Lawton


I am a producer, writer and editor with a focus on history, art and culture.  


Freelance Writer, Editor, and Illustrator:  October 2013 –  Current
Transcribe interviews and dialogue for national television shows, write feature stories and web content for national publications and global brands, illustrate infographics and flowcharts for publication. Design and publish websites for authors and artists.

Post Production Supervisor: At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV), Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (Seeso): May – November, 2017
Managed post-production team and schedule for major network television shows. Communicated between talent and network executives. Assisted in creation of show graphics and writing of deliverable materials. Managed metadata and stock footage.

Producer/Writer: Roman Empire (NETFLIX), American Playboy (AMAZON), Making of the Mob: New York (AMC), The World Wars (HISTORY): January 2014 – January 2017
Researched and wrote storyline and voiceover for TV shows inspired by history, including an Emmy-nominated series (The World Wars). Directed voiceover sessions with talent.

ARTS AND CULTURE EDITOR: Phoenix New Times (Village Voice Media): January 2010 – May 2013
Responsible for the launch and management of the arts and culture section with a local and national audience. Wrote and edited up to 10 posts per day. Researched and wrote in-depth cover stories on arts, science, and history. Created award-winning multimedia packages.

– Software/Multimedia: Basic AVID, Audio Editing, Final Cut Suite, Adobe Suite, Google Docs
– Blogging Platforms: WordPress, Movable-Type
– Programming: Intermediate HTML, Basic Web Design
– Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Media analytics
– Language: Basic Spanish and French

Reel Screen Award, Best Non-fiction: History/Biographical, The Making of the Mob: New York (2015)
Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction series, The World Wars (2014)
Niche Media Award, Best Business-to-Business Magazine, Process Magazine (2013)
Association for Women in Communications
, Clarion Award, Special Section, Phoenix New Times (2011)
Association of Alternative Newsmedia AltWeekly Awards, Innovation/Format Buster, Third Place, Interactive Multimedia Map, Phoenix New Times (2011)

Arizona State University

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
May 2010