Jackson Smith

(615) 830 – 7596

1509 Shenandoah Street

Los Angeles, CA, 90035

The New York Times – Wirecutter — Editorial Assistant, Producer, January 2016 – May 2018

●  Wrote and edited content for large online audiences
●  Assisted the Executive Editor with scheduling, making travel arrangements, filing expense reports, interfacing with clients, and many other tasks
●  Developed internal tools and streamlined processes
●  Retained employment through the NYT’s acquisition of Wirecutter in October 2016


Freelance — Writer, Editor March 2013 – Present

●  Extensively covered the Nashville music scene by exposing new artists, promoting established acts, and publicizing major festivals like Bonnaroo
●  Conducted numerous interviews with internationally renowned musicians
●  Spent six months in Southeast Asia writing about ecotourism initiatives
●  Helped launch SOVO//Magazine, an arts and music quarterly with ties to Lenny Kravitz, the Miles Davis Estate, Randy Jackson, and other A-List musicians



Belmont University, Nashville, TN — BS in Environmental Science, August 2011 – May 2015

Minor in Business Administration with a focus on music business and audio engineering. 3.7 GPA, cum laude status, and seven appearances on the President’s List.



Musician — I’m a lifelong musician who plays guitar, piano and trombone, builds my own analog synthesizers, operates a home studio, and generally immerses myself in all things music.

Blogger/Writer — I’ve written hundreds of articles about artists, live events, gear, and industry trends, which gives me unique insight on the workings of the music industry.

Engineering — I’ve mixed, mastered and produced dozens of tracks for myself and clients. This experience trained my ears to hear an artist’s potential and their ability to be commercially viable.