Kirsten Nicolaisen is a social media editor, writer and digital producer with nearly a decade of experience in national and local news media. She’s also a photographer, focusing on urban landscapes and documentary-style visuals.
Kirsten grew up in Los Angeles, and spent seven years in the Pacific Northwest before moving across the country to work for news organizations in both Washington, DC and New York City. She currently lives in Brooklyn and manages a global team of social producers for CNET, a division of Red Ventures and formerly of Viacom-CBS.
Throughout her career, Kirsten has written hundreds of news articles, covered just about every type of story ranging from local crime to national politics, and cultivated highly-engaged social followings for various media brands. Several of her stories, photo galleries and other digital assets have been nationally syndicated across dozens of local news websites. She's an expert at crafting sharp headlines, ledes and social copy, and has a keen eye for what works (and what doesn't) on a homepage, Instagram feed and Facebook timeline.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Kirsten is an advocate for nonprofit community radio — having worked as a news director, show host, DJ and producer at various stations since her early college days. She's also an avid runner, outdoor adventurer, world traveler and Camino de Santiago trekker.
Kirsten is available for freelance work in copywriting, copyediting, social media consulting and digital content production. You can contact her here.