Illustration by Madelyn Owens

Hi, I'm Dave

David Colon is a writer from Long Beach, New York, a tiny barrier island that will one day by swallowed by the angry ocean. He's now based in Brooklyn, like a lot of other writers. His work on topics such as the New York Mets, how to live in Brooklyn without being a billionaire, the Illuminati and Taylor Swift has appeared on Brokelyn, Vice, The Village Voice and other fine publications. 

He's also worked at a Trader Joe's, a lumber yard and delivered freshly-baked bread by bicycle, He's mostly looking for work as a writer, but is still available for the last two things if you need him. 

Gothamist -  Associate Editor

New York, NY  |  June 2016 - November 2017
- Wrote 3 to 4 stories per day about New York City culture, politics and news
- Promoted stories on social media
- Served as weekend editor, responsible for site direction and editing on Saturdays and Sundays

Brokelyn -  Editor

Brooklyn, NY  |  October 2012 - January 2016
- Oversaw editorial direction of Brooklyn news, lifestyle and culture blog
- Wrote and formated 6 to 8 posts per day on Brooklyn news, jobs, events
- Promoted stories on social media
- Edited submissions from a team of staff writers
- Led weekly editorial meetings

Brokelyn -  Staff Writer

Brooklyn, NY - January 2011 - September 2012
- Pitched and wrote stories on budget lifestyle in Brooklyn
- Edited submissions for dive bar guide
- Compiled weekly and weekend outing guides

City Hall / The Capital -  Editorial Intern

New York, NY - February 2008 - May 2008
- Wrote feature and news stories on city and state politics
- Participated in compilation of database of elected officials’ staff lists
- Performed background research for stories
- Transcribed interviews
- Developed and submitted story ideas to editor

Office of the Bronx Borough President - Research Analyst

Bronx, NY - December 2006 - September 2007
Participated in research and writing of annual State of the Borough address
- Attended community forums and presented findings to senior staff
- Co-authored major policy report on after-school activities
- Lead role in recruiting and supervision of staff interns


    American University - Bachelor of Arts

    Washington D.C. - May 2006
    Dual Degree: Communications, Law, Economics and Government (CLEG) and Political Science