SCOTT MARTINDALE – Communications Coordinator


M.A. Print Journalism, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California, 2006

B.S. Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, 2004


Scott Martindale is a professional writer and communicator who has worked in both a scientific lab environment supporting scientists and as a journalist for a major metropolitan daily newspaper. He specializes in translating complex technical information from varied sources into accessible, engaging prose tailored to specific audiences. He is skilled at building awareness and understanding through a variety of written and visual communication mediums, and at maximizing impact through synergistic collaborations. At SCCWRP, he is responsible for developing, executing and advancing the agency's communications strategy.


Communications Coordinator, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2014-present

News Reporter, Orange County Register. Santa Ana, CA. 2006-14

Research Assistant, USC California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships. Los Angeles, CA. 2004-06


Honorable Mention, Best Feature Story and Best Business Story, Orange County Press Club (2014)

Fellow, Journalist Law School, Loyola Law School (2013)

Champion of Journalism Education Award, California Journalism Education Coalition (2011)

Third Place, Best Investigative Story, Orange County Press Club (2011)

Second Place (team award), Online Coverage, Calif. Newspaper Publishers Association (2011)

Fellow, Research and Statistics Boot Camp, National Education Writers Association (2010)