Portfolio

A PDF copy of my resume is available here.

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Breaking News and Public Safety Editor July 2015 – Present

Lead a team of eight journalists in a coaching and editing role at The Indianapolis Star. Focus primarily on audience development, news investigations and video storytelling.


 

 

Digital Media Director September 2014 – July 2015

Managed the creation of a digital content network across Federated Media, including elkharttruth.com, flavor574.com, 953mnc.com and several other local news and content websites across the northern Indiana markets of South Bend, Elkhart County, Warsaw and Fort Wayne.


 

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Managing Editor December 2014 – July 2015

Digital Content Director September 2013 – December 2014

  • Launched social, search and mobile initiatives, leading to 20 percent growth in traffic in first year.
  • Developed new social media strategy, leading to audience growth of 160 percent on Facebook and 70 percent on Twitter in first year.
  • Helped create Flavor 574 (food website and quarterly digital magazine) and Truth Radio 1340 (three-hour radio show) as niche brands supported by our newsroom.
  • Oversaw implementation of a new content management system and award-winning redesign of elkharttruth.com
  • Managed the creation of a community blogs section that offers the elkharttruth.com platform to our readers.
  • Built the newsroom’s first on-boarding, orientation and training program for new hires.

Associate Regional Editor February 2012 – August 2013

  • Managed six editors across 10 community news websites in St. Louis.
  • Trained and developed staff in content management, social media, email newsletters, search engine optimization, multimedia production and writing for the web, leading to a 15 percent increase in market penetration during first six months.
  • Monitored daily metrics to identify story trends and opportunities to grow our audience.
  • Oversaw multimedia and community engagement efforts across all 24 St. Louis sites.

Local Editor August 2010 – February 2012


 

Multimedia Intern June – August 2010


 

Multimedia Reporter August 2009 – May 2010