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Journalism Experience

Circa
Social Media Editor  05/2016-11/2016 Arlington, Va.

Created social profile and strategy for aspiring national brand. Served as primary coordinator for Twitter and Instagram strategy but posted to Facebook on a daily basis and frequently created content for Snapchat. Regularly used business and analytic tools provided by these social networks and third party clients to evaluate the success of posts to inform strategy. Targeted specific audiences on Facebook and Instagram to maximize reach. Posts reached millions of people on multiple occasions. Cut videos to be shared on social media accounts, in some cases as quickly as 30 minutes when subject matter was time sensitive. Created content for Instagram’s new stories tools, experimenting with new storytelling medium. Built vertical and square video templates tailored for social platforms.

WUSA
Community/Web Producer  04/2015-Present Washington, D.C.

Managed and created digital content for WUSA9 for website, mobile app and social media. Coordinated with assignment desk and producers to ensure newsroom kept digital focus. Monitored social media for breaking news. Worked with reporters to create strong digital packages for stories, including editing copy and creating photo galleries. Sent push alerts to mobile devices. Curated homepage using content produced by digital team and other TEGNA properties. Grew station Instagram account by 9000 followers. Managed live event streams on website. Duties were done in a timely manner, per the requirements of breaking news.

WGRZ
Digital Producer  07/2013-04/2015 Buffalo, N.Y.

Produced content for website, social media and morning broadcasts. Frequently wrote stories in a timely manner with limited information during breaking news events. Increased number of station Twitter followers from approximately 25,000 to approximately 80,000. Managed closings listing during snowstorms and relayed that information on social media. Monitored user generated content to use online and on air, especially during breaking news events. Was part of a team that curated a Super Bowl page for all TEGNA broadcast affiliates using content from TEGNA properties. Coached up reporters and anchors in how to be more active on social media and how to use content management system. Occasionally filled in as daytime assignment editor.

Capital News Service
NewscastProducer/Multimedia Reporter  01/2013-05/2013 College Park, Md.

Worked as multimedia reporter for student operated wire service. Wrote and reported on 12,000 word oral history that was featured on Deadspin, Washington Post and Longreads websites. Contributed to video production and interactive elements of project. Other writings were featured in The Kansas City Star and Sacramento Bee. Also produced weekly newscast for student run television station. Stacked, wrote and edited video for show.

WMUCSports.com
Director of Internal Affairs 09/2009-03/2013 College Park, Md.

Oversaw management of station personnel. Responsible for updating and designing station’s website. Assisted in overhaul of game broadcast procedures. Previous experience includes covering football, basketball and lacrosse teams and organizing coverage of softball team. Spent time as an engineer and hosted a talk show for a year.

NBC News Washington Bureau
Intern  01/2012-05/2012 Washington, D.C.

Worked with Mike Kosnar and Pete Williams in covering the Supreme Court and Department of Justice. Researched stories and logged tape. Shadowed producers and saw broadcasts of “The Andrea Mitchell Report” and “The Nightly News With Brian Williams” from control room. Assisted in covering breaking news and research for feature stories.

WTOP News Radio
Intern 01/2011-12/2011 Washington, D.C.

Assisted with the production of news stories and daily programs. Learned to use audio mixing equipment, wrote stories that were read on air and for the website. Pitched article ideas. Conducted man on the street interviews.

Awards

National Edward R. Murrow Award Small Market Website for WGRZ (2015)

New York State Associated Press Association1st Place Website TV2 for WGRZ(2014)

Education

University of Maryland, College Park, Md.   Graduated: May 2013

Received undergraduate degree in journalism with a concentration in English.

Skills

Content management systems including WordPress, Lakana, Storyline and Presto. Social and traffic metric tools including Chartbeat, Google Analytics, Facebook business manager, Crowdtangle, Banjo and Trendsmap. Social content managers Hootsuite and Sprinklr. Editing systems including Edius and Adobe Premiere Pro. Graphic and web design with Dreamweaver, Komodo Edit, After Effects, Photoshop and Fireworks.

References

Dan Milano, Managing Editor for Social Media, Circa, 310-210-9683, dcmilano@circanews.com
Athan Kompos, Executive Producer, WGRZ, 716-830-2250, athan.kompos@wgrz.com
Joanie Vasiliadis, Digital Content Manager, TEGNA, 703-282-9019, jlv5116@gmail.com
Sean Mussenden, Capital News Service Director, smussenden@gmail.com

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