Work Experience:
Las Vegas Sun/Greenspun Interactive; Henderson, Nev.                                        
Local Managing Editor, 2008-present
• Edits enterprise and daily news stories for posting online and publication in print.
• Moderates comments; engages with readers online and promotes content through social media.
• Manages five reporters; uses Web analytics and reader feedback in the story assignment process.
• Coordinates daily with the print design desk, Web editors to decide story play in both mediums.
• Serves as liaison between print, online staffs in digital-first newsroom. Teaches Web skills to others.
• Leader on numerous newsroom projects, including the launch of the Home News local section.
• Posts stories online through a content management system and using hand-coded HTML.
• Helped to triple page view numbers to the Sun and its mobile site since a 2008 relaunch.

 Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive; Arlington, Va.                                           
County Editor, Multimedia Producer, 2006-2008
• Key member of a team charged with quickly developing new projects for The Washington Post.
• Produced numerous videos for a regular video podcast on the Washington Nationals, as well as multimedia stories about suburban Washington.
• Quickly promoted to editor responsible for multimedia, stories, blogs and databases.
• Wrote daily stories, a local news blog, and edited and recruited bloggers for LoudounExtra.com.

 Naples Daily News; Naples, Fla.                                                                                                       
Web Intern/Site Editor, 2006
• Eight-month editorial/technical internship; hands-on experience in all facets of the organization.
• Home page editor for “Studio 55,” a groundbreaking local news video podcast and TV show.
• Project leader for development of a sister news site for Marco Island, marconews.com.

Ohio University
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 2006
  Selected ‘top senior’ in major
  Started online-only student publication
  Global Leadership Center certificate
  French specialization, business classes


International study experience:
Université Laval; Quebec, Canada
• Advanced, intensive French program (summer 2005)
Other programs: Chiang Mai, Thailand; Leipzig, Germany

• Produces and edits journalism in multiple platforms – text, video, print, Web – in any combination.
• Engages personally and professionally with social media, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
• Excels in pulling off fast-track Web projects, especially in response to breaking news events.
• Quick learner who stays apprised of – and experiments with – new Internet trends, technologies.
• Strong journalism skills: edits copy for AP style and content; experienced reporter, writes cleanly.
• Hard-working, creative problem solver and self-starter who thrives in a team environment.
• Comfortable with HTML, basic CSS; Ellington, Saxotech; Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut; basic Flash.

 Major Awards:
• Editor & Publisher award for best news website: 2010, 2009
• Online News Association’s General Excellence award: 2010, 2009, 2008

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