Résumé

EXPERIENCE

Kitsap Sun                          Kitsap County, Wash.       January 2014 to present

Multimedia Journalist

  • Collaborate with local government agencies, community organization and stakeholders for new coverage.
  • Administrate and promote social media coverage of breaking news and feature events as needed.
  • Coordinate, promote and facilitate live, online video chats with the community specialists as a mediator.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with key community leaders and organizations.
  • Develop strategies, goals and objectives for video engagement and long-term projects.

The Bigheart Times            Osage County, Okla.        April 2011 to December 2013

Web Producer

  • Managed the company’s social media marketing strategy and more than doubled website traffic.
  • Created an online presence and additional revenue by launching a website and paywall system.
  • Oversee all online stories, photographs, videos and photo galleries produced by myself and the news editor.

Reporter

  • Covered general assignments, features, sports, breaking news and enterprise stories.
  • Collaborated and designed page layouts, including the front page and special sections using InDesign.
  • Acted as interim newsroom manager during editor’s absence, using good judgment and work ethic.

Chief Photographer

  • Coordinated with the news editor on all photography assignments for scheduling and planning.
  • Photographed general and breaking news, sports, feature and product illustration assignments.
  • Redesigned the front page layout for stronger visual impact and initiated a weekly feature section.

Tyler Morning Telegraph            Tyler, Texas            August 2010 to March 2011

Photojournalist

  • Generated daily feature, sports and general assignment photos by deadline for print and online.
  • Collaborated with design, reporting and copy editing staff to meet daily deadlines.
  • Created a roadside memorial multimedia project, including recording and editing audio.

Lawrence Journal-World        Lawrence, Kan.            June 2006 to July 2009

Photojournalist and Photo Technician

  • Completed daily and long-term photography assignments on deadline.
  • Prepared feature story audio slideshows, including recording and editing audio.
  • Color-corrected images and graphics for daily publication and special sections as the photo technician.

SKILLS AND SOFTWARE

  • Knowledge of deadline reporting and fast-paced writing skills for print and online.
  • Understanding of community relations, outreach and coordination for news coverage.
  • Capable of working independently, taking initiative, setting priorities and handling multiple projects.
  • Comprehension of a variety of government and community programs in diverse populations.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills, as well as public speaking experience with leading live, video chats.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Google Docs.
  • Efficient in Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge and Illustrator.
  • Experience PC and Mac platforms, as well as non-linear editing software, such as Final Cut Pro.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, 2013

  • Sequoyah Award, best newspaper in its circulation division

Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, 2012

Society of Professional Journalists Oklahoma Chapter, 2011

Eddie Adams Workshop, 2009

  • The Eddie Adams Workshop is an intense four-day gathering of the top photography professionals, along with 100 carefully selected students. The photography workshop is tuition-free, and the 100 students are chosen based on the merit of their portfolios.

KC Society of Professional Journalists Heart of America Awards, 2008

  • Bronze multimedia package on grandmothers as mothers

EDUCATION

The University of Kansas            Lawrence, Kan.            Graduated May 2009

William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Bachelor of Science in journalism: news and information emphasis