Résumé

EXPERIENCE

Jewish Family Service  |  Seattle, Washington  |  January 2014 to present

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

  • Coordinated with multiple service departments to create marketing strategies, campaigns and materials for print and online.
  • Managed social media accounts, more than doubling the JFS Seattle Facebook ‘likes’ in a year.
  • Initiated two new email publications targeting volunteers and referral organizations.
  • Created stories, videos and photographs about clients for print and online platforms, targeting donors and volunteers.

Kitsap Sun  |  Kitsap County, Washington  |  January 2014 to June 2016

Multimedia Journalist

  • Reported on local government agencies and community organization for news coverage.
  • Mediated live online video chats between community specialists and the public.
  • Built and maintained good relationships with key community leaders and organizations.
  • Developed strategies, goals and objectives for video engagement and long-term projects.

The Bigheart Times  |  Osage County, Oklahoma  |  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.

Journal-World  |  Lawrence, Kansas  |  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

  • Deadline reporting: Fast-paced writing skills for print and online.
  • Strong grasp of community relations, outreach and coordination.
  • Familiar with government and community programs in diverse populations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) and non-linear editing software (Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, etc.).

HONORS AND AWARDS

Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence Contest, 2016

  • First place spot news coverage.

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, Kansas  |  Graduated May 2009

William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Bachelor of Science in journalism: news and information emphasis.