Professional C.V.

I'm an editor and product manager with 10 years of digital journalism experience, specializing in content strategy, user experience, and analytics. I build beautiful news websites and empower teams to do their best work. 


SKILLS

  • Experience managing newsroom and development teams in demanding, deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to represent and speak towards tech, business, and editorial needs.
  • Skilled writer and reporter: published in The Awl, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Religion & Politics, Al Jazeera America, The Billfold, The New Inquiry, and others.
  • Active duties in analytics (Google, Chartbeat, Omniture), Agile product management, user experience, SEO and metadata, roadmapping, and task management (Slack, Trello, Basecamp).
  • Poised public speaker; frequent presenter and guest lecturer at conferences and colleges.
  • Personal ethic of integrity and service: committed volunteer with NYC Parks, the ASPCA, and Million Trees NYC.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Deputy Editor for Digital, "Charlie Rose"

At "Charlie Rose," I was responsible for supervising daily operations of the website and our other digital properties. I managed scope, budgets and tasks for both editorial and technical teams, most notably during the redesign of the front and back end of charlierose.com. I led the digitization of more than 6,000 hours of the show, making the complete, historic archive of "Charlie Rose," including time-tagged transcripts and comprehensive metadata, available to the public. A year after launch, our viewer counts were up by more than 60% on the website, and by an average of 25% on other platforms. I also produced analytics and strategy reports for executives, and advised on digital distribution and revenue deals.  May 2014 - Nov 2017

Senior Web Producer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

I coordinated with the newsroom to produce content and execute long-term strategy. I directed other producers in making daily promotional decisions for social media, newsletters, mobile, and landing pages for a site with 14MM monthly circulation. I wrote analytics reports for executives, and made presentations to the newsroom on our audience and strategy. I also acted as product owner in meetings with in-house developers. Nov 2012 - Apr 2014

Web Producer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

As a producer, I assisted editors and reporters in creating features, multimedia and graphics, and reporting for a daily breaking-news blog. I managed the home page as well as our social media channels, and produced daily and weekly email newsletters for subscribers. Jun 2010 - Oct 2012

Web Consultant, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought

I developed a comprehensive website strategy and workflow recommendations for a small but distinguished print journal. Spring 2011

Digital Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation

I launched and managed an online publication on energy and the environment. Over two years, I assigned, edited, or produced nearly 100 stories over two years. I independently produced the website, managed our social media channels, and wrote the bi-weekly subscriber newsletter. Feb 2008 - May 2010

Editorial Assistant, HOME & DESIGN Magazine

I assisted editors on photo sourcing, copy editing, and layout for two luxury shelter magazines and the website. Aug 2006 - Feb 2008

 

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

Mounted Auxiliary Volunteer, NYC Parks Department

I patrol the New York City parks on horseback to assist officers in deterring crime and ensuring safe, welcoming parks for the public. Apr 2017 - Present

Adoptions Counselor, ASPCA

I care for homeless and injured pets and help them find adopters.  Sept 2016 - Present

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING 

Keynote Speaker: Amazon Web Services Cloud Symposium. Presenter or speaker: Online News Association Conference, George Washington University Hatchet Conference, Bard College Center for Environmental Policy. Guest lecturer: The New School.

 

EDUCATION

B.A. in English Literature, Brigham Young University