Experience

Nov. 2016 –  Present
Digital Producer
The Record (North Jersey Media Group)

Manage online content for NorthJersey.com. Edit stories and package them with related photos, videos, links, documents and embeds to best enhance the reader experience.

Promote and socialize NorthJersey.com content using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Reddit and mobile app push alerts.

Develop digital strategies for coverage of high school and pro sports.

Work with the Gannett Local Design Solutions Network to build and continually improve the Varsity Aces app, showcasing NorthJersey.com high school sports coverage.

Determine best placement of stories on NorthJersey.com by utilizing real-time and collected data.

Facilitate daily production of The Record and Herald News newspapers through conversations with the Gannett design teams in Asbury Park and Phoenix.

Assist reporters, photographers, videographers and editors in using all digital tools.

Produce the popular Athlete of the Week packages.

Contribute to NorthJersey.com high school sports coverage.

Aug. 2016 –  Oct. 2016
Lead High School Sports Reporter
York Daily Record (USA TODAY Network)

Led high school football coverage and other high school sports coverage in York and Adams counties for GameTimePA.com. Produced game stories, features, enterprise stories, watchdog work, blog posts and videos.

Promoted my work and staff projects on multiple social media platforms. Built a verified Twitter brand of more than 2,600 followers and a Facebook page brand of more than 550 followers.

Co-hosted a high school sports podcast called GameDay with GameTimePA.

Feb. 2015 –  Aug. 2016
Sports Reporter
The Evening Sun (USA TODAY Network)

Covered high school sports in York and Adams counties for GameTimePA.com, with primary beats including wrestling, football and baseball. Provided live game coverage on Twitter and Periscope. Produced game stories, features, enterprise stories, blog posts and videos.

Covered other local sports and contributed to local news coverage for The (Hanover) Evening Sun.

Contributed to cluster-wide coverage of Penn State Nittany Lions football.

Appeared as a host of GameDay with GameTimePA, a weekly radio show on WOYK 1350 (an NBC sports radio affiliate).

Worked as a web and social media editor for The Evening Sun on Friday and Saturday mornings during the summer of 2015.

Sept. 2013 –  Feb. 2015
Sports Reporter
Sun Coast Media Group

Covered high school sports, Florida Gulf Coast University basketball and other local sports for the Charlotte Sun daily newspaper and Sun Coast Sports Now blog.

During that time, I was regularly involved in discussions about the sports department’s digital and social media strategies. From Sept. 2013 to Feb. 2015, my ideas helped grow the department’s Facebook following from less than 100 followers to more than 500, Twitter following from less than 50 followers to more than 450, and blog traffic from less than 500 views per month to more than 15,000 views per month.

Sept. 2012 – Aug. 2013
Freelance Reporter
New Jersey Hills Media Group & other publications

Freelance reporter for New Jersey Hills Media Group during the summer of 2013. Prior to that, had work published by The Baton Rouge Advocate, The Clarion-Ledger, Vox Magazine and the Columbia Missourian.

Oct. 2011 – Aug. 2012
Missouri Tigers Basketball Beat Reporter
Columbia Missourian

Served as the Missouri Tigers men’s basketball beat reporter for the Columbia Missourian during the 2011-12 season, providing event coverage and feature articles for the daily newspaper and website. Also contributed content to the Missourian sports blog and provided live event coverage on Twitter.

May 2012 – May 2013 (includes Summer 2012)
Sports Teaching Assistant, Designer/Editor
Columbia Missourian

Designed sports pages of the Columbia Missourian print editions, edited sports articles written by students, managed the sports section of the Columbia Missourian website/app and managed the @CoMoSports Twitter account. Also put together a weekly aggregation project in advance of Missouri Tigers football games during the 2012 season.

Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2011
Interactive Copy Editor
Columbia Missourian

Copy edited content for the Columbia Missourian website and uploaded photos, documents and multimedia to the website. Also started a weekly aggregation project called ‘The Week in Missouri Football,’ a variation of which remains a staple of the Missourian website.

Jan. 2011 – May 2011
Sports Reporter
Columbia Missourian

Covered high school and college swimming & diving and track & field, providing at least two feature articles for the daily newspaper every week.

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