Resume

(This text resume last updated July 8, 2014)

Skills

UX/UI • Web design and content • Social media strategy • Project management • User testing • Analytics • Branding • Marketing • Editing • SEO • Drupal • WordPress • InDesign • Photoshop • Illustrator • Dreamweaver • HTML/CSS • Podio • ProTools • Ableton

Work experience

Senior web producer
Oct. 2010 to July 2014
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Emeryville, Calif.

Social media strategist/Steering committee member
Oct. 2008 to Oct. 2010
San Francisco Public Press, San Francisco, Calif.

  • Served on marketing, steering and community engagement committees for the nonprofit news startup
  • Created strategy to incorporate social media in the newsroom
  • Assisted with developing business model
  • Trained volunteers on social media tools
  • Helped with web and print design

Online editor
Jan. 2010 to May 2010
Spartan Daily, San Jose, Calif.

  • Directed CMS changeover and website redesign for the daily newspaper at San Jose State
  • Managed Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader feeds
  • Aided in mobile application development
  • Assigned and edited news blog posts

Web producer
June 2009 to June 2010
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, San Jose, Calif.

  • Uploaded the weekly business newspaper content to its website
  • Wrote feature profiles on local startup businesses
  • Aggregated articles on specific topics, creating online graphics and writing briefs and calendar items

Reporter
Aug. 2009 to Dec. 2009
Spartan Daily
, San Jose, Calif.

  • Wrote 39 stories for all sections of the paper, including news, sports, opinion, arts and features
  • Covered the California budget crisis and its impact on the public education system
  • Covered general assignments, shot video and created an interactive Flash map. Clips can be found here.

Special section editor
April 2008 to Jan. 2009
Visalia Times-Delta, Visalia, Calif.

  • Built a supplemental targeted publication for Visalia’s daily paper on downtown areas in Tulare County
  • Wrote articles, designed section and coordinated photos for the quarterly tab insert.

Radio host/marketing coordinator
Oct. 2007 to April 2008
KFSC-LP 94.1 FM, Visalia, Calif.

  • Hosted, produced, edited and scripted weekly radio show about the U.K. culture
  • Set up social networking website
  • Helped nonprofit radio station promote itself, raise funds and organize events

Copy editor
May 2004 to Dec. 2007
Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register, Visalia, Calif.

  • Selected wire stories, copy edited, wrote headlines and designed inside pages and section fronts
  • Uploaded articles to the website
  • Helped moderate online comments
  • Wrote a dining column and blog
  • Produced weekly entertainment videocasts

* I took 8 months off in 2005 to work abroad in Nottingham, England.

Editor-in-chief
April 2004 to Jan. 2005
Fusion Multimedia, Visalia, Calif.

  • Headed Truth Xposed, a local youth magazine published every two months
  • Directed content and design
  • Edited and proofed submissions
  • Coordinated writers and photographers
  • Met with about 20 at-risk youth to brainstorm story ideas.

Editor-in-chief
Aug. 2003 to May 2004
College of the Sequoias, Visalia, Calif.

  • Led newsroom for College of the Sequoias weekly newspaper
  • Managed staff, developed workflow, designed front page and news sections, assigned and edited news stories.

Proofreader/Pre-press operator
June 1999 to Aug. 2002
Premier Color Graphics, Visalia, Calif.

  • Proofread graphic designers’ work for grammar and customer specifications
  • Set up graphics files for press, including catching pre-flight errors, trapping, color separations and plate burning

Education

San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
January 2008 to May 2010
B.S. in journalism (magazine)
Minor in business

College of the Sequoias, Visalia, Calif.
Aug. 2002 to May 2004
A.A. in journalism

Honors

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