Resume

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

Digital Producer, AARP, Washington, D.C.; August 2019-present
• Create pages and incorporate full range of program features and assets for Staying Sharp, including video, images, graphics, copy and user interactions within CMS
• Work across teams within Staying Sharp to streamline and enhance content and creation and publication workflow
• Optimize content following SEO best practices while staying within OGC’s legal standards
• Implement tracking codes across all content for measurement within website analytics
• Assist in user experience enhancements and user interface design solutions
• Collaborate on end-to-end projects while managing outside vendors

Web Editor, WJLA-TV, Arlington, VA; December 2017-July 2019
• Produce and edit a variety of Washington, D.C.-area news stories, including politics, crime and sports
• Manage news station’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, following set social media strategies
• Start Facebook Live and Twitter/Periscope livestreams of both local and national events
• Send out text and mobile app alerts through Marketron and Sinclair Storyline, notably for breaking news
• Cut and upload video via Avid MediaCentral onto website and YouTube

Assistant Managing Editor, Gridiron Now, Telecommute; May 2016-September 2017
• Edit and publish submitted content on college football from a team of contributors
• Produce and aggregate content on college football, with a focus on the SEC and Alabama
• Help manage Gridiron Now social media accounts, utilizing Buffer and Tweetdeck

Freelance Digital Producer, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (now NBC Sports Washington), Bethesda, MD; June 2016-May 2017
• Produce and edit content on Washington, D.C. and Baltimore sports teams
• Manage social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) with Buffer, Tweetdeck and Hootsuite
• Send out email and mobile app alerts through PostUp and Urban Airship
• Cut and upload video onto website via Final Cut Pro and SnappyTV

Freelancer, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Leesburg, VA; May 2014-March 2017
• Cover high school sports in Loudoun County, Virginia, including VHSL state championship games

Alabama Beat Writer/Radio Sideline Reporter, Tide 99.1 WDGM-FM/Tide991.com (now Tide 100.9), Tuscaloosa, AL; August 2014-January 2016
• Cover University of Alabama athletics, writing 5-10 stories weekly with a focus on football and basketball
• Help manage Tide 99.1 social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
• Take videos and photos for online publication
• Analyze Alabama football on camera in YouTube videos
• Serve as sideline reporter for radio broadcasts of 2015 Tuscaloosa County HS football games

Stringer, The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, AL; August 2013-November 2013, August 2014-September 2014
• Cover high school football games in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, during the 2013 and 2014 seasons on tight deadline

Staff Reporter, The Crimson White, The University of Alabama; August 2012-August 2014
• Develop and write 2-3 Alabama football stories weekly, including for Gameday, the paper’s weekly Alabama football preview magazine
• Serve as the Alabama baseball beat writer for 2013 and 2014 seasons, writing game recaps, previews and features on deadline
• Provide coverage of several other UA sports, including basketball, golf, tennis, swimming, track and field

Intern, The Tuscaloosa News/TideSports.com, Tuscaloosa, AL; January 2014-May 2014
• Serve as the Alabama women’s basketball beat writer for 2013-14 season, writing game recaps, previews and features on deadline
• Provide coverage of several other UA sports, including basketball, golf, tennis, swimming, track and field

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:
• Published on FanSided’s BamaHammer.com, Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame.com and apsportseditors.org; contributed to Sports Illustrated head trauma report in October 2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
• Society of Professional Journalists; September 2012-August 2016
• Associated Press Sports Editors; December 2014-October 2016

EDUCATION:
B.A., Journalism and Communication Studies; December 2015 (magna cum laude)
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
President’s List (earned a 4.0 or above GPA): 3 times in 7 semesters; Dean’s List (3.5 or above GPA): 3 times

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Software:

  • MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint), G Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Calendar, Hangouts), Adobe Creative Cloud (Acrobat, Reader, InDesign), Trello, Zoom, Skype, Slack

CMS and Social Media/Dashboard Applications:

  • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
  • Tweetdeck, Buffer, Hootsuite, CrowdTangle, WordPress, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager

Video/Photo Editing Software:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Photoshop

Other:

  • HTML, CSS, UI