Award-winning digital media professional with extensive reporting, writing and editing experience in breaking news situations, and a track record of utilizing technology in the coverage and presentation of news events. Data-driven editor with an eye for the perfect image to tell a story, who is familiar with all facets of content creation, from conception to delivery, and who has a passion for audience engagement. Reporting has appeared on Mashable, The Weather Channel, CBS News, NBC News, CNET, PCMag, The Huffington Post, Upworthy and other news sites.
Executive lead responsible for the editorial needs of digital video across Mashable, PC Mag, Geek.com, Ask Men, Extreme Tech and Offers.com. Hired, developed and managed a team of creative producers, editors and freelancers who generate video content across the Ziff Davis tech and commerce portfolio. Work with business and audience development teams from every brand to grow video views on Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and OTT platforms and increase ad revenue. Developed an editorial and branded video strategy designed to grow audience, traffic and engagement across the portfolio, achieving Mashable’s largest video audience growth on YouTube for May 2018.
Hired, developed and manage a digital video team for Condé Nast Traveler and Architectural Digest. Greatly increased audience engagement by branching out into new content areas for both brands, achieving Condé Nast Traveler’s largest video audience growth industry wide for July 2017. Hired and direct freelance filmmakers and producers for feature videos, including city guides and food tours for the top hotels and restaurants from around the world. Work with top-tier talent, including Hollywood actors and actresses, on feature video for Architectural Digest.
Lead on visual storytelling voice, style and strategy across multiple platforms and social networks. Manage producers and work closely with the editorial team to elevate brand’s storytelling — both on everyday articles, social posts and longform features. Manage freelance and licensing program for journalists and content providers, working under tight deadlines to deliver accurate and visually engaging articles with superior packaging. Leader in developing marquee projects designed to redefine Upworthy's storytelling, including producing and editing 360/VR-ready video, graphics and other interactive elements. Launched and manage a photodesk team, which serves across all departments and provides assets for marketing initiatives, sponsored content and video production. Created a content management system for existing assets, detailing usage and restrictions for future publishing and company-wide use.
Manage freelancers and vendors who produce standalone websites for feature reporting and documentaries using Wordpress, Drupal and VR. Hire and direct digital journalists on the ground during breaking news events. Hire and direct digital journalists to produce original high-definition 360 video using the latest rigs and formats. Work under tight deadlines to deliver accurate, engaging stories with superior packaging, featuring video, design and other interactive elements. Manage freelancers and a team who write, edit and produce story, slideshow and video content for weather.com.
Manage a team who write, edit and produce story, slideshow and video content for weather.com. Design and produce standalone websites for documentaries and other feature reporting using Wordpress, Drupal and Atavist. Hire and direct photographers on the ground during breaking news events and manage licensing for original and stock photography on the web. Work under tight deadlines to deliver accurate, engaging stories with superior packaging, featuring video, graphics and other interactive elements.
Wrote, edited and produced content covering weather events and weather-related topics. Produced stories and slideshows that were consistently among the most popular on weather.com, including the site’s most popular asset of 2013. Booked and produced the short form documentary series "Brink" and "Destination: Uncharted." Published promotional photo book featuring licensed images showcased on weather.com. Mastered company’s proprietary content management systems and developed applications and macros to increase productivity sitewide. Secured the rights to images and videos that were featured on The Weather Channel.
Reported, wrote and edited content for the U.S., world, science, technology and viral news sections of CBSNews.com. Managed a number of high-impact, sitewide promotional modules, successfully increasing audience engagement. Utilized social media as a research tool, successfully gleaning information on people involved in breaking news stories. Researched and produced interactive elements, photo galleries and features. Monitored news feeds, trends and other sources for the latest stories, video and images.
Reported, wrote and edited content covering breaking crime news. Shot, produced and edited the web documentary “Unlocking a Future” for 48 Hours Mystery, which involved shooting in multiple New York State Prisons. Produced extremely popular slideshows and stories, including photo galleries of Casey Anthony and Joran van der Sloot that featured exclusive photos. Mastered company’s two proprietary content management systems. Produced stories and slideshows that were featured on CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.
Content researcher of potential stories that meet production guidelines for the primetime newsmagazine. Pitched treatment that progressed through production titled “Diary of a Show Girl” which aired on Nov. 21, 2009.
2019 Digiday Video Awards, Judge
2016 National Headliner Award, Online Photo Galleries, "What They Couldn’t Leave Behind"
2016 Webby Award, Honoree, Best Individual Editorial Experience, "Katrina 10"
2016 AVA Digital Award, Platinum Winner, "Climate 25" & "Epic Earth"
2015 New Orleans Press Club Award of Excellence, Digital Media, "Katrina 10"
2015 Atlanta Press Club Award of Excellence, Best Photo Gallery, "What They Couldn’t Leave Behind"
2014 EPPY Award, Best Investigative Feature, "Big Oil, Bad Air"
2012 Edward R. Murrow Award, Best Broadcast News Site, CBSNews.com
Okla. Tornado Chase, 360 video featured in VR exhibit at the Newseum in Washington DC, Oct. 2016.
Earned Eagle Scout rank by the Boy Scouts of America in 2001.
Journalism and Art History