Director of Digital, 2012 - present
I manage a team of six talented web producers who create, edit and curate digital content for WBEZ.org. I oversee a variety of social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, Pinterest and Tumblr. My team and I doubled our audience on social our social networks in two years. I hired a data reporter and podcast producer to support our station’s mission to create more diverse, compelling stories. I oversee Curious City, a citizen-driven news-gathering experiment and podcast. I designed a lightweight CMS and workflow for our Midday talk shows using Storify, which allows them to capture online and on-air conversations with our audience simultaneously. And I am extending WBEZ’s podcast network, creating a diversity of hosts and topics in shows like Chewing the Fat, Pleasure Town, Nerdette, Strange Brews, Tech Shift and Homemade Stories. And I’m a co-host on the first public radio craft beer podcast, Strange Brews.
Channel 2 KTUU
Director of Digital Content, 10 - 2012
I managed a team of six web producers and all the digital operations of KTUU.Com, the web site of KTUU Channel 2, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska. I rebuilt GoToAk.com, a recreation site, and I created SpeakUpAlaska.com, a citizen-journalism project focusing on rural Alaska. I served on the management team and conducted building-wide training in new media, analytics, reporting for web, editing, social media strategy and community outreach. I doubled the social media audience for the station and grew the mobile app from 10,000 monthly visitors to more than 1.2 million monthly visitors in one year.
Web Reporter/Digital Manger, 2007 - 2010
I managed Missoulian.Com and Missoula.Com and all digital projects for the Missoulian newspaper, including newsroom online projects and digital sales campaigns. I served on the management team and worked as a trainer in new technology, video, sound production, social networking and blogging. I managed a CMS conversion and early versions of a mobile app for high school and university sports. I also created the award-winning beer blog GrizzlyGrowler.com.
Reporter/Mobile Journalist, 2005 - 2007
I was the reporter covering Marion County and the city of Keizer. I started early social media communities, including MySpace and Twitter for the newspaper and created Will Blog For Beer, a blog dedicated to the growing craft beer industry in the Northwest. I helped build the first video program for the Statesman Journal and covered a variety of topics, including health care, state politics and county and city government.
Reporter, 2005 - 2005
I worked as a general assignment reporter covering breaking news, Clackamas County and Oregon City as well as features and community stories. I was one of the first reporters to post stories directly to the web site.
The Kyiv Post
Reporter, 2004 - 2004
I covered national and international politics, business, culture and arts as well as reported on the presidential race that led up to the Orange Revolution.