Resumé Highlights

Summary

A creative communicator with 20 years of experience as a visual storyteller producing informative engaging media and 7 years in web development. Highly organized and experienced project manager who adapts quickly to rapidly changing technologies.


Experience

WEB MANAGER/DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER

Lowell School, Washington DC

August 2014-Present

  • Writes and edits weekly school newsletter
  • Develops and executes workflow systems and communication plans for digital content updates
  • Conducts daily quality assurance checks of website implementing current SEO standards and best practices
  • Plans and coordinates project schedule and calendar
  • Manages content for social media supporting marketing and development strategies
  • Creates high-quality photo and video content and compelling stories for use in marketing and promotional materials; both print and electronic formats
  • Oversees multimedia projects from conception, scriptwriting, production, post-production to delivery and distribution across media channels
  • Stays knowledgeable of current trends and best practices in media production and web development
YOUTH MEDIA TRAINER & COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

AmeriCorps/Gandhi Brigade, Silver Spring, MD

September 2012-August 2014

  • Trained youth to leverage media in addressing social justice issues
  • Established Graphic Design, Digital Literacy, and Storytelling workshops and curricula
  • Created evaluation rubrics and procedures to assess technical and leadership skills in youth
  • Redesigned website, managed communications, and social media
  • Fostered new collaborations and relationships with partner organizations
  • Provided administrative and programmatic support to Program Director
  • Managed the yearly Youth Media Festival including securing vendors, donations, planning the program increasing attendance over 60%
STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

The Daily Commercial, Leesburg, FL

October 2006-June 2015

  • Performed daily photo coverage for news, sports, and special sections including generating daily feature photos, photo stories, and photo essays
  • Produced multimedia slideshows and managed online content galleries
  • Designed pages for photo essays using Quark and inDesign
  • Edited and toned photographs with accurate and complete caption information or a short story
  • Managed relationships with sources within the community for feature stories and breaking news leads
  • Contributed ideas and participated in weekly planning meetings with writers and editors
  • Conducted research and stayed informed of daily local and national news stories
  • Managed the photo department including maintenance of equipment, inventory, archive, and budget
  • Organized and maintained the photo archive using up-to-date IPTC and metadata standards

Education

M.A. COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
Gonzaga University | Expected Graduation 2019

Concentration in strategic communication.

B.F.A PHOTOJOURNALISM
Corcoran College of Art + Design | 2001-2004

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