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Member since March 7, 2013
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I'm a reporter looking for freelance work in writing, social networking, website design, photography and video. Feel free to send me a private message.
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Experience

Patch Local Editor

Aug 2009 - Mar 2013 (3 years)

Manage 24/7 hyperlocal news sites. Started with Cranford, N.J. and moved back to launch a new Patch site in my hometown Fairfax, Va. Create content, hire and train/maintain freelancer staff, cover all breaking news as well as issue stories, shoot/edit video shorts and other multimedia content, cover budget meetings and local government, interact with and cultivate sources/news relationships, promote Patch online and in person. Help shape Patch social distribution, video and other growth initiatives.

Assistant New Media Editor

May 2008 - Jul 2009 (1 year)

Write, edit and manage content for CourierPostOnline.com. Launched South Jersey Moms Like Me (Gannett site). Proposed social distribution initiatives to expand audience and jumpstart community interaction, conversation. Created and edited multimedia content including weekly video podcasts, video features, photo galleries, audio slideshows and interactive timelines. Compiled daily Omniture stat reports and reviewed blog stats via Google Analytics. Led promotion and collection of videos, photos, letters, audi

Director

Dec 2007 - May 2008 (5 months)

2008 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award Winner Hired, trained and managed staff. Created Connect Mason through use of Drupal, Photoshop and basic HTML code. Ensured daily content and weekly multimedia features. Directed breaking news coverage. Facilitated content exchange between student media organizations.

Education

Bachelor\'s in Communication

2005 - 2008 (3 years)

Publications

Fairfax City Patch

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Cranford Patch

Check out the site at cranford.patch.com.

Connect Mason

Check out the site at Connect2Mason.com.

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