Social Media Specialist
Artist, Thinker, Creative Doer
I am a digital producer with Spectrum News.
I was the kid who lied about my age in the 2000s so I could get on social media web sites before Facebook existed and became a trend.
As an adult, I stopped lying about my age and became a digital journalist. I started as a newspaper reporter but transitioned to the production side of things after going for a masters degree in digital media.
I'm a life-long Texan, but I split my time between Austin and Knoxville, TN. I'm currently looking for a job in Nashville, TN.
I've written articles and creatively for a variety of newspapers, online publications and advertising/public relations clients.
I have experience copy editing according to AP Style, APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style.
I have experience designing and executing social media campaigns across of variety of platforms, and measuring their analytics to make sure the correct audience was reached.
# of Cities Lived in7
Election Day Pizzas Eaten5
# of Hockey Jerseys Owned4
6 Years of Experience
Master of Arts in Digital MediaTexas State University
San Marcos, Texas
Master of Communication in Digital MediaUniversity of Washington
Seattle, Washington Did not graduate
2009 - 2013
Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and EnglishUniversity of Houston
Sept 2016 - Current
Digital ProducerSpectrum News Austin
I manage the Spectrum News Austin, San Antonio and Antelope Valley (Calif.) websites on Adobe CQ5 platform. My duties include coordinating with reporters before transforming their broadcast stories for web. I also manage the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for the news websites
April 2015 - March 2016
Copy Editor / DesignerGatehouse Media
I started this job by designing newspaper layouts for small-circulation daily newspapers in the Midwest and East Coast. My position changed to copy editing and proofreading layouts for the features team, which focused on the entertainment and arts pages for the larger daily newspapers (example: Las Vegas Review-Journal and Providence (R.I.) Journal).
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
Legal ReporterLexBlog Inc.
I researched and reported on contemporary issues from a legal perspective, such as LGBT acceptance in the workplace and how pro bono lawyers were helping Central American children who immigrated to the U.S. by themselves. I also wrote a variety of blog posts relating to federal and Supreme Court decisions. I also managed LXBN.com's social media accounts. I started using Google Analytics to create a social strategy to drive more readers to the LXBN website.
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