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Experience

WTHR-TV Digital Content Director 2015 – Current
Responsible for overall direction of station’s digital and social operations and strategy. Digital department head.
WISH-TV Digital Media Director 2012 – 2015
Responsible for overall direction of station’s digital and social operations and strategy. Digital department head. Managed digital content team, website developer, and coordinated efforts with the digital sales team. Oversaw three re-launches of main website. Managed creation of a number of content initiatives including mapping software, databases, election results, special home page navigation, and special investigative templates. Led team that develop content management system for special on-air ticker. Won Indiana Associated Press award for Best Website in 2013, 2014, and 2015 and IBA Spectrum Award for Best Website in 2014 and 2015.
KTVX-TV / KUCW-TV Web Channel Director 2008 – 2012
Responsible for overall direction of website content and sales. Non-traditional revenue department head. Created web sales presentations, tracked billing, and executed campaigns. Attended sales calls to discuss web products with clients / agencies. Doubled web billing market share within one year. Managed discount gift certificate program. Redesigned ABC4.com and CW30.com. Developed workflow plans for breaking news, daily news, and video publishing. Increased content numbers four-fold. Managed web producer and website SEO.
WNDU-TV Web Channel Director 2007 – 2008
Responsible for overall direction of website content and sales. Started social media effort. Web department head. Developed and launched business directory. Run SEO/SEM. Negotiated partnerships with third party websites to increase traffic. Won an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Website.
WNDU-TV Photographer/Editor/Producer 2002 – 2007
Special assignment producer, photographer and editor responsible for long form series and sports content. Work included station special events like 50-year anniversary special, Notre Dame Football pregame show, syndicated Notre Dame Football coach’s show. Also covered general assignment news photography and editing. Won multiple awards from Indiana AP, SPJ, RTNDA, and NPPA.
WIPB Photographer/Editor/Producer 2001 – 2004
Executive Producer / Director / Segment Producer / Graphic Designer for half hour feature/light news program. Photojournalist / Editor / Director for daily news program.
WSJV-TV Photographer/Editor 1999 – 2001
General assignment news photographer and editor.  Worked extensively with sports department on half-hour Friday night high school sports show.

Education

Ball State University
B.A. – Telecommunications
2000-2004
Graduated with an emphasis in television production. Took classes in web writing, management, and television production. Member of RTNDA and SPJ. Photojournalist/Editor for the CNN Student Bureau program. Production manager for the WCRH student TV program. Executive Producer for live half hour student newscasts and also directed live newscasts. Won the national SPJ award for news photography and 8 regional SPJ awards. Honored by peers twice as Member of the Year for different TV programs.

Skills/Specialties

Experience with content creation, SEO, and daily use of website metric tools including Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics. Daily work with social media channels, specifically Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, and blogging. Developed Facebook applications. HTML/CSS proficient and experienced with Word Press and JavaScript plus familiarity with PHP and jQuery. Expert Microsoft Office and Photoshop user. Proficient at Adobe AfterFX and Flash. Well organized.
References available upon request