I managed a team of six web producers who produced, edited and curated digital content for WBEZ.org and Chicago Public Media. I managed and created digital strategy for a variety of social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Storify, SoundCloud and Tumblr. I oversaw digital content from our reporting wing, CityRoom, and our daytime conversation radio. I oversaw Curious City, which is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy curiosities about Chicago. I also oversaw our podcast network at WBEZ, building strategy for using podcasts as a digital delivery platform for all manner of storytelling from our reporters and producers at WBEZ.
Anchorage, Alaska Area
I oversaw all the digital operations of KTUU.Com, the web site of KTUU Channel 2, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska. My list of responsibilities included a role on the management team, oversight of KTUU.Com, GoToAk.Com, SpeakUpAlaska.Com, building-wide training in new media, analysis, reporting for web, editing, social media strategy, training, community outreach and managing a staff of six extremely talented online journalists.
Missoula, Montana Area
Oversaw Missoulian.Com and Missoula.Com and all digital projects for the Missoulian newspaper, including newsroom online projects and digital sales campaigns. Served on the newspaper’s management team. Newspaper trainer in new technology, video and sound production, social networking and blogging. Created the award-winning beer blog, GrizzlyGrowler.com.
Missoula, Montana Area
Hired as online writer, videographer and producer for Missoulian.Com. Created video and print content based on local news, people and places.
Hired to cover Marion County and the city of Keizer. Created and wrote Will Blog For Beer, a blog dedicated to the growing microbrew industry in the Northwest. Worked as a videographer and established the first social media presence for the newspaper.
Portland, Oregon Area
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.
Covered national and international politics, business, culture and arts as well as reported on the presidential race that led up to the Orange Revolution.