Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

Deputy Editor, Omnisport U.S. News Desk, Perform Group, December 2014-Present

One of two founding managers tasked with creating digital U.S. sports wire service for global company

Direct staff of writers and editors in news aggregation, original reporting and editing

• Execute project management duties, short- and long-term planning, quality control

• Manage up to five direct reports; responsible for scheduling entire U.S. news staff

• Communicate, coordinate with editorial and video teams in England, Australia

Take active role in staff hiring, training and performance evaluation

Sports Editor, The Washington Times, May 2014-December 2014

Led small staff covering big market; found creative ways to cover local, national stories

Worked with writers on coverage plans, story ideas, approach, story structure

Universal Desk Afternoon Supervisor, The Washington Times, January 2014-May 2014

Helped oversee web, print operations; monitored breaking news, assigned stories as needed

Posted stories, photos to web using CMS; tracked performance with Google Analytics, Chartbeat

Deputy Sports Editor, The Washington Times, March 2011-January 2014

Managed daily and long-term story budgets

Provided first read on staff, wire stories in SaxoPress/Adobe InCopy system

Coordinated with copy, design and web desks, photography and graphics departments

Major League Baseball Editor, AOL’s FanHouse.com, March 2010-March 2011

• Edited copy and updated site using two content management systems

• Wrote features and breaking-news stories; edited images using Photoshop Elements

• Publicized stories via social media (Facebook, Twitter), practiced SEO principles

Reporter III, The Tampa Tribune, January 2007-October 2009

• Beat writer responsible for year-round coverage of Tampa Bay Rays baseball team

• Filed multiple stories and blog entries daily, often under extreme deadline pressure

• Contributed on-camera standups, analysis, interviews to sister NBC affiliate WFLA-TV

Reporter, The Cincinnati Post, March 2002-January 2007

• Spent three seasons (2004-06) as Cincinnati Reds beat writer, covering team daily

• Previously served as Reds and Cincinnati Bengals backup, features and takeouts writer

Associate Producer, SportsIllustrated.com, June 2000-March 2002

• Managed college basketball and tennis sections, assisted with other sections

• Edited staff and wire copy; wrote headlines and teases; coordinated freelancers

Reporter, Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald, August 1996-June 2000

• Beat writer for University of Georgia football, women’s basketball and tennis

• Edited staff copy and laid out sports section pages using QuarkXpress

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR

Tigers by the Tale: Great Games at Michigan and Trumbull (Society for American Baseball Research, 2016)

Who’s on First: Replacement Players in World War II (Society for American Baseball Research, 2015)

FREELANCE CREDITS

DRAFT Magazine, Athlon Sports Baseball Annual, The Associated Press, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,  Rocky Mountain News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Albuquerque Journal, The Clarion-Ledger, Chattanooga Times, Host Communications SEC Women’s Basketball Preview, Utah Jazz HomeCourt Magazine, Soccer America

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Associated Press style; several content management systems (CMS); search engine optimization (SEO) principles; web analytics (Google Analytics, Chartbeat); some HTML; social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube); Mac and PC platforms; MS Office suite; Office 365; Slack; WordPress; digital photography and basic photo editing

EDUCATION

University of Georgia (1997)

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with newspapers concentration; political science minor

Also attended The George Washington University and DeKalb College (now Georgia Perimeter College)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Newseum, Washington, D.C. – Visitor Services/Tour Guide, November 2009-July 2012
Georgia Journalism Academy, Univ. of Georgia – Sportswriting Instructor, Summer 2000
1996 Olympic Games, Athens, Ga. – Press Operations, Football (Soccer) venue

AWARDS

As an editor, Associated Press Sports Editors national Top 10 honors for best special section (2014, 2012) and daily section (2012).

As a writer, APSE national Top 10 for best game story (1998 and 2006) along with numerous awards in state and regional contests.

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