Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

Deputy Editor, Omnisport U.S. News Desk, Perform Gr0up, December 2014-Present

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

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

Assign stories, edit copy and photos, plan coverage and maintain quality control

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; WordPress platforms; 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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