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Plan, produce and organize interactive and in depth news content for a news Web site.
KnoxNews.com - Knoxville News Sentinel Web site
Knoxville, Tenn. Oct 2002 - present
ONLINE EDITOR (previously Senior Online Producer, Online Producer)
  • General duties: Update and maintain the family of Web sites for KnoxNews.com with breaking news and appropriate stories, photos, links, polls and features. Create archived special sections.
  • Create multimedia to enhance the site and to complement special projects.
  • Work with colleagues in presenting news in a new and innovative way online.
  • Go on assignment to record audio, shoot video or photos to add to KnoxNews.com.
  • Respond to user email; communicate with newsroom and advertising staff; site maintenance.

    Accomplishments while at KnoxNews.com:
  • Integral in launching a paid sports site, GoVolsXtra.com, which has 3,500 subscribers.
  • Ensured a smooth switch to site registration.
  • Implemented Movable Type blog software on the site and trained staff to use it.
  • Conceived and created special evergreen sections including a photographer gallery site, East Tennessee's Best database, archived photography, interactive sections that complement print series, helpful HTML and PhotoShop templates.
  • Collaborated on projects that won eight Scripps-wide monthly awards in Multimedia.

  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copy editing intern at Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service - Washington, D.C. Summer 2002
  • Production intern at Philly.com - Philadelphia, Pa. 2001-2002
  • Visual Edge 2001 workshop intern at The Poynter Institute - St. Petersburg, Fla., October 2001.
  • Editorial and production intern at Time.com - New York, Summer 2001
  • Wed editorial intern at Lapidary Journal and Colored Stone - Devon, Pa., Spring 2001
  • Editorial intern at Philadelphia Weekly - Philadelphia, Pa., 2000-2001
  • Online editor of the Temple News (editorially independent student newspaper of Temple University) - Philadelphia, Pa., 2002
  • Education
    TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, PA 1999 - 2002
    School of Communications and Theater
    Major: Journalism, with a concentration in New Media
    Graduation date: May 2002
    G.P.A.: 3.91 (major) 3.69 (cumulative)

    PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY Philadelphia, PA 1998-1999
    (Formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science)
    Major: General Studies

  • Proficient with Dreamweaver, HomeSite, Adobe PhotoShop, Cool Edit, Paintshop Pro, TopStyle, Microsoft Office, Quark Xpress, (on both Macintosh and IBM compatible computers). Knowledgeable with Flash MX, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro. Comfortable shooting video (Canon XL 1), taking still digital photos, 360-degree photos and recording audio.
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS.

    Honors & Awards
  • Newspaper Association of America Minority Fellow - 2004.
  • Employee of the Month; Employee of the Quarter - Knoxville News Sentinel. 2004.
  • Kappa Tau Alpha (National Journalism Honor Society), 2001.
  • Dean's List, 1998 - 2002.
  • Best New Member of the Year - Student Government, 1999.