I am an expert in managing multiple social media accounts for a newspaper serving a community of 50,000. I created The Independent’s entire social media program in 2007, including accounts for all newsroom, classifieds, and circulation staff. I directed the program into the continuous growth it sustained for 16 years. I also consulted with local businesses and nonprofits on social media and marketing opportunities.
Here’s a few things I’m good with: Multiple audio and video tools for production of videos and podcasts such as Audition, Premiere, Avid, and Photoshop. I’ve used several different news content management systems over the years, the most recent was TownNews and its partner services such as Field59. I’m also comfortable with WordPress and other blogging platforms.
I’ve got some specialty skills: I’ve directed digital output from reporters, videographers, and photographers, produced and edited videos and podcasts, and trained newsroom staff on use of social media and multimedia in the newsroom.
I’ve been an administrator or moderator on various community forums for over 20 years, the last 16 years with The Independent’s forums, Facebook pages, Twitter and other platforms.
In my 16 years at The Independent, I have enjoyed the opportunity to wear many hats. I was often called upon to edit copy, serve as technical contact between advertising department and local businesses, and design graphics and logos.
I would be an asset that you would not regret hiring.