Resume

Self-motivated and diverse communications professional with the ability to create content in multiple formats — write, photograph, video, graphics. An internet-savvy individual who builds and engages audiences.

Skills

Website: WordPress, page design, HTML.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, SnapChat, Hootsuite certified.
Photography: Photoshop, SnapChat, LightRoom, iPhone, Canon EOS Rebel.
Video: YouTube, iMovie, iPhone.
Writing: Word, AP Style. SEO.
Graphics: Spark Post, Canva.
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Experience

Community Coordinated Care for Children Inc., Orlando, Fla.
Website & Social Media Specialist, since 2015

  • Create content and manage Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, and SnapChat social media accounts.
  • Edit, update and redesign the website.
  • Produce photos and videos for agency presentations.

Indian River City Church, Titusville, Fla.
Webmaster & Social Media, since 2002

  • Design and manage church website and social media platforms, providing a positive and professional first impression to attract new members to the congregation.
  • Coordinated publicity of church events with local media outlets and produced weekly videos for social media, which built a following of more than 1,000 people on the church’s Facebook fan page.

U.S. Space Walk of Fame, Titusville, Fla.
Social Media Manager, 2014-15

  • Created content and managed Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts, which increased the museum’s social media influence by more than 40 percent, according to Klout.com.
  • Generated more than 142,000 Twitter impressions through April with campaign to build brand identity and promote the museum as a tourist destination, increasing attendance by more than 30 percent.

Florida Today, Melbourne, Fla.
News Reporter, 2011-14

  • Investigated and researched major news issues to craft compelling news stories, centerpieces, Sunday features and contributions to USA Today.
  • Produced centerpiece photography and more than 200 videos for publication with 35mm digital camera and iPhone.
  • Promoted content on diverse and targeted social media channels that initiated community conversations and built brand identity, resulting in more than 30,000 page views a month.

Florida Today, Melbourne, Fla.
Online Producer, 2008-11

  • Edited, updated and published newspaper website using innovative presentations that built online traffic that grew to more than 1 million page views a day.
  • Created arrest mugshot photo gallery concept that grew to account for 40 percent of website traffic.
  • Developed The Final Frontier space exploration Facebook page that attracted more than 5,000 followers.

Florida Today, Melbourne, Fla.
Desk Editor, 1985-2008

  • Coordinated, edited, designed and produced Nation & World section, as well as state and local sections, during which time Florida Today was named the Gannett chain’s newspaper of the year in 2006.
  • Produced graphics, edited stories and designed pages for daily business section as well as niche sections for auto and real estate, during which time Florida Today was named the Gannett chain’s newspaper of the year in 1994 and finalist for that honor in the prior three years, 1991-93.
  • Edited stories, wrote headlines, compiled reports, designed pages and coordinated daily sports section.
  • Managed more than 10 correspondents to produce daily high school sports report “Across the Space Coast.”

Education

Bachelor’s degree, Liberal Studies
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.