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Summary

Writer, journalist, editor, content manager, interviewer, social producer, blogger, cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, illustrator, graphic artist, painter, bass player, and all-around good guy. Looking to create good content with other good people.

Work experience

Apr 2011Present

Content Coordinator    /    Managing Editor    /    Editor/Writer

Internet Brands

In 2011, as managing editor for various automotive enthusiast forums, I tracked and predicted traffic, then assigned, edited, wrote, posted, and socialized stories.  

Four years later, having moved to Seattle and away from Yahoo, I'm back stoking enthusiasm as a freelance writer/editor, mostly translating Car Guy into English.

Jan 2012Nov 2014

Content/Social Producer

Yahoo Movies

Produced a variety of features including breaking news, phoners, junket pieces,  set-visits, lists, memes, giveaways, newsletters, and so much more. (Portfolio below!)

Strategized daily with Movies team, Front Page, and Marketing about taste-making ways to delight billions of monthly users. 

Ran Yahoo Movies Facebook (start: 1.5M Likes, end: 3.3M) and Twitter (start: 156K Followers, end: 350K) while posting to every single Yahoo Entertainment social channel. 

Wrote/Produced "Weekend Picks" weekly video series and social segments for award shows, movie premieres, and other livestreams.

Feb 2010Mar 2011

What's On Editor

Argonaut Newspaper

Wrote stories, chose photos, compiled listings, and designed lay-out for 7-page section for weekly paper covering the West Side of Los Angeles.

Education

20072010

M.F.A.

California State University-Long Beach
19921996

BA

Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Public Communications

Portfolio

JUNKETS

  • At the 'G.I. Joe' junket, after asking The Rock about his wrestling champ/ Bond villain grandfather, the gentle giant looked at me, smiled that winning grin, and said, "ah, good question," then proceeded to tell me a Yahoo Front Page story that garnered well over 8 million page views and 1.6 million video streams (according to Yahoo fuzzy math.) We also got another package from the junket, which got good numbers too. ... See what The Rock is cooking! 
  • Since high school, I've dreamed of being a game show host. Thanks to Jaden and Will Smith, I can say I've fulfilled that dream. Is it just me or do I pretty much channel the late great Wink Martindale, except for maybe when Jaden sneezes on me? http://yhoo.it/12UslXZ

PHONERS

SET VISITS

DAILY NEWS CYCLE DELIGHTS

  • To write this blog post, I must have listened to the conversation leading up to Ellen's Oscars selfie like a 100 times, and it kept getting funnier:http://yhoo.it/1kWKVbD

SOCIAL CONTENT

CARTOONS