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Skills

Online Publishing
HTML CMS2 Knowledge of SEO
Writing and Editing
Research, write and post original content for CNN.com Edit colleagues' blog postings; train and work with copy editors Write original on-air scripts Research, write, and post original content for ImNewToTheCity.com  
Social Networks
Facebook profile LinkedIn profile Twitter profile Foodspotting profile WordPress profile
Foreign Languages
Native Russian Fluent French Basic Spanish, Italian
Film and Photo Editing
Final Cut Pro Adobe Photoshop Adobe Flash Adobe InDesign
News Systems
Share Point iNews Media Source MIRA

Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Editorial Assistant, Network Booking

CNN
  • Research, interview, pitch, and produce original guest segments for multiple CNN platforms
  • Edit and maintain the internal guest management system, update guests' profiles
  • Greet guests, set up interview logistics
  • Train with writers, editors, and producers; write and produce original text and video pieces for CNN.com
Aug 2010Present

Researcher, Network Booking

CNN

• Produce on-air guest segments for multiple CNN platforms (CNN, CNN International, CNN.com, and HLN)

• Produce original video segments: tape, edit, and find b-roll elements

• Select, write and edit entries for the Most Intriguing People blog, posted daily on CNN.com

• Post original text, photographs, and video content to CNN.com• Develop social media strategy for major network bookings and the MIP Blog

• Design the internal Network Booking Share Point site

• Manage Network Booking interns' schedule, training, achievements, and overall experience 

Mar 2009Present

Editor & Founder

Blog: ImNewToThisCity
  • Found and host a blog about news and events in Atlanta
  • Explore the city; find new and unique venues to bring to readers
  • Create and post original content, including writing and photographs
  • Customize the blog by editing its original HTML code  
  • Moderate comments posted by readers on different posts
  • Publicize blog using social media, including Twitter and Facebook
Sep 2011Present

Senior Associate Producer

HLNtv.com

· Write and produce original multimedia content under daily deadline pressure

· Manage the Voices section: Acquire, edit, and publish pieces from outside voices

·Create and manage list of go-to voices; find and establish relationships with emerging ones

·Work with internal show teams and outside vendors to develop franchises and partnerships

·Track site metrics and manage overall site production; manage social media accounts 

Feb 2008Sep 2008

Video Journalist, Media Operations

CNN
  • Provided video and news production support for newsroom talent and staff
  • Pitched and produced original stories and wrote scripts
  • Trained with writers, associate and editorial producers across CNN platforms
Dec 2007Feb 2008

Freelance Writer

Metromix.com
  • Wrote short, catchy reviews for local Atlanta restaurants and bars
  • Wrote creative teases
  • Uploaded original text and photos to the Metromix site using an online publishing system
Sep 2007Dec 2007

Producing Intern

HLN
  • Chose best user-generated videos from a number of online sources, set up interviews, and assisted with field production for "News to Me"
  • Produced the correspondent segments and wrote original on-air scripts and teases for "Morning Express with Robin Meade"
Jan 2007Dec 2007

Reporter, Anchor, Producer

NewSource 15

A local CNN/CBS affiliate

  • Wrote, edited, and produced a 30-minute daily local newscast
  • Produced own packages--wrote, shot, edited, and reported live from Athens

Awards

2008 Peabody Award--contribution to CNN's coverage of the presidential campaign and election night

            2010 Peabody Award—contribution to CNN’s coverage of the Gulf oil spill

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Education

Aug 2003Dec 2007

Bachelor of Arts

The University of Georgia in Athens
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, emphasis in Broadcast News
  • Bachelor of Arts, French
  • MInor, Russian

Affiliations:

  • Children's Miracle Network--student philanthropy, Executive Board Member
  • DiGamma Kappa--professional Broadcasters society, Executive Board Member