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Summary

Communications leader with proven success creating innovative products and building global audiences for premier food- and travel-media companies. Skilled manager experienced in directing teams in person and remotely. Video producer known for going off the beaten path to find unique, engaging stories. Technical Expertise in CMS, Photoshop and Google Analytics.

Work experience

2016Present

Editor

MUNCHIES (VICE)
  • Oversee a team of writers to create content on topics including sustainability, global food issues, and the intersection between food and politics/culture.
  • Manage social media accounts with reach of 600,000+ followers during weekends.
  • Collaborate with production team, editorial group and chefs to create dynamic content that can be repackaged across a variety of multimedia platforms.
  • Generate concepts with viral potential and assign news stories and features according to current trends.
  • Secure thought leaders & influencers to help expand site's reach and evolve content. 
20142016

Editor-in-chief

Road Warrior Voices
  • Launched autonomous site that became a leading authority on practical travel advice, reaching 5 million monthly visitors within 8 months.
  • Hired and managed a team of more than a dozen staff writers and freelancers.
  • Edited, wrote & produced highly shareable stories that would often reach hundreds of thousands of viewers.
  • Supervised daily operations to ensure deadlines were met and journalistic integrity was maintained.
  • Reduced budget more than 20% by creating a more efficient workflow.
  • Achieved a strong social media presence to drive brand awareness, engagement and traffic to Facebook and Twitter pages.
20112016

Writer, producer, host

BBC
  • Created and wrote Thirsty Explorer—a column examining global cultures through the drinking glass—and based on its success, adapted it to become BBC Travel's first web series.
  • Traveled around the world, producing, writing and hosting the Thirsty Explorer video series, which was picked up by BBC's global television network for two seasons.
  •  Wrote feature articles about food, culture and adventure travel.
  •  Operated Twitter feed as part of #BBCinbrief, a program I helped launch that helped propel @BBC_Travel to 928K followers while building relationships with other brands.
20062016

Writer, reporter

Freelance
  • Developed story ideas and created unique content for publications including Atlantic, Food Republic, New York Magazine, Grub Street, Edible Brooklyn, Fodor's and AOL.
20082009

Sports editor

Ketchikan Daily News
  • Coordinated the complete production of the sports section, including reporting, designing, and editing. 

Education

20032007

Bachelor's degree in news-editing

University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication