Carl V. Lewis

Carl V. Lewis

Work experience

Work experience


Feb 2014 - Present
Building a peer-to-peer item lending platform that incentivizes and rewards users for listing and lending unwanted or infrequently used household goods, appliances, tools and equipment to trusted, verified members of their community.

Data Journalism Consultant

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Invited to serve as one-month, in-house data journalism consultant for the digital news startup

Newsroom Innovation Consultant/UX Developer

Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Jacksonville Daily Record
-Develop device-agnostic stylesheet and more user-friendly editorial placement of content. -Monetize digital presence with local display and inline ads. -Present legal, real estate and public notice data in interactive format. -Implement integrated print and digital CMS that uses Google Docs as intermediary between InCopy and Wordpress. -Train staffers/journalists on new CMS, mobile reporting, social media best practices.

Digital & Social Media Manager/Online Editor

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
Savannah Morning News &
-Worked as Digital Media Manager in Savannah following the death of my father to be closer to my mom. -Oversaw content production, digital/social outreach and product development for, and other cross-platform company products, achieving a nearly 500 percent growth in social reach and a record 7 million monthly pageviews. -Managed team of online producers/digital journalists; collaborated with traditional reporters and editors on optimizing print content for digital platforms; worked with marketing and sales departments to bridge the gap between editorial and sales in an ethical manner. -Developed and executed growth strategies for company-wide social media platforms, including existing accounts on Facebook and Twitter and new accounts on Instagram, Vine, Tumblr and Pinterest to reach younger audiences, -Increased weekly average social reach from 21,000 to an average of 375,000 by end date. Grew Facebook fans from approximately 8.5K to 24K. -Introduced "sponsored posts" on, as well as "sponsored tweets" using retweets from the handle @SMNsponsored. -Increased Facebook following by more than 115 percent in less than a year. Started new Instagram account that gained 1,400 followers within 7 months. -Monitored and responded to metrics using Adobe Omniture, Google Analytics, Chartbeat,, Sprout Social and Sparkwise. -Responsible for introducing new interactive forms of storytelling that allow producers and reporters to visualize public data with little programming skills. -Led native app development for iOS and Android platforms. Responsible for 19K app downloads. -Developed HTML5/responsive content strategies and products, including the June 2013 launch of -Represented company on Morris Publishing Group's corporate-wide Social Media and Mobile Stategy task-forces -Redesigned Savannah Morning News Mobile App, causing a threefold increase in active users in two weeks.




2011 - 2012
Columbia University in the City of New York
-Specializations in data visualization, interactive design, audience engagement and consumer reporting. -Awarded multiple honors designations, including only honor's status in entire cohort for Data Journalism. -Served as online editor and officer for Society of Professional Journalists chapter.


2007 - 2011
Mercer University
-Graduated summa cum laude with a 3.94 GPA, University honors program fulfillment and top servant leadership award. Dual-degree track. -Wrote honors thesis on coverage of the 1961 lunch counter sit-ins in the Atlanta press. -Awarded Outstanding Senior Journalism Major. -Served on student government. -Edited University newspaper. -Designed, developed and launched, the paper's digital edition. -Reveived Knight Foundation grant to lead course of peers in building an online guide to the City of Macon. -Founded and planned annual 5K run around campus, raising roughly $3,500 to benefit children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Junior Year Abroad, St. Peter's College

2009 - 2010
University of Oxford
-Earned all alphas during course of study. -Edited official University newspaper and redesigned publication's website. -Active in Oxford Student Union and Oxford Media Society.






Data Analysis

Online Publishing

Online Journalism

SEO copywriting

Online Marketing

Video Production



Tableau Public



Google Refine

Google Maps JavaScript API




Soundtrack Pro

Google API



iOS development


Microsoft Excel

Email Marketing

Web Analytics



Applications Software Development

Audience Development




Social Media Marketing

Data Visualization

Adobe Creative Suite

Google Analytics


Video Editing

Final Cut Pro

Web Development

News Writing


Social Media

Content Management

Digital Media



Stanford Certified Project Manager

JavaScript Developer

Licensed Apple iOS Developer

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