Christopher Spata



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Avid News Cutter (video editing)



Work History

Work History
Jul 2012 - Present

Web Producer - Entertainment and breaking news / The Tampa Tribune

-Wrote and edited a wide variety of breaking news stories and features under constant time pressure.

-Conceived, planned, created and posted new entertainment and dining content on

-Curated and organized the homepage and other topics pages.

-Enhanced stories with compelling headlines and photos, galleries, links, videos and SEO.

-Managed a community by engaging followers on Facebook and Twitter and moderating comments.

Apr 2014 - Present

Weekend Blogger - Pop culture


- Remotely created 10 posts per day for the Pop Culture News vertical.

Jun 2010 - Oct 2012


Nielsen Media Research

-Supervised writers and edited copy for grammar, punctuation, adherence to Nielsen style and accurate product logs.

-Wrote and edited surveys and detailed logs used for product placement research on

Jul 2006 - Jul 2012

Editorial Assistant / Correspondent

New York Times Regional Media Group

- Covered high school, college and pro sports, outdoors, health and lifestyle topics as a reporter at the Ocala Star Banner.

-Designed a nightly briefs and agate page on deaadline, wrote headlines, copy-edited stories, edited photos.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011


Creative Loafing

-Wrote about music and pop culture for print and online at an alternative weekly.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011

Intern, News Mobile

NBC News

-Shot, wrote and edited daily mobile news updates and packages


Jan 2010 - Dec 2011


University of South Florida

- Returned to college as a non-traditional adult student (graduated high school in 2002).