Work History

Work History
Jun 2012 - Present

Editor and Columnist

Bundesliga Fanatic
  • Produce and publish content on regular basis.
  • Edit English-language pieces written by both non-native and native speakers for a diverse audience.
  • Direct a team of freelance contributors, providing ideas for pieces and helping strengthen writing skills via constructive feedback.
  • Promote site content through extensive use of social-media tools.
  • Continually cultivate better knowledge and understanding of German football through sharing information with editorial team.
  • Expand scope of site to deliver new readership.
  • Redesign site to adapt to shift of traffic to mobile.
  • Assume leadership role among editorial team to strengthen direction of site.
Jun 2007 - May 2015

Content Manager and Site Producer

Allrecipes.com
  • Select, develop, and maintain content for world’s most-popular food and entertainment website, reaching more than 25 million daily visitors.
  • Curate daily newsletter delivered to more than 2.6 million subscribers.
  • Leverage site-search and SEO metrics to inform content decisions.
  • Collaborate with product, design, and editorial teams to organize site architecture to best support viewership.
  • Institute a peer-review process establishing company’s first continuing-education program, increasing consistency of style and raising grammar standards for published content.
  • Serve as culinary and grammar ‘subject-matter expert’ for marketing and content team.
  • Ensure digital content agrees with site voice and mission.
  • Research food trends to help direct shifts in content strategy to maintain place as industry leader.

Education

Education
Oct 1993 - Jun 1994

Deutsch als Fremdsprache

Mostly studied German language while auditing courses in several disciplines, primarily in the arts.

Aug 1988 - May 1993

BA in English Literature and Language, minor in Journalism

Central Michigan University

Pursued a broad-based education with English as my primary focus, but also concentrating on Journalism, HIstory, and German Language and Culture.

Skills

Skills

Social Media Savvy

Strong grasp of internet-style communication and sense of what drives interest via social-media channels.

Technical Writing and Editing

Assuring technical content is relayed in a precise and readily understandable manner.

References

References

West Seattle Blog

Reporter for hyper-local news site, covering wide range of topics.
See: A Fish Story and Itto's . . .