Experience

Senior social media specialist, Society for Science & the Public (Science News & Science News for Kids) — 02/2011–current

Managing the Society for Science & the Public's social media presence and strategy, which includes the Science News and Science News for Kids publications. Manage the day-to-day Web presence of Science News for Kids, as well as develop new features for the website.

Community and social media manager, Rare — 11/2009–09/2011

Crafted Rare’s social media strategy from the ground up and managed Rare’s online communities, including Facebook, Twitter and Rare’s own online community, RarePlanet.org, which led to significant growth in online traffic. Provided training (in person and via screencasts, live remote training sessions and written documents) for Rare staffers on Web tools, social media, blogging, photo and video capturing and more. Produced most of Rare’s online content, including managing blog, and updated Rare’s homepage regularly.

Editor/lead writer, New York University, Beatblogging.org — 06/2008–09/2009

Managed all editorial and technical aspects of website, studying and reporting on how journalists use social media, blogs and other Web tools to innovate. Managed a team of NYU students, assigned stories and edited all copy. Assisted journalists in making the transition to using the Web and social media as journalism tools.

Web content editor, Stars and Stripes — 01/2007–06/2008

Brainstormed, designed, coded and implemented special features using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Photoshop. Updated homepage and section pages and created the lead homepage graphic daily.

Sports writer, Chagrin Valley Times — 06/2006–01/2007

Wrote news and features stories on high school sports.

Freelance projects

Editor and co-founder, Interchange project — 2011–present

Co-founded project with journalism professor Jeremy Littau to study and report on the intersection of technology, journalism, information, usability, design and the social sciences.

Contributor, Poynter.org — 2009–present

Research and report on the media industry, focusing on how journalists and news organizations are using the Internet, with an emphasis on online journalism, online communities and social media.

Social media researcher and consultant — 2009–present

Create social media strategies to help clients achieve strategic goals.