PROFILE: 
Over 13 years experience in Social Media  – Successfully integrated social media into a newsroom before it became standard. Engineered a groundbreaking program to bring in revenue by creating a network of businesses using social media to entice customers. Well-versed in all forms of social media.
Over 20 years experience in web design, community management, B2B, graphics and multimedia – Includes work in web design for advertising clientele, producing/editing video and audio, creating digital ad campaigns, custom graphics and banner ads, building blogs for journalists, spot reporting for the web, and longtime admin/moderator for The Independent’s forums, article comments and social media interactions.
SKILLS: 
Social Networking: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and most lesser-known
platforms, and the many widgets, tools and applications they offer for website
Integration such as Tweetdeck, Buffer, and Hootsuite
- Programs: MS Office Suite, Open Office, Google Docs. Avid Pro, Adobe Suite: Premiere, Audition, Acrobat, Dreamweaver,  Wordpress, various proprietary systems such as TownNews
- Code/Design: Expert in: HTML, CSS; Wordpress CMS; Proficient in PHP/MYSQL; 
Graphic design: online banner creation, custom graphics 
- Specialties: Managing large online communities, encouraging engagement and attentive moderating; Consulting with businesses about the benefits of social media, managing and growing audience engagement; Training staff and business owners in the use of social media tools
EXPERIENCE :
The Grand Island Independent – Audience Development Editor
2004 – 2020 - Responsible for managing all social media content and interactions; Maintained fresh content on theindependent.com; Won multiple state and national awards for social media news coverage; Worked with advertising to create websites, digital ad campaigns; Multimedia producer (including live streaming.) Maintained consistent digital audience growth.
Saint Francis Medical Center - Webmaster 
1999 – 2004 – Responsible for the design and maintenance of the hospital’s website; design and creation of hospital brochures.
Prior to 1999 
College before moving to the UK. Worked for The Rising Sun as a sous chef/website designer.
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