I manage products. That means I get to work with a bunch of cool, passionate people who do everything from hard-hitting reporting to beautiful design to cutting-edge advertising. I make sure our products not only sparkle and shine, but also serve purpose for our users and help us make some money.
Leads the efforts of our Editorial Products group, working with the tools team, features team, and editorially embedded teams on each of the seven sites to manage the conception and development of editorial storytelling projects and products.
Pro at being: keeper of the editorial products schedule, herder of stakeholders, improver of editorial product processes, decider of the team’s goals and success.
Product Director, Editorial, Vox Media
January 2015 - Present
Product Manager, Vox Media
January 2014 - January 2015
Parties in the sweet spot between engineering, design, journalism and advertising to make kickass storytelling products on our editorial apps team that serves all seven of Vox Media's sites.
Pro at: Prototyping concepts, abstracting broad editorial ideas into tangible technical pieces, scoping for reusability, writing bomb stakeholder emails.
News applications editor, The Seattle Times
November 2012 – January 2014
I worked within the newsroom and with counterparts in new media and IT to help conceive and build tools for presenting news and information in innovative ways, with an eye toward growing audience and engagement.
Associate Producer, The Seattle Times
June 2011 – November 2012
As an associate producer at The Seattle Times, I split my time between producing the seattletimes.com homepage and leading various web projects for the newsroom.
Blogger, 10000 Words / MediaBistro
October 2010 — November 2012
In my free time, wrote blog posts about trends, news, and tips in online multimedia storytelling, specifically in how it relates to the design process.
Product designer, Publish2
December 2010 — January 2012
Lead design initiatives for the journalism start-up that builds collaborative web tools for newspapers: UI concepts for web app, writing specs for new functionality, completing QA testing, designing in-house marketing materials, writing blog posts, doing market research.
Creative director, CoPress
October 2009 - January 2010
Ran a startup with a bunch of cool people and did a little bit of everything in the process. We moved student newspapers from proprietary CMSes to open source software.
Reporter / web producer, Mayberry Broadcasting
June 2007 - June 2008
Reporter and on-air personality, talkin' about local government, crime and education in the southern part of central San Joaquin Valley Calif. Also built and managed the website.