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.


Product Manager, Vox Media

January 2014 - Present

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.

Applying multimedia skills to non multimedia jobs5 ways journalists can use QR codesFour major sins of news design

 

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.

 

Designer, Spot Us

October 2009 - May 2011

Worked with the CEO and an engineer redesign Spot.us, an experimental community-funded journalism site. 

Spot.us redesign

 

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.