ALABAMA MEDIA GROUP
BIRMINGHAM | March 2013 to Present
Director of Publications
Manage and evolve the company’s news, marketing and design strategy for its print products (newspapers, magazines, niche publications.) Oversee the content editing and design group. Coordinate relationships with our digital products across seven regional offices. Maintain and evolve external-facing communications style, presentation and branding. Liaison for consumer and internal clients. Make strategic improvements to existing products. Build and launch new digital app products for iOS and Android.
GANNETT DESIGN STUDIO
NASHVILLE | January 2011 to January 2013
Collaborated on the creation of a consolidated design and editing hub for Gannett’s daily newspapers, magazines and books. Managed the Nashville studio and applied consistent content, visual and ethical standards, while creating a collaborative, fun, client-centric atmosphere. Maintain a high level of quality, efficiency and individuality for every product.
Management of the studio included much more than basic operations, personnel and budgets:
> Created a structure to handle design and editing for 12 daily and 120 non-daily products.
> Recruited and maintained a diverse staff of 70.
> Collaborated on and executed standards and standard operating procedures.
> Provided strong customer service and relations with clients, including site visits.
> Created contingencies for publishing in the event of a major disaster.
> Designed a creative and collaborative workspace.
> Set up a training and enrichment program for staff.
> Worked with corporate and vendor teams to set up new technology and transition clients to the studio.
> Provided strategic redesign of client products to meet targeted demographics, goals and merge print product with digital products.
> Consulted on brand and image goals.
> Mentored editors and designers.
NASHVILLE | April 2005 to January 2011
Assistant Managing Editor, Digital Director, Creative Director
Managed/mentored the graphics and design staffs. Worked hands on designing for print and web.
Responsible for daily and long-term execution and production of print and online projects ranging from:
> Glossy magazines and books to daily newsprint
> Basic interactive flash graphics to website design
> Broadcast-ready story package to simple iMovie/audio editing.
Also handled: The production workflow, design and graphics staffing and scheduling of print, and interactive products for The Tennessean and Middle Tennessee Community Newspapers. Managed newshole and space budgets. Liaison with advertising, pre-press, press, circulation and marketing.
SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL
FORT LAUDERDALE | 1994 TO 2005
Editor – Visuals & Multimedia Content Promotion
Managed 95-person creative staff. Responsible for the daily and long-term planning and production ?of print products, including photography, design, graphics and copy editing.
> Set the company’s brand and visual standards.
> Collaborated on capital planning and annual budgets.
> Worked with business development team to produce new products.
> Managed customer initiatives including marketing division’s content promotion initiative.
> Liaison to multimedia division to produce online and on-air interactive animations and broadcast graphics.
The Virginian-Pilot | Norfolk | 1992 to 1994 | Creative Director
U.S. News & World Report | Washington | 1988 to 1992 | Graphics Director
The Miami Herald | 1987 to 1988 | Graphic Reporter
Jeff Glick Design | 1988 to present | Design consultant
The Dallas Morning News | 1986 to 1987 | Graphic reporter
AWARDS & MEMBERSHIPS
> Society for News Design Gold, Silver & Awards of Excellence
> Society of Professional Journalists
> National Press Photographers Association
> PRINT Magazine
> Florida Society of Newspaper Editors
> Tennessee, Florida and Virginia Press Associations
> Tribune Leadership Development Program
> University of Central Florida B.A.-Graphic Design and Journalism
> University of Florida A.A. in Communications
> Rhode Island School of Design workshop with Nigel Holmes