Highly competent design, communication and management professional with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, health care and corporate communication. Proven expertise in graphic design, web design, content management systems, journalism and communication.
Graphic Designer - Editor
Lutz, FL 33558
Page Designer II2012-2013THE TAMPA TRIBUNE
Page layout, graphic design, writing and copy editing. Designed front page and interior pages of daily newspaper. Created artistic layouts for feature photo-display pages. Graphic design of splash page-top promos on front page. Consultation on redesign of newspaper
Project Manager / Technical Writer - Product Innovation2010-2012UNITED HEALTH CARE
Project management, technical writing, editing, design and creative responsibility in Product Innovation department. Implementation of home-visiting provider programs for health plan clients. Creation of marketing materials for existing and developing campaigns. Development of training and implementation manuals for company products.
Provider Communication Specialist2006 - 2009WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS, INC.
Project manage communications for company initiatives to ensure regulatory compliance. Develop and maintain Microsoft SharePoint intranet server Web sites for operations department of Fortune 500 health care firm. Develop and create professional corporate communication materials for distribution to network of more than 50,000 affiliated doctors.
Editor, East Coast Division / International Division2002 - 2006THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Serve as single point of contact for all news stories posted in the online, east coast edition of The Hollywood Reporter. Review and copy edit all potential news stories for east coast edition. Represent division in daily budget and story allocation meetings. Research and write ad hoc news stories for sister publications in the VNU stable of publications. Liaise with multiple divisions and fact check to ensure accuracy of all submitted stories. Design and production of daily online edition with a circulation of 3,500 subscribers.
Assistant News Editor2000 - 2002THE SUN (SAN BERNARDINO, CA)
Manage news desk staff at 85,000-circulation daily publication. Policy design and implementation to ensure 100% on-time delivery against deadline. Liaise with multiple divisions to ensure accuracy of all submitted stories. Represent copy desk at budget and story-allocation meetings.
Page Designer / Copy Editor1999-2000THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
Page Designer / Copy Editor1997-1999INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN
Bachelor of Arts, English1996UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
Graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors
Masters of Arts, English (course work complete)2003-2006CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
Degree in in progress. Culminating exam pending.
Adobe InDesignGraphic design, print design
Adobe PhotoshopPrint design, graphic design, web design, GUI photo editing
Adobe IllustratorPrint design, graphic design, web design
Microsoft SharePointContent management system (CMS), web design
Adobe DreamWeaverWeb design
Microsoft ExcelData management spreadsheet
Adobe FlashWeb-based animation scripting
19102 Fishermans Bend
Lutz, FL 33558