Summary

Award-winning digital video guru; Hillary Clinton videographer; director of video for Newsweek, New York Post, MSNBC Originals

Credits

6/15 – 11/16

Preditor – Hillary for America

Details
6/15 – 11/16

I produced, shot and edited digital shorts that garnered close to 70 million views for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. A video journalist/preditor by trade I would pitch a concept, develop then shoot and edit the piece from start to finish. During the primaries I followed Hillary Clinton as part of a traveling party, documenting her rallies, meetings, and behind-the-scenes moments.

1/14 – 6/15

Senior Producer (MSNBC Originals) – MSNBC

Details
1/14 – 6/15

Supervised production of original digital video, building an international network of freelance video journalists, producers and production companies for assignments; then guiding all videos from start to finish and through approvals, signing off on quality and editorial standards. Produced, shot and edited my own mini docs as part of the offering in addition to the supervisory role.

7/13 – 2/14

Director (Video) – New York Post

Details
7/13 – 2/14

Launched and managed original digital video series with six full-time and freelance staff, immediately earning as much traffic as prior staff that was double in number.

8/12 – 7/13

Preditor (Freelance) – Jon Groat LLC

Details
8/12 – 7/13

Produce digital video for clients including BBC News, Reuters, Men’s Health, CBS Local, Glamour, New York Magazine, ProPublica, Tumblr Storyboard, The Cut, Radio.com, more.

7/04 – 7/11

Director (Video) – Newsweek

Details
7/04 – 7/11

Earned Newsweek two Emmy nominations, first of any U.S. magazine while developing and implementeing Newsweek.com’s broader video strategy with top editors. Managed all video and audio production with small staff; from accepting pitches to editing scripts, managing shoots and edits, proofing finals, and promoting programming online. Managed department budget, hiring project employees, interns and freelancers as needed. Built small corporate video studio. Purchased, managed and replenished department equipment. With tech team, developed new video players and aided in site redesigns. Created performance reports with recommendations to improve traffic and user experience. Developed animated Newsweek graphics package with After Effects freelancers. Created original Newsweek videos as shooter, producer and editor or video journalist. Produced non-Newsweek multimedia—music videos, trailers, TV clips, album samples, audiobook mp3s, radio segments—for Web. Produced Newsweek-branded audio podcasts, from writing and editing scripts, coaching and recording talent, editing audio, and posting to Web. Researched, tested and selected compact video cameras to send with field correspondents. Launched Brightcove video player and content management system. Built sound studio especially equipped to create digital audio streams and podcasts. Created internship and selected successful candidates from applicants.

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Education

Class of '04

Northwestern University

Journalism
Class of '97

College of William and Mary

Skills

  • Cinematographer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Filmmaker
  • One-man-band filmmaker
  • Preditor
  • Producer
  • Video journalist
  • Videographer