About

Experience

2018-Now

The Wall Street Journal.

Product Director

  • On Top of Product Management duties:
    • Handle recruiting and onboarding of new Product and Program Management candidates
    • Served as Product Owner for WSJ Newsletters portfolio, shepherding a migration to Campaign Monitor
    • Set vision and serve as primary stakeholder in budgetary process
    • Work with teams on adopting Agile processes and working more closely with design
    2016-2018

    The Wall Street Journal.

    Product Manager

  • Own Roadmap and Vision for entire Product Suite of Editorial Tools across four engineering teams, including retiring legacy systems
  • Prioritize and roll out tools and features in conjunction with WSJ’s consumer product teams
  • Reinvented and rolled out an Image Management tool for easier searching, smarter cropping, and optimized performing images across all WSJ platforms
  • Released a new tool for WSJ to plan content
  • Partner with the newsroom to diagnose problems, come up with solutions, test those solutions, and help train on them
  • 2014-2016

    The Wall Street Journal.

    Art Director

  • Design duties and illustration commission for several sections of the print edition
  • Served on the prizes committee, building and compiling series of content and creating print assets for submission.
  • Created an editorial tool using HTML/CSS/Javascript, created and maintained an API. Kept in contact with primary users to update and adapt the tool as needs change and workflow evolved over the course of prizes season. Responsible for project in its entirety from wireframing/planning to launch.
  • Handled branding for 16-article Money & Investing banking series, introduced new ways WSJ.com can package content and helped members of edit desk learn new and existing tools along the way.
  • 2013-2014

    Gannett Design Studio

    Designer

  • Designed A1/News (occasional sports) sections for the following print products:
    • Michigan
      • Lansing State Journal
      • Battle Creek Enquirer
      • Port Huron Times Herald
      • Livingston County Press & Argus
      • Livonia Observers & Eccentrics
    • Indiana
      • Muncie Star Press
      • Richmond Palladium Item
      • Lafayette Journal & Courier
    • Ohio
      • Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Used HTML/CSS/Javascript to program special tablet features for weekly Indianapolis Star iPad app for sports
  • Built Web tools using HTML/CSS/JS/PHP to aid workflow by scraping data from APIs and automatically generating URLs for the designer to utilize in the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
  • Animated front pages and infographics with After Effects.
  • 2011-2012

    Indiana Univeristy School of Journalism

    Professor

  • Teaching: Computer Methods in Journalism Reporting, Writing & Editing I & II
  • 2010-2011

    Lafayette Journal & Courier

    Copy Editor & Page Designer

  • Edited copy, layout for daily editions (Local section, News Wires and A1)
  • Trained staff on Search Engine Optimization practices
  • Helped assemble the company’s social media strategy across Facebook and Twitter
  • Posting content to the Web daily
  • Education

    2009: Indiana University School of Journalism (Indianapolis, Ind.) — Bachelor of Arts, Journalism