808 North Main Street, Princeton, Indiana
Aug. 2008-Dec. 2011, Lansing Community College, Photographic Imaging Associate’s Degree
Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and InCopy. Capture One Pro 6, Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint, Macintosh and Windows computers.
•Run live video webcasts of two seasons of high school football and basketball using HD video equipment, Adobe and Ink Barrel streaming programs. Provided commentary on game action and analysis.
•Attended multiple conferences including Hoosier State Press Association and Michigan Press Association along with Michigan Community College Press Association events since 2009.
• Implemented a color managed workflow at the Princeton Daily Clarion, sister papers and commercial clients.
Presentation Editor at Princeton Daily Clarion. M-F daily 5,000 circulation (Dec. 2011- present)
Daily photographic duties include: Coordination of and shooting photographs for news and sports sections; creating visually strong images and compelling stand-alone feature packages covering a variety of subject matter; planning visuals for upcoming stories, special projects and sections; working with DSLR video equipment to create multimedia packages.
Daily design duties include: Using local and Associated Press content to create an engaging and easy to read front page along with 4-10 inside pages as well as the 2-4 page sports section using Adobe InDesign and InCopy; writing engaging headlines; managing content throughout the processes.
Other daily duties include: Posting content to the website and linking with social media; rewriting and formatting obituaries to conform with style and directing billing and quotes to customers; taking phone calls and writing clear and concise sports stories to back up sports editor.
Other duties include: Training new employees in InDesign, InCopy, basic newspaper design and company workflow. Teaching reporters to make stronger photographs.
Worked with the company’s sister newspaper the Mount Carmel Daily Republican Register in an advisory capacity streamlining daily workflow, improving overall design and advising reporters on making stronger photographs; set up an InDesign library, InCopy paragraph styles and modified templates to improve workflow.
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Summer Workshop instructor. Summer 2013, 2014
Created a week-long lesson plan to instruct high school students in the advanced photography class held at Michigan State University. Guided students through assignments created to improve images and information gathering skills. Created informing and easy to read handouts for students to take back to journalism classes. Worked as an assistant instructor and camp counselor in 2008-11.
The Lookout, Photo Editor/ Page Designer/Webmaster Aug. 2009-Dec. 2011
Photo editor duties include: Coordinating all photographic coverage for the bi-weekly newspaper; writing captions for photographs preparing images for print; creating stand alone images and photo essays with stories.
Page designing duties include: Working in InDesign to create visually appealing page layouts, completing pages on a deadline, headline writing and copy editing stories.
Webmaster duties include: Management of The Lookout’s website, Twitter and Facebook. Editing stories, photos and videos for use on the site.
The Lansing State Journal, part time sports employee (Sept. 2010-Dec. 2011)
Duties include: Reporting and formatting scores of high school and college sports in InDesign and InCopy. Writing digest items, game summaries and re-writing press releases on a daily deadline. Photographed Michigan State University and high school events on deadline.
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2014 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest: First place, Best Sports Feature Photo; first place, Best Feature Photo; first place, Multiple Picture Group; second place, Best General News Photo. All in Division 3, Daily Newspaper Circulation less that 6,000.
2014 National Press Photographers Association Monthly Clip Contest, Region 4: March, third place, general news; April, first place, sports; June, second place, spot news; August, third place, spot news; September, first place, sports, second place, illustration, third place, feature.
2014 Indiana News Photographers Association Monthly Clip Contest: January, third place general news; March, first place general news, third place portrait; April, honorable mention sports action; June, first place sports action, third place spot news; July, second place, sports feature. December, first place, spot news, third place, spot news, honorable mention feature.
2013 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest: second place, Best Feature Photo; second place, Best Still Photo Story with Audio or Video Story. Both in Division 4, Daily Newspaper Circulation 6,000-13,999.
2012 Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest: first place Best Sports Feature Photo, Daily Division 3. Daily Newspaper Circulation less than 8,000.
2012 Michigan Community College Press Association Division 1 Press Day Contest: first place Sports News Photo, second place Sports Feature Photo, third place headline writing.
2011 Michigan Press Association Division 3 College Newspaper Contest: first place Multimedia Reporting, second place Sports Page Design, third place Sports Photo.
2011 Michigan Community College Press Association Division 1 Press Day Contest: first place Front Page Design, second place, Inside Page Layout, third place News Photo, second place Sports News Photo, honorable mention Feature Photo.
2010 Michigan Press Association Division 3 College Newspaper Contest: second place Black and White Ad Design, second place Feature Photo, second place News Photo.
2010 Michigan Community College Press Association Division 1 Press Day Contest: second place News Photo, third place Feature Photo, honorable mention Sports Feature, Sports News and Photo Essay.