WRDW-TV, Augusta, Ga., 2006 – 2011
I oversaw all aspects of WRDW-TV’s interactive/new media properties. This included the station website, mobile services, a desktop application, and various third-party technologies. I evaluated, made recommendations on, and implemented new services and technologies. I also provided support for all properties to station staff and the general public.
My day-to-day routine included designing ads, application elements, and layouts; writing; copy-editing; supplementing news stories posted by reporters with images, video, and interactive elements; and implementing promotional items such as contests.
I worked with people at all levels in all departments, with the corporate office, and with vendors, communicating effectively in person, on the phone, and through email.
The site won Best Website from the Georgia Associated Press, Class B TV, two years in a row (2007 and 2008), and Honorable Mention in that category in 2010.
I spearheaded the station’s social media ventures by setting up an official Twitter account in May of 2008 and Facebook Page in May of 2009.