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[Jill Blocker]

jnblocker@gmail.com
Experience
Oct.2011Jan.2013

jillblocker.com

Reporter/WebProducer,KOMONews

Write,produceoriginalnewscontentinfastpacednewsroomforKOMONews.com Managehyperlocalnewssiteswithbalanceofqualityjournalism,SEO,trends Manageandincreasecommunityengagementonnumeroussocialmediaplatforms Trackanddissectanalyticsfornumerouscommunitynewssites DiscusswebstoriesonKOMONewsradioduringlivesegments

May2011Oct.2011

SocialMediaMarketer,FisherInteractiveNetwork

RunsocialmediaaccountsforallFisherbrands,includingKOMONews,STAR101.5,570KVI Increasephysicalfanbasemanagingsocialpresenceduringconcertsandevents SocialMediaManager,BernardLawOffice

Oct.2010July2011

Train co-workers on social media practices, digital tools Increase web traffic by strategizing SEO tactics Manage professional online presence on social media platforms NewsDirector,EatDrinkandBe.org

June2009Oct.2010

Create food safety news website - generate topics, create structure and layout Delegate stories to group of reporters using multiple Web aggregates and SEO tactics Manage content and social media platforms for site

Feb.2009April2009 MultiMediaReporter,TheStarPress

Investigate and produce breaking news stories for daily newspaper Co-star in, film and edit video for Web video series

Sept.2006May2009 ProductionManager,BallBearingsOnline

Generate multi-media stories using audio-editing and video software Supervise group of reporters, photographers and designers for collaboration on stories BeatReporter,TheWashingtonPost,Uwire.com

Aug.2008Dec200

Research and produce stories targeted to youth voters for WashingtonPost.com Co-manage live online discussion feeds about 2008 U.S. Presidential Election with youth voters

[JB]
BallStateUniversity BachelorofJournalism,MinorinPoliticalScience

Education
Graduated:2009

Honors
SPJNationalFinalist,BallBearingsOnlineFeatureReportingCampChesterfield,May2008 FortWayneJournalGazetteScholarship,recipient2008 FirstPlaceNationalAEJMCCompetition,BestStudentOnlineMagazine,BallBearingsOnline,2007 DeansList,May20062009 NationalSocietyofCollegiateScholars,March20062009 KnightValorAward,2005,100+hoursofcommunityservice Reporter,TheWashingtonPost,Uwire.com

Special Skills
Adobe Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver Avid iNews, NewsCutter, AP Syle English and German language HTML PC and MAC computer platforms Digital video camcorders Web content management systems SEO Google Analytics Social Media Platforms

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