8/03 to June, 2006
SENIOR CORPORATE WEB PRODUCER
Weber Shandwick Worldwide/CMG (An Interpublic Group Company), 640 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Oversee day-to-day maintenance and long-term planning for i.connect, the Weber Shandwick intranet and WeberShandwick.com, the company's public site, both database-based (Cold Fusion). i.connect is accessed by employees (1000+) and affiliates in more than 100 offices in 60 countries. Duties include: programming(HTML via content manager); posting weekly and daily content; some design and writing; making all brand, location, and contact changes; photo editing, selection and licensing; running and analyzing monthly stats; dealing with all connection/access problems; working with Global IT in Minneapolis (location of servers). Worked with design team in Baltimore to complete and implement the second-stage redesign, which went live in January 2005.
In addition, helped develop WE-connect, a multi-company intranet containing information shared by all the CMG (Constituency Management Group) companies, including: Weber Shandwick, Golin/Harris, FutureBrand, Jack Morton, and Marketing Corporation of America. After the site went live I was given responsibility for all further development and maintenance, and site's original structure was expanded to other departments. Duties include: monitoring status of employee profiles; handling all access issues; interfacing with departments involved and posting all additional material; creating a contracts & administration section; long-term strategic planning and some restructuring of information already online.
4/97 to 6/02 Bernard Hodes Group, 220 E. 42nd Street, NYC
10/99 to 6/02 INTRANET DIRECTOR
Went live with a completely reorganized and redesigned intranet, which added new features and changed the existing over-two-year-old look and feel. Functioned as creative director for the reorg and restructuring team that created the new name, tagline, design, logo, and all other necessary graphics. Established and defined creative, editorial, content, and production standards. Wrote content; edited content from other sources, did programming and graphics. Worked with other departments (research, tech, etc.) to ensure that the intranet's needs were defined and met. Responsible for continual communication with internal clients and upper management.
9/97 to 10/99 SENIOR WEB PRODUCER/EDITOR, HR Plaza
Did a detailed analysis of the existing site (hrplaza.com, no longer online) and the competition. Headed the team that reorganized and redesigned the site based on that analysis. Increased site's total hits from 6,225 for the entire fourth quarter '97 to 369,316 in April 2000. Supervised monthly site updates (content, any necessary research, graphics, etc.); created and wrote much of this myself. Was given a management role for the intranet and its staff; still edited/wrote intranet content.
4/97 to 9/97 ONLINE EDITOR
Supervised content and design creation for the four-month-old company intranet, and edited and wrote content. Wrote, produced, and supervised distribution of "Monitor," a monthly newsletter for clients (19,000+ copies). Edited, laid out, and supervised production and distribution of the annual "Recruitment Directory," 200+ pages.
1/95 to 4/97
From 9/96 to 11/97 wrote Web site reviews for print monthly "The Net." From 1/96 to 8/96 wrote over 500 short Web site reviews for "iGuide," News Corp.'s online Internet directory. Researched and wrote liner notes for assorted compact discs, including "The Greatest Hits of Hickory Records Volumes 1 and 2" (included interviewing country singers/songwriters), and "The Leif Garrett Collection." Ghostwrote/edited articles and an audio program for NYC author/lecturer. Regularly proofread at NYC ad agency.
12/92 to 1/95
MANAGER, OPERATIONS & FINANCE
Molino & Associates Public Relations, NYC
Managed all financial, administrative and HR operations; included tracking all costs on $500,000 contract with NYSDOH AIDS Institute.
2/90 to 9/92 Thompson Recruitment (Recruitment Div. J. Walter Thompson), NYC
6/91 to 9/92 MANAGER, OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
After a restructuring, this position was created for me by the company president. Prepared weekly analysis of income plan vs. actual; signed branch checks; approved payment of all bills; liaison between the president and creative department.
2/90 to 6/91 MANAGER, CREATIVE SERVICES
Managed eastern region creative department that did work for 10 account offices. Assigned teams to jobs; estimated costs; hired freelance help; approved all department expenses and supervised department budget; interfaced daily with production, traffic managers and account management.
1/87 to 8/89 American Natural Beverage Corp. (manufacturer of Soho Natural Soda), NYC
5/87 to 8/89 MANAGER, SALES AND MARKETING INFORMATION
Handled all analytical & administrative tasks of the sales and marketing department; included analyzing and reporting on monthly sales projections and helping create local marketing programs and their budgets.
1/87 to 5/87 OFFICE MANAGER
Managed all office, administrative, and HR functions; included doing biweekly company payroll for 50 employees.
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY: BA, Communication Arts
Loyola University of Los Angeles, Writing for film and TV