Coordinating and managing photography for digital and print publication

Recent Online Editing & Immersive Builds:

Recent Editing: Print Pages











Photo Editor, U.S. News
The Wall Street Journal
July 2012 – present
+ Manage photography for the U.S. News section and related national coverage
+ Collaborate with editors, visuals edits, art directors and developers to determine the best visuals
+ Commission photo shoots, research wires, and track photo ownership on deadline
+ Stream wires and social media for breaking news, trending topics, and story ideas
+ Structure and place visuals for web-ready stories
+ Negotiate photo usage, prep images for archive, process invoices
+ Evening Photo Editor from 2012 – 2013, Business & Tech Photo Editor from 2013-2017

Photo Manager
Columbia Daily Tribune
January 2011 – April 2012
+ Managed photo department and image processing team
+ Contributed to daily budget news meetings with print and online editors
+ Administered department growth by hiring full-time staff positions
+ Managed annual budget and assigned staff schedule
+ Collaborated with marketing, advertising, and web development teams
+ Built photo galleries and produced weekly video webcasts
+ Met regularly with prepress color technicians to optimize print reproduction

Staff Photographer
Columbia Daily Tribune
August 2006 – January 2011
+ Covered news, sports, feature, and business assignments
+ Worked on photo stories and contributed to weekly photo column
+ Produced photo galleries and multimedia

Photo Editor
Columbia Missourian
Spring 2005
+ Attended budget meetings
+ Coordinated assignments for staff photographers + Managed weekly photo column

+ The Kansas City Star, Summer 2006
+ Winston-Salem Journal, Summer 2005


Bachelor of Journalism (Photojournalism)
University of Missouri, 2006


Team management, Global freelance photographer database, Wire research, Budgeting, Digital Asset Management, CMS, Adobe Creative Suite, Mediagrid, Photo Mechanic, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Mac OS platforms, HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, Canon and Nikon cameras


How Las Vegas Police Scrambled to Find the Gunman
Award of Excellence, Breaking/Daily News: Single-subject project
SND’s Best of Digital Design Competition. 2017

Second Place, Sports Portfolio
67th Pictures of the Year International. 2010

First Place, Spot News
Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors. 2009

Second Place, Sports Action
Best of Photojournalism. 2009

Award of Excellence, Photo Column
65th Pictures of the Year International. 2008

Gold Medal, Sports Portfolio
61st College Photographer of the Year competition. 2006

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