Employment History


Comedy Central

Senior Product Manager | Apps and Emerging Platforms | June 2015 - Present
  • Manage the product development cycles of Comedy Central's app on iOS
  • Write and maintain product specifications
  • Data modeling and feed validation
  • Work with teams using Lean, Agile and Kanban project management methods
  • Install and test application builds QAing design, content, feed logic and identifying bugs

Comedy Central

Senior Producer | Multiplatform Strategy and Development | September 2014 - June 2015
  • Managed a team of 6 whose focus was on the production of Comedy Central's website and the Comedy Central app on iOS, Android, Windows 8, Xbox One, Chromecast, Roku and other emerging platforms
  • Created, reviewed and implemented content plans and workflows
  • Wrote and maintained procedural documentation, product specifications and style guides
  • Focused on Comedy Central's content ubiquity initiatives

Comedy Central and Spike

Producer | Mobile and Emerging Platforms | June 2010 - September 2014
  • Managed production of multiple consumer-facing applications on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and Blackberry 10
  • Apps included Comedy Central, Bellator MMA, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show Headlines, Colbert's The Word and Comedy Central's Indecision Election Companion
  • Worked closely with vendors from RFP (Request For Proposal) to SOW (Statement Of Work)
  • Communicated project objectives, scope, and deadlines between technical and non-technical teams
  • Installed and tested application builds

MTV Networks

Associate Producer | Mobile and Broadband Syndication | May 2008 - June 2010
  • Ensured all partner platforms (Hulu, Comcast Xfinity, Dish Network, AT&T, Verizon, MobiTV) were running with the current programming schedules
  • Utilized multiple Content Management Systems
  • Assisted with marketing and sponsorship initiatives
  • Encoded video into appropriate codecs and file formats for mobile and broadband platforms
  • Managed XML process for The Daily Show and The Colbert Report's nightly deliveries
  • Coordinated with Producers, Writers, Designers and PA's to ensure assets were delivered on schedule
  • Analyzed on-deck stream metrics
  • Video feed quality assurance
  • Worked with Standards and Practices to ensure videos were TV-14 when required

Iconduit Media Management

Freelance Web Editor | October 2009 - February 2010
  • Updated content on existing client websites
  • Edited Wordpress templates, html, rss feeds, analytics code, and social networking platforms

Mansueto Ventures

Freelance Designer | February 2007 - January 2009
  • Designed project based slideshows for Inc.com, IncTechnology.com and FastCompany.com
  • Conducted image research and obtained copyright permissions for product images via Media Relations contacts

MakeUseOf.com

Contributing Writer | April 2008 - June 2008
    Reviewed websites, freeware applications and plug-ins

Shopwiki

QA Analyst and User Interface Project Manager | June 2007 - April 2008
  • Project-managed the implementation of features to the UI
  • Designed, implemented and cross-browser tested changes on all user interfaces (UIs)
  • Utilized search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to boost website's indexing and traffic
  • Assured the quality of crawler data using in-house testing software
  • Wrote regular expressions and xpath to refine crawler parsing
  • Worked collaboratively with engineers supplying regression tests
  • Designed the logo and visual style of the Shopwiki blog and served as a contributing writer

Freshnotes (formerly Knover)

Design Coordinator | January 2006 - April 2007
  • Redesigned company logo and branding
  • Performed end-to-end usability tests including, script writing, recruiting, facilitating and reporting
  • Managed all aspects of a large-scale photography database
  • Maintained website content working closely with the Development team to implement changes
  • Coordinated the E-newsletter and analyzed subscriber data
  • Increased site traffic through strategic ad placement and viral marketing techniques

Buttermilk Records and Studios

Marketing Coordinator | February 2004 - April 2006
  • Organized radio and print media campaigns
  • Developed marketing strategies to coincide with tours and radio play
  • Administered website and maintained media contact database
  • Interacted with music directors, editors, buyers, distributors and bookers

Publications


Instant New iPad Features in iOS 6 How-to

Author | Packt Publishing | January 31, 2013
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Set up Mail using multiple accounts and a VIP Inbox
  • Understand Photostream and its key features
  • Discover the new iPad's suite of apps designed for the ultimate multi-touch experience

Related Experience


For Animals

Volunteer | August 2009 - 2012
  • Launched v.1 of the shelter's website, providing web design, css and html editing
  • Fostered and socialized sick and/or feral kittens
  • Shelter work: brushing, nail clippings and lots of play
  • Exceptionally skilled with feather toys and laser pointers

KEXP 90.3 FM

Production Intern | John in the Morning and Audioasis | October 2003 - April 2004
  • Mic'ing live in-studio performances.
  • Band research and pre-interviews
  • Chart Reporting to CMJ
  • Rotation monitoring
  • Maintenance of On-Air Studios and CD Library

Education

The City University of New York | Communication and Media | August 2009 - Present
The Art Institute of Seattle | Audio Production | Web Design and Interactive Media | April 2002 - December 2005

Skills

Operating Systems

OS X | iOS | Android | Windows

Software

Adobe Creative Suite | Final Cut Pro | Microsoft Office Suite | ProTools | Jira | Confluence | Basecamp | CMS

General

Product Management | Data Structures | Feeds | TV Everywhere | UI/UX
Smartphones | Tablets | Emerging Platforms | Content Strategy | Video Editing and Encoding