jesshullinger

Resume

ONLINE

  • Audience development manager
    TheWeek.com | New York, NY
    July 2010 – Present
    Oversee audience growth via social media campaigns, partnership development, newsletter production and SEO. Crafted the social voice, pinpoint audience habits. Implemented successful social media strategy resulting in 140% increase in social media traffic over two years and 500% increase in social media fan base. Helped boost overall traffic by 170%. Pioneered daily link roundups and exchanges, launched The Week’s Tumblr, Pinterest, Storify and Instagram. Manage five beats, cover breaking news via social media, write for the site daily. Here, some of my more recent stories.
  • Reporter and blogger
    Conducive Chronicle | New York, NY
    March 2010 – January 2011
    Created content that propelled the site’s mission of effecting change. Investigated the defunding attacks on Planned Parenthood, as well as the impact of the Move Your Money campaign. Chronicled my attempts at veganism in blog form and participated in 21-day World Hunger series. Twice highlighted on Huffington Post’s Impact vertical.
  • Developer
    WFIU Radio | Bloomington, IN
    June – August 2009
    Assisted in site redesign by copyediting and optimizing radio news stories within the content management system.
  • Blogger
    CafeAbroad.com | Rome, Italy
    Spring 2008
    Reviewed local restaurants and city events for the Rome city guide. Composed photo essay about the restoration of ancient Roman monuments. Organized and managed weekly meetings with Rome Cafe Abroad staff.

PRINT

  • Reporter
    HELEN magazine | West Lafayette, IN
    February – July, 2010
    Highlighted female community leaders through in-depth features. Composed Spring 2010 cover story on West Lafayette’s underground roller derby following.
  • Intern reporter
    The Herald-Times | Bloomington, IN
    Spring 2009
    General assignments intern, with a focus on investigative and court reporting. Followed one of the city’s biggest murder trials of 2009. Interviewed and featured Miss America Katie Stam. Filed multimedia stories, took my own photos, created videos to accompany content.
  • Cultural community reporter
    Indiana Daily Student | Bloomington, IN
    2005-2009
    Covered local minorities including the LGBT, Hispanic and African American communities. *Received Best In-Depth Story Award from the 2009 Indiana Collegiate Press Association for investigative piece on inequitable university minority group funding.*
  • Environmental reporter
    Bloomington Alternative | Bloomington, IN
    Summer 2007
    Investigated the city of Bloomington’s sustainability efforts, including the Commission on Sustainability. Also served as copyeditor and distributor.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Journalism, Political Science
    Indiana University | Bloomington, Indiana 2009
  • IES Abroad | Rome, Italy, Spring 2008
    A focus in political science and history studies

PROGRAMS AND SKILLS

  • Various content management systems, Google Analytics, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, TweetDeck, Tumblr, Reddit, Storify, Topsy, Digg, StumbleUpon, FourSquare, Fark, Pinterest, RebelMouse, SocialFlow, Sprout Social, EdgeRank, North Social, Chartbeat, Comscore, InDesign, TextEdit, Word Press, Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint, MailChimp, Constant Contact, GarageBand, iMovie, iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo and more.

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