Social Media Producer (12/2015 – present)
Manage content and strategy for the Science and News from Science social pages. Write more than 100 posts weekly on scientific news and research for a combined social audience of over 6,000,000. Use social analytics to develop best practices and strategically explore opportunities in new media. Work with departments across Science to ensure that Science social is being accurately and optimally represented on sciencemag.org and elsewhere. Increased year-over-year social traffic by 50%.
Linguistic Society of America
Director of Communications (06/2014 – 11/2015)
As the LSA’s first Director of Communications, developed a Strategic Communications Plan to ensure a unified LSA presence across the web, social, email, and press. Managed the LSA news page and social media (increasing site traffic and social audience both by 75% in 1st year); wrote press releases on LSA research and announcements which received coverage in the New York Times and elsewhere. Managed promotion and PR for the LSA Annual Meeting. As resident policy expert, met with Congressional members and staff (on behalf of COSSA, the NHA, and other coalitions) in support of linguistic research funding and led a cross-society outreach campaign to encourage legislation in support of Native American language revitalization.
Public Relations Team Lead (04/2014 – 05/2014)
Public Relations and Marketing Specialist (06/2013 – 04/2014)
Managed Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr for Mathematica and the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine. Developed PR launch plans for products including Wolfram Community and the Wolfram Problem Generator; created and implemented contests including the weekly “Alpha Albums” competition. Contributed to the Wolfram Blog.
Communications and Outreach Adviser (06/2015 – present)
Assistant Director (06/2010 – 06/2015)
Media Team Chair (06/2010 – 06/2013)
Director of Media Relations (12/2006 – 06/2010)
Managed media relations, including blog posts and press, for Yuri’s Night, an annual celebration of space held at 300+ locations worldwide. Created the Yuri’s Night Newsletter; facilitated interview requests and conducted interviews with MSNBC.com, Space.com, The Space Show, and other outlets. Continue to assist Yuri’s Night in an advisory capacity and serve on the Yuri’s Night Board of Directors.
National Space Society
Chair, Social Networking Committee (04/2010 – 06/2013)
NSS/SEA Legislative Blitz Participant (2009, 2010, 2015)
As a volunteer, grew the National Space Society Facebook Page from 1,600 Likes to over 60,000. Livetweeted events including the annual ISDC conference. As Blitz participant, met with Congressional members and staff to discuss space exploration-related issues.