Jade Walker

e: jade@jadewalker.com
w: www.jadewalker.com

 

WORK HISTORY

2011 to present: Overnight editor, The Huffington Post
* Assigned, edited and produced breaking news and viral features, combining text with photos, videos, maps and social media elements
* Managed an international team of writers
* Handled story promotion using Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, breaking news banners, e-mail newsletters and mobile alerts

2011: Editor, Night Owl News
* Wrote comprehensive roundup of the world, U.S. and feature stories that appeared on the Web overnight
* Generated more than 100 opinion polls
* Promoted breaking news and feature items on social media channels

2007-2011: Overnight editor/producer, Yahoo! News
* Produced breaking news and viral features and posted on the Web
* Created a database of advance obituaries, complete with articles, videos, slideshows, links and other multimedia elements
* Wrote The Starting Point, a daily column offering readers a snapshot of the news stories that occurred overnight

2005-2007: Overnight editor/producer, The Associated Press
* Produced breaking news stories and published on the national, business, sports and entertainment wires

2000-2003, 2004-2005: Overnight editor/producer, The New York Times on the Web
* Produced breaking news stories and features, and posted on Front, Obituaries, Portraits of Grief, A Nation Challenged, The War in Iraq, Week in Review, The Olympics, Fashion/Styles, Weddings and Pictures of the Times
* Member of the Web team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in the Public Service category for A Nation Challenged, a special section published online and in print after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks

1997-2002: Editor-in-chief, Inscriptions Magazine
* Managed an international team of 50 freelance writers
* Edited 70-page weekly online magazine
* Produced website that was named one of the Best Websites for Writers by Writers Digest three years in a row

 

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

* 25 years of experience in journalism
* Internet bloodhound and social media maven
* Published poet and short story writer
* Member of The Society of Professional Obituary Writers, the Journalism and Women Symposium, the Online News Association, the Author’s Guild, the NYC Writers Group, the South Florida Freelancers Group and Among The Elms

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

* Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/jadewalker
* Twitter – http://twitter.com/jadewalker
* Tumblr – http://jadewalker.tumblr.com
* LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/in/jadewalker
* Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/jadewalker
* YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/maidenfate
* Klout – http://klout.com/#/jadewalker