Senior Digital Content Producer - NewsNation (WGN America)
Senior Digital Content Producer - NewsNation (WGN America)

Senior Digital Content Producer - NewsNation (WGN America)

Company
Nexstar Media Group
Date
Jun 1, 2020
Location
Chicago, IL
Previous Titles
Previous: Digital Producer
Type
Career
  • Launched national digital news website, app and brand resulted in a 65% avg. monthly user growth by managing editorial, newsletter, SEO and livestream strategies with minimum guidance
  • Developed trustworthy reputation with AdFontes 45.30 reliability score by managing the daily editorial process and creating written and video content daily on several platforms
  • Planned successful 2020 Election coverage 60 days after launch resulting in our all-time best PVs/session of 3.45 as project lead coordinating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Elevated inspiring and informative content from 113 newsrooms by facilitating daily cross-team collaboration
  • My stories from Sept.-Jan. received 9.5 mil pv’s across Nexstar

Recommendations

Michael is one of the best journalists I know. Michael is a living, breathing "unicorn" - a rare breed, his wide ranging skillset is truly top-tier across all platforms, with experience producing excellent content for broadcast news as well as reporting and producing for digital on a national scale. He is detailed, innovative, tenacious and constantly shares his knowledge and ideas with the team, improving our multiplatform products on a daily basis. He seeks feedback on his work and is a team player, mentoring and training new members as NewsNation grows. He takes absolute ownership of his work and is enthusiastic to tackle any new projects or troubleshoot any technical issues, frequently coming up with ingenious solutions that make the team's workflow more efficient. He is an invaluable asset with a wealth of experience, knowledge and ideas and I am fortunate to have worked alongside him at NewsNation, as to say he was a critical part of launching NewsNation and NewsNation Now is honestly an understatement.

- Haley Townsend, Senior Digital Producer, NewsNation

Michael is one of the sharpest journalists I’ve ever worked with, and a general joy to be around. He’s innovative and always striving to rethink storytelling tactics to better serve readers, particularly with data visualization. He shows care, thoroughness and thoughtfulness in his reporting, and carries a strong sense of news judgment. And he’s a tech wiz who has become the newsroom expert on production software! I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Michael, and learn from him as well.

- Alexa Mencia, Digital Content Producer, NewsNation