carrie

waltemeyer

Innsbruck, Austrian Alps, 2016

About Me

 

Duquesne University '14 and Columbia University '15 Alumna, Communications Professional, Avid Traveler, Full of Bizarre Olympics Trivia. 

 

Work Experience

Mar. 2017 - Present

Coordinator, U.S. Travel Association

 Communications and program coordinator for Project: Time Off, a non-profit behavior change campaign 

  • Draft content and design graphics for digital communications channels

    • Responsible for strategy, scheduling and posting of content on Project: Time Off’s Instagram, resulting in increased engagement and guest takeover on Thrive Global, a health and wellness media leader 

    •  Serve as ProjectTimeOff.com editor, managing regular updates and adherence to style guide 

    •  Pitch blog content ideas, research and draft posts, and develop supporting social content for promotion

  • ​Lead content development, design, and distribution for Project: Time Off’s social digest, a monthly email with ready-to-use posts for U.S. Travel members 

  •  Design multimedia presentations in Photoshop for board meetings and keynote events 

  • Manage monitoring and tracking of Project: Time Off media placements, working with PR firm on regular updates 

  • Support marketing and communications efforts around regular research releases, including report development, managing design reviews, and email design and distribution 

  • Provide operational support for the team, including planning and execution of event logistics, coordination of board meetings, and scheduling for team-wide activities and presentations. 

Oct. 2016 - Apr. 2017

Communications Coordinator, The 25th Project

Web and social media manager for 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping Northern Virginia’s unsheltered homeless

  • Managed organization’s social media handles and executed strategies to promote volunteerism, increase charitable donations and expand marketing for fundraising events

  • Increased engagement through strategic posts aimed at target audiences, expeditious and consistent response times and regularly appearing posts scheduled through Hootsuite

  • Designed and launched website, implemented SEO strategies and managed all new digital content

  • Created graphics using Photoshop for use throughout website, social media and MailChimp marketing

  • Participated in monthly hands-on volunteer events 

Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2016

Sports Producer, NBCOlympics.com

Digital web producer covering beach volleyball, indoor volleyball, fencing and equestrian

  • Managed all aspects of creating and publishing content on assigned sports on NBCOlympics.com, wrote and reported feature stories and daily event recaps, built interactive galleries and updated sport landing pages during the Olympic Games

  • Interviewed athletes, governing sport bodies and experts to create athlete biographies, basic sport guides and informational articles highlighting major changes to sports and athletes since the London Olympics

  • Collaborated with shot selectors and video editors to create live highlight packages to be featured on sport pages and embedded in relevant articles 

May 2013 - Aug. 2013

Intern, PBS NewsHour

Editorial Intern for PBS educational site repackaging NewsHour broadcasts for classroom use 

  • Wrote daily blog posts to include news recaps and teaching guides for use in middle and high school classrooms

  • Assisted in moving articles, lesson plans and videos from old CMS to new CMS 

May 2013 - Aug. 2013

Intern, National Security News Service

Editorial Intern for national security-focused division of Public Education Center and DCBureau.org 

  • Assisted a team of investigative journalists to produce a long-form report on military spending

  • Analyzed spreadsheets and documents received through the Freedom of Information Act and presented relevant information to researchers and editors

Education

2015 / MAY

Columbia University, Master of Science

M. Sc. in Journalism with a focus on video production, deadline reporting and audience engagement

  • Shot and produced videos including features on citizen science projects on the Gowanus Canal and profiles of female Roman Catholic Priests.

  • Coursework included Reinventing Columbia Journalism Review with hands-on contribution to May/June issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.

2014 / MAY

Duquesne University, Bachelor of Arts

BA in Journalism and English

  • Selected to participate in digital media research and production course comparing traditional news gathering and alternative news production

  • Studied art and religion for three months in Italy and Turkey

2013 / August

American University, Washington Semester Program

Washington Semester in Journalism and New Media

  • Participated in weekly seminars with working journalists while simultaneously holding internships with PBS NewsHour and National Security News Service.

 

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