PROFILE

Deadline-driven writer and multimedia content creator with more than a decade of experience in journalism and marketing.

Specializes in planning and executing digital content programs.

 

  • Content Creator

  • Journalist

  • Social Media Professional

  • Multimedia Content Creator

  • HTML Proficient

  • Event Organizer

 

EXPERIENCE

Journalism & Digital Media

  • Experience includes public radio, television, and digital-first print newsrooms.

  • Strong, distinctive writing voice with freelance credits including Toronto Globe & Mail.

  • Producer of compelling multi-media content, including podcasts, photography, and video.

  • Proven track-record growing audience and engagement through social media.

  • Managed digital team for Detroit’s highest comScore-rated broadcast site, ClickOnDetroit.com.

  • History of producing multiple pieces of high-quality copy daily.

 

Marketing & Public Relations

  • Developed and executed successful social media strategy for Wayne County.

  • Managed comprehensive WayneCounty.com redesign.

  • Organized and produced content for annual Wayne County “State of the County” events. 

  • Writer and editor of direct mail and email copy.

  • Authored successful grant proposals and Congressional earmark.

  • Organizational representative with media and community.

 

Management & Leadership

  • Entrepreneurial-spirited self-starter.

  • Comfortable delegating responsibility and sharing credit.

  • Coordinated newsroom relationship between traditional and digital personnel.

  • Oversaw hiring of staff and interns, coordinated schedules, and mediated staff disputes.

  • Coordinated efforts of outside contractors and consultants.

 

RELEVANT WORK HISTORY

  • Wayne County; Director of Digital Communications

  • WDIV/ClickOnDetroit; Managing Editor

  • Deadline Detroit; Blogger/Reporter

  • MLive Media Group; Blogger/Reporter

  • Digitas; Copywriter

  • Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy; Project Manager

  • WDET-FM; Reporter/Broadcast Engineer

EDUCATION
Wayne State University; Detroit, MI
Macomb Community College; Warren, MI

George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

 

REFERENCES
Lauren Ann Davies; Forgotten Harvest

Bill Emkow; Bridge Michigan

Craig Fahle; The Craig Fahle Show
Jerome Vaughn; WDET-FM

Jeff T. Wattrick

jeff.wattrick@gmail.com

313.330.8777