Mandy Jenkins
Director of Interactives at Digital First Media
MY HISTORY
WORK
EDUCATION
West Muskingum
Kent State University
• BS, News (News)
Kent State University
• MA, Media Management (Journalism and Mass Communication)
Digital First Media
• Director of Interactives
I oversee the data, video and curation teams for Digital First's Project Thunderdome - meaning that I coordinate content and provide training/support for that content across DFM's more than 75 daily local newsrooms.
Georgetown University
• Instructor
Co-teaching graduate level classes including: Social Media for Reporters and Entrepreneurial Journalism.
Freelance Work
• Journalism Trainer (national and international)
I frequently work on a freelance basis as a speaker and trainer on the topics of social media, copyright and fair use, personal branding, community engagement, mobile reporting and other aspects of digital journalism.

Here in the U.S., I have conducted training for the Online News Association, APME, ASNE - as well as many non-journalism professional organizations.

I have also given training sessions in social media and digital media to journalists in other nations. In 2011, I taught in Moscow, Russia and Cairo, Egypt (working both times through an interpreter).

Here are some recent freelance social media/new media workshops and presentations I've done lately. All are listed on my Slideshare.

Newstrain, Phoenix, AZ: "Mobile Tools for Journalists" and Building Community Blog Networks - February 2012

International Center for Journalists Digital Bootcamp; Cairo, Egypt; November 2011

Newstrain, New Jersey: Social Media for Reporters and News Brands; Copyright and Fair Use in Social Media; Writing a Social MEdia Policy - October 2011

GateHouse Media Webinars: Mobiel & Web Tools for Journalists - July 2011

International Center for Journalists, Washington, D.C.: Mobile Tools for Journalists - July 2011

ONACamp, Denver, CO: Community Engagement & Branding - June 2011

BEST Newspaper Conference, Moscow, Russia; Speaker on Community Engagement, Social Media Workshop Leader - April 2011

Newstrain, Washington, D.C.: "Mobile Tools for Journalists" - March 2011

American Press Institute, Reston, VA.: "The Battle for Community: Crowded, Competitive and Hyperlocal" - March 2011
The Huffington Post
• Social News Editor
I managed the social media presence of Huffington Post Politics and occasionally contribute to the primary Huffington Post accounts. My goal was simple: Make our stories as findable, understandable, interactive and sociable as possible - both on and off-site.

I also worked extensively with OfftheBus, HuffPost's citizen journalism program centered around the 2012 elections. I was responsible for recruiting, mobilizing and managing our volunteers all over the country.
TBD.com
• Social Media Producer
As social media producer I'm the newsroom's conduit in the social sphere. My job's rooted in two-way communication through news - meaning I'm listening and gathering information in social media in addition to broadcasting out the latest breaking news for the D.C. area.

I'm equal parts ombudsman, wire editor and customer service representative for TBD's website and TV news operations. I also oversee internal social media strategy and dabble in social media marketing, news editing and crowdsourcing.
Cincinnati Enquirer
• Digital Content Manager - Social Media & Project Management
Keeping on most of my social media responsibilities from my former position, I also took over the day-to-day content management of Cincinnati.Com.

Responsible for acting as the content "traffic cop" for the Cincinnati.Com portal. Must manage across our newsroom to package, present and syndicate content across a variety of online/social media platforms with a goal of maximizing page views to the Cincinnati.Com network of websites.

As part of my 2009 and 2010 social media strategies, the Enquirer developed and launched the Cincinnati.Com blog network, including Sports Talk, IMHO and Locals on Living.
Cincinnati Enquirer
• Social Networking Editor
As the entire Gannett news division moves into a redesign, the Enquirer will be implementing a social networking system that will need to be used by all members of the newsroom. I am responsible for all training and workflow design as we move into this new manner of online interaction.

After the initial install and setup, I was responsible for guiding the Enquirer's social networking efforts to build online traffic and find new ways to gather and report the news. I also assisted with product development and social media strategy for all Enquirer Media brands.
Cincinnati Enquirer
• Online Special Projects Editor
Heading up special project planning and design for newspaper projects and online initiatives. A large part of this involves designing new sections for Cincinnati.Com and planning out all online elections coverage.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
• News Producer
Coding and publishing daily content for the web, blogging, building photo galleries and slideshows, writing and recording a daily news podcast and other tasks as assigned.
WKSU
• Newsroom Fellow
In-studio audio production for daily news stories and longer documentary features of the WKU news staff; conducting and recording interviews; crafting on-air news updates; award compilations; transcriptions and other duties as assigned.
Fusion magazine
• Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Devised a plan, sought funding and launched Fusion magazine, a student-run publication at Kent State University focused on furthering understanding of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Duties included managing staff and resources, producing two print and web editions per year, serving as a writing coach and public advocate for this start-up publication - which is still in existence today.
Daily Kent Stater
• Online Editor, Managing Editor, others
Throughout my time at Kent State University, my time spent at the Daily Kent Stater was the most rewarding and the most educational. I started out as a columnist and moved up to Opinion Editor, Entertainment Editor, Managing Editor, writing coach and Online Editor. During this time, I helped to start the standalone entertainment section, I redesigned the website and had a hand in setting up the newspaper's print-to-online production process.
Cincinnati Enquirer
• Reporting intern
I was a reporting intern covering local pop culture for the features section and weekend magazine.
GIE Media, Inc.
• Reporting intern
Advanstar Communications
• Intern
Online News Association
• Member, Board of Directors
West Muskingum
Education
Kent State University
Education
BS, News (News)
1 / 19981 / 2002
Kent State University
Education
MA, Media Management (Journalism and Mass Communication)
1 / 20021 / 2004
Digital First Media
Newspapers
Director of Interactives
I oversee the data, video and curation teams for Digital First's Project Thunderdome - meaning that I coordinate content and provide training/support for that content across DFM's more than 75 daily local newsrooms.
2 / 20128 / 2013 Current Position
Georgetown University
Instructor
Co-teaching graduate level classes including: Social Media for Reporters and Entrepreneurial Journalism.
5 / 20118 / 2012 Current Position
Freelance Work
Higher Education
Journalism Trainer (national and international)
I frequently work on a freelance basis as a speaker and trainer on the topics of social media, copyright and fair use, personal branding, community engagement, mobile reporting and other aspects of digital journalism. Here in the U.S., I have conducted training for the Online News Association, APME, ASNE - as well as many non-journalism professional organizations. I have also given training sessions in social media and digital media to journalists in other nations. In 2011, I taught in Moscow, Russia and Cairo, Egypt (working both times through an interpreter). Here are some recent freelance social media/new media workshops and presentations I've done lately. All are listed on my Slideshare. Newstrain, Phoenix, AZ: "Mobile Tools for Journalists" and Building Community Blog Networks - February 2012 International Center for Journalists Digital Bootcamp; Cairo, Egypt; November 2011 Newstrain, New Jersey: Social Media for Reporters and News Brands; Copyright and Fair Use in Social Media; Writing a Social MEdia Policy - October 2011 GateHouse Media Webinars: Mobiel & Web Tools for Journalists - July 2011 International Center for Journalists, Washington, D.C.: Mobile Tools for Journalists - July 2011 ONACamp, Denver, CO: Community Engagement & Branding - June 2011 BEST Newspaper Conference, Moscow, Russia; Speaker on Community Engagement, Social Media Workshop Leader - April 2011 Newstrain, Washington, D.C.: "Mobile Tools for Journalists" - March 2011 American Press Institute, Reston, VA.: "The Battle for Community: Crowded, Competitive and Hyperlocal" - March 2011
1 / 20118 / 2012 Current Position
The Huffington Post
Online Media
Social News Editor
I managed the social media presence of Huffington Post Politics and occasionally contribute to the primary Huffington Post accounts. My goal was simple: Make our stories as findable, understandable, interactive and sociable as possible - both on and off-site. I also worked extensively with OfftheBus, HuffPost's citizen journalism program centered around the 2012 elections. I was responsible for recruiting, mobilizing and managing our volunteers all over the country.
4 / 20112 / 2012
TBD.com
Online Media
Social Media Producer
As social media producer I'm the newsroom's conduit in the social sphere. My job's rooted in two-way communication through news - meaning I'm listening and gathering information in social media in addition to broadcasting out the latest breaking news for the D.C. area. I'm equal parts ombudsman, wire editor and customer service representative for TBD's website and TV news operations. I also oversee internal social media strategy and dabble in social media marketing, news editing and crowdsourcing.
4 / 20103 / 2011
Cincinnati Enquirer
Online Media
Digital Content Manager - Social Media & Project Management
Keeping on most of my social media responsibilities from my former position, I also took over the day-to-day content management of Cincinnati.Com. Responsible for acting as the content "traffic cop" for the Cincinnati.Com portal. Must manage across our newsroom to package, present and syndicate content across a variety of online/social media platforms with a goal of maximizing page views to the Cincinnati.Com network of websites. As part of my 2009 and 2010 social media strategies, the Enquirer developed and launched the Cincinnati.Com blog network, including Sports Talk, IMHO and Locals on Living.
4 / 20095 / 2010
Cincinnati Enquirer
Online Media
Social Networking Editor
As the entire Gannett news division moves into a redesign, the Enquirer will be implementing a social networking system that will need to be used by all members of the newsroom. I am responsible for all training and workflow design as we move into this new manner of online interaction. After the initial install and setup, I was responsible for guiding the Enquirer's social networking efforts to build online traffic and find new ways to gather and report the news. I also assisted with product development and social media strategy for all Enquirer Media brands.
1 / 20084 / 2009
Cincinnati Enquirer
Online Media
Online Special Projects Editor
Heading up special project planning and design for newspaper projects and online initiatives. A large part of this involves designing new sections for Cincinnati.Com and planning out all online elections coverage.
4 / 20071 / 2008
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Newspapers
News Producer
Coding and publishing daily content for the web, blogging, building photo galleries and slideshows, writing and recording a daily news podcast and other tasks as assigned.
8 / 20043 / 2007
WKSU
Broadcast Media
Newsroom Fellow
In-studio audio production for daily news stories and longer documentary features of the WKU news staff; conducting and recording interviews; crafting on-air news updates; award compilations; transcriptions and other duties as assigned.
8 / 20026 / 2004
Fusion magazine
Writing and Editing
Founder, Editor-in-Chief
Devised a plan, sought funding and launched Fusion magazine, a student-run publication at Kent State University focused on furthering understanding of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Duties included managing staff and resources, producing two print and web editions per year, serving as a writing coach and public advocate for this start-up publication - which is still in existence today.
4 / 20035 / 2004
Daily Kent Stater
Newspapers
Online Editor, Managing Editor, others
Throughout my time at Kent State University, my time spent at the Daily Kent Stater was the most rewarding and the most educational. I started out as a columnist and moved up to Opinion Editor, Entertainment Editor, Managing Editor, writing coach and Online Editor. During this time, I helped to start the standalone entertainment section, I redesigned the website and had a hand in setting up the newspaper's print-to-online production process.
1 / 19995 / 2004
Cincinnati Enquirer
Online Media
Reporting intern
I was a reporting intern covering local pop culture for the features section and weekend magazine.
1 / 20034 / 2003
GIE Media, Inc.
Media Production
Reporting intern
1 / 20028 / 2002
Advanstar Communications
Publishing
Intern
5 / 20019 / 2001
Online News Association
Online Media
Member, Board of Directors
1 / 20131 / 2013 Current Position
Monsoon Commerce (2011-2012)
Corporate Executive Board, Senior Consultant
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