Resume

HOLLY EDGELL

Email: edgellholly@gmail.com | Skype: hollyedgell 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of Digital Media (Interim): WEWS-TV (EW Scripps): Cleveland, Ohio | Feb. to June 2017

• Lead a team of digital journalists to execute news and social media strategy for the integrated television and digital newsroom

Consultant and Instructor: “Safeguarding the future: The environmental and economic connection in Belize,” Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage| April 2016 to July 2017

Communication & Marketing Officer, Belize National Institute of Culture & History: Belize City Belize | June 2016 to December 2016

  • Lead communication and marketing initiatives for all branches of Belize’s leading cultural institution: creative and performing arts; archaeology; social and cultural research; film and more

Director of Digital Media, KSHB (Scripps): Kansas City, Missouri | March 2015 to June 2016

  • Led a team of digital journalists to execute news and social media strategy for the integrated television and digital newsroom 

Community Editor, WCPO (Scripps): Cincinnati, Ohio | Nov. 2012 to March 2015

  • Led social media strategy for WCPO
  • Coordinated freelance contributors to WCPO.com (story assignments, copy editing, long-term planning)

Independent Journalist & Consultant: St. Louis, Missouri | Feb. to Nov. 2012

  • Multi-platform journalist: Contributed to online publications
  • Content Strategist & media consultant: Developed initiatives and content for clients

Regional Editor, Patch.com (AOL): St. Louis, Missouri | July 2010 to Feb. 2012

  • Hired staff journalists and launched 12 community news websites in St. Louis County and St. Charles County
  • Provided editorial and operational oversight for sites • Wrote regular column, “The Virtual Life”

Executive Producer, KOMU-TV (NBC) & Assistant Professor, The University of Missouri School of Journalism: Columbia, Mo.| Jan. 2006 to July 2010

Assistant Professor, Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication Tallahassee, Fla. | Aug. 2001 to Dec. 2005

Segment Producer/Consumer News, WDIV: Detroit | Sept. 1998 to Aug. 2001

Segment Producer/Medical News, WOIO: Cleveland | Dec. 1997 to Sept. 1998

Newscast Producer, WTAE-TV: Pittsburgh | Sept. 1996 to Dec. 1997

Newscast Producer, WFMJ-TV: Youngstown, Oh. | Jan. to Sept. 1996

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

National Committee for Families and Children: Communication Training Seminar. Coordinator and Lead Instructor (Belize, 2012)

  • Worked with NCFC to create and execute training to improve collaboration and communication among member organizations

Instructor: The University of Missouri School of Journalism and the Chengdu Economic Daily (Chengdu, China | July 2011)

  • Lectured journalists about hyperlocal news and blogging  

Youth Media Belize. Coordinator and Lead Instructor (2011)

  • Planned and led instruction of youth in conjunction with UNICEF and the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Belize

Putting Children in the Right. Coordinator and Lead Instructor (2011)

  • Worked with UNICEF to train journalists in key areas related to the rights of children in Belize

Dateline: Belize (2010)

  • Planned and led instruction of professional journalists in conjunction with the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Belize and local professionals

News Director, News 5/Great Belize Television. Belize City, Belize | July 1991 to April 1992

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts, Journalism (Media Management), Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Michigan State University

SELECTED ACTIVITIES

  • SPJ-Google News Lab trainer | Aug. 2015 to present
  • TEDxKC Volunteer | July-August 2015 
  • Adjunct Instructor: Northern Kentucky University. Taught Media Ethics | Jan. to May 2014
  • Visiting instructor: Oklahoma Baptist University – Represented EW Scripps Co.; taught social media and journalism | Sept. 2014
  • TEDxCincinnati Volunteer | August 2013 to March 2015
  • Master of Ceremonies: TEDxCincinnati Main Stage Event “Sound Ideas.” Cincinnati | October 2013

SKILLS (see My Work)

Training, teaching and coaching • Community engagement • News leadership and management • Writing & copy editing for blogs and digital platforms, print, and broadcast • Social media strategy & implementation • Fluent in English; advanced ability in Spanish conversation • Marketing and public relations strategy and implementation

TRAVEL  

2003-15: China, Cuba, Armenia, Russia, Belize, France, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago • Lived in Belize, Nigeria, England, USA (MI, FL, OH, PA, MO), Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Somalia, Kenya • Traveled to 28 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa

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  1. Holly! You’ve been around and done more things than I can remember. Bravo, & all that!
    from proud PaPa. Is there a picture someplace? Your digs (printed) look charmingly woodsy.

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