Natalie DiBlasio
Phone: 202-590-6561 —E-Mail: — Twitter: @ndiblasio
As a digital media innovator, Na...
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Natalie DiBlasio resume

Published on: Mar 3, 2016

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  • 1. Natalie DiBlasio Phone: 202-590-6561 —E-Mail: — Twitter: @ndiblasio As a digital media innovator, Natalie DiBlasio is a creative, solutions-oriented leader, editor and journalist fueled by the ever-changing digital media landscape. From socially magnetic videos to the endless possibilities of 140 characters, Natalie is always looking for new tools and ideas to bring accurate, engaging content to readers. Experience RunHaven – Alexandria, Va. January 2015 – Present • Senior Editor – Managed RunHaven’s entire editorial operation and crafted a digital strategy to focus on a key target demographic. Designed editorial workflow, including style guide and freelance process. • Led with strong enthusiasm for recruiting, developing and supporting a unified editorial team in which employees take advantage of their strengths while pushing their limits. • Expanded social media growth of RunHaven’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms to reach about 600,000 users per week. Allocated $50,000-per-month budget for social media promotions. • Connected RunHaven with MOKO Social Media’s other editorial properties and served as public face for specialized mobile apps. USA TODAY – McLean, Va. March 2012 – January 2015 • Breaking news reporter – Covered a variety of stories, including the 2013 presidential inauguration, an exonerated death-row inmate, and a camp for children with burn injuries. Used social and digital media to report and break news from the field and engage with a growing audience. • Broadcast host – Conceptualized daily news video and single-handedly produced it, including writing script, selecting images, editing video, posting to digital platforms and promoting on social media. • Videographer – Shot and edited video while reporting in the field, producing complete web packages to accompany the day’s top stories. Fluent in Final Cut Pro, iMovie and TriCaster. • Social media team lead – Selected by top editors to coach colleagues on best practices to promote their stories and find ideas, in an effort tied to newsroom’s expansive social efforts. Named one of Gannett’s “social media stars” as social media strategy was shared across company. • Online and mobile editor – Managed homepage and mobile apps, judging which stories to feature based on news value and real-time metrics. Wrote engaging headlines and crafted breaking news alerts. Handled social media for USA TODAY’s main accounts. American News Women’s Club – Washington, D.C. January 2013 – June 2015 • President – Led a diverse group of 200 journalists, authors and professional communicators to advance women in journalism through programs, scholarships and networking opportunities. Organized annual gala that brought in $20,000 to a scholarship fund for young female journalists. Runner’s World, Run Washington, October 2014 – January 2015 • Freelance reporter – Covered a man’s attempt to complete a half-Ironman as an amputee; my work for Runner’s World included reporting, writing, shooting and editing video, as well as running alongside him for the half-marathon. Reported on Washington’s running community for Run Washington’s website and magazine, including story on the safety of children participating in marathons. Wrote short- and long- form pieces for, including article on increasing race costs. Fellowships and Education • Cultural journalism fellow for Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (August 2014). • Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow at National Press Foundation (2013-14). • Participant in Gannett’s Talent Development Program (2012). • Bachelor of Science in Public Communications, University of Vermont (December 2011). Dean’s List. • Editor in chief of The Vermont Cynic student newspaper (2010-11).

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