LINDSEY LEAKE

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NATIONAL ONLINE NEWS PRODUCER

SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP

ARLINGTON, VA. | MAY 2015 - PRESENT

  • Writes, edits and produces multimedia content for 140+ news and entertainment websites in 80+ TV markets nationwide in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Reports breaking news online for Sinclair's vast network of TV stations
  • Coordinates with digital staff, reporters, anchors, news directors, photographers and editors from Sinclair-owned TV stations to syndicate digital content nationally
  • Curates editorial, photo and video (including livestreams) content from CNN Newsource, The Associated Press Newsroom, World Entertainment News Network and MGN
  • Uses Google Analytics to monitor story performance and Shareablee to evaluate social media reach
  • Coverage highlights include Hurricane Irma (Sept. 2017)the inauguration of President Donald Trump (Jan. 2017) and the Emanuel AME Church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina (June 2015)

WEB EDITOR

wjla-tv and newschannel 8

arlington, va. | july 2014 - april 2015

  • Aggressively published breaking news by writing web articles, sending push notifications and emails, and posting content on social media; coordinated with assignment desk and reporters in the field to ensure quick, accurate publication
  • Wrote and edited original web articles, rewrote television scripts and reporter packages for web, and produced multimedia news content for WJLA.com; posted and cut video for roughly 25 web stories daily
  • Curated local and national content from The Associated Press, CNN, ABC News and ESPN 
  • Managed all social media accounts, engrossing more than 400,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter
  • Measured story performance using Google Analytics and Chartbeat
  • Worked with producers, reporters, photographers, editors and anchors to integrate interactive digital and social media content on air

DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER

wric-tv

richmond, va. | august 2013 - june 2014

  • Wrote and edited original web articles, rewrote television scripts and reporter packages for web, and produced multimedia news content for WRIC.com; posted about 15 to 20 web stories and video clips daily 
  • Managed all social media accounts and consistently engaged large audiences on Facebook and Twitter
  • Worked closely with producers, reporters and anchors to integrate interactive digital and social media content on air, with a special focus on “Good Morning Richmond,” “8News at 9” and “8News at Noon” 
  • Thrived during breaking news situations, quickly generating content for WRIC.com, the 8News mobile app and social media platforms
  • Field produced and provided digital and social media coverage of “8News on the Move” live shows on location, including at the 2014 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show
  • Assisted the assignment desk with news gathering, fact checking, and fielding press releases and news tips
  • Wrote headlines, web teases and daily email blasts 
  • Gathered news updates from reporters in the field; worked with reporters to promote and tease their packages on Facebook and Twitter

ASSISTANT EDITOR - PROMOTIONS & SPECIAL PROJECTS

Virginia Living Magazine

Richmond, Va. | Dec. 2012 - July 2013

  • Oversaw production of the Best of Virginia 2013 special issue: designed and managed second-annual statewide readers’ survey, increased reader participation by 148 percent, notified and interviewed winners, managed call team staff, and wrote more than 200 winner blurbs 
  • Handled all promotions for the most widely read lifestyle magazine in the state and its special issues, including crafting press releases, media kits, house ads, promotion plans and email blasts 
  • Engaged and interacted with readers by running the magazine’s social media accounts
  • Wrote articles, pitched stories, interviewed subjects, copy edited, fact checked, proofread and researched

EDITORIAL INTERN  

Refinery29

Washington, D.C. | Sept. - Nov. 2012

  • Wrote fashion, beauty, arts, entertainment and news content for the online global style hub
  • Conducted market research on fashion trends, shows, sales, store openings and other retail events 
  • Pitched original content, interviewed subjects, fact checked articles, and requested art from sources

EDITORIAL INTERN

Northern Virginia Magazine

Chantilly, Va. | Dec. 2011 - Sept. 2012

  • Wrote a variety of print and online copy, ranging from 3,000-word magazine features to brief web posts
  • Contributed to cover stories and wrote full-length features for the magazine, as well as online travel, news, family, health & beauty, arts & entertainment, and home & design content
  • Interviewed sources, gathered art, conducted research, fact checked and copy edited

CONTRIBUTOR

Patch media

Centreville and Chantilly, Va. | Jan. 2011 - June 2012

  • Worked as a freelance multimedia journalist for several Northern Virginia divisions of Patch 
  • Wrote weekly columns in addition to frequent feature articles for the hyper-local digital news publications
  • Pitched stories, researched, and supported editorial staff
  • Shot, edited, wrote and tracked several digital packages

PUBLISHING STAFF MEMBER 

Business Today Magazine

Princeton, N.J. | Sept. 2008 - May 2009

  • Coordinated distribution of the largest student-run publication in the United States, contacted PR departments at top business schools, and scheduled shipment of the magazine

EDITORIAL INTERN

Washington Spaces Magazine

Vienna, Va. | June - Aug. 2008

  • Wrote back-of-book pieces, web articles and blog posts for the luxury home and design publication 
  • Conducted research to support senior staff writers, proofread and fact checked advertisement and article mockups, completed in-person and phone interviews for feature articles, and gathered art
  • Assisted the art department with layout tasks as needed and worked on fall issue of the magazine from conception to completion