Hi, I’m Alex

Alex Byers

That's me!

I’m a web-focused journalist living in Washington D.C. Right now, I pay the bills by producing some mean web for POLITICO. Before that, I was the editor in chief The GW Hatchet, the student newspaper at The George Washington University. I have also spent time with The Washington Post, NBC News, and General Mills.

On the weekends, I like to tinker with websites and hatch evil plans to save the world and/or the news industry. If you’d like to talk to me about building you an awesome web presence, that might be in the cards. You may e-mail me at byersalex [at] gmail [dot] com.

Technology and information are pretty awesome, but sometimes I like to throw baseballs or swing a golf clubs or play guitars or drink well-crafted beers. Not all at the same time though.

Mostly I just like to learn and do. So let’s chat.

Alex Byers

Profile

  • Passionate journalist with ability to captivate an audience.
  • Team-oriented and motivated worker who sets goals and achieves them.
  • Strong listener and communicator who learns quickly and produces results.

Skills

  • Content | Strong writer/editor ♦ Web production and design ♦ Social media, blogging
  • Technical | Adobe Photoshop ♦ HTML ♦ CSS ♦ Final Cut Pro ♦  Soundslides ♦ InCopy ♦ Garageband ♦ Adobe Audition
Experience
POLITICO
Washington, D.C.
Web producer
May 2010Present
  • Am responsible for basic and advanced web production duties.
  • Run day-to-day social media operation for main Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Contribute to editorial and multimedia projects as time permits.
The GW Hatchet
Washington, D.C.
Editor in Chief
May 2009May 2010
  • Oversaw all content, production, development of bi-weekly college newspaper.
  • Led a team of more than 25 paid staff members and nearly 300 volunteers.
  • Helped oversee and manage $500,000 yearly budget.
  • Previously served as metro news editor and assistant sports editor.
The Washington Post
Washington, D.C.
Politics Intern – Digital
January 2009April 2009
  • Edited, updated, and managed Politics Page at Washingtonpost.com.
  • Assisted with special projects including research and multimedia production.
NBC News
Washington, D.C.
Dateline Intern
September 2008December 2008
  • Conducted research for future segments, including one featured in prime time.
  • Performed production assistance duties.
General Mills
Minneapolis
Corporate Communications Intern
June 2008August 2008
  • Produced stories for daily online newsletter, with a readership of 28,000 employees.
  • Provided additional communications support (online video, other technological development.)
Education
The George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
Political Communications Major
September 2006May 2010
  • Journalism & Mass Communication minor
  • Graduated cum laude with a 3.51 GPA.
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