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.
- 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.
- Content | Strong writer/editor ♦ Web production and design ♦ Social media, blogging
- Technical | Adobe Photoshop ♦ HTML ♦ CSS ♦ Final Cut Pro ♦ Soundslides ♦ InCopy ♦ Garageband ♦ Adobe Audition
- 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.
- 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.
- Edited, updated, and managed Politics Page at Washingtonpost.com.
- Assisted with special projects including research and multimedia production.
- Conducted research for future segments, including one featured in prime time.
- Performed production assistance duties.
- Produced stories for daily online newsletter, with a readership of 28,000 employees.
- Provided additional communications support (online video, other technological development.)
- Journalism & Mass Communication minor
- Graduated cum laude with a 3.51 GPA.