Community Editor at WCPO
- Cincinnati, Ohio (Cincinnati Area)
- Online Media
Holly Edgell's Overview
- Community Editor at WCPO
- Instructor & Coordinator at Dateline: Belize
Menominee Area High School
Holly Edgell's Summary
Did someone invent a job just for me? That is kind of how I feel as Community Editor at WPCO Digital in Cincinnati. As part of the leadership team here, my duties include social media strategy and implementation; online community news coverage using a team of contributors; and coordinating content for our 65 Neighborhood News pages on WCPO.com.
Before moving to Cincinnati I spent about nine months as an independent journalist and consultant in St. Louis. Prior to that I was a regional editor for Patch.com in the metro St. Louis area--leading a team of 13 journalists and supervising 12 community news and information websites.
I joined Patch.com after more than four years on the Radio-Television faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Before that I was on the journalism faculty at Florida A&M University.
I have been working in journalism since 1991, when I was hired as the first news director at Great Belize Television.
"News 5" was the first independent television newscast to air in Belize. I took a two-year detour into public relations before heading for graduate school the mid-1990's.
My first job after grad school was as a newscast producer at WFMJ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Youngstown, Ohio. From there I went to WTAE-TV(ABC) in Pittsburgh, also as a newscast producer. I switched gears to special projects producing in Cleveland at WOIO-TV (CBS) and later WDIV-TV (NBC) in Detroit.
I am an active member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.
> Social media
> Writing: creative and blogging
> Leadership and diversity
Holly Edgell's Experience
Public Company; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry
November 2012 – Present (1 year 11 months) cincinnati, oh
Social media & community news coverage at the Scripps media property in Cincinnati.
National Membership Committee Chair (Volunteer Position)
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
September 2011 – August 2013 (2 years)
SPJ President John Ensllin asked me to serve in this volunteer position when he was elected in 2011. I coordinate membership initiatives, advise the board, write posts and seek contributions for the committee's blog, and respond to questions about membership from around the country.
February 2012 – November 2012 (10 months) Greater St. Louis Area
I report and write; consult and create. Based in St. Louis, my clients include a digital magazine, content strategy and creation firm, and a non-profit organization. I also conduct training for professional journalists and communicators in allied fields.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Internet industry
July 2010 – February 2012 (1 year 8 months) Greater St. Louis
In July 2010 I commenced to hire 13 full-time journalists to launch 12 Patch websites in Metro St. Louis.
Patch provides an online community gathering place with news, information, a platform for local bloggers, a business directory, events calendars, announcements, classifieds and more.
My job entailed providing my team with editorial, administrative, and operational oversight, guidance and support. I managed a budget and collaborated with fellow managers to implement initiatives.
I wrote a twice-monthly column for the St. Louis sites called "The Virtual Life."
Assistant Professor & Exec. Producer KOMU-TV
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
January 2006 – July 2010 (4 years 7 months)
I taught students to be newscast producers and supervise the students and staff producers at KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate owned by the University of Missouri. The newsroom serves as a teaching lab for Missouri television and convergence students.
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry
August 2001 – December 2005 (4 years 5 months)
I taught a variety of journalism courses, provided academic advisement, and serves as adviser for the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. I also served as project coordinator for a partnership between FAMU's journalism school and Gyumri Pedagogical Institute in Armenia.
Special Projects Producer
Public Company; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry
September 1998 – August 2001 (3 years)
I coordinated the consumer news unit to solve complaints from viewers, conduct consumer investigations, and see stories from conception through air. This included interviewing sources, research, writing, and supervising editing.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Broadcast Media industry
1996 – 1997 (1 year)
Holly Edgell's Languages
Holly Edgell's Skills & Expertise
- News Management
- Team Leadership
- Social Networking
- Content Strategy
- Copy Editing
- Social Media
- New Media
- Online Journalism
- Feature Articles
- News Writing
- Content Development
- Breaking News
- Broadcast Journalism
- Web Content
- Investigative Reporting
- AP Style
Holly Edgell's Education
Holly Edgell's Additional Information
Travel, reading, writing, art (visiting museums), learning
- Groups and Associations:
Society of Professional Journalists National Association of Black Journalists Journalism & Women Symposium
- Honors and Awards:
June 2009: Kansas City Press Club Heart of America, "Best Newscast" (Gold) and "Spot News" (Gold), markets 100+
October 2008: NATAS Emmy Award Nominee, “Best Newscast” – Markets 101+
June 2008: Kansas City Press Club “Heart of America” Awards (Gold, Silver and Bronze): Best Newscast (small market)
October 2007: NATAS Emmy Winner, “Best Newscast” – Markets 101+
June 2007: Kansas City Press Club “Heart of America” Award: Bronze, Regular Franchise Feature: “Journeys with Josh: The 7 Wonders of Missouri”
April 2007: Regional Edward R. Murrow Award (RTNDA) Best News Series: “Immigration In-Depth” (team award)
August 2005: Awarded Society of Professional Journalists Diversity Leadership Grant.
June 2003: National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation Fellowship to The Producer Academy (sponsored by Belo Television & Hearst Argyle Television). Orlando, Florida
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