Video Producer, Journalist and Consultant
- Tucson, Arizona Area
- Media Production
Daniel Woolfolk's Overview
- Multimedia Journalist and Consultant at Daniel Woolfolk Freelance
- Substitute Teacher at Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
- Rock Climbing Counselor at Tripp Lake Camp
- Local Editor at AOL
- Military Reporter at Watertown Daily Times
- Intern at Lens, the photojournalism blog of The New York Times. at The New York Times
- Photographer at New York Times Student Journalism Institute
- Senior reporter and photographer at the Aztec Press
- Online Community Manager - Volunteer at Citizens for a Better Nogales
- Team Challenge Facilitator at Arizona State University
- Resident Assistant at Adelphi Commons
- Cavalry Scout at US Army
Daniel Woolfolk's Summary
Award-winning journalist experienced in covering the military with written and video stories. Experienced teacher fluent in Spanish.
Daniel Woolfolk's Experience
Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
February 2008 – Present (6 years 8 months) Rio Rico, AZ
•Supervises and keeps students safe while their regular teacher is away.
•Makes sure students follow lesson plans and rules.
•(Note: I also worked at this job from February 2008 to May 2009.)
Rock Climbing Counselor
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Recreational Facilities and Services industry
May 2008 – August 2014 (6 years 4 months) Poland, Maine
•Teaches and writes lesson plans for outdoor living, rock climbing and high-rope skills while keeping children safe.
•Creates challenging and engaging rock climbing routes.
•Trained to perform zip-line rescues.
•Certified Maine Trip Leader as well as Widerness First Aid and CPR.
•(Note: I worked here summers of 2008, 2009 and 2014.)
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; AOL; Internet industry
September 2011 – August 2013 (2 years) Greater San Diego Area
• Managed two AOL Local sites: Oceanside-Camp Pendleton Patch and Encinitas Patch.
• Published multiple local and military stories daily--from features to breaking news.
• Established and curated relationships with local sources.
• Won three San Diego Press Club Awards for my military coverage.
• Produced videos that were often published on AOL's national platforms--earning the company considerable views.
• Written stories often appeared on The Huffington Post.
• Regularly broke stories that local and national media followed up on.
• Maintained and grew followings Facebook and Twitter accounts.
• Took part in a national video strategies test group and tested video app for Videolicious.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry
June 2010 – September 2011 (1 year 4 months) Watertown, N.Y.
• Wrote daily stories about Fort Drum, N.Y. for the Watertown Daily Times and contributed to the Associated Press.
• Wrote in-depth stories about economics and crime related to the military.
• Covered six municipalities adjacent to Fort Drum.
• Covered breaking news on the weekends.
• Produced an in-depth series showing how the Fort Drum region changed.
• The work I contributed to the Associated Press appeared in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Army Times and USA Today.
Intern at Lens, the photojournalism blog of The New York Times.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NYT; Newspapers industry
November 2009 – May 2010 (7 months) Greater New York City Area
•Produced content for Lens, The Photojournalism blog of The New York Times.
•Managed and analyzed Web statistics to increase traffic and web search optimization (SEO).
•Coded HTML and used various software to produce a seamless online showcase of photographers' work.
•Took Part in A Moment in Time--a crowdsourcing event that garnered more than 13,000 submissions from around the world.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NYT; Newspapers industry
January 2010 – January 2010 (1 month) Tucson, Arizona Area
•Selected from a national pool of student journalists. Photographed daily stories, features, and an in-depth feature under the editorship of The Times’ business photo editor for a print and online publication.
•Two photos made the front page of the print product.
•Reported in Nogales, Mexico and interviewed people in Spanish.
Online Community Manager - Volunteer
Citizens for a Better Nogales
November 2007 – May 2008 (7 months)
Performs administration for Nogalesblog.com, the a platform for the political action committee Citizens for a Better Nogales. Uses HTML to build a blog to influence voters and to monetize the site, bringing in revenue.
Team Challenge Facilitator
Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
January 2005 – December 2007 (3 years)
•Facilitated a team-building low-ropes course to academic, athletic and corporate clients.
•Focused activities to stimulate discussion on problems the teams were facing in reality.
•Occasionally facilitated in Spanish.
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry
February 2000 – February 2004 (4 years 1 month)
•Awarded three Army Commendation Medals- one for direct action in combat. •Promoted to Sergeant in less than four years.
•Served in Kosovo and Iraq. Trained and mentored soldiers in garrison and combat.
•Used the rules of engagement in Iraq to keep team members safe.
Daniel Woolfolk's Skills & Expertise
- Final Cut Pro
- News Writing
- AP Style
- Breaking News
- Creative Writing
- Search Engine Ranking
- Social Media
- Report Writing
- military reporting
- business reporting
- economics reporting
- Search Engine Optimization
- Copy Editing
Daniel Woolfolk's Education
M.S., Magazine Journalism
2009 – 2010
Recipient of the Pulitzer-Moore fellowship while interning at The New York Times.
B.A., German Studies
2005 – 2007
I graduated able to read, write and speak German and Arabic proficiently and spent summers in Germany and Egypt. I'm still proficient in German.
Activities and Societies: Awarded the Sun Devil Star Award for leadership on America’s second-largest university campus. Member of Delta Tau Delta.
Transfer, General Studies
2004 – 2004
Studied general studies for transfer to university. Also enrolled for the 2008 – 2009 school year to study journalism – a move that proved vital for being accepted to Columbia University
Activities and Societies: Aztec Press
Daniel Woolfolk's Additional Information
Photography, writing, rock climbing, cycling, the German language and culture, reading.
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- Honors and Awards:
Arizona State Universities "Star Award" for leadership on campus, it is the highest ASU award for students.
Daniel Woolfolk's Publications
Authors: Daniel Woolfolk, Ozier Muhammad
- The New York Times- Lens
- April 14, 2010
I produced the audio for this and other Lens posts. Ozier wrote the post and shot the photo.
- The New York Times - Lens
- May 11, 2010
This was a crowdsourcing project produced by the staff and interns at The New York Times. We worked together to involve more than 12,000 photographers worldwide in taking a picture at the same moment and uploading it to our site. My credit is at the end of the post.
- Aztec Press
- December 11, 2008
An in-depth writing and photo story detailing the economic impact the drug war has had on a Mexican border city.
- West Side Independent
- June 4, 2010
A video profile of an Olympic hopeful and Upper West Side native.
- Watertown Daily Times
- July 22, 2010
An in-depth look at Watertown's housing crunch that will only get worse as more local soldiers return from Afghanistan.
- Watertown Daily Times and the Associated Press
- July 29, 2010
Vice-president Joe Biden welcomed home members of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd brigade, as they returned from their mission in Iraq.
The unit left the country as part of the drawdown in forces.
The Associated Press used a condensed version of this story for other publications.
Daniel Woolfolk's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Spanish(Native or bilingual proficiency)
German(Professional working proficiency)
Arabic(Limited working proficiency)
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