Journalist, photographer, tech enthusiast

Mike Waterhouse's Resume

Mike Waterhouse's background and job experience

Mike Waterhouse [.com]

Multi-screen, creative media leader who is passionate about newsroom workflow innovation and journalism-centered product development


Achievements

  • Promoted from director to VP within 9 months at Worldnow
  • “Employee of the quarter” at WEWS in March 2011
  • “Most valuable player” at WSAZ in 2006 and 2009
  • “Most innovative” at WSAZ in 2007

Experience

07/2015–Present                   WABC-TV/ABC-OTV                    New York, N.Y.
Senior Digital Producer

  • Lead digital team’s day-to-day news coverage on website, app, social media platforms
  • Collaborate with TV-based managers and staff to ensure consistency across screens
  • Develop and carry out overall digital strategy for station
  • Identify and implement creative digital storytelling techniques
     

07/2013–06/2015                   Worldnow                    Long Island City, N.Y.
Vice President, Client Services & Strategic Account Management

  • Oversee more than 100 client accounts, ensuring customer satisfaction & retention
  • Consult TV stations in digital best practices, help devise feasible & effective workflows
  • Work closely with product team to ensure development is in-line with clients’ needs
  • Lead strategy discussions about social media, SEO, multi-screen approach
     

02/2010–06/2013            WEWS NewsChannel 5        Cleveland, Ohio
Executive Producer of New Media

  • Produce and oversee content produced for website, social media on time-critical basis
  • Plan and execute major system changes for newsroom, train staff on new technology
  • Develop and carry out social media strategy for station and staff
  • Motivate team of five using skills gained at leadership training offered through company
     

01/2005–02/2010               WSAZ NewsChannel 3        Huntington/Charleston, W.Va.
News Operations Manager

  • Manage projects for major technology transitions (weather system, crawl, graphics)
  • Lead team planning for major event coverage, including breaking news & elections
  • Develop training guides for new equipment/software, serve as trainer
  • Administrate newsroom computer system, optimize settings and user features
     

04/1999-01/2005                WSAZ NewsChannel 3        Huntington/Charleston, W.Va.
Photojournalist

  • Incorporate creative style in capturing newsworthy events for a commercial newscast
  • Crafted and implemented more effective systems for workflow and videotape storage

Education & Involvement

1997–2001                       Ohio University                                 Athens, Ohio

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication
  • Major in Communication Systems Management
  • Two-term Elected Student Body Representative, Ohio University Student Senate
  • Interned in telecom division at Progressive Insurance in Mayfield Village, Ohio

Technical Proficiency

Web Tools

  • HTML, DNS, TCP/IP  •  Google Webmaster Tool  •  Google News Publisher Center  •  AP Style  •  WordPress  •  Worldnow/Frankly Producer CMS  •  Clickability CMS  •  Endplay CMS  •  ABC Site Editor  •  Video streaming, VOIP  •  Anvato video streaming  • Teradek live streaming  •  Spredfast  •  Hootsuite  •  Vitrue

Creative Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop  •  Adobe Lightroom  •  Adobe Premiere

Analytics Tools

  • Adobe Analytics/Omniture  • comScore DAX  •  Chartbeat  •  Crowdtangle  •  Shareablee

Business Tools

  • Salesforce  •  Pardot  •  Jira  •  MS Office/Google Doc  •  Microsoft Visio  •  Windows 7/8.1/10

Broadcast TV Tools

  • ENPS  •  iNews  •  Dalet  •  Weather Central/WSI  •  NewsTicker products

 

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