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-- Edwards Deming
EDITORIAL: Teams have won numerous national awards for interactive media, including the Loeb Award for online financial news twice in a row, the Gold Medal from the American society of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and multiple national awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Recognized as one of the top business writers in the country by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.
TECHNICAL: Expert coder in both Javasript and Actionscript. Expert analyst/programmer of AJAX communications, XML, SVG graphics, interactive video, distribution of content through complex networks and sets of servers.
UX/UI: More than ten years experience planning, building, and improving complex graphics-oriented interfaces based on data feedback from user interactions, working in concert with colleagues at Microsoft, Razorfish, TheStreet.com, other digital organizations. Multiple national awards relating to user experience.
MANAGEMENT: Researched business logic and planned major interactive development projects at Microsoft (as Managing Editor of MSN Money) and at TheStreet.com (as Director of Product Development), with P&L responsibility for long-term results. Managed coders and designers in development of multimedia products, supervised debugging and launch of products, as project leader. Proven manager of managers. Led staff of 250 at The Record, a newspaper in Northern Jersey awarded as the best in the state every year of my tenure there.
October, 2014 to present: UX lead and partner at Message & Code, a company that produces web-driven interactive data for communications clients.
February, 2012 to present: UX lead and partner at Kinnective, a web startup that offers an updated approach to bookmarks management, emphasizing easy access on mobile devices and direct collaboration with others in the mapping of valuable web resources. Wrote most of a complex, ajax-driven interface in JQuery Mobile.
June, 2010 to March, 2012: Director of Product Development, TheStreet.com, guiding design and technical specs on all of the site's web products.TheStreet.com is one of the nation's largest financial news sites. Special responsibility for development of new approaches to multimedia, interactive video, and interactive charts. Responsibility for business analysis on new products and coordination with tech team re the build process.
April, 2006 to May, 2009: Managing Editor, MSN Money, and project manager on several ambitious multimedia development projects. Developed several breakthrough video and multimedia platforms for Microsoft, quadrupling user engagement over the norm for the network. Led the team that engineered MSN's first use of Flash video at MSN. Built a desktop-based video studio in midtown Manhattan, fully replicating broadcast functionality at a fraction of the cost. Hired and trained a new multimedia team. One staffer crisscrossed China with a video camera in a knapsack, documenting the rise of the Chinese middle class in "Keeping Up with the Wangs," a project that won the Loeb Award for online content in 2008. A follow-up project, "Middle Class Crunch," won the Loeb in 2009.
Jan to March, 2006: Internet consultant at the New York Daily News. Developed a plan to rebuild the web presence of the country's fifth largest newspaper.
2001 to 2006: Managing Editor, The Record, New Jersey. Supervision of a news staff of 250 at the newspaper that dominated investigative coverage and editorial awards at the state level despite competition from a rival three times its size. Led a data-driven continuous improvement effort in the newsroom. In 2005, the newspaper produced a web-based multimedia investigative project entitled Toxic Legacy. In recognizing this project with a gold medal, its highest award, the national Society of Investigative Reporters and Editors called the project a "landmark work" and added:
"This work stood out not only for its exhaustive reporting and clear writing, but for its riveting multimedia presentation, which set a standard to which larger publications and broadcast outlets should aspire."
1995 to 2000: Assistant Managing Editor, Electronic-News, The Star-Ledger, New Jersey: Planned and led one of the nation's most aggressive and most successful media convergence efforts, integrating TV, web, and print coverage at News12 New Jersey, njo.com, and the Star-Ledger. Built low-cost system to automate Star-Ledger news feeds to the web. Trained print reporters for live on-air reports and coordinated their efforts with TV staff.
Winner, Best Investigative Project, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, 2011.
Winner, Best Web Multimedia, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, 2011.
The Loeb Award for Online, 2009. This is the country's most prestigious award for financial news coverage. For MSN's multimedia coverage regarding the travails of the American middle class, "Middle Class Crunch."
Winner, The Loeb Award for Online, 2008, for "Keeping Up With the Wangs."
Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, 2008, for "Keeping Up With the Wangs."
Gold Medal, the organization's highest award, from Investigative Reporters and Editors, 2006, as ME of The Record, for "Toxic Legacy," a series on the dumping of lead paint by Ford Motor Company in the forests of northern New Jersey.
Best Investigative Project, over 100,0000 circ, Society of Professional Journalists, 2006, for "Toxic Legacy"
Best Special Feature, Internet, Editor and Publisher, 2006, for "Toxic Legacy."
Finalist for the Online News Association's Knight Public Service Award, 2006, for "Toxic Legacy"
Record writers won the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Journalism, New York City Deadline Club, both 2003 and 2004
NYC Deadline Club's public service award for 2004
NYC Silurian Club award for investigative journalism, spring 2004.
Record and Ledger design staffs received dozens of awards from the national Society of Newspaper Design, including "Best in Show" for the Ledger in 2001
Photo staff built at the Star-Ledger wins Pulitzer Prize for feature photography, 2001
Record was named best major newspaper in New Jersey by the New Jersey Press Association three years in a row, 2003, 2004, 2005.
As a reporter, Art was named one of top news feature writers in the U.S. by the American Society of Newspaper Editors (category was business writing).
Columbia College, New York, BA English (National Merit Scholar)
Regis High School, New York
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