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ABC10/KXTV, Sacramento, California

Director of Digital Strategy, March 2014 – present
Executive Producer of Digital and Social Media, March 2013 – March 2014
Ian’s strategies led ABC10 to more than double its online traffic in two years, and under my direction the station rose from no. 4 to no. 1 among local news organizations on social media.
  • Oversee digital and social media for the ABC affiliate in one of the country’s top 20 television markets
  • Create and execute strategies to engage, maintain and grow the station’s audience on digital and social media
  • Manage and direct a six-member digital media team
  • Work closely with sales and marketing departments to create and execute strategies for increasing revenue

TEGNA, McLean, Virginia

Social Leadership Team member, August 2014 – present
Ian was chosen to train journalists across the country in social media best practices and to serve as a liaison between TEGNA and major tech companies like Twitter.
  • One of four digital leaders selected to help oversee social media efforts for one of the nation’s largest media corporations
  • Travels to other TEGNA stations across the country to train reporters, anchors and others in social media best practices
  • Helps manage company-wide launches of social products
  • Collaborates with vendors and tech companies to ensure TEGNA stations are following best practices for social media

KQED, San Francisco, California

News Engagement Producer, July 2012 – March 2013
Online Community Engagement Specialist for News, October 2010 – July 2012
Ian built and launched a social media infrastructure for news at the country’s most-listened-to NPR affiliate.
  • Collaborated with listeners to produce digital and social content
  • Created and implemented successful social media strategies
  • Provided training and support for reporters, editors and managers on social media and digital innovation
  • Created and supported partnerships with tech startups
  • Developed partnerships with other media organizations


San Joaquin Media Group, Stockton, California

Web Content Producer, January 2009 – October 2010
209Vibe Editor/founder, March 2007 – January 2009
Music and Entertainment Writer for The Record daily newspaper, April 2005 – March 2007

The Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio

Staff Writer, April 2001 – April 2005

The Courier, Findlay, Ohio

Staff Writer, October 1998 – April 2001


Online News Association (ONA), Sacramento chapter

Board chair, January 2014 – present

  • Launched a series of professional development events about social media and digital journalism with an average of 20 attendees per event
  • Doubled the number of members of the Board of Directors
  • Increased ONA Sacramento’s Meetup group membership by 30 percent


E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism, September 1998