Amy Zerba

journalism.

Assistant Metro Editor, The New York Times, New York: Edit, assign and produce Metro stories. This role includes project management and social media strategy; brainstorming for story ideas; gathering content and building multimedia and UGC projects; writing news alerts and social copy for Twitter and Facebook; shooting mobile video and Facebook Live segments; and coaching reporters on writing strong social copy. I started on the copy desk at The Times. (July 2012-presently).

Associate Producer for Interactives, CNN.com, Atlanta: Built multimedia interactives, which included shooting and producing audio soundslides, photo galleries and video stories, as well as interactive quizzes and explainers. (Feb. 2009-July 2010).

Copy Editor and Page Designer, Austin American-Statesman, Austin: Edited news, business and sports stories and wrote headlines; designed A1, Sunday A1, Metro covers and Nation/World pages (Jan. 2005-Jan. 2009)

Page Designer, Houston Chronicle, Houston: Designed section pages and covers for Food, Sports and Houston Lifestyle in Quark and InDesign; Created photo illustrations. (June 2004-Aug. 2004, internship; Dec. 2004-Jan. 2005, freelance)

Online Producer, Statesman.com, Austin: Selected stories and art for the online edition of the Austin American-Statesman, edited copy, wrote headlines, summaries and HTML, and produced photo galleries. (Jan. 2004-May 2004, internship)

Copy Editor and Page Designer, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: Designed Sports and Metro sections, decided story placement, wrote headlines, edited and designed special sections including NFL Monday, college football and college basketball previews. (Jan. 1997-Jan. 2001)

Editor, The Independent Florida Alligator, Gainesville, Fla.: Led a team of 12 editors and more than 30 writers, coached editors on how to work one-on-one with writers, edited copy, wrote headlines and worked with writers on special projects. Other positions held include managing editor, copy desk chief, copy editor, features editor and reporter. (Aug. 1992-Dec. 1996)

Writer, Jacksonville Magazine, Jacksonville, Fla.: Edited stories and wrote news shorts. (May 1996-Aug. 1996, internship)

Freelance Writer, Florida Living Magazine, Gainesville, Fla.: Wrote features on Florida cities and profiles. (May 1995-Aug. 1995, internship)