About

I am a Washington, D.C.-based web communications professional with  M.A. in multimedia journalism from American University. 

I have 10 years of experience, most of which has focused on digital and online communications. 

I am an expert web generalist, with a wide range of online and digital communications experience. This includes web content production and management, metrics, social media management, website migration and website creation. I have created WordPress sites, brochures and newsletters in InDesign, interactive content like maps or timelines, and HTML newsletters. 

One theme that runs throughout this experience is writing and editing.

 A primary goal for this year is write more, building on my journalism training and creating a portfolio of work.

I like international. I gained much of my professional experience in internationally-focus organizations such as the World Bank, Organisation for International Cooperation and Development (in Paris, France), U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Academies, and Peace Corps (in Turkmenistan). I have experience involving the former Soviet Union, specifically as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Turkmenistan and while working on international science policy issues at the National Academies. Traveled to…

I like AP Style. I like taking pictures.

When I’m not doing any of the above you can find me hiking in Rock Creek Park, playing with my kids, or sorting through the thousands of pictures on my laptop.

 

Experience includes:

  • Data visualization: Data cleaning with RegEx/GREP; creation of interactive charts, interactive timelines, and interactive maps.
  • Web communications: Content management systems, large-scale web content migration
    and redesign projects, web content production and management, HTML/CSS and SharePoint
    administration site; multimedia content production for online posting.
  • Writing and editing: Production of material such as web content, reports, newsletters and
    marketing material, assuring compliance with editorial standards.
  • Multimedia: Hands-on experience in video production, audio recording and editing,
    photography and data visualization.
  • Print production/desktop publishing: Managed print production using external vendors.
    Used InDesign to layout newsletters, brochures, and other marketing material.

International experience: two years in Central Asia and two and a half years in Paris.

 

 

All images are copyrighted to Chris Holt.