Ann Oldenburg

Ann Oldenburg
1721 Valley Ave.
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 618-0459 /  ann.t.oldenburg@gmail.com

Writer/editor/professor


Strengths:

-Expert at distilling anything into readable, exciting content – from short blurbs to blogs to long-form storytelling.

-Experienced in managing a team of writers to produce lively, creative content on daily deadlines.
Adept at content management, photo acquisition and presentation, along with integrating that content into social media for further engagement and reach.
-Particularly well versed in independent work that embraces both accuracy and creativity, but also able to easily coordinate with graphics, arts and video teams to package reader-friendly content.
-Specialist in conducting interviews with top professionals in any field.
-A veteran in research, writing and editing for different tone, styles and format.
-Well-versed in AP style.
-Excellent under pressure, on deadline, working with a team and independently to edit and proof work.
-Detail-oriented, good at making connections, building relationships.
-Always open to feedback; easily accepts responsibility for all assignments, teams and jobs.

Experience

Georgetown University — full-time
Professor of the Practice/Lecturer
-I teach several courses in the journalism program.

LifeZette.com — Feb. 2016–November 2016
Pop Culture editor/writer 
-Worked with radio show host Laura Ingraham, managing a group of freelance writers based around the country to assign, edit and publish several stories on the site every day. Learned much about conservative viewpoints and media bias.

USA TODAY — July 1987-May 2015
Reporter/Editor                                                                                                 
-Wrote edited, developed and packaged entertainment news and feature stories for digital and print.
-Regularly published six to 10 stories a day, using in-house publishing tool for our usatoday.com site and using WordPress for then newly launched Entertain This! offshoot. 
-Regularly managed and updated the content, offering fresh video, photo galleries and other formats.
-Strategized, developed and planned content for all platforms. 
-Covered all major awards shows – Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes.
-Interviewed dozens of stars and celebrities.
-Was one of the featured “voices” in USA TODAY’s 2014 fall marketing campaign.

The Washington Post
— 1981-1987
Worked as a copy clerk in the Style section.
Managed a staff of copy clerks in the newsroom.
Worked as an intern reporter in the Style section.

Other Appearances, Publications
-Co-authored The Dog Lover’s Companion to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, a guidebook for places to take your dog in the metro area.
-Have appeared as an expert on TV shows including the Today show, Entertainment Tonight, WUSA9 news and radio shows.
-Experienced in moderating panels, interviewing talent on stage in front of an audience.
-Regular contributor/reviewer for Parents’ Choice Foundation covering children’s media.
-Helped launch/regular contributor/writer for The Employment Law Group’s BadBossOfTheMonth.com website.
-Freelance writer for AARP.org, with a focus on entertainment stories.
-Freelance writer for Next Avenue.org, with a focus on culture, aging, health stories.

 
Education
University of Florida
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism