Rachael Kay Gleason

REPORTER | EDITOR | PRODUCER

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Data Journalist/Digital Storyteller for HoustonChronicle.com, Freelance Reporter (Sept. 2011-June 2012), Business News Intern (Summer 2008)

• As data journalist, produce interactive data visualizations for daily and Sunday stories and project
• As stringer, wrote news and feature stories about drought and water-related issues for the Chronicle’s neighborhood sections

PRESENT (2008 & 2011-12)


2015-PRESENT

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Senior Producer/Data Visualization Journalist
• Create interactive charts, graphs, maps and digital extras for the premium website, ExpressNews.com.
• Manage the homepage and section fronts during weekend night shifts.
• Analyze metrics to maximize logged in users and time on site.


2012-2015

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM

Online Editor (Present) , Reporter (June 2013-September 2014) Copy Editor and Page Designer (June 2012-June 2013)
• Reported on business, trend and long-term enterprise stories for the daily paper, special sections
• Edited news, feature and business content; designed pages using Adobe InDesign for local, wire and special sections


2014

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

The Great Energy Challenge Blog
Freelance reporter and blogger
• Provided a weekend of blog coverage during the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas event in Houston


2009-2011

KNIGHT CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JOURNALISM

Freelance Reporter (Sept. 2011-June 2012), Business News Intern (Summer 2008)
• As stringer, wrote news and feature stories about drought and water-related issues for the Chronicle’s neighborhood sections

EJ Magazine

Editor (three editions), Contributing Writer (Fall 2009) • Managed magazine workflow; assigned and substantively edited stories • Supervised a graphic designer and approved all artwork and maps

The Road to Pearl Lagoon

Project examining globalization along Nicaragua’s Atlantic Coast
• Traveled to Nicaragua in July 2010; created print stories and a website

EJ Television

EJTV documentary examining Great Lakes invasive species
Associate Producer of Bad Company (aired on various PBS stations in May 2011) • Researched issues, conducted interviews; updated the documentary website

Great Lakes Echo

Reporter/Quiz Editor/Mashup Editor • Wrote news, feature, investigative and analysis stories about environmental issues • Experimented with alternative story forms and interactive features; created multimedia such as maps and videos; formatted stories for online publication; and used social media to market stories and content


2007-2009

HUNTSVILLE ITEM

Freelance Reporter, Photographer and Desk Editor
• Wrote news, feature and business stories for daily and special sections; covered Texas executions
• Created, edited artwork for publication; updated the website
• As desk editor, paginated weekend editions; managed obituaries


2006-2009

THE HOUSTONIAN

Editor-in-Chief (Spring 2008), Production Manager (2008-2009), Various Positions (since 2006)
• As editor, managed staff of 10 reporters, photographers and editors; assigned and edited stories and paginated front and campus pages