Building Engaging Content Experiences
As an Enterprise Content Strategist, I help organizations identify and articulate the tactical content components needed across digital and traditional channels to create and inform a single set of content guidelines to support engaging user experiences.
Working closely with multidisciplinary teams of UX designers, developers, product and project managers, I help balance meeting user needs with a framework for creating and maintaining strategic content that also supports business goals.
Member: Women Talk Design and Content Strategy Los Angeles
Enterprise Content Strategist, Anthem (Consultant)
January 2018 - Present
Enterprise content strategist focused on creating seamless content and user experience journeys to increase conversions and reduce abrasion for Anthem’s Medicare audience, as well as the Medicaid Provider audience. Work with Product, SEO, UX, Compliance, and other partners to define holistic user experiences and to inform requirements for scrum teams, including the creation of content models for development.
Senior Content Strategist, Practice Lead (Consultant)
2015 - 2018
Senior-level content strategist leading the establishment of an enterprise-wide content strategy practice at Kaiser Permanente, one
of America’s leading health care providers.
Coordinating a team of content strategists who, working in collaboration with UX, IA, Marketing, User Research, and CMS team members, apply strategic thinking to deliver thoughtful content solutions that balance business goals with user needs, while establishing business-wide processes for content governance, including responsive best practices and content re-use.
Content Strategist | UX - Sensis
2013 - 2015
Successfully established in-house content strategy practice within the agency's digital experience group. Worked closely with visual design and user experience, implementing and executing strategies using a variety of content types to build experiences across client information channels that are both engaging and useful.
Applied proven methodologies to help clients understand how to create and curate content that met both business goals and the needs of users, establishing benchmarks to help define meaningful outcomes, and in some cases, simultaneously managing and meeting stringent regulatory requirements.
Content Strategist | UX and Engagement - Freelance
2012 - 2013
Holistic content strategist and user engagement specialist, providing digital strategy, editorial and copywriting solutions to creative agencies and large consumer-facing websites, with a focus on enhancing the consumer experience.
Creation of and adherence to editorial style and tone consistent with the brand story to support and increase engagement across digital platforms.
Product Manager | UX and Engagement - YP.COM
2008 - 2012
Built and implemented an online community as an insight tool to augment usability testing, research, and product innovation. Created an engagement strategy to build brand loyalty and recognition among members, while gleaning actionable insights on products and features. Also conducted onsite testing in a dedicated usability lab to inform and improve product development.
As a product owner and user advocate, applied creative, strategic and analytical skills to create and ship consumer products for web and mobile properties including YP.COM and YPmobile for iOS and Android.
Senior Writer | Content - YELLOWPAGES.COM
2006 - 2008
As part of the Consumer Experience team, developed and executed content strategies based on business objectives, balancing SEO and usability for comScore Top 50 consumer-facing, local search Web site and related mobile apps. Collaborated on site-wide content initiatives with cross-functional teams and recommended third-party content providers for procurement.
Skills and Tools
Interaction Design Foundations
WCAG 2.1 Standards
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey -
New Brunswick, NJ
BA - Sociology
UCLA Extension - Los Angeles, CA
Certification - Journalism, Print & Broadcast
Content Strategy for Professionals: Engaging Audiences for Your Organization