Daniel J. Schneider

@schneidan | |


New Media Journalism Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including grammar and journalistic style, as well as technical writing and editing. Thorough familiarity with AP style, Denver Post style, and operating knowledge of newsroom procedures and workflows for print, online, social and mobile. Proficient with content management systems including MediaWiki, phpBB, Joomla! and WordPress, as well as proprietary systems. Extensive knowledge of S.E.O. and S.M.O. principles and best practices for breaking and online news environments. Expert community management skills and experience. Breaking news reporting and photography.

Social, Mobile and Enterprise Proven competency with news promotion, reader engagement, sourcing and verifying through social networks. Well-developed online presence including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and others. Adept at use of mobile systems for newsgathering, publication and dissemination. Demonstrated track record developing and executing effective and award-winning online presentation of complex stories and projects while on deadline.

Design and Development Understanding of online and interactive journalism tools including SoundCloud, Scribd, DocumentCloud, ScribbleLive, CoverItLive,, Storify, TimelineJS, and other URL shorteners, Google FusionTables, Geocommons and MapBox mapping toolkits. Adobe Creative Suite including Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Metrics and analytics including Chartbeat, Visual Revenue, Social Flow, Google Analytics, and Adobe Omniture SiteCatalyst. Familiarity with LAMP systems including setup, configuration, and maintenance. Expert level PC and Mac user, intermediate experience in Linux/Unix environments. Well-versed in XHTML and HTML5, CSS and CSS3, RSS, XML, PHP, MySQL, Python, JavaScript and jQuery, and the Google Maps API. Experience with frameworks including ZURB Foundation and Bootstrap.


Online News Producer,
The Denver Post
August 16, 2010 – Present
101 West Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203; 303‑954‑1300

Publish breaking news online; post updates and maintain Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Google+ presence; design and implement updates and changes to website pages and functionality using HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery, PHP, and Python; monitor Twitter and other networks for breaking news and use social media to help reporters source and verify stories; educate and train newsroom personnel on new media journalism tools; work with editors, programmers, designers and reporters to prepare special online presentations; WordPress and Django setup, development and maintenance; community management; breaking news reporting, editing and photography; blogging and data reporting as needed.

Online News Producer (contractor),
The Denver Post
October 14, 2005 – August 15, 2010
101 West Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203; 303‑954‑1300

Publish stories to the website via proprietary content management system, manual and editor-generated HTML coding, photo selection and editing, choosing and publishing content from wire services, headline generation, edit or write-through stories, section development, some multimedia and interactive content development.

Managing Editor, MetroFlyer
Metropolitan State College of Denver Aviation and Aerospace Science Dept.

August 15, 2009 – June 15, 2010
Auraria Campus, Speer Blvd. and Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80217; 303-556-2400

Create 24-page departmental magazine including: Determine issue content, design layout, research and write stories, find and work with writers for additional content, solicit and take in content from student organizations and other department sources, edit all content for publication, some advertising work, photography and photo editing, graphics creation, generation of final documents for both web and print publication using Adobe Creative Suite.


APME award for Digital Storytelling, Winner “Chasing the Beast,” (The Denver Post, Staff), July 1, 2014.
Online Presentation, 3rd place, Best of the West (The Denver Post, Staff), April 18, 2014.
Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, (The Denver Post, Staff), April 15, 2013.
Breaking News Reporting, 1st place, Best of the West (The Denver Post, Staff), April 2, 2013.
Online: Breaking News, 1st Place CAPER Awards, Feb. 22, 2013.
EPPY Award for Best Entertainment Website, Honorable Mention “The Titanic, 100 Year Later,” Oct. 31, 2012.


Colorado Press Association, member since 2013
Online News Association, member since 2010
Society of Professional Journalists, member since 2005


Bachelor of Science, Technical Communication Metropolitan State College of Denver, May 16, 2010.

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