• Summary


    Adaptive media professional with experience editing some of the most highly trafficked websites, creating award-winning content and developing content strategies, with a record of achievement in editorial, academic and nonprofit media markets.


  • Skills

    multimedia production:

    Creating digital content to

    engage targeted audiences through photography, video

    and animation.

    content management:

    Web publishing using CMS

    and DAM workflows, with

    attention to SEO optimization

    and web analytics.

    media strategy:

    Designing cross-channel

    communication strategies

    founded on data-driven


  • Preston Gannaway - Photojournalist - 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Kari was a fantastic collaborator on the Remember Me multimedia project. We’ve worked closely together on two separate occasions. She always shows dedication that extends far beyond what is required of her, has great communication skills and most importantly, an impeccable sense of story. I would definitely work with her again and would highly recommend her to others.

    jonathan woods - executive producer - Time magazine

    Kari stepped onto the TIME.com editing team during one of the most intense news cycles spanning Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 Olympics, the Presidential election, and the Sandy Hook shooting. Her work ethic was second to none and her performance consistently solid. In a 24 hour news cycle with breaking news and hard deadlines, known quantities are invaluable. Kari proved herself a reliable and strong contributor to our team.

    NAthan weber - creative director - vellum media

    Kari was brought on to manage a series of video shoots for a one of our clients new marketing campaigns. Her strong sense of visuals, time management and knowledge of content creation made her a great fit for this project. She managed unforeseen logistical challenges and worked remotely to develop solutions in real time. Her level of experience has given her the skills to think critically, create a solution and succeed in her tasks.

    Tara Elliott – Filter Program & Project Manager, MSN.com

    It’s rare that you come across a standout talent like Kari. As a photo editor, she's top-notch. I called her my 'can do editor' because she was always quick to volunteer and eager to learn. Her versatility was demonstrated time and time again: collaborating on various teams and content, navigating new workflows and processes, all with attention to detail and deadlines. I could always rely on her to get things done. Kari will be an asset to any team.

  • experience

    Carry-On Media

    Media Producer and Consultant (2015-Present)

    Freelance producer with a rich understanding of audience engagement using visual communications. Digital services include video/multimedia production, social media strategy and website development.


    Content Author/Editor (2016)

    Contractor responsible for authoring and editing Nike.com product pages across multiple categories in 15 global markets, tailoring each campaign for localized messaging and translation.


    Homepage Photo Editor/Content Manager - Seattle, WA (2013-2015)

    Collaborated with a team of editors to oversee the MSN.com homepage, helping drive 22-32 million clicks per day. Contributed to several other MSN properties including travel, finance, lifestyle and sports channels with consideration to the content strategy of each extension brand.

    Time Magazine

    Assistant Photo Editor - New York, NY (2012-2013)

    Photo editor for Time.com's technology, science and international news channels where I collaborated with cross-functional teams on innovative projects optimized for web, print and educational outputs.

    Beaconhills College

    Adjunct Instructor - Melbourne, Australia (2011)

    Instructor in Beaconhills' ‘Artist in Residence’ program; teaching students photographic technique and media production skills.

    Shakti Visuals

    Freelance Media Producer and Consultant - India, Nepal (2008-2011)

    Multimedia producer working in the nonprofit sector to produce content for information campaigns, grant proposals and internal communications. Clients include; the United Nations, Amnesty International, the European Union Consulate, Save the Children and Action Aid.

    Freelance Photojournalist

    Various Newspapers (2005-2008)

    Fulfilled multi-faceted duties including photography, multimedia production, feature writing, proofreading and web publishing.


    Previous Roles
    Concord Monitor (New Hampshire 07-08')
    Indianapolis Star (Indiana 07')
    Pueblo Chieftain (Colorado 06')
    Monroe Evening News (Michigan '05)
    Fort Knox- Public Affairs Office (Kentucky 05')

  • education

    University of Washington

    Certificate in Storytelling and Content Strategy - Seattle, WA (2016)

    Program focuses on designing cross-channel strategies around compelling media, quantifying success with key data measurement tools to provide insight about your audience.

    Western Kentucky University

    Bachelors in Photojournalism & New Media - Bowling Green, KY (2005-2007)

    Curriculum designed to prepare students to create community-driven reporting using visual communications. Emphasis on multimedia production through combining photography, video and design skills.

    Poynter Institute

    Multimedia Fellowship - St. Petersburg, FL. (Fall 2006)

    Fellowship granted to one college student to receive multimedia training alongside industry professionals from leading publications across the US.

  • Documentary Photography

    sample of work from editorial assignments

  • Connect