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Joshua I. Altman

Joshua Altman is a multimedia producer and digital storyteller in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of Georgetown University's M.A. program in Communication, Culture and Technology and The George Washington University with a double major in Journalism & Mass Communication and History, two areas in which Joshua always held a strong interest.

Professional Summary

  • High-energy, gregarious and deadline-oriented communications strategist, content creator, and social media specialist, passionate about pursuing a position in Digital Content and Communications.
  • Strong, persuasive and commercially-minded writer, team player, and committed partner to clients, dedicated to increasing positive brand awareness, competitive positioning and anticipating potential obstacles.
  • Collaborative team player, engage and develop strong relationships both internally and externally with global interdisciplinary functions to craft and deliver clear, unified and impactful messaging.

Professional Experience

Washington, DC | April 2018 – Present

Communications Management Consultant, LinkVisum Consulting Group at the Department of Justice

  • Author and edit briefings submitted by nationwide agency leadership and ensure all information is accurate and meets the necessary standards for briefing the Attorney General and other senior level Department of Justice leaders
  • Author original content for an interagency Department of Justice initiative and co-facilitated internal and external focus groups for publicly available department resources
  • Design outreach materials for stakeholder groups
  • Copy edit web and print content authorized by the consulting team
  • Co-author communications strategy document to improve the agency’s public image and coordinate outreach programs
  • Research relevant jurisdictional areas to author and edit agency’s style guide and ensure continuity and branding within the agency and that the agency speaks with one cohesive voice

Communications Strategy and Digital Content Consultant, Senior Communications and Strategy Consultant

Washington, DC | June 2014 – April 2018

  • For a major client, Smitz Laboratories, lead communications team and strategy as Director of Communications.
  • Strategize, create and promote pre-launch and post-launch media for startup and established entity accounts.
  • Communicating multiple messages across a book of clients using both traditional and digital resources.
  • Developing client’s strategic and technical goals including deadline goals, punch lists and delivery
  • Crafted viral marketing campaigns using targeted media and social media political platforms
  • Managed content delivery including the client project calendar and in-house production coordination.
  • Facilitated multistage project execution and on-time delivery across client contractors.
  • Navigated campaign issues with key targets for new research, copywriting and media delivery

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The Hill Newspaper, Multimedia Content Creator, Producer and Communications Strategist

Washington, DC | May 2009 – June 2014

  • Produced editorial content with a comprehensive team of Capitol Hill reporters and staff
  • Project managed content bundles on the economy, defense, technology, energy and healthcare policy
  • Streamlined the project execution process to deliver redesigned content under budget and on time
  • Worked on multiple simultaneous productions requiring short-term and long-term production timelines
  • Maintained and organized more than forty web video players designated for both development and release
  • Managed the publication’s social media presence including @TheHill on Twitter & The Hill on Facebook
  • Delivered full digital content coverage at national party conventions in Charlotte, NC and Tampa, FL

The George Washington University, Adjunct Professor

Washington, DC | August 2014 – December 2014

  • Taught at The School of Media & Public Affairs as an Adjunct Professor focusing on content delivery
  • Supported student’s pitch process with ongoing refinement and feedback on account creative proposals
  • Orchestrated a comprehensive technical training program with a focus on storytelling, shooting and editing

Education

Georgetown University, Master of Arts, Communication, Culture and Technology, May 2013

The George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications & History, May 2010

Technical Experience

  • Full stack video and photo production experience including DSLR, ProHD and ENG
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite for major account project production and delivery; develops and implements WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Ooyala, Brightcove, DaCast and Google Analytics platfors

Honors & Awards

  • Telly Classic Gold Award, Special Recognition in a Category Awarded only in select years (1)
  • Telly Silver Award, Top Award in a Category (4)
  • Telly Bronze Award (7)