Jessica Estepa

Email address:
jess.estepa@gmail.com

Twitter handle:
@jmestepa

Website:
http://jessicaestepa.com

I am currently a Professional journalist or technologist working in media

Company:
National Geographic

Job Title:
Senior digital producer

Bio:

Jessica Estepa is a storyteller and a self-described news junkie/social media butterfly based in Washington, D.C. She currently works as a senior producer at National Geographic, where she leads the organization’s digital distribution efforts. She was previously a digital editor at USA Today, guiding digital news coverage in the evening, contributing to the organization’s politics coverage and co-writing the For the Record newsletter. Additionally, she was a reporter for E&E Publishing, covering fisheries, oceans, wildlife and other natural resources policy news on and off Capitol Hill. She also wrote feature stories for and worked on the production side of Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

A native Nevadan, she attended the University of Nevada’s Reynolds School and worked at a number of places in the Silver State, including the Reno Gazette-Journal, before departing for the East Coast. For fun, she volunteers with the nonprofit 826DC and sings with the Capitol Hill Chorale.

Affiliations:
Other Online News Association, Journalism and Women Symposium

Current Leadership Positions:

I run the unconference track at the annual ONA conference, which includes managing the unconference’s website, voting system, volunteers and panels. I also help organize the lightning talks.
On the local level, I coordinate volunteers and events for ONA’s D.C. chapter.

Areas of expertise:
Basic HTML/CSS, Web production experience, Social media branding – Newsroom / organization level, Social media branding – Individual, Social media branding – Sub-branded accounts (such as a Politics Blog or Regional Channel), Beat reporter

Speaking Experience
Yes, I have been a keynote speaker for an event, Yes, have spoken on panels

Past Speaking Experience:

– Online News Association 2014 Conference, First-Timer Orientation speaker, Chicago
– Association of Alternative Newsmedia 2014 Conference, Environmental Coverage Trends and Opportunities for Alt-Weeklies panel, Nashville, Tenn.
– Keynote speaker, Reynolds High School Journalism Institute (American Society of News Editors) 2013, Reno, Nev.
– Guest speaker for college and high school journalism classes

City / Location Preferences:

I’m based in Washington, D.C., but can travel and participate in industry events and conferences around the country.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *