Joel Shannon

hi.im.joel.shannon@gmail.com Resume

I reach millions of readers every month by writing engaging stories on tight deadlines. I draw on my past experience as an audience analyst, social media manager and digital editor to create content people love to read.

When I'm not working, I'm probably exploring Southern California. I'm picking up photography again as a hobby (check out my latest photos on Instagram). I'm always interested in trying new food. And I'm an annual pass holder at Disneyland and the San Diego Zoo.

September 2016

Midwestern Regional Emmy Nominee: director, informational category

March 2016

Edith Hughes Emerging Journalist Award: awarded by Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association

Sept. 2015

Dover Intelligent Design trial: landing page and video

To mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark Dover Intelligent Design trial, I created an online landing page linking to the York Daily Record's extensive coverage. I also wrote the script for an explainer video and created the video using After Effects and Premiere.

Aug. 2015

GametimePA Football preview

Created a Wordpress-based solution to display GametimePA's high school football preview coverage for three daily newspapers covering six counties.

June 2015

Tax Calculator

This interactive tax calculator allows residents in three Pennsylvania counties to see how a proposed tax plan will affect them personally.