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My Journey

Media Specialist and Content Management.

How it all began…

2/1993Embarked on an opportunity to work 2nd shift in New York as a design & media specialist. Worked with various digital platforms including PC, Mac and Quantel systems. Always an adventure riding the rails at 1am.

1/1994Contractor at WCAU-TV. Launched EarthWatch Digital Weather platform. We turned heads, competed in ratings and I started learning about the television news industry.

9/1996Contractor at CNBC. Worked with the Creative Services Team. Designer of news graphics and animations. Designer of graphics for various evening programs.

11/1998Hired as Senior Graphic Designer at FOX Television.  My first full-time position. Designer of graphics and animations for ‘Good Day Philadelphia’ AM variety show. Trained the staff on how to use PaintBox systems. 

4/2000Tried something new and joined Bancorp.com as Web designer and developer. I learned about server technology, front-end design & how to code. 9/11 changed everything.

4/2002 Joined CBS-3 as Graphics Coordinator, Digital Designer, Animator, Weather Producer and Department Manager. A real ‘jack-of-all’ trades. Good times, Bad times…
Hard times but definitely another time where I had a chance to lead and produce.

9/2005Joined Sungard as Communications Manager. Worked exclusively with the President of Sales to develop his communication platforms and promotions.

9/2007Joined Hay Group as Digital & Media Specialist. At Hay Group, I became a Producer/Editor of all multi-media communications. CMS editor for Global Marketing. True hybrid role working with the Executive, Human Resources, IT and Global Marketing Teams.

9/2015 – Contractor at Comcast. Content Manager utilizing Sitecore CMS

2/2016 – Contractor at Talen Energy. Content Manager utilizing Sharepoint & Sitecore CMS. Presentation designer and web development.

10/2016Placed at Merck as Content & Graphic Manager utilizing SDL Tridion CMS architecture and eCatalog site content. Managing brand information gathering, assigning metadata taxonomy, and structuring architecture of CMS.

04/2017 – Contract ended. Search begins.  

08/2017Pennsylvania Real Estate Active. Broker: Robert Sassi Enterprises. Full Service residential real estate sales, listings, rentals and property management.  www.robsassi.com

10/2017 – Placed at Vanguard by Infinia Search. Thanks Steve.
Content Manager, Writer and Graphic Designer using home-grown CMS.
…. stay tuned