MARK LOUNDY (408) 370-2119

@Twitter: @markloundy

      Media, content, video and Web specialist.
      Why hire an army when a small, multi-role strike force will do the job faster, better and cheaper?

Selected Skills

  • Project Management
  • Writing
  • PowerPoint
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Television Production

  • Photoshop
  • Quark XPress
  • HTML
  • Video and still photography
  • Voiceover

  • Experience

    CUPERTINO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT, San Jose, Calif. 11/12 to present
    Instructional Technology Specialist
         Train and support teachers in instructional technology. Research and recommend means and methods of transitioning school to STEM oriented learning. Part of design team for shared learning space.

    MEDIAWOORKS, San Jose, Calif. 12/01 to present
         Founder of video production company and media consultancy. Produce and create corporate and consumer videos. Design logos and point-of-purchase displays.

    Content Manager, 5/06 to 9/06
         Responsible for content for three city launches in San Francisco Bay area. Services included online and live community outreach, strategic planning, daily site maintenance.

    Director of Content, PortfolioLab, Inc. 3/03 to 12/08
         Consultant to start-up. Services provided include creating and editing all content for corporate site and application, logo design, mock-up creation, User Interface creation and strategic consultation.

    YAHOO!, Sunnyvale, Calif. 5/99 to 12/01

    FinanceVision 1/00 to 12/01
         Founding staff member of highest-rated regular videocast on the Web. Developed Web presence to brand and market on-air talent. Advised anchors on how to safely interact with the public online. Worked as news writer and as a member of the control room and studio staff.
         Created and maintained FinanceVision broadcast pronunciation guide.
         Developed military primer for editorial staff with little military background to support war coverage. Wrote copyright law background guide for coverage of Napster case.
         Staff announcer, recording partner ads and in-house promotions.

    Producer (Project Manager,) Social Media 5/99 to 12/99
         Developed policies and mock-ups for Yahoo! Experts — a product for people to offer their expertise on any topic.
          Served as liaison with Legal department ensuring that the Community Leader program (See Community Coordinator, below) complied with FTC regulations. Worked on team that managed transition of CL program to operate with zero staff management.

    GEOCITIES, Marina del Rey, Calif.
    (Acquired by Yahoo!, May 1999)

    3/97 to 5/99

    Social Media Manager 5/98 to 5/99
          Created policies and training content for message board volunteers.
          Managed integration of message boards into major reorganization of GeoCities site including remapping of more than 1,500 topics and writing the user interface requirements for the reengineered front end. Wrote consumer help documentation.
          Researched and selected message board software. Developed software feature and technical requirements documents. Wrote requests for software vendor proposals and served as lead negotiator with vendors.

    Social Media Coordinator 6/97 to 5/99
          Managed member-based Community Leader program. Served as primary online company contact for more than 1,500 volunteers including moderation of CL message board.
          Helped manage expectations of Yahoo GeoCities volunteer Community Leaders while transitioning them from a one-to-one relationship with staffers to using Customer Services.

    Senior Editor 3/97 to 9/97
         Copy and style editor for all editorial content. Created and wrote original features that highlighted member-created content. Produced, announced, and directed original audio features. Designed and coded HTML mock-ups and live projects.


    2/96 to 3/97
          Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography by United Press International. Founded 1994 team that created an interactive newspaper prototype. Covered local, national and international stories in the U.S. and Europe. Managed coverage, editorial workflow, personnel and purchasing for newspaper photography departments. Pioneered and trained staffs in digital imaging. Served as former L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley's only personal photographer.

  • DAILY SUN/POST, San Clemente, Calif.
  • UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL, Los Angeles and Brussels

  • OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, Los Angeles

  • Professional Associations

          Recipient of the J. Winton Lemen Fellowship Award for "outstanding service in the interests of press photography and for outstanding technical achievement in photography" for my online work. Previous recipients include Roone Arledge of ABC and Adobe and Sony Corporations.
          Founded (in 1994) the NPPA's website Served as HTML and interface coach at the NPPA Electronic Photojournalism Workshop.


          Write monthly column on freelance business practices.
          Served on Advanced Internet research panel at national convention of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
          Member of CBS News-sponsored working group on new-media education.
          Conducted seminar on digital imaging and was keynote speaker on future news media at college journalism instructors' convention.
          Wrote two chapters for college textbook on visual editing.