Josh Planos

Josh Planos [Content Producer & Storyteller]


Josh Planos [--Content Producer & Storyteller--]

PLANOS | 402.319.2713 | 19046 Jacobs St. Omaha, NE 68135

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(July 2014 - Present) - Digital Editor for KETV NewsWatch 7

- Write, edit and publish breaking news, stories of the day, sports, weather and feature pieces for the website and mobile channels
- Manage social media platforms of the studio
- Clip, tailor and publish video packages used on live broadcasts to accompany articles
- Work alongside reporters and anchors to provide in-depth and accurate coverage

(June 2014 - Present) - Freelance Writer for Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Vice and The Atlantic

- Produce data-driven content for Fancy Stats blog
- Conceptualize and generate graphs, tables, and infographics to accompany articles
- Featured on nationwide podcasts such as When the New Orleans Saints Go Marching In Podcast, On the Grind Boxing Podcast and Philadelphia Sports Table Podcast 

(May 2014 - Present) - Columnist/Graphic Designer for ESPN TrueHoop Network (BallerBall)

- Produce comedic content for basketball-related issues
- Integrate self-made graphic designs to accompany articles
- Featured on nationwide podcasts such as The Sports Hangover Podcast, Sideline Sports Podcast and the New York Knicks Podcast

(December 2013 - July 2014) - Columnist for FanSided

- Produce bi-weekly column for a variety of sporting events and sports-related issues
Provide detailed data analysis to illustrate sports trends
Eclipsed 75,000 readership in the first three months
Featured on nationwide radio programs such as CBS Sports Radio, Fox Sports Radio and ESPN Radio
Integrate self-made graphic designs to accompany articles 

(December 2013 - July 2014) - Columnist/Statistician for The Pick and Roll

- Serve as one of the primary NBA content producers for the site
Featured in Australia’s Buckets Magazine
Provide comprehensive data analysis as one of the site’s statisticians
Advance American relationships for the Australian-based company

(May 2013 - May 2014) - Independent Contractor for Tomorrows Online Marketing

- Built brand presence for clients, including Fortune 500 companies
Created articles, landing site pages to increase SEO marketing
Calculated and interpreted analytical research on potential clients
Developed web presence online for outside companies through the use of citation management

(December 2012 - April 2014) - Head of Social Media/Site Producer for Sports Wunderkind

- Crafted content for and managed all social media accounts
Authored sports articles grounded upon data analysis
Provided detailed data analysis on a variety of sporting events to highlight trends in major sporting fields
Developed marketing strategies and analysis, increasing exposure by 86%

(January 2013 - January 2014) - Social Media Coordinator for Rivals 

- Generated new marketing strategies to develop online presence
- Collaborated with upper-tier staff to progress internship program
- Interacted with customers to address site issues

(February 2011 - July 2013) - Marketing Intern for Heartland Gourmet

-Developed websites on a variety of hosting platforms
Designed and implemented new marketing strategies
-Conceptualized and advanced new advertising strategies to promote sales
-Pitched ideas and proposed collaborative operations with outside companies
-Created and ran all social media activities, increasing company exposure by 95%
Managed inventory, finance and sales forecasting analysis

(August 2010 - August 2014) - Speech Summer Camp Faculty/Guest Lecturer at UNL

-Assisted over 300 high school students in the creation and performance of literature and self-written speeches
-Led groups of high school students through two weeks of preparation for upcoming competitive seasons
Proctored all interpretation events

(June 2012 - August 2012) - Speech Summer Camp Faculty at Summit Debate

- Conducted theoretical and applied lectures on public speaking
- Led intensive preparation for high school speech students
- Guided selection, arrangement, performance of literature

(August 2010 - 2014) - Asst. Speech Coach at Raymond Central High School

- Provided guidance on the construction, development, and performance of literature and public address events
Taught merits of public speaking to over 200 high school students 
Managed students on national and local trips, tournaments, and social events
Coordinated daily activities, logistics, and travel arrangements


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Journalism, May 2014
Major: Advertising and Public Relations; Minors: English, Communication Studies
Activities and Service

  • President, UNL Speech Team 
  • Multiple event champion at Big 10 Public Speaking Tournament, 2012-14
  • National Finalist at American Forensics Association National Tournament, 2012-14
  • UNL Top Public Speaker: 2013, 2014


Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, AP ENPS, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, CMS, iOS, Adobe Creative, Final Cut Pro Studios, Sharepoint, Social Media Expertise.