Josh Planos

Josh Planos


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

PLANOS | 402.206.8276 | Lincoln, NE

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(November 2018 - Present) - Digital Media Manager for University of Nebraska Foundation

  • Work with campus partners to extend the reach of integrated campaigns to include campus and champion social media channels

  • Provide strategy and guidance to marketing communication staff on digital communications in support of public relations and integrated campaigns

  • Responsible for the design and execution of informational, event or solicitation-based digital campaigns including paid and organic social, email, web, crowdfunding and peer to peer campaigns

  • Track and evaluate digital campaign performance and provide reports used to continually optimize future campaigns

(July 2014 - November 2018) - Digital Editor for KETV NewsWatch 7

  • Reported, wrote, edited and published breaking news, stories of the day, sports, politics, weather, and feature pieces for the website and mobile channels on tight deadlines

  • Managed all social media platforms of the studio

  • Clipped, tailored and published video and audio packages used on live broadcasts to accompany articles

  • Worked alongside reporters and anchors to provide in-depth and accurate coverage in a fast-paced environment

  • Served as the Nebraska Cornhuskers football, basketball and volleyball beat reporter

(June 2014 - Present) - Freelance Writer for FiveThirtyEight, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post

  • Provide comprehensive data analysis on a variety of sporting events and sports-related issues

  • Authored 250-plus sports articles grounded in statistical analysis for both print and online publication

  • Contribute to the publication's coverage of events such as NBA free agency, the NBA playoffs, college football bowl season, championship fights, etc.

  • Integrate self-made graphic designs, charts and tables to accompany articles

  • Featured on nationwide radio programs such as ESPN radio, CBS Sports Radio and Fox Sports Radio

(December 2013 - July 2014) - Columnist for FanSided

  • Produced bi-weekly column for a variety of sporting events and sports-related issues

  • Provided detailed data analysis to illustrate sports trends

  • Eclipsed 75,000 readership in the first three months

  • Integrated self-made graphics to accompany articles

  • Work featured on CNN Philippines

(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 

  • Crafted content for and managed all social media accounts

  • Authored sports articles grounded in 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%

(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, application, and performance of literature and self-written speeches

  • Led groups of high school students through two weeks of intensive 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, and 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.