Hello, I’m Christian Ramirez, a digital specialist for a news media company in Arizona. I’m also a husband, sci-fi fan, amateur astronomer, artist, graphic designer, and web developer.
Christian Ramirez is the Digital Media Manager at Wick Communications. He joined the company in April 2008 and is based at Territorial Newspapers offices in Tucson, Arizona.
Prior to Wick Communications Ramirez had worked for the Nogales International as their webmaster part-time while at university, and had worked for Wick Communications on a freelance basis.
Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Southwest University of Visual Arts.
April 2013 – Present
Digital Media Manager
Manage all web operations (including technical, graphical, site maintenance, advertising and marketing aspects) for 28 community newspapers/alternative newsweeklies
Plan information architectures, develop wireframes, create taxonomies, and implement personalized templates for the BLOX, WordPress and Drupal content management systems
Manage a team of web developers who oversee web operations throughout the company
Service newspaper websites, recommend solutions on system deficiencies, and execute solutions on a day-to-day basis regarding digital, revenue, and social-networking issues
Help in the creation and management of internet advertising campaigns; consult with key sales staff and their clients on best practices
Provide web training and documentation to editorial and advertising teams company wide
Plan, design, develop, test, and oversee the creation of mobile and responsive design websites
Implement and maintain online newspaper paywalls and Google Consumer Surveys
Track website traffic to monitor user behavior and trends for all company websites
April 2008 – April 2013
Helped manage all web operations (including technical, graphical, site maintenance, advertising and marketing aspects) for 28 community newspapers and alternative newsweeklies
Planned information architectures, developed wireframes, and implemented personalized templates for the Newsys and BLOX content management system
Serviced newspaper websites, recommended solutions on system deficiencies, and executed solutions on a day-to-day basis regarding technical, revenue, and social-networking issues
Helped in the creation of Internet advertising campaigns; consulted with clients on best practices
Planned, developed, tested, and oversaw the creation of mobile websites
Provided technical support to all company websites
Summer 2001 – April 2008
Managed all web operations, including technical, graphical, site maintenance, advertising and marketing aspects for the Nogales International website
Planned, designed, developed and implemented the Nogales International website
Went in the field with ad reps and focused on selling website inventory and other web services
Maintained the Nogales International website and dealt with other technical issues related to e-mail, video editing, script implementation, and content
Standardized display advertising sizes for the Nogales International website and helped develop new ad hoc opportunities for advertisers
Summer 2004 – May 2008
BA in Graphic Design
Southwest University of Visual Arts, formerly The Art Center Design College of Tucson
Winter 2014 – Present
Google Adwords Certification
TownNews BLOX UTL/PHP Template Certification
Fall 2010 – Fall 2013
Inland Press Fellowship Program
I was a member of the Inland Press Fellowship program, an initiative to support and expand diversity in newspaper leadership.
Arizona Newspaper Association
The Nogales International web site, a site that I designed and managed for over 7 years, was honored with 1st place for “Best Newspaper Online Site/Web Page” in the 2008 Better Newspaper Contest for non-daily newspapers with a circulation under 3,500 by the Arizona Newspaper Association.
American Advertising Federation
Developed a successful strategic marketing campaign in which we were national finalists with fellow classmates representing the Southwest University of Visual Arts in the 2007 AAF (American Advertising Federation) competitions for Coca-Cola.
Arizona Newspaper Association
Inland Press Association
Newspaper Association of America
Local Media Association
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