Julia Hatmaker

Multimedia journalist in print, online and social media with a passion for telling stories that engage and inspire

  EMAIL |  jhatmaker@gmail.com     TWITTER |  @JuliaHatmaker     PORTFOLIO |  JuliaHatmaker.com


PennLive.com and The Patriot-News | Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA

Emerging Markets Team Lead

Sept. 2016 – Present

  • Develop and grow a Philadelphia audience
  • Create photo, video and text content that appeals to both Philadelphians and readership throughout the state
  • Improve user experience by catering content to various available formats
  • Utilize social media to tell stories and promote them

Video Team Lead

Nov. 2015 – Sept. 2016

  • Pioneered production and distribution strategies for online video content
  • Managed team of videographers
  • Produced high quality video content by generating video ideas, writing engaging scripts, shooting scenes, editing footage, creating animations
  • Enhanced user experience in videos through music selection, caption creation and thumbnail generation
  • Promoted content on social media
  • Formulated best practice reports and performance reviews by studying various analytical data

Entertainment Lead

Feb. – Nov. 2015

  • Managed a team of reporters and columnists, assigning and editing stories
  • Generated story ideas and write entertainment, news and lifestyle articles on strict deadlines.
  • Used analytics to determine content and distribution strategies

Previous positions with The Patriot-News: Regional Team Lead (Oct. 2014 – Jan. 2015), Entertainment Reporter (Sept. 2011 – Sept. 2014), Features Fellow (June – Aug. 2011), Freelancer (Feb. – May 2011), Intern (Summer 2009)


Software: Adobe Creative Suite (including After Effects, Lightroom, Photoshop and Premiere), Corel Photo-Paint, Google Office (including Drive, Docs, Forms, Slides and Sheets), Google Trends, Final Cut, Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word), Movable Type, Omniture, Parse.ly, Videolicious and Wordpress 

Social Media: http://aux3.iconpedia.net/uploads/677166248.png http://digiday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Instagram-logo1.gif http://fullframe.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/linkedin_icon.png  http://captico.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/twitter-icon.png http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110406085635/sanctum/images/c/c0/YouTube_Icon.png


Richmond, the American International University in London | London, U.K. 

Communications Major

History, Theatre Minors

British Studies Certificate

Sept. 2007 – Dec. 2010

  • Graduated summa cum laude and with first-class honors (British system)
  • Academic Distinction: Undergraduate Communications Major (2010 and 2009)
  • First Year Outstanding Student Award (2008)
  • Presidential Scholarship (2007-2010)


U.K. Parliament, House of Commons | London, U.K.

Parliamentary Intern for

Minister of State John Hayes MP

Summer 2010

  • Wrote speeches and articles for then-Minister Hayes
  • Researched higher education and apprenticeship policies
  • Worked on a speech for then-Prime Minister David Cameron