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About Greg Janda
Greg Janda is an Emmy-nominated journalist, educator, digital media specialist, and professional problem solver.

Greg will be teaching Journalism at Timber Creek High School in Keller Independent School District starting in August 2014.

Previously, Greg worked for NBC Universal at KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth as a digital journalist on NBCDFW.com. He worked for KXAS-TV/NBC 5 from 2006 to 2014, creating and editing features for on-air and online. His work covered news, events, food and drink, lifestyle, sports, entertainment, politics, and more. Greg's work has been featured on national websites and gone viral on Facebook and Twitter.

As the Lifestyle and Features Editor for NBC 5 from 2008 to 2012, Greg oversaw the Around Town and The Scene sections for NBCDFW.com and contributed to the development and production of two television programs on the DFW Nonstop channel. In 2010, Greg was the conceptual creator and online driving force for DFW 2020, a 30-minute on-air special that looked at the Dallas-Fort Worth area 10 years in the future. The program was nominated for a Lone Star Emmy Award and featured a robust online component with exclusive articles and analysis.

Before joining NBC 5, Greg worked as the Operations Manager for North Texas Television at the University of North Texas. He helped the station transition to a 24/7 automated channel, trained students and volunteers on video production equipment, and produced television programming including live news, live sports, entertainment, comedy, lifestyle, and public affairs programming.

Greg has returned to UNT multiple times as a guest lecturer for newscast production courses and supported educating future broadcasters as the coordinator for the Web portion of internships at NBC 5 through 2013. His focus on educating journalists continues in his new teaching role.

Between all his other roles, Greg has continued to work as a freelance web designer and has helped small businesses reach their digital goals with websites, e-mail newsletters, digital graphics, and other elements.

Resume and Portfolio

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Journalism

Since 2003, Greg has been a working journalist, serving in many roles. At the University of North Texas, he worked as a photojournalist, reporter, anchor, and news producer for the student-run live newscasts distributed to cable systems on campus and around the City of Denton. In 2006, Greg transitioned to being an online journalist with NBC 5/KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth.

In January 2013, Greg moved to being the lead editor and content creator for NBCDFW.com as the Morning News Editor. In that role, he ensured robust breaking news coverage online, on mobile devices, and on social media. Additionally, he coordinated with reporters, producers, photojournalists, and other content creators to update coverage online, and advanced ongoing stories with the latest information and proper context.

Previous to this role, Greg was the lead editor and content creator for Around Town/The Scene section of NBCDFW.com, which focused on Lifestyle and Features content. In this role, Greg created and edited features for on-air and online, including content in news, events, food and drink, lifestyle, sports, entertainment, and politics verticals. Additionally, he created content for major events including three Olympic Games, Super Bowl XLV, local and national elections, holiday features, music festivals, fashion shows, and more. As the lead editor for the section, Greg managed and edited contributions from station reporters, producers, freelancers, and interns while collaborating with on-air producers, sales, marketing, community affairs and human resources to develop specialized content, products, and solutions.

Greg's leadership in the newsroom extended to a role training others as well. He has coordinated, documented, and led training for NBC 5 staff, freelancers, and interns on software components and style guides. Continuing his personal focus on education, Greg selected, supervised, and taught web interns from 2007 to 2013, then moved to teaching full time in 2014.

Television

In addition to creating content online, Greg has worked with television for over a decade. At the start of his work with NBC 5, he wrote and produced web-specific newscasts for NBC5i.com (now NBCDFW.com). Prior to that, Greg produced and developed over 30 hours of television programming including news, entertainment, comedy, lifestyle, and public affairs programming for North Texas Television.

Greg has served in many roles in the control room as well. He served as director or technical director for live events such as newscasts, basketball games, and other live or live to tape programs. Additionally, in his role as Operations Manager for North Texas Television, Greg installed and upgraded software and hardware systems to support a 24-hour cable television channel and created training courses for all aspects of video production.

In 2010, Greg was the conceptual creator and online driving force for DFW 2020, a 30-minute on-air special that looked at the Dallas-Fort Worth area 10 years in the future. The program was nominated for a Lone Star Emmy Award and featured a robust online component with exclusive articles and analysis.

Development

Beyond content creation, Greg's technical knowledge and project management skills have assisted him in designing and coding dozens of websites, working with development teams on desktop and mobile platforms, and led him to become a valued resource for technical assistance and special projects. He has experience in managing projects with internal and external stakeholders, including public-facing features, intranets, sales graphics and content support, internet marketing, and more. His proven leadership ability in small to large-scale groups enables them to successfully produce content for multiple platforms.

Specifically, Greg is experienced in writing HTML 5, Javascript, PHP, XML, and has worked with other web scripts and coding. He has experience with web analytics suites including Omniture, Hitbox, bit.ly, Feedburner, and others. Greg has served as a social media editor, utilizing services such as Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, TweetDeck, and others in a corporate setting.

On the more creative side, Greg has advanced video editing skills with Final Cut Pro, Avid systems, EDIUS, and the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere Pro, and After Effects).

He has advanced skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Publisher.

Education

Greg is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Radio, Television, Video, and Film and a minor in Communication. As a student, he worked in the RTVF department and served as an Eagle Ambassador to prospective students.

Following graduation, Greg has continued to be involved with education by serving as the supervisor for the web department internships at NBC 5 from 2007 to 2012, returning to UNT numerous times to speak with students, and by creating and implementing training programs in a professional environment.

Greg will join the staff of Timber Creek High School in 2014 as a Journalism teacher.

Public Speaking

Greg has made numerous appearances as a public speaker, communicating the concepts of 21-century journalism with students at multiple Dallas-Fort Worth area universities. Additionally, he has presented on topics that helped prepare students for their job search in the broadcast media or journalism fields.

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