Editorial Expereince

New York, NY

Oct 1998 - Dec 1998
Director of New Media
The New York Times News Services

As Director of New Media for the Time's News Services division, Osder conducted evaluation of existing Internet initiatives including Computer News Daily, Your Health Daily and Entertainment News Daily and implemented a multi-year staffing and development plan for the division. Projects included site development for the News Service and Syndicate and e-commerce initiatives emphasizing improved customer service and cost reduction. Osder also worked to develop process and infrastructure sharing with The New York Times Company Digital.

Dec. 1997- Sep 1998
Director of Product Development
The New York Times Digital (formerly known as The New York Times Electronic Media Company)
As Director of Product Development, Osder developed and managed the editorial product development group responsible for creating all new sites, sections, features and services. Osder directed a team of editorial product managers drawn from editorial, advertising and technology in planning, justifying and launching all new site initiatives. Osder implemented a five-stage development methodology to guide product development cycles and developed initiative plans that balanced the requirements of each constituency improving cycle time, editorial integrity, interdepartmental communication, QA and supported and profitability of new initiatives.

Development initiatives included:

Content Development Editor
The New York Times Digital (formerly known as The New York Times Electronic Media Company)

As the Content Development Editor, Osder was responsible for those site features and services not drawn directly from the daily printed edition of The New York Times.

Her overall responsibilities included editorial integration, content development, creative direction and business development for New York Times sites. Initiatives often included partnerships, third-party content integration, applications development, automation and user interface and interactive community building features.

Larger projects included:

Advance Internet (formerly known as Newhouse Newspapers New Media)
Jersey City, New Jersey

Executive Producer and Analyst

Osder served as an analyst on a four-person corporate new media team charged with researching and reporting developments in on-line publishing to the principals of Advance Publications, Inc. As Executive Producer for Newhouse Newspapers New Media, Osder provided new media, Internet and on-line service information, training and support to the newspaper chain and developed content plans and sites that served as prototypes for the creation of the award winning New Jersey On-line and Cleveland Live.

Additional responsibilities included the development of business plans for Plain Dealer New Media, Cleveland On-line and the web syndication and production house Journal Square Interactive.

Award winning projects included:

St. Petersburg, Florida

Jan 1993 - May 1994
Producer and Researcher
ViewPoynt Project
Osder developed and designed the Institute's beta-test on-line service called ViewPoynt. Responsibilities included Internet, email and networked computing training session for institute staff and students and coordinating the overall organization, content, graphics and telecommunications configurations. Systems utilized The Major BBS by Galacticomm with Rip-Graphics and offered members full Internet access, e-mail, forums and teleconferencing related to Poynter Institute sponsored seminars. While at the Institute, Osder also authored a practical policy and procedures manual for future ViewPoynt SYSOPs.

Sep 1993 - Dec 1993
Executive Producer
The Electronic Times
Osder created a business plan and prototype for an on-line service of the St. Petersburg Times. The Electronic Times targeted young readers in schools and libraries. Its goal was to cultivate future readership for the Times Publishing Company.

Jan 1993 - May 1993
Pictures of the Year
Osder produced an interactive CDROM on the Fiftieth Annual Pictures of the Year Competition. The CDROM included graphics, audio, still photographs and video and was the first CD project produced by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Photography Editor (Part-Time)
Associated Press

Responsibilities included: Filing domestic and international photo report; assigning domestic and international special assignments; coordinating advance packages; editing and scanning film.

Freelance Photography