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Jen Para, digital producer

About Jen


Hi, my name is Jen, and welcome to my website.

A little bit about me: I've been coaching and editing writers' content since 2013, and I’m currently working at Houston Business Journal as its web producer.

In this position, my main job duties are to report on breaking news and to craft multimedia digital packages with any combination of photos, slideshows, graphs and videos with text. I also oversee the publication’s social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Previously, I worked at the Columbia Missourian newspaper, in a variety of positions including copy editor, community outreach and engagement reporter, general assignment reporter and print designer. I also spent a few months writing for PolitiFact’s Missouri bureau.

My skills include copy editing, packaging stories, crafting SEO headlines and enhancing audience engagement with social media and analytics. But at the heart of it all, I have a deep curiosity and an appetite for going down intellectual rabbit holes.

I grew up in Rogers, Arkansas, and then spent six years at the University of Missouri in Columbia for school. I graduated with my master’s degree in in journalism in December 2017. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in English in May 2015.

If you would like to contact me, email me at jmpara01 [at] gmail.com.