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Joseph DiDomizio

Hello! I'm Joseph DiDomizio, Multimedia Arts & Culture Journalist in Upstate NY and Design Consultant at Colgate University.

Joseph is interested in new ways to craft, convey, and package intriguing, enticing, and socially-conscious messages in various mediums. Previously he has written for Buffalo Rising and Great Lakes Urban Exchange, and I currently blog about music for Buffalo Spree, and contribute to The Newshouse and The Syracuse New Times.

Exploring the impact of the Arts on communities has led Joseph DiDomizio to Syracuse University, where he is pursuing an M.A. in Arts Journalism.

Specialties: Writing, copywriting, social media, video production, press releases, advertising, layout design, branding, logistics & planning, editing

Joseph DiDomizio's Background

Joseph DiDomizio's Experience

Lead Producer at TheNewsHouse.com

January 2013

Responsible for developing and editing stories for online publication, including curation of video and photographic media, and maintaing the Muse House blog.

Design Consultant at Colgate University

September 2012

Create and update print and web materials, maintaining compliance with department and University style guides.

Web Contributing Writer at Newhouse School, Syracuse University

September 2012

Report on events, speakers, workshops, and other evens held at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Instructional Associate for Arts Journalism Program at Newhouse School, Syracuse University

August 2012

Responsible for Arts Journalism Program support, including including internal and external logistics, social media, and other projects.

Music Blogger at Buffalo Spree Publishing

June 2011

Responsible for writing and researching a bi-weekly music feature for online publication, including curation of video and photographic media. Notable accomplishments: conducted interviews with regional and national artists including Ron Hawkins, Aaron Perrino, and Ben Folds.

Office Manager/Career Coordinator at Colgate University

September 2010 - June 2012

Led the Career Center in operations and information processing support, including external logistics, planning, and customer service. Notable accomplishments include: supervising a staff consisting of a professional event planner, and 10 student interns; improving and implementing a training program for student staff resulting in defined tasks, objectives, and reviews; developing intake procedures based off of best practices and creating new procedures when necessary; supporting outreach and marketing initiatives including increasing social media presence and effectiveness.

Contributing Writer at Buffalo Rising

January 2007 - November 2010

Investigated, researched, and wrote feature articles for print and web publication, that reflect positively on the city of Buffalo, NY. Notable accomplishments: Shooting and preparing photos for use with articles in both print and web editions; created, developed, and co-hosted monthly local music podcast called "The Set List".

Marketing Coordinator at Watson Pharmaceuticals

November 2003 - September 2010

Responsible for internal and external media consistency and marketing development at VIP facility, and for coordinating marketing efforts across three facilities nationally. Notable accomplishments include: Redesign of all internal and external media materials to fit into facility branding and marketing initiatives; implemented specialized marketing campaign focused on second sale initiatives; developed new pharmacy Grand Opening promotions including advertising campaigns and giveaway events, resulting in increased sales retention of expanding businesses.

Media Producer at Nickel City Chef

November 2008 - April 2010

Responsible for visual media coordination, production, and development. Notable accomplishments include: supervising a staff of 5 video and technical production specialists; designing poster, signage, and audience program; curating video slideshows; producing and editing season one video recap; executing the video setup for each live event.

Teacher at The Princeton Review

September 2004 - July 2006

Implemented lesson plans utilizing The Princeton Review's techniques, and coordinated schedule for individual classes and one-on-one student tutoring sessions.

Associate Retail Consultant at Kinko's

March 2000 - November 2003

Provided customer consultation on graphic design and layout projects daily, and professionally designed documents in Quark, Adobe, and Microsoft environments, on both PC and Mac platforms.

Producer at WRUB

March 2000 - May 2003

Responsible for development and operation of the student-run and created Public Access Music Video show, WRUBtv.

Joseph DiDomizio's Education

Syracuse University

2012 – 2013

Master of Arts (M.A.)


State University of New York at Buffalo

1999 – 2003

BA

Concentration: Media Study, English


Joseph DiDomizio's Interests & Activities

Film, video, illustration, book binding, technology, cooking, social justice, hockey, music, books, table-top games, writing, community building

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