Resume

Virginia Kimble Vardaman
Jackson, MS 39202
kimble@vardaman.com
(601) 609-0120

Highlights

  • Drupal developer since version 4.x, 12+ years
  • 20 years experience in Web development
  • 12 years experience maintaining large, multifaceted websites
  • Gifted troubleshooter
  • Inventive at merging technologies for maximum efficiency and effectiveness
  • Thorough grasp of content management systems

Work Experience

Webmaster, Tougaloo College - Tougaloo, MS
March 2013 to Present

  • Maintain content on several college websites, internal and external
  • Schedule and perform backups and security releases
  • Advise and assist departments using web-based solutions from 3rd party vendors

Webmaster, Jackson Broadcasting LLC (Fox 40/WDBD)
August 2010 to November 2012

  • Guided staff through web traffic increase from 300K to over 900K page views per month
  • Awarded Best Website by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association
  • Collaborated with IT staff to increase efficiency and efficacy of vendor products previously underutilized
  • Managed all aspects of Fox 40 website, including content strategy, ad delivery, traffic analysis, custom programming
  • Trained journalists in optimum content post methodology

Online Production Supervisor, The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson, MS
August 2003 to May 2010

  • Developed processes that became standard and used nationally at Gannett
  • Guided site through growth from 35K page views to 1M page views per month
  • Trained and supervised a 3 person staff
  • Converted multiple sites from flat-file to content management system
  • Designed user interfaces
  • With my staff, built and maintained 8 websites

Online Production Assistant, The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson, MS
March 2002 to August 2003

  • Maintained sports section
  • Developed projects that tapped underdeveloped potential for high school sports coverage

Skills

HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, JSON, AJAX, JavaScript, Perl, jQuery, Git, Composer, Drush,
Photoshop, Drupal, Moodle, Jenzabar, Wordpress

Additional Information

Highly skilled in relational database function and design. I can find a way for almost any
software or platform to talk to another.
Prolific reader, avid golfer, enjoy most sports.