"Kaitlin Long knows what it takes to be a journalist. You'll never find a harder worker."
- Meredith Dean, Inside Edition, The Dean's List
Kaitlin willingly took any assignment given to her, no matter how big or small, and made the most of it. She has a great attitude and a warm personality, making her a joy to work with.
- Will Hammock, Gwinnett Daily Post Sports Editor
I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in Digital/Broadcast Journalism, minor in Communication Studies and certificate in Sports Media. I am currently a social media coordinator and brand marketing strategist for Champs Sports within Foot Locker, Inc. I plan brand activations with various vendors, run paid media campaigns and amplify the brand voice through digital channels. Prior to this opportunity, I was a social media coordinator for the Harlem Globetrotters. I shoot, edit, produce and schedule content for the organization's social feeds. I also worked with the Detroit Lions as a multimedia intern, interviewing players and coaches and producing content for DetroitLions.com and its social media feeds.
I worked passionately as a production assistant for IMG Media my senior year of college and reported on, shot, edited and produced content for GeorgiaDogs.com. I interviewed players and coaches for long-form features, produced hype videos, in-game video board pieces and daily practice reports for various sports.
In addition to covering a realm of sports at the University of Georgia, I worked aggressively as a sideline reporter, play-by-play and color analyst and producer for Friday night high school football games in the Fall of 2016. I reported game and injury updates from the sidelines on the NFHS network, produced and hosted live game broadcasts and provided game updates on social media feeds such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
In the Spring of 2016, I acted as a multimedia journalist for Grady Newsource covering National Signing Day for college football and UGA’s Pro Day. I met strict deadlines and turned video packages around in one day, writing my own scripts and shooting, editing and producing my own video packages.