Ken Andrade

Ken Andrade

(408) 550-6382
ken@metasea.com


 

Experience:

May 2008 - present
Principal, MetaSea
Founded MetaSea, a data visualization, research and digital workflow consulting firm focused on the Pacific Rim.  
November 2005
to May 2008

Business Editor,
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Managed daily business section of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, overseeing a staff of three editors and five reporters. Worked with reporters to guide and coordinate local coverage, while working with Sunday business editor and layout/copy editors on production of three daily editions. Implemented production of weekly real estate sales listings for the section. Selected and deployed electronic calendar and instant-messaging systems for remote-working reporters. Developed customized spreadsheet systems to pull localized stock-market data from Bloomberg terminal for publication.  
November 2001 to November 2005
Webmaster,
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Responsible for design and daily production of Starbulletin.com, the Internet edition of the newspaper. Implemented major redesigns in 2003 and 2005. Hired and trained assistant and backup staff. Adapted the site's database-driven elections returns system to process the newspaper's print election returns. Guided the conversion of the the site's Breaking News section and online election-return system to MySQL/PHP.  
July 1998
to November 2001
Assistant Webmaster,
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Shared daily production duties of Starbulletin.com. Developed and published database-driven Web applications for the newspaper, including a statewide directory of movie listings, a fully searchable database of Hawaii state lawmakers, and the first use in Hawaii of a database to post live statewide election returns online. The elections application was subsequently adapted to process election results for the newpaper's print editions, which continued to use it through 2006.  
October 1996
to July 1998
Assistant Business Editor,
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Designed pages, edited staff and wire-service stories on and off deadline for newspaper's business section. Oversaw reporters and guided coverage in business editor's absence. Converted daily layout of section to QuarkXpress from mainframe-based pagination system. Won Star-Bulletin Kilohana award for editing and headline writing. [Sample page designs]  
1992-1996
Wire Editor,
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Monitored wire-service feeds to recommend stories at daily news meetings. Selected stories for and laid out national and world news pages on deadline. Developed QuicKeys-based search sequences to enhance story searching under newly introduced PictureDesk archive system.  
1991-1992
Copy Editor,
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Edited and wrote headlines for staff and wire-service stories on deadline for style, spelling and consistency.  
1988-1991
Reporter,
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Covered business, technology, planning and housing for daily Honolulu newspaper.  
1986-1987
Reporter,
Pacific Business News
Covered real estate, technology, air transportation, legal disputes and new businesses for weekly Honolulu business newspaper.  
1985-1986
Hilo correspondent,
West Hawaii Today
Covered county council, mayor's office, police/fire and general-assignment news for Kailua-Kona daily newspaper.  
1985
Editor,
The Daily Computer Wire
Edited electronically distributed daily news report on computers and telecommunications. Covered major national hardware and software trade conferences.  
1983-1985
Reporter,
United Press International
Covered general-assignment news events for Honolulu bureau's print and broadcast clients. Rewrote stories for wire distribution.  

 

Education:

B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Fall 1982
Major: Journalism
  Minor: General Science
Kappa Tau Alpha, National Journalism Honor Society

 

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