EDITORIAL & SOCIAL MEDIA
Glen Golightly is a versatile media veteran whose experience includes print and electronic journalism, film production, corporate public relations and government service. His specialties include leading small and large teams along with hiring staff, budgeting and strategic planning.
In the mid 1990s, he was one of the early adopters of Web-based multimedia that included streaming live audio and video. Glen took reporting skills honed at the Dallas Business Journal and the Houston Chronicle and incorporated them to interactive journalism projects at Houston Chronicle Interactive (now houstonchronicle.com).
Early projects included webcasting live concerts and space shuttle missions along with live reporting from Route 66 and up-to-the-minute coverage of tropical storms and hurricanes. He later covered NASA as space.com’s Houston bureau chief.
As a senior corporate publicist at The Boeing Company, Glen covered advanced technology, space and environmental beats. He also acted as the company spokesman following the crash of Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.
Glen intimately understands the relationships between reporters, readers/viewers and sources/clients. He also excels in targeting specific groups with tailored messages using social media and networking applications.
He maintains a professional and personal interest in communications technology and is actively engaged in social media and networking sites and frequently works with cutting edge media professionals.
In addition to Web skills, Glen is a talented writer, director and producer of film and video projects. His screenplay “Men of Honor,” was a 2008 AAA Screenplay competition finalist and was later optioned by a film production company. His short film “Pandora and Prometheus” premiered at the “Attack of the 50 Foot Reels” festival in Hollywood in Oct. 2009.
Glen holds an M.A. in Urban Affairs from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. He holds a certificate in film/TV directing from UCLA Extension. Glen is also a graduate of the Defense Information School.