I love building things and connecting dots. I’m passionate about using human-centered design principles and technology to connect people, build stronger communities and make the world a better place.
I’ve worked with small nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies and have most recently spent my time at the intersection of nonprofits, open source technology and journalism with a smattering of product management, organizational design and community building.
I’m always looking for a good challenge, opportunities to learn new things and big problems to solve.
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Here are some professional bios:
Adam Schweigert is Director of User Experience at Mother Jones where he was previously a senior web developer. Before that he founded and led the product and technology team at the Institute for Nonprofit News as their Senior Director of Product and Technology. Previously, he founded Media Toybox, a consultancy specialized in working with news and media companies. He has also served as Director of Strategy for Mindset Digital, a Columbus, Ohio-based firm providing social media training and strategic consulting to Fortune 500 companies and institutions of higher education. Before that he worked in public media for eight years heading up digital efforts at NPR/PBS member stations WOSU in Columbus, Ohio and Indiana Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana. He holds degrees in music composition, music theory and oboe performance from Ohio State University, did his graduate work at Indiana University and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Adam Schweigert is the Director of User Experience at Mother Jones where he previously served as a senior web developer.
Before that he served as Senior Director of Product and Technology with the Institute for Nonprofit News (previously the Investigative News Network), a membership organization supporting 120+ nonprofit news organizations. In this role, he manages a team of designers and technologists to develop tools to support and advance the work of INN’s member organizations. He leads the development of Largo, an open-source WordPress framework for news sites that is used by many INN member organizations and over 150 sites in total. He also built a consulting practice to serve INN members and select other organizations while helping to keep INN’s work on solid financial footing.
Before joining INN, he founded Media Toybox, a Columbus, Ohio based digital consultancy offering content strategy, user-experience design, WordPress development and general consulting services, specializing in news and media companies.
Previously, he served as Director of Strategy for Mindset Digital, a Columbus, Ohio based firm providing customized social media training and strategic consulting to Fortune 500 companies and institutions of higher education. And before that worked in public media for 8 years heading up digital efforts at two NPR/PBS member stations.
As Director of Digital Media at WOSU Public Media he led all of WOSU’s digital efforts including a redesign of wosu.org and the launch of a web presence for WOSU’s new classical music station Classical 101.
Before coming to WOSU, Adam served as Director of New Media (2009-2010) at Indiana Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana where he also held a number of other positions, including: Director of Multimedia Initiatives (2008-2010), Classical Music Director/Arts Bureau Chief (2005-2008) and Arts Reporter/Producer (2003-2005).
During his time at Indiana Public Media he directed online strategy, cross-platform content development and community engagement, creating and producing several nationally distributed productions, including: Earth Eats, Kinsey Confidential, Muslim Voices and A Moment of Science.
Adam is a regular speaker at regional and national conferences (including appearances at SXSW Interactive, the Public Radio Program Directors Conference, annual conferences of Investigative Reporters and Editors, local WordCamps and more) and was a co-founder of #pubmedia chat, a weekly twitter chat for public media professionals and the Public Media Facebook group. He also served on NPR’s Digital Advisory and Working Group, the PRX Public Radio Player Advisory Board, United Way of Central Ohio’s Digital Advisory Committee and as Programming Chair of the Social Media Club of Columbus.
He holds degrees in music composition, music theory and oboe performance from The Ohio State University and pursued graduate study in music composition, electronic music and nonprofit management at Indiana University.
In his previous life as a musician, Adam has written symphonies, built and programmed robots, designed interactive sound installations and created original music and sound design for theater and modern dance, among other things.
These days he lives in Columbus, Ohio with his dog, Rosie. He enjoys food (growing, cooking and eating), photography, playing banjo, running and learning new things every day.