Scott R Horvath

Biography

Communications/Web professional with experience in design, development, production, and dissemination and training of information in various traditional web and social media avenues. Communications liaison between Bureau management and DOI communications, and various public audiences.

Job Related Experiences

  • Product Manager for multiple product areas under the USGS.gov flagship site.
  • Develop policies and guidance for USGS social media activies and services.
  • Perform high-level coordination of official USGS social media accounts, account management, and social media activities including coordination for the USGS Instagram, USGS Twitter, USGS Facebook Page, USGS YouTube Channel, and more.
  • Conduct training for USGS social media account managers on best practices, the use of social media at the USGS, and communicating information and updates to USGS social media managers.
  • Co-Chair of the DOI Web Council representing bureaus across the Department of the Interior on web policies and strategic direction.
  • Serve and participate in various Government and social media committees and groups (ex: DigitalGov's Social Media Community and Web Content Managers) to support the use and purpose of social media within the Government to increase productivity and encourage a more transparent Government.
  • Writing, interviewing, audio/video editing, and production of various bureau multimedia content including podcasts, training videos/screencasts, etc
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Internet and Intranet Web sites and content through the use of log analysis and customer feedback achieving a greater understanding of corporate and agency mission and programs.
  • Gather information and produce informational materials, technical and non-technical concerning policies, programs and activities for dissemination to news media and other publics and obtain feedback on the effectiveness of these materials as a means to enhance and improve science communication.

Education

  • Certified Internet Webmaster (Associate) - 2004
  • George Mason University, B.A. Communications, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Member of the team winning the 2017 W3 Award Gold Winner for government website design.
  • Won the IABC 2008 Gold Quill Excellence Award—Electronic and Digital Communication Skills from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for work associated with the USGS CoreCast.
  • Won First Place for Podcasts for the 2008 Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Award from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) for work associated with the USGS CoreCast.
  • Won multiple USGS Shoemaker Awards related to work on various USGS communications projects.
  • Received the USGS Outstanding Service Award.
  • Team award for 1st place in the 2003 National Capitol Region Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Event—Best Electronic Media Coverage (for the Office of Naval Research).
  • Team award for 2nd place in the DOD 2003 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) — Electronic Media Coverage (for the Office of Naval Research).
  • Team award for the DOD 2001 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) — Best Web Page (for the Office of Naval Research).