Kirsten Nicolaisen is a digital media professional with eight years of experience in the news and nonprofit industries. She’s passionate about effective and efficient communication, and is always seeking creative ways to deliver content, reach new audiences and connect with those she serves.
Kirsten grew up in Los Angeles, California, studied journalism at the University of Oregon, and spent years working in TV news in Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC before heading to New York City — where she works as a social media and audience development editor for the New York Post.
Throughout her career, Kirsten’s had major success growing social followings and engagement for several large media brands. At KATU in Portland, she doubled the company’s Facebook following and grew its Instagram audience by 1,000 percent in less than two years. She’s also responsible for packaging and posting to social the most-clicked-on story in the history of the New York Post. In addition, Kirsten’s led several breaking news-focused digital teams and has covered countless major local and national events — from a months-long standoff in rural Oregon to the President Trump impeachment proceedings.
Alongside her work in digital media, Kirsten’s spent years volunteering her time at various community radio stations — heading up major fundraising initiatives on social media and producing news/music programming. She currently hosts an alternative rock show and manages social for Radio Free Brooklyn.
Outside of the newsroom, Kirsten is invested in her love of photography and outdoor adventures. She’s a world traveler, a Camino de Santiago trekker, a hiker, runner, swimmer… pretty much anything goes from the mountains to the sea!
Kirsten is available for social media/digital consulting and freelance work. If interested, (or if you know of some great weekend adventure spots near NYC) please reach out, and click on the icons below for work samples!