Highly organized business editor and reporter, teacher and communications specialist wants to apply 30-plus years' experience to lead a news or communications program.
Manage all business coverage as reporter and editor. Guide and train staff members, identify issues that require extensive coverage, propose stories for Page 1 consideration, monitor and report on all financial trends affecting region. Develop network of sources and communicate regularly with members of business community. Business coverage has won numerous awards from the Iowa Newspaper Association.
Part-time. Plan and develop assignments for newspapers, magazines and online publications, including Vance Publishing Corp., E-Commerce Times, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Delta Airlines.
Led Page 1 news coverage for The Packer, a global agribusiness newspaper. Monitored trends in politics and markets that affected industry. Developed regular reports and filed them from location, including Capitol Hill. Interviewed CEOs of industries largest corporations and trade groups. Contributed to regular Editorial Board Meetings. Wrote regular opinion columns. Assignments focused heavily on supply chain of high-value crops, including growers, shippers, packers, wholesalers and retailers, in retail and food service segments. Traveled regularly to growing areas and wholesale markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for regular special-section coverage. Integrated photography into coverage.
Taught English, Journalism and Speech to students in grades 9-12. Developed and managed publications. Trained students in photography and reporting. Taught college-level English to seniors, with credit through Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO.
Directed all internal and external publications and communications for school with enrollment of 300 in grades 4-12. Wrote, edited and published monthly newspaper for the institution for internal and external audiences, including alumni. Taught journalism class, produced weekly radio and monthly TV broadcasts. Developed school-related stories for area and regional media and coordinated all communications between media and school. Developed strong photographic and darkroom skills and desktop publishing talents.
English Teacher, Washington Middle School. Guided training of students in grades 7-8 in writing and literature.
Proofread copy, wrote headlines, designed news pages, directed news desk one night per week.
Coordinated media coverage of national championship football, basketball and other sports. Consulted with local officials at championship venues to specify association press-room needs. Developed regular feature stories for local media consumption. Arranged interviews between media and member coaches and athletes. Produced yearly media guides, in coordination with designers and printers. Represented the association at media events.
Proofread copy, designed pages, wrote headlines. Wrote a weekly TV-Radio sports column. Later promoted to full-time writing status. Covered professional baseball and golf, high school and college sports and generated in-depth features.
Edited stories, wrote headlines, designed sports pages, handled in-season beats on football, soccer and high school sports. Wrote regular columns and features.
Designed pages, edited copy, wrote headlines, directed daily sports desk for afternoon paper. Covered a range of regular sports beats. Generated regular features and columns about high school, college, professional and amateur sports.
Minor in Political Science
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