Please find the enclosed resume submitted in consideration for a position within your company. I am a dedicated and skilled professional with a proven record of success in providing excellence in writing, creating intriguing stories, and reporting on events. My experience includes working as an Editor for the Clifton Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network. I am a creative thinker who builds cohesion and project engagement across all levels of staff, management, the community, and key decision-makers. Listed below is just a sampling of contributions representing the absolute value I can offer: Writing/Editing: Expertise in conducting interviews and gathering information, research and analysis, writing, and editing for publications. I report and write stories concerning sports but also features for the main body of the paper, many of which were food related. I created and update Clifton Journal's numerous social media platforms (including Facebook, Twitter, Instragram and Snapchat), expanding our digital presence. I won numerous awards in the New Jersey Press Association Better Newspaper Contest including a third place for Sports Section Layout and Writing Portfolio. I also won third place finish in Layout and Writing. Operations/Project Coordination: Acquired practical experience and solid understanding in various aspects of business operations, planning, and staffing. I maintain up to date industry knowledge and analyze trends. I edit articles, collaborate with other writers on projects, perform research on topics, and develop ideas and stories with reader and audience appeal. Team Development/Relationship Building: Provide excellent service to all levels of staff, management, and the community. Effective communicator, comfortable, and efficient operating in a wide range of platforms and environments, combined with solid professional abilities, strong work ethic, and commitment to excellence. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact me so we may further discover ways in which I can make a positive impact and find out more about your objectives and goals. Sincerely, Christopher P. Woolis JOURNALISM | WRITING, EDITING Award-winning editor with over 16 years experience at a fast-paced newspaper, successful in writing, editing, layout and social media management.
Various social media outlets
Merlin Photo System
Prestige News System
Co-teacherJan 2006 to Jan 2008 MEMORIAL HALL HIGH SCHOOL － BLOOMFIELD, NJ
Assisted educators in a variety of courses including English, Newspapers in Education, Reading and Computers.
Took lead teacher responsibilities in numerous classes.
Prepared Newspapers in Education lessons and assignments and corrected all work with emphasis in feedback to each student.
Co-taught reading and writing courses.
EditorJan 2001 to Current CLIFTON JOURNAL/USA TODAY NETWORK － CLIFTON, NJ
Wrote consistently compelling copy concerning athletics as well as features and news for the main section of the newspaper and The Super Book for Super Bowl XLVIII Built and sustained highly productive social media outlets, ex.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat resulting in growth of readership and a deeper relationship with readers Provided comprehensive layout and editing of the entire sports section including all headlines and captions Assisted in layout and editing of the entire newspaper including headline and captions Responsible for correcting errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax, and shorten the length of content as required Planned and executed updates to the newspaper website, Northjersey.com/Clifton to keep readers up to date on current issues and stories Responsible for conducting preliminary reviews of all content coming from internal writers to ensure that the editorial standards are met Studied analytics of social pages which vastly improved traffic to social media sites Oversaw a group of freelancers on proper writing techniques as well as assigning them to certain stories Instructed interns on appropriate journalism techniques Managed the use and scheduling of photo department including freelancers.
Sports ReporterJan 2000 to Jan 2001 THE NUTLEY SUN NEWSPAPER － NUTLEY, NJ
Covered Nutley High School athletics as well as town sports.
Selected and wrote articles on player of the week for Nutley High School football.
Assisted in page layout.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Journalism2001Bloomfield College － Bloomfield, NJEnglish Journalism
1996Lyndhurst High SchoolHonors/Affiliations
2000-2001 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges