Creative and Innovative · Problem Solver · Award-Winning Writer · Achievement and Accomplishment Oriented Self-Starter · Works Well in Fast-Paced and Demanding Environments.
Regarded by Management as the "Go-To-Person".
Years of Writing, Editing, Trafficking, Proofreading, Copy Editing, Managing, and serving in all capacities from Editor-In-Chief to Editorial Assistant for a variety of publications from national magazines to regional newspapers. .Manage and assemble teams of co-workers and freelance contributors. Consistently exceed management goals and objectives; excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels of the organization with associates and clients; a team leader and builder with an upbeat management style. Technically knowledgeable; solid organizational and administrative skills; build lasting advertiser relationships by providing outstanding service and conscientious follow-up; train and mentor staff.
Windows, XP, Vista, MS Office, Outlook, Publisher; proficient on all Mac formats; Quark Xpress; Adobe Acrobat; Gmail; commercial Internet applications;
Editor In ChiefJan 2004 - Current GOOD TIMES MAGAZINEWestbury, NY
Assemble, write, edit, and layout 40-year-old music, sports, and entertainment bi-weekly newspaper The "go-to person" that handles virtually every job on the publication from editing to page layout.
Handle all employees, freelancers, liaison to printing house.
Writer for 80 percent of the publication; member professional association (IBMA) for sports coverage.
Handle detail work for off-premises publisher; problem-solving on a daily basis.
EditorJan 1997 - Jan 1998 MONTCALM PUBLISHINGNew York, NY
Main editor for national men's sophisticate full-color magazine (Gallery) and three other titles; total circulation of 500,000.
Resumed magazine profitability after more than one year of being behind on deadlines.
Took over full responsibility for workaday procedures.
Restored stability to fragmented workplace; cut workplace costs more than 30 percent.
Every responsibility from writing to proofreading to editing.
EditorJan 1993 - Jan 1996 CRESCENT PUBLISHINGNew York, NY
Worked way from managing editor position of flagship magazine to head of failing men's sophisticate publication.
Took magazine from 14 percent newsstand sale rating to nearly 40 percent even as market faltered.
Key in establishing popular, cutting-edge new format in genre eventually emulated by three other companies.
Reduced workplace costs in manpower by more than 50 percent.
Pitched in, working in other areas of company when needs arose.
Managing EditorJan 1988 - Jan 1993 LONDON PUBLISHINGRockville Centre, NY
Writer and editor for 11 different national sports magazine titles, covering pro boxing, wrestling, and baseball.
Columnist and expert who eventually guested and hosted on several nationally syndicated television programs.
Worked way to management position after two years as editorial assistant.
Editor/ProofreaderJan 1998 - Jan 2003 Troll Communications
Associate EditorJan 1988 Pro Sound News Magazine
Hudson Register-Star (newspaper, 1986-1987); Position
Sports EditorJan 1985 - Jan 1986 Catskill Daily Mail
covered New York Knicks,.
New Jersey Nets, New York Mets, local news and sports).
Jon PineREFERENCESLong Island, NY
High School Diploma: SUNY-BrockportBrockport, NY
FTP to printer filing of documents and publications. Member of several professional writing associations during career, including Bowling Writers Association of America (current) and Pro Basketball Writers Association of America. Award-winning sports and news writer (New York State Newspaper Publishers Association, Associated Press).