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I don’t remember how old I was, but there’s a recording of me reading from the newspaper when I was a little kid.

So, yeah, newspapers have been a thing for me pretty much my whole life, no matter how many times I tried to avoid them.

I even went back to school to get a degree in something other than journalism. The full-time job I finally found after getting that degree?

Yep. Newspaper.

So why not embrace it, right?

I’ve worked a range of beats in over 16 years in the journalism business: cops, courts, government of all levels, and a variety of sports. I also have lots of experience in copy editing and page layout.

I’m also a web designer and social media aficionado who directed efforts in those areas for the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

Professional references available upon request. Use the contact form at the bottom of the page to reach me.

EXPERIENCE

Dec. 2013-present

Staff writer, The Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, IN.

Cover politics and other news for a daily newspaper.

Sept. 2010-present

Sports correspondent, Terre Haute Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, IN.

Cover Indiana University football and men’s basketball games on nightly deadline for daily newspaper.

Sept. 2010-Dec. 2014

Sports correspondent, Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana, Merrillville, IN.

Cover Indiana University football and men’s basketball games on nightly deadline for daily newspaper.

May 2011-Dec. 2013

Administrative Services/Communications Coordinator, NASW-IN, Indianapolis, IN.

Coordinate administrative, communication and technical tasks including but not limited to: Development and maintenance of National Association of Social Workers-Indiana chapter website, naswin.org; Editing and layout of chapter newsletter; Editing and layout of promotional fliers for chapter workshops.

Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010

Staff writer, The Shelbyville News, Shelbyville, IN.

Cover news and sports events as needed. Layout and design pages for daily newspaper.

Aug. 2001-June 2009

The Republic, Columbus, IN.

Sports editor, May 2006-June 2009.

Managed daily content and design of sports section, including assigning stories to staff of two sportswriters and other correspondents. Edited staff and wire stories. Page layout and design as needed. Covered games on nightly deadline for print and Web. Wrote feature stories and columns. Posted stories and photos to newspaper Web site as needed.

Copy editor, July 2002-May 2006.

Edited staff and wire stories on nightly deadlines. Page layout and design using Quark Express and InDesign. Posted newspaper stories and photos to Web site as needed.

Reporter, Aug. 2001-July 2002.

Covered police and city government for daily stories. Wrote feature stories.

Aug. 2000-May 2001         Writer, The Associated Press, Indianapolis, IN.

Edited copy for broadcast wire service on nightly basis. Wrote news and sports stories for wire service.

Jan. 2000-Aug. 2000          Reporter, Bloomfield Evening World, Bloomfield, IN.

Covered police, court and town governments plus breaking news for daily newspaper.

Sept. 1998-Aug. 1999         Reporter, Jackson County Banner, Brownstown, IN.

Served as primary news reporter for twice-weekly newspaper.

EDUCATION

Aug. 2010-Dec. 2012          Indiana University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Graduated in December 2012 with B.S., Informatics.

June 2012-July 2012          Marketing/Social Media Intern, Teachers’ Treasures, Indianapolis, IN.

Developed social media strategy for non-profit organization. Created and designed mass email account capability.

SKILLS

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Quark Express and InDesign. Knowledge of Photoshop, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, FlashBuilder and SQL. Experience with Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and other social media and content management tools.

Knowledge of Associated Press style. Strong typing, proofreading and editing skills.

Experience in managing employees. Scheduled sports staff to ensure maximum coverage of local and regional events.

Ability to multitask under deadline pressure. Strong customer and general public interaction.

MEMBERSHIPS

Member of Society of Professional Journalists.

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