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MANAGING EDITOR, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
Professional Media Group, Trumbull, Connecticut
April 2001 to September 2017
Promoted from associate, to senior, to managing editor over 15 years at a national, monthly print/online publication for public school administrators. Use extensive writing, communication and computer skills. Research, assign and edit stories, while juggling public relations and advertiser requests for stories. Collaborate closely with editors, writers and art department. Driver of projects that combined social media, infographics, industry expertise.
STAFF WRITER, THE CONNECTICUT POST
June 1994 to April 1999
Covered City Council, school board meetings, court cases, environmental and health issues, human
interest pieces and police and fire news in New Haven County towns. Also, worked on the state desk, writing investigative pieces and front-page pieces that localized national stories.
October 1991 to June 1994
Covered four towns in central Connecticut, including city government, school board, health, police and fire news.
PARALEGAL, DISCALA, DISCALA AND PAPCSY
Fall 1999-Fall 2000
Compiled, helped prepare police, medical and other reports of clients for defense attorneys
STAFF WRITER, THE DAILY STAR
Oneonta, New York
June 1989 to August 1991
Worked as a rookie reporter on daily Ottaway newspaper. Learned how to juggle writing two to three stories daily.
*The Blue Book Building and Construction Network
*Cable in the Classroom
Strong communication, problem-solving and editing skills. Flexible in learning new processes; efficient in juggling and managing projects; ability to work with professionals of all abilities and personalities; and keen attention to detail and depth.
Computer: Google Drive, Trello, Drupal, Slack, Microsoft Office/Word, Adobe InDesign, InCopy, QuarkXpress, Excel, FileMaker Pro
State University of New York, Binghamton, B.A. English and rhetoric
Wesleyan University, no degree, graduate writing courses