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Staff Assistant

Location:
8857, United States
Posted:
May 26, 2010

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HIGHLY EXPERIENCED COPY EDITOR AND WRITER WITH PRINT AND WEB FOCUS

CORE SKILLS

Experienced Copy Editor Wide Topical Range Shape Stories from Concept

to Print

Excellent Writing Skills Highly Deadline Oriented Print and Web Experience

Layout / Photo Experience Constant Idea Generator Editorial Process Flow

Expertise

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prestige New York (New York, N.Y.) Features Editor 2008-2010

. Responsible for a broad swath of editorial duties at New York edition

of international luxury lifestyle magazine, from pitching and writing

stories to copy editing and consulting on final design of pieces.

. Played integral role in helping Prestige New York be named one of the

15 Most Notable launches of 2009 according to the Magazine Innovation

Center at the University of Mississippi.

Herald News (West Paterson, N.J.) 1998-2008

Copy Editor 2000-2008

. Edited up to 25 staff and wire stories daily for an award-winning

regional newspaper; wrote engaging headlines and captions.

. Selected and budgeted stories for inclusion in the daily edition,

including accompanying photo visuals; laid out pages.

. Frequently served as copy chief for section; responsible for the

accurate copy editing, layout and proofreading of the copy edit team.

. Consulted with Web Editor on packaging stories for the paper's

website; ranked stories to determine online placement

Staff Writer/Copy Editor 1998-2000

. Wrote daily stories and features under tight deadlines.

. Copy edited sections of the paper, and eventually promoted to full-

time copy editor with managerial oversight responsibilities.

Courier-News (Bridgewater, N.J.) Staff Writer 1997-1998

. Wrote features, notebooks and other stories for a Gannett-owned

regional daily newspaper.

. Edited staff copy; paginated and proofed pages.

Forbes Newspapers (Somerville, N.J.) Writer/Assistant Editor 1995-1996

. Wrote up to 15 stories weekly for 13 community newspapers on topics

which included business, local government, education and general news;

Assisted in copy editing and section layout.

EDUCATION

Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.)

Masters Degree in Communication/Information Studies 1998

Dual BA in Journalism/Mass Media and Communication 1995

. Wrote a bi-weekly column and features as a staff writer for the Daily

Targum, the university's independent newspaper with a circulation of

more than 17,000; also served as Associate Sports Editor for one year.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

MS Office; QuarkXPress; InDesign; basic HTML; highly familiar with the

Associated Press Stylebook.



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