Resume

Sign in

mattresume

Location:
tampa, FL, 33602
Posted:
September 15, 2008

Contact this candidate

Resume:

MATTHEW A. SEVERANCE

**** ******* **** **.

Tampa, FL. 33602

Cell phone: 813-***-****

Email: **********@*******.***

OBJECTIVE: To stay in a field that accentuates my proficiency in being a leader and a quick, decisive, creative, accurate editor and writer who thrives on deadline pressure.

QUALIFICATIONS: I have excelled in different journalistic situations and always have taken the lead when it comes to teaching others on whatever platform - I learn quickly. I have a high standard for myself, so mistakes are unacceptable. I am very versatile and unmatched on deadline or in pressure situations and in organizational skills.

EMPLOYMENT

2008-present Freelance writer/blogger/editor

* Clients current and past ranged from sports to marketing to SEO articles/projects. They include: Fanball.com, A.E. Engine, Creative Branding, Site Search Architect, Opensports.com. Docsports.com, Covers.com, Inspin.com, Who2beton.com.

* Familiar with most Web publishing software, PhotoShop, Quark and InDesign.

2005-present Managing Editor/Writer, WagerWeb.com

* Manage/hire writers from around the world and determine/write site’s content.

July 2007-2008 Assistant Managing Editor, Golfweek and Masters Athlete magazines

* Involved in all daily aspects of magazines and Golfweek.com, including editing, design, freelance coordination (writing and photography), story generation, writing, etc.

* Oversee four-member “dot.com” staff and do some Web programming.

2000-2007 Night Sports Editor, Tampa Tribune

1995-1999 * Led 22-person design/editing desk. Responsibilities included scheduling, evaluating, final editing and design, and content planning. Also graduated from the Tribune’s two-year leadership development program.

* Designer/daily coordinator for 2001 Super Bowl coverage (in Tampa) and 2003 Super Bowl (involving hometown Buccaneers). Responsibilities included daily special sections and main design for the live game-day sections.

* Sports’ point person in the Tribune’s convergence with Internet and TV partners.

* Vice president of Florida Sports Writers Association

1999-2000 Designer/Copy Editor, Miami Herald

* Special section editor for most of my stay, which involved total design and editing.

* Coordinated a switch to pagination and total redesign. Pagination system was a blend of Quark and SII. Worked hand-in-hand with colleagues at El Nuevo Herald.

1993-1995 Freelance writer/editor, Amway Corp., Ada, Mich.

* Worked on project-by-project basis for the International Marketing Dept.

EDUCATION

1988-1993 Bachelor’s Degrees, English and Communications, Western Michigan University

* Minors in journalism and political science.



Contact this candidate