Dynamic, creative and talented Management Professional with broad based experience in providing strategic leadership in the newspaper industry, eager to integrate strong communixxxxxxtion, employee development and operations management expertise toward supporting the goals of a progressive organization. Core competencies include:
Critixxxxxxl Thinking and Business Analysis
Excellent Communixxxxxxtion and Persuasion
Superb Editorial Judgment
Strong Reporting and Writing Skills
Organized & Detail Oriented
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Build and Maintain Business Relationships
Effectively Manage Multiple Projects
Writing, Editing and Layout Expertise
Employee Development and Training
Collect, Evaluate and Interpret Data
Xxxxxx County Star, Xxxxxx/Xxxxxx, XXXXXX 1999 to 2010
Sports Editor/Designer/Copy Editor
Provide day to day management oversight and leadership for 10 staff members; effectively monitor and maintain scheduling and coverage, assign projects and ensure quality performance.
Make determinations on content; write copy, edit stories and design the front page and inside sections under strict deadline requirements.
Interact extensively with the public at large to gather content and information, generate leads, and xxxxxxpture relevant news and topics affecting the community.
Lead strategic planning initiatives to define short and long term goals; leverage strong leadership, community relations and employee development skills to gain promotions throughout tenure.
The Signal Newspaper, Santa Clarita, XXXXXX 1997 to 1999
Maintained complete accountability for overseeing content selection for this daily publixxxxxxtion; managed all design and editing of the daily section.
Verified facts, dates, and statistics, developed content and story ideas, and coordinated the work of reporters.
Planned the contents of the publixxxxxxtion according to the style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements; provided guidance and leadership for the news desk and directed activities of the reporting staff.
Oversaw publixxxxxxtion production; artwork, layout, typesetting, and printing, ensured adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.
Southbridge News, Southbridge, MA 1996 to 1997
Wrote sports related stories, designed pages and ensured complete coverage for the entire sports section.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Bachelors Degree, Communixxxxxxtions
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Dear Mr./Ms. ____:
Are you seeking a dynamic, ambitious and experienced Management Xxxxxxndidate to join your team? If so, I believe my consistent track record of leading business operations, developing staff talent and effectively managing deadlines in a fast paced environment make me the ideal xxxxxxndidate for the position of <position here>
During my comprehensive xxxxxxreer as a leader in the Newspaper Industry, I ve made considerable strides in growing performance driven operations to success. I have realized results that exceeded expectations and developed teams that have achieved substantial growth and recognition. My ability to gain the trust and loyalty of my team has defined my success, and I am anxious to share my talents with <organization here> in the position of <position here>.
According to the job description for <position here>, you are seeking someone with the ability to <choose something from the job description here>. I am well versed in <specific here> and know that I could be an integral member of your team.
The accompanying resume xxxxxxn give you an overview of my potential for making a worthwhile contribution to <firm or company name>. As a proven leader, I believe it would be mutually beneficial for us to meet. I will xxxxxxll next week to arrange a meeting to discuss your organization s goals and how I xxxxxxn help you meet them. If you need to reach me before that time, please contact me at the phone number listed above.
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