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Ø Strong analytical background with specialized experience in editing, information management, story and copy production, writer queries and magazine publications.
Ø Comprehensive understanding of the journalism arena due to advanced training regarding information management, communications, and creative writing practices.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of operations.
Ø Competent leader and mentor who is able to create a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency, and the capacity to form cross-functional coalitions in order to ensure knowledge is shared across departmental lines.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of high-standard operational protocols.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong process knowledge and technical skills to diverse organization needs.
Ø Technology savvy and proficient in multiple software applications and platforms including; InDesign, InCopy, QuarkXPress, QPS, MS Office Suite, as well as numerous web-based content management systems.
Ø Demonstrate dynamic leadership qualities and strong communication skills in successfully steering planning meetings and delivering comprehensive strategies.
Ø Capable of in-depth research and data analysis with the purpose of improving brand awareness and product exposure to various market segments.
Ø Embrace organization initiatives and mission statement.
Ø Develop and implement numerous protocols and policies with the purpose of identifying and resolving relevant client issues in a proactive manner.
Ø Work to standardize cross-departmental protocols between various departments in order to break down silo mentality and increase knowledge sharing.
Ø Skilled at managing multiple projects and leading teams in cross-functional, concerted efforts.
Ø Effectively manage and support staff relevant to specific projects in order to complete assignments on time and on budget.
Ø Ensure delivery of superior customer service and high client satisfaction levels by diligently tracking concerns and presenting issues at routine builders meetings for prompt resolution.
Ø Regularly schedule reviews and tracks progress of particular projects.
Ø Provide project leadership in order to achieve maximum production, including budget control, production timetable, status reporting, client/project team coordination, and quality assurance.
Technical Editor, Boating Magazine (Hachette Filipacchi Media US) 2006-Present
Conceived, researched, wrote, and edited 15-20 articles monthly, including 2,000-word feature stories. Article subjects included boating, fishing, technology, travel, current events, environment and leisure.
Oversaw multiple editorial sections and wrote and edited advice columns.
Mentored and assigned duties to editorial assistants, top edited copy; approve and kill story ideas; provided feedback to senior colleagues.
Collaborated with art department on appearance of editorial pages, including photography and design.
Maintained, updated, and provided content for social media accounts and blogs.
Represent magazine on radio, on television, and at national conferences
Senior Associate Editor, Boating Magazine (Hachette Filipacchi Media US) 2003-2006
Tested and evaluated new boats, fishing gear, electronics and sporting goods for comprehensive editorial review and feature articles.
Wrote monthly Seamanship advice column.
Recruited, trained and managed team of 20 freelance writers and negotiated freelance contracts.
Maintained relationships with more than 100 industry-related contacts.
Associate Editor, Boating Magazine (Hachette Filipacchi Media US) 2001-2003
Wrote features and short articles monthly.
Wrote News Briefs for Making Waves Section.
Assistant Managing Editor, Boating Magazine (Hachette Filipacchi Media US) 2000-2001
Edited Letters section. Managed AOL monthly online poll. Wrote features and short articles.
Copied edit and oversee production of up to 10 magazines, including travel and lifestyle publications
Followed articles through all phases of production.
Checked artwork and captions for position, style, and content
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- Managing Editor, Fiction Magazine
n Master of Arts C Creative Writing / Literature (Pending), City University of New York, City College
n Bachelor of Arts C English, City University of New York, City College
n Seminar C Grammar, Usage, and Style , Media Bistro
n Member C Boating Writers International
n Member C Society of Professional Journalists
n Member C Outdoor Writers Association of America
n Award C Boating Writers International Annual Writing Contest Winner
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