Writer, reporter and editor for newspapers, books, magazines, and the Internet. Journalism instructor at the college level (San Francisco State, City College of San Francisco, Skyline College). Deadline-oriented with strong skills in taking projects from concept to completion. Experienced teacher and motivator able to analyze, trouble-shoot, and solve problems.
HARDING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS, May 2003-Present Duties: Writer of marketing collateral for agency whose main client is Hewlett-Packard. Products include brochures, data sheets, white papers, flyers, Web site content.
WIRED NEWS (www.wired.com), 1999-2003 Executive Editor, 2002-2003 Senior Editor, 1999-2001 Duties: Provided leadership for newsroom, responsible for daily news coverage; determined course and tone of news coverage, supported Executive Producer, participated in strategic planning with business development, mentored reporters, assigned stories, edited copy, determined story order, wrote headlines, rewrote articles. Results: daily page views increased 35 percent; finalist two straight years in Online Newspaper Association awards. Finalist, 2003 Western Magazine Awards, Best Online Publication, Best Front Page Design, Best Spot News Story, Best Feature Story. SF GATE (www.sfgate.co), 1995-1996, m1998-1999 Electronic Editor Duties: As original content editor, I conceived the tone and approach and maintained editorial vision. Packaged daily editorial content. Conceived and created original weekend content packages. BAYINSIDER.COM, 1997-1998 Senior Producer Duties: Launched website, conceived tone, assisted with site's look and feel, responsible for packaging of all content. Conceived logo idea.
FARCAST, 1996-1997 Droid Editor (Communications/Marketing) Duties: Assisted with website conception/maintenance; Designed Droids (customizing software search agents); wrote marketing copy; provided customer support.
WOODFORD PUBLISHING, INC., 1992-1995 Editor Duties: Developed manuscripts, researched and wrote supporting copy for several books and magazines. Rewrote two books and delivered them to press in advance of deadline, negotiated with and secured writing talent, supervised staff. Produced seven books and 72 magazines.
OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 1983-1992 Reporter, Columnist, Various Editor Duties Duties: San Francisco 49ers beat writer, night city editor, Cal beat writer, suburban beat reporter (news), prep sports editor, weekly sports columnist, outdoors writer, Oakland A's/San Francisco Giants backup beat reporter, sports copy editor.
Master of Arts: Sports and Fitness Management, University of San Francisco Bachelor of Arts: Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
Lycos Management Development Program
Journalism Lecturer, 2000-Present San Francisco State University, City College of San Francisco, Skyline College
Counselor/Instructor, 2003-Present Newspaper by the Bay/Summer High School Program, Stanford University
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