Danial Kim

Danial Kim

An experienced editor and media executive

Successfully managed magazine writers, editors and freelancers, as well as production, sales and photo departments.

A change leader, introducing interactive media to print publications. Led cross-functional teams to develop award-winning web sites, digital publications, mobile products, and all new media.   

Led magazine redesigns, new editorial missions and ethics policies.

A sales operations leader

Responsible for consumer and B2B sales; local, regional and national sales. Successfully managed staff to grow revenue and exceed budget.

16 years of executive leadership success

Led people and projects to achieve award-winning results and improve relationships with key constituencies.

Managed multi-million dollar budgets with strategic budget cutting and expansion.

Plus, a J.D. from one of the nation's top law schools.

Work experience

Work experience
Mar 2008 - Present

Image Media

Vice President and Editor, Creative and Content

Creating magazines and new media to help professionals and businesses connect with new clients.

Media Expert: Developing new magazines, fully interactive Web 2.0 site, auction site, podcasts, RSS, forums, private social networks, SEO, SEM.

Leadership in Marketing: Developing all strategies for the launch of new media platforms and meeting the challenges of bringing a new product to market.

Dec 2005 - Dec 2007

Detroit Media Partnership

Vice President, Media Integration

Member of the Executive Committee, responsible for 3 divisions and over 60 staff: New Media, new product development, and Special Publications Unit.

Magazine Expert: Developed and launched new magazines; managed a group of magazines targeting a variety of audiences.

New Media Expert: Successfully developed new web sites, with videocasting, RSS and search engine optimization. Redesigned web sites and introduced mobile sites.

Executive Leadership and Strategic Planning Experience Chair of Project Blueprint, a cross-functional committee that created a strategic plan for the future of the company.

2000 - 2005

American Bar Association

Editor and Publisher/Senior Manager

Member of the Senior Management Group leading overall strategy and budget management at the world’s largest professional association. Responsible for 3 departments and over 30 staff.

Experienced Magazine Editor and Publisher: Managed a group of publications with independent advertising, marketing and editorial content. Set new editorial mission and ethics policy.

Digital Media Innovator: Created of the award-winning eReport, a digital publication, strengthening relationships, and increasing revenue 60% per year.

Executive Leadership and Strategic Planning Experience Led a collaborative effort to form an alliance with four other national associations, creating the ProFive Media Network. Improved relationships and increased revenue by 200% in targeted categories.

1996 - 2000

State Bar of Michigan

Deputy Executive Director

In charge of publications as the ‘Number Two’ operating officer for one of the country’s largest professional organizations. Managed over 60 staff.

Digital Media Innovator: Created a first-in-the-country digital publication for lawyers, providing value and increasing revenues.

Leadership in Marketing and Strategic Communications: Established a new marketing department, collaborating across departments to achieve success and growth for numerous initiatives and programs.

1992 - 1996

Lawyers Weekly Publications

Publisher and Editor in Chief

Chief executive in charge of this statewide publication for attorneys, managing a multi-million dollar budget. In charge of editorial vision and day-to-day operations. Developed strategic communications plan, including positioning the business in the media and the market, leading to 20% growth.

1990 - 1992

Clark, Klein & Beaumont


Litigation attorney for one of Michigan's largest law firms (now known as Clark Hill). Worked to develop client relations, case strategy, witness preparation, evidence gathering and legal research.

1986 - 1988

American National

Senior Account Executive

Managed client engagement and relations at this public relations firm. Dealt exclusively with corporate clients. Provided communications strategy and advice to a wide range of business clients.

1984 - 1986


Associate Producer and Writer

Television producer at this NBC affiliate in the sixth largest television market. Produced on location, in studio and in edit suite. Experience in all aspects of local television news production, with insight into the fast-paced environment and news coverage decision-making.


Jan 1990


University of Michigan Law School

Awarded J.D. degree 1990. Graduated cum laude. Michigan Law Review

Jan 1984


University of Michigan

Awarded Bachelor’s degree in Communications in1984. Graduated with distinction.