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Work experience

Jan 2007Present


Some of my work as a contract writer, editor, communications manager:

* Big Think – contributing editor for online knowledge company

* Corinthian Colleges – instructional editor for nationwide network of for-profit trade schools

* Unnamed book on technology issued by major New York publisher – researcher, ghost writer

* – research report for leading e-learning consultant

* Pacific Clinics – interim director of public affairs for largest behavioral health nonprofit in the western U.S.

* Angel Flight West – marketing and grant work for charity providing free air transportation to the needy

* Latin America Regulatory Compliance Group— marketing review for leading import/export facilitator

Jan 2008Jul 2008

Interim Corporate Director of Public Affairs

Pacific Clinics
Consulting contract position leading public affairs department for one of the country’s largest behavioral health care providers
Dec 1991Sep 2006

Vice President, Director of Publications and Communications

Josephson Institute of Ethics/Character Counts
A key figure in the rise of an educational nonprofit to national preeminence and a visionary pioneer of multi-million dollar, mission-advancing and cost-saving innovations in communications, production, marketing, products, fund-raising and programs
Jul 1987Dec 1988

Nationally Syndicated Reporter

Los Angeles Daily News
As a staff writer, covered various beats, from general assignment to real estate to the entertainment industry; work syndicated nationwide through Knight-Ridder
Aug 1985Jun 1987

News Desk

The Washington Post
Coordinated daily copy flow and layouts on deadline between copy-editors and various desks and departments; also wrote enterprise articles for the paper and made info-graphics for art department




Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism


Georgetown University




Hi. I’m Wes Hanson. I’m a professional writer, editor, and social media marketing and communications manager who seeks to serve clients and employers who would benefit from my skills and experience.

I’m an alumnus of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and the newspaper industry, where I was once a nationally syndicated reporter. I’ve met amazing people along the way and have joined some of them in producing social media, newsletters, magazines, books, websites, educational and promotional products, marketing collateral, training materials, white papers, and grant proposals to benefit Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and schools.

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I seek to benefit clients and employers with my skills and experience in writing, editing, publications and communications management, and social media marketing.