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Justin Schmid

Professional Creative, Thought Leader


A game-changing professional creative for organizations committed to leading in their class. Has traveled from New Zealand to Norway, and from Ho Chi Minh City to Helsinki. Doesn't care about cars until he sees a Tesla.


Newspaper, magazine, television, radio, social media and online writing styles.

Project management.

Excellent command of Associated Press style.

Versed in HTML, Dreamweaver, WordPress, SiteCore, Marketing Central, Basecamp, GIMP imaging software, Pinnacle Studio video editing software and MS Word.

Familiar with PC, Mac and Linux platforms.

Digital video and still photography.

Work History

Dec 2005Present

Editorial Manager

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America

Supervises content creation aimed at outperforming competing organizations in fundraising and awareness. Manages projects from concept to completion, including the organization’s most visible print collateral. Generates ideas and turns concepts into concrete products. Protects brand standards, oversees website content development, manages the organization’s blog and creates collateral for fundraising and public awareness.


Account Executive

Gordon C. James Public Relations

Worked with government organizations and corporate clients that shape the world, from its policies to its consumer landscape. Worked with global entities such as M&M Mars, adidas, Rio Tinto Group and The White House. Integral part of government relations, grassroots campaigns, public relations, event support and crisis management projects.



East Valley Tribune

Covered breaking news, crime and city politics for a then-aggressive daily newspaper with a circulation of more than 100,000. Built an extensive source network through a reputation for fair, accurate coverage.


News Assistant

The Arizona Republic

Worked with experienced, committed editors who developed my skills, my confidence and my understanding of journalism's role in society.

Make-A-Wish Work Samples

Freelance Writing

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Arizona State University

Studied broadcasting