John Sutton

John Sutton

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Copy Editor

The Star-Ledger

Sports Department

Largest Daily Newspaper in New Jersey, owned by Advance PublicationsCopy Editor, Sports Slot, Staff WriterSports Department• Edit copy, write headlines and lay out and build inside pages• Work with Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy• Consult sports editor and coordinate content for section• Use InDesigh to lay out section. Coordinate story length, packaging and graphics• Communicate with writers to organize section, particularly regarding story length and topic• Produce weekly NCAA Gameday page covering college football• Analyze Heisman race, AP Top 10 and coordinate wire stories• Covered varying aspects of Monmouth Park’s Summer Elite Meet• Contributed to coverage of Super Bowl XLIV and 2010 Haskell Invitational

Sep 2005 - May 2009

Staff Writer

The Daily Orange
  • Independent Daily Student Newspaper for Syracuse, NY
  • Staff Writer
  • Covered Field Hockey, Tennis and Women’s Lacrosse teams at Syracuse University
  • Worked the National College Football Notebook beat
  • Beat reporter for inaugural season of Women's Ice Hockey.
  • Wrote features and enterprises pieces on national college sports landscape
May 2008 - Aug 2008

Intern

The Record
  • Position received through New Jersey Press Foundation Internship/Scholarship Program
  • Daily Newspaper as a part of North Jersey Media Group
  • Staff Writer, Intern
  • Worked with the Local Sports Department
  • Reported on Major League Baseball along with high school sports and local Little League 
  • Helped cover The Barclays, the first leg of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs
  • Wrote features and covered summer events involving high school athletes
May 2007 - Aug 2007

Intern

http://www.independent.gmnews.com

  • Weekly Newspaper in Great Media Newspapers

  • Worked as police blotter and covered various events

  • Wrote between one and three stories per issue

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Adobe InDesign

Work on a daily basis using InDesign to lay out inside pages of the Sports section of The Star-Ledger.   Move photos and graphics onto page to add to each page