Nimble communications manager with skills to get the right message delivered each and every time. Strong newspaper background with ability to make tough decisions and meet exacting deadlines. Proven track record of honesty and ethical integrity. Adding numerous business tools to already loaded tool belt.Proficient in MS Office and social media. Management skills to motivate staff to a higher level of productivity. In-depth knowledge of the Portland and Pacific Northwest media markets. Excellent writer who can convey the exact message you want. Also possess photography and video skills.
Mar 2005 - Nov 2008
Deputy suburban editor
- Successfully managed far-flung suburban news department with offices in six suburban cities and staff of 60; assured suburban news competed successfully with other news for best play on Page A1 and Metro cover; very insistent on watchdog/project reporting from each suburban news bureau; encouraged sharing of suburban news department reporting/editing resources with other teams to produce award-winning content
Oct 2003 - Mar 2005
Night city editor
- Assured 98 percent on-time page delivery rate to the press room while serving as night editor at The Oregonian; always aggressive about pursuing and placing latest news into morning paper; willing to juggle stories on Page A1 and Metro cover to get right mix of news; monitored other local news outlets to make sure The Oregonian was the leader in breaking news; efficient at posting news stories on newspaper's affiliated website, OregonLive.com
Oct 1997 - Oct 2003
Bureau chief/Assistant bureau chief
- Managed East Multnomah County news bureau in Gresham, a geographic area that stretched from Portland city limits to Mount Hood and east end of the Columbia River Gorge. Responsible for news direction and editing from staff of 10 writers. Also responsible for weekly news/features section.
Oct 1994 - Oct 1997
Northwest Outdoors editor
- Created and served as editorial director of weekly stand-alone section dedicated to outdoor recreation. Covered stable sports like hunting, fishing, hiking, but also pioneered coverage of cycling, running and camping.