Work History

Work History

Director for Editorial Services

Xavier Univesity
  • Lead a four-member team that is responsible for the editorial creativity, content and direction of more than 2,000 print and electronic pieces produced annually by the Office of Marketing and Printing Services. This includes the President’s Report; undergraduate and graduate admission materials;  development materials; print and radio advertising; internal and external e-newsletters; numerous brochures and one-time print and electronic pieces.
  • Responsible for the initial creation and continued fulfillment of:• Today at Xavier, a daily internal e-newsletter for all University employees.• Inside Xavier, a monthly internal e-newsletter sent out to all University employees.• At Xavier, a monthly external e-newsletter sent out to alumni.• Xavier magazine web site.• Xavier Newsline, a collection of daily news items posted on the University web site.• Bi-monthly events calendar.
  • Editor, Xavier magazine. Responsible for the overall creation and content of the University’s quarterly alumni publication, which has won 34 local, regional and national awards under my direction. Responsible for two redesigns of the magazine. Designed and implemented two budget reductions without sacrificing quality.
  • Primary communications person for the University’s Emergency Response Team. Responsible for broadcasting emergency warnings to all University students and staff through recorded voice and text messages, and the posting of updated emergency-related information on the University web site.
Feb 1996 - Feb 2001

Senior Editor

Cincinnati Magazine
  • One of two staff writers at the award-winning city magazine. Promoted twice in five years.
  • Responsible for writing in-depth, complex articles on a wide range of topics.
  • Responsible for the recruiting, developing and overseeing of new freelance writers.
  • Responsible for the assigning, compiling and editing the “Queen City” section of the magazine.
  • Won 18 local, regional and national writing awards for the magazine.
Jan 1994 - Feb 1996

Owner

Skip Tate Freelance
  • Spent two years as a freelance writer, writing and editing a wide range of materials from magazine articles to newsletters. Responsible for all aspects of the business, from financial to legal.
  • Co-wrote “The Insiders’ Guide to Greater Cincinnati.”
Jan 1993 - Jan 1994

Staff Reporter

Greater Cincinnati Business Record
  • Staff reporter responsible for writing news about the automotive, real estate, sports business and media industries, as well as other stories as assigned.
Feb 1989 - Aug 1992

Senior Reporter

Cincinnati Business Courier
  • Staff reporter responsible for writing news about the real estate, sports business, Northern Kentucky and media industries, as well as other stories as assigned.
Aug 1987 - Feb 1989

Sports Reporter

The Cincinnati/Kentucky Post
  • Sports reporter responsible for covering Northern Kentucky University and prep sports events, as well as other stories as assigned.
May 1986 - Aug 1987

Sports Reporter

The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram
  • Sports reporter responsible for covering prep sports events, as well as other stories as assigned.
Jan 1985 - May 1986

Sports Reporter

The Lorain Journal
  • Sports reporter responsible for covering prep sports events, as well as other stories as assigned.
Dec 1982 - Dec 1984

Sports Reporter

The Athens News
  • Reporter responsible for covering Ohio University and local prep sports, as well as other stories as assigned.

Education

Education