|Desired Industry: Publishing
|Desired Job Location: Chicago, Illinois
||Date Posted: 9/29/2010
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Oct. 2010
|Desired Wage: 45,000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Media professional interested in partnership,
editorial position or new media opportunities.
Accomplished in researching, analyzing and
collecting statistical data and effectively presenting
findings in written, graphical and new media forms.
Wide experience in writing, copy editing,
interviewing, desktop layout and digital media
creation and production. My goal is to produce the
highest quality content in traditional and new media
Research/Analysis – Directed national bank card,
network and vendor surveys through collecting
primary data and managing databases and contact
information. Effectively presented findings from
complex editorial content in written, graphical and
new media forms to financial service executives and
analysts. Created targeted surveys and comparative
graphics to enhance newsletter editorial content.
Editorial – Achieved acclaim as a business editor,
writer and analyst on a wide range of business and
financial services issues and topics. Broad editorial
experience includes newsletter-style, magazine-
style and short-form writing for the Web, script
writing, copy editing, proofreading, interviewing,
desktop layout, newsletter management and
distribution and digital media creation and
production. Converted a print newsletter into an
electronic publication for major cost savings.
Media Relations – Aggressively promoted newsletter
content and survey findings using press releases
and fact sheets to media outlets. Appeared on
leading consumer and business media outlets as an
expert source on consumer payments issues.
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
BA, Communications, Minor in latin American Studies
Classes in Spanish.
Seminars in editing, writing and publishing.
Editing, proofreading, writing, interviewing,
publication fulfillment management, survey
methodology, podcast and webcast creation and
production, script writing, narration and media
relations. Software and online services experience
includes Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, QuarkXpress,
Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, iMovie, GarageBand,
Excel, Filemaker Pro, Lyris and interpreting
Securities and Exchange Commission financial
Privately Held; Publishing industry
August 1998 – September 2006 (8 years 2 months)
Editor of the weekly ATM&Debit News e-newsletter
on the financial services and payments industries
and the annual, 32-page EFT Data Book of card
payment trends and statistics. Successfully
transformed the print-based, business-to-
business, financial services newsletter Bank
Network News into ATM&Debit News and the EFT
Data Book into electronically delivered publications.
Directed nationwide surveys, provided top-line
analysis of business and regulatory trends,
developed expert speaker lineups for trade shows,
assigned articles, motivated independent writers,
wrote headlines, created publications using desktop
layout programs and circulated newsletters through
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