|Desired Industry: Publishing
|Desired Job Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
||Date Posted: 11/26/2010
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 11/26/10
||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: Undecided
Accomplished Journalist and Publishing Professional with diverse, progressive experience with industry leading global legal news firm and local and regional news media organizations. Strategist and innovator that leads people and projects that contribute to tactical and operational excellence. Demonstrated record of accomplishment in identification, launch and management of editorial products. Coaches and mentors to develop individual and team editorial talent.
LEXISNEXIS, King of Prussia, PA 2000-2010
Managing Editor-Legal News (2003-2010)
Established scope for specialized publications and directed editorial content. Responsible for leadership and management of a seven person editorial team in the production of 18 different litigation reports for the U.S. legal community.
Contributed subject matter expertise to redesign professional staff processes and priorities in an effort to raise production rates.
Analyzed, recommended and implemented a revised editorial model from a monthly to a daily editorial news cycle that positively impacted subscriber satisfaction.
Established and managed editorial internship program as a means to develop prospective editors and as a growth opportunity for existing staff.
Conducted annual performance reviews of direct reports and implemented appropriate performance management measures when necessary.
Served as a liaison between higher management and staff. Communicated long-term goals to staff and formulated individual plans for the staff to meet those goals.
Screened and interviewed editorial candidates and conducted training of new hires.
Legal News Editor (2000-2003)
Edited numerous litigation reports on topics ranging from class actions, business interruption insurance, attorney fees and securities fraud litigation. Responsible for following litigation trends to identify emerging areas of litigation.
Launched Mealeys Litigation Report: Class Actions in January 2001, a publication that is marketed and sold to attorneys practicing in the field of class action law. The publication provides in-depth coverage of class action litigation including antitrust law, consumer law, employment law, product liability, securities and privacy litigation.
Developed a concept for a free e-mail alert service that used editorial content to attract new subscribers and updated current subscribers on the latest legal news.
Launched new publications in the areas of business interruption insurance litigation and securities fraud litigation.
CHESAPEAKE PUBLISHING, Elkton, MD 1998-2000
Cecil Whig Staff Writer
Reported on various topics for a daily newspaper serving Cecil County, MD including county and local government, education, police and features.
Earned Maryland Delaware District of Columbia Press Association Award for spot news coverage.
Trained and mentored newly hired reporters.
DAILY LOCAL NEWS, West Chester, PA 1997-1998
Served as the lead education reporter for a daily newspaper with a circulation of 40,000 readers covering Chester County, PA.
Earned Pennsylvania Newspaper Association writing award for a series of articles on underage drinking.
Cultivated sources for covering various news beats.
Routinely wrote articles on tight deadlines.
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Communication; Minor: English, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Power Point.
Served on LexisNexis CARES committee working to serve the local community by volunteering and coordinating charity drives. Coordinated annual charity drive for the Chester County SPCA.
Kennett Square Community Garden Club member since 2009.
Annual Kennett Square Cleanup participant.
Available upon request.
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