Enterprising Newspaper Editor with many years of experience working on all aspects of newspaper editing and writing. Especially proficient in the use of traditional and digital editing tools. Specialise in maintaining production standards and motivating writers with strong leadership abilities.
Â• Profound experience editing articles and meeting publication deadlines Â• Excellent ability to motivate staff and ensure that deadlines are met Â• Substantial ability to write and edit articles on various topics Â• Proficient in the use of newspaper editing software programmes Â• Good ability to allocate responsibilities Â• Strong communications abilities
August 2003 to June 2005 Oceanside Press Â— Manchester, UK Newspaper Editor Â• Edited articles and finalised layouts. Â• Ensured that daily deadlines were met. Â• Handed out article assignments. Â• Held regular staff meetings. November 2005 to May 2009 Valley Publishing Co. Â— Manchester, UK Newspaper Editor Â• Solicited article ideas and ensured that major news stories were covered. Â• Led investigative reporting team and edited subsequent articles. Â• Edited all submitted stories and assigned rework as necessary. Â• Provided constructive feedback to staff members. May 2009 to July 2011 Manchester Gazette Â— Manchester, UK Newspaper Editor Â• Ensured that all articles published were of interest to the readership. Â• Assisted with the design and layout of newspaper ads. Â• Coordinated with design team to prepare layouts. Â• Approved photos for use with stories. July 2011 to Present Seaside Publishing Â— Manchester, UK Newspaper Editor Â• Approved editorials and wrote personal opinion pieces on current issues. Â• Maintained database of all articles and archived past newspaper issues. Â• Solicited and secured advertising commitments from local businesses. Â• Edited print and online versions of the same newspaper.
2003 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Communications 2007 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK Master of Science, Communications