Excel at producing content for the Herald-Tribune Media Group and its EPPY Award-winning entertainment website TicketSarasota.com
SEO, HTML and social media expertise plus skills with numerous Microsoft applications.
Team-oriented assigning editor, detailed copyeditor and meticulous proofreader.
Experienced photographer and photo editor.
Ticket + Editor at Herald-Tribune Media Group (February 2013-present)
As editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group’s new magazine TICKET +, I manage a print and regularly updated online publication that highlights the top places to eat, drink, shop, play and stay in Southwest Florida. I also do a bunch of fun stuff including artist interviews and reviews as head entertainment writer and editor for our 150,000-circulation Ticket publication and TicketSarasota.com, which recently won another EPPY Award. I do TV, too, and I can be seen during the weekends on SNN Local News 6 in Sarasota discussing my latest Bar Tab review. Here’s my latest.
Assigning Editor at Bradenton Herald (2010-2013)
Chief writer for the Weekend and A&E sections and Sunday columnist; I also maintained the publication’s most read blog, Buzz Worthy, on Bradenton.com, while covering breaking news. In addition, I contributed numerous photographs for use online and in print. I was promoted from reporter to assigning metro editor in January of 2013.
Music Editor at OC Weekly, Orange County, CA (2009-2010)
Assigned and edited (or wrote) all content for print and online music section as well as the music/culture blog at OC Weekly. Managed numerous freelance writers/photographers from across the country. Oversaw a weekly budget as well as payment for each contributor. The Village Voice Media publication covered and circulated throughout Orange County and Long Beach, Calif.
Correspondent for New York Daily News, Tampa Bay Times, Maxim and numerous other publications nationwide (2008-2009)
Produced weekly lifestyle column for Tampa Bay Times, reported breaking news stories for New York Daily News, wrote humor for Maxim magazine and human-interest/real estate profiles for Tampa Bay Illustrated. Produced music interviews, reviews and essays for Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Miami New Times, Denver Westword, Dallas Observer, Portland (Maine) Press Herald and many other publications including Metromix websites nationwide.
Music Editor at Creative Loafing Tampa Bay and Creative Loafing Sarasota (2007-2008)
Initiated and managed publication’s first music blog Tampa Calling. Wrote music features, weekly lifestyle column and contributed to various cover-story packages such as the annual Summer Guide, Urban Explorer’s Handbook and Green Issue. Made semi-regular appearances on the 10 Connects morning television program “Studio 10.”
Features Writer/Columnist at Bradenton Herald (2004-2007)
Music writer for the Weekend and A&E sections. Wrote weekly entertainment column and started/maintained the Bradenton Herald’s first blog, “In Tune With Wade. “
Marketing Director at Sarasota Film Society (2003-2004)
Coordinated marketing efforts for all films exhibited at Burns Court Cinemas and assisted in the buying and booking process.
The Herald-Tribune’s entertainment website I coedit, TicketSarasota.com, garnered one of journalism’s most prestigious awards for digital excellence in October of 2013, Editor and Publisher’s EPPY Award. On a personal note, I recently was nominated for a Sunshine State Award in the Commentary & Criticism – Arts category for a collection of my work.
B.A., English 2002
University of South Florida, Tampa
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