Sports Editor, Columnist and Writer
Writing and Editing | Lincoln, Nebraska Area, US
As a 16-year-old kid, I began writing for numerous publications in hopes of eventually landing a full-time career in the digital media world. Throughout the years I've had the pleasure of working for Scout.com, BleacherReport.com, Comedy.com and PopCrunch.com to name a few.
•Successfully hired, trained and managed several editors and freelance writers.
•Capable of breaking news from a number of different sources.
•Proven track record of attracting new and loyal readers.
•Fluent in Wordpress and various content management systems as well as HTML and PHP.
•Passionate and knowledgeable sports and entertainment editor.
•Competent researcher, interviewer and editor.
2012 - Present
Feature Writer/Columnist / Huskers Illustrated
•Covering all University of Nebraska athletics.
•Writing weekly features for Huskers Illustrated's print and online publications.
•Writing a weekly column for the print publication.
•Conducting interviews with current and former Nebraska coaches and players.
2012 - Present
Sports Editor / IBT Media
•Updating and optimizing the sports page with new and interesting articles.
•Reporting breaking sports news.
•Writing SEO headlines to increase incoming traffic.
•Writing and editing multiple articles everyday covering the entire sports world.
•Editing the featured articles section of the website.
2012 - Present
NFL, NBA and NCAA Editor / Drop In Media LLC
•Reporting breaking NFL, NBA and NCAA news before the mainstream media.
•Sending breaking news alerts to mobile subscribers.
•Writing, editing and proofreading alerts.
•Preparing images for various mobile devices.
•Updating mobile webpages for user satisfaction.
•Increasing subscribers to various NFL, NBA and NCAA campaigns.
•Assisting with other mobile campaigns when needed.
2010 - Present
Editor-in-Chief / MyBoxing.com
•Managing a group of boxing writers and editors.
•Editing work from aspiring writers and providing advice to help them grow.
•Setting up interviews and acquiring media credentials.
•Successfully running one of the few boxing websites syndicated with Google news.
•Frequently contributing boxing articles, columns and features to the website.
•Maintaining partnerships with Yardbarker and FoxSports.com
Front Page Editor/Headline Writer / Bleacher Report
•Created the front page layout of the website.
•Placed stories on B/R's front page within structured design templates.
•Altered headlines for SEO purposes.
•Wrote intriguing hooks to enhance the amount of readers each article received.
•Reviewed hundreds of articles each day to ensure exceptional quality.
•Prioritized articles based on quality and importance.
Sports Editor / PopCrunch
•Covered the entire sports world.
•Wrote articles which were occasionally featured on SI.com.
•Wrote headlines & articles to encourage reader interaction/comments.
Editor-in-Chief / Jockism
•Managed a group of aspiring sports writers.
•Edited work from volunteer writers to assure proper grammar & spelling.
•Suggested potential article ideas for paid writing staff.
•Successfully ran one of the few satire sports blogs syndicated with Google news.
Community Manager / Mixr Media
•Covered the entire National Football League.
•Managed over 32 contributing writers during the NFL regular season.
•Edited and distributed content from all contributing writers.
•Managed the live-blogging of Monday Night Football & Playoff games.
Celebrity Editor / Comedy.com, LLC
•Covered celebrities with a humorous twist.
•Contributed to the success of Comedy.com
Administrative Assistant / Virtual Vocations
•Assisted the unemployed in finding their dream job.
NFL Guru / SeaWaves Technology
•Reported the latest news from around the National Football League.
•Wrote analysis & commentary on a wide range of football topics.
•Provided expert fantasy football advice.
Boxing Writer / SaddoBoxing.com
•Interviewed professional boxers.
•Reported breaking news surrounding the boxing world.
•Analyzed upcoming & completed fights.
New Orleans Saints Writer / Scout.com
•Reported breaking news surrounding the New Orleans Saints.
•Analyzed games & offseason events.
•Wrote position-by-position breakdowns & previews of upcoming games.