SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Editing/Writing/Performing/Management: More than 15 years experience working for print and digital media; novelist, humorist, journalist, blogger. Areas of Topical Expertise: budget travel, humor, technology, fitness, online marketing.
05/07 to Present
RANDYROSSMEDIA.COM; Somerville, MA Writer/Lecturer/Performer
•Developed case studies, press releases, buyers' guides; assisted with site redesign, PR strategy, search engine marketing for e-commerce site Daimer Industries. This was a three-year, two-day a week project.
02/00 to 05/07 (about 7.5 years)
PC WORLD; Boston, MA Executive Editor •Senior-level editor of award-winning Web site (30 million page views/month) •Edited/Programmed: home page, downloads library, small business section. •Developed products to drive traffic/revenue: PDF booklets, e-mail newsletters. •Assisted with 3 site-wide redesigns and integration of Web site with magazine. •Managed budgets; supervised in-house staff and outside contractors. •Experience with: content management systems, production systems, Web analytics, blogging platforms. •PCWORLD.COM voted Best Web site in 2004 and 2005 by ABM. •"Mobile Computing" won e-mail newsletter awards: ASBPE in '06; WPA '04, '06,'07.
11/92 to 02/00 (About 7 years)
PC WORLD; Boston, MA Senior Editor •Co-edited news section for monthly consumer magazine. (circulation: 710,000) •Developed, assigned, edited, and wrote articles; recruited, managed authors. •Received American Business Media (ABM) award for editing of investigative article “Buyer Beware: Inflated Claims, Unmet Promises.” (11/95)
•Wrote articles on food, science, and health for local and national publications, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Boston Herald, and Boston Phoenix. •Wrote fiction and humor that appeared in TheDrum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine, and Calliope, among others. •Certified as a personal trainer (National Strength and Conditioning Association: 2002-2014). •Planned and completed four-month, solo trip around the world in 2007. (Five continents, eight countries)
•Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, M.S. in Journalism. •University of Vermont, B.S. in Marketing.
•Spare Change News: Former board member; ran development committee. •Conscious Consuming: Co-founder of non-profit concerned about materialism, media, and their impact on our lives. •Medill Club of New England (journalism club): President for 5 years.
•Media Chowder: Co-founder of Boston-based journalism group with more than 200 members.
•One-man show received four-star review at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. •March/2012: Profiled in online magazine SingularCity.com
•March/2012 and November/2010: Mentions in Boston Globe.
•September/2011: Finalist in Drum/Side B Dual Publication award; short story published in both The Drum and Side B literary magazines.
•December/2010: Won Boston story-telling contest hosted by MassMouth.
•2008: Quoted as travel expert in Mobile Computingcolumns that appeared on Yahoo.com, MSN.com, PCWorld.com, and Washingtonpost.com.