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  • Name: Christopher Six
  • Email: chrissix@gmail.com
  • Phone: 301-473-6618
  • City: Martinsburg
  • State: West Virginia
  • Country: United States
  • Listed: November 19, 2018 3:11 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired
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Objective

A newsroom leader with more than twenty-five years in the media, corporate communications and marketing. Illustrator, photographer and designer, and respected voice in ethical standards and policies in news design and photography. A veteran reporter who has taught news writing seminars for community colleges and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

Skills I can bring to your news organization:

News writing • Photography • Illustration • Graphic design • News design • News editing
Web editing • Web graphics • Social media • Management • Hiring • Scheduling • Presentations
IT troubleshooting • Quality control • Technical documentation • Video and audio production • Budgeting • Strategic planning

View work samples:
cdsix.com

Work History

PIEDMONT MEDIA - WARRENTON, VA
EDITOR IN CHIEF (2018-PRESENT)

In charge of news operations for the Fauquier, Prince William and Gainesville Times newspapers and associated products. Create budgets and direct coverage strategies. Write columns and editorials, member of the editorial board. Page design. Help maintain and direct the website and social media presence, as well as video and podcasts.

MANAGING EDITOR (2016-2018)

Second to the Executive Editor in the newsroom management. Head of editorial production, visuals and design for the Fauquier, Prince William and Gainesville Times newspapers and associated products.

STARS AND STRIPES - WASHINGTON, DC
PHOTO/GRAPHICS EDITOR (2003-2016)

Manage the photo/graphics department for the editorially independent newspaper for the U.S. military community, leading a small team of photo editors and artists. Coordinate workflow with departments and bureaus across the globe; giving daily input and guidance on page design, photo selection, and special projects. Have developed detailed guidelines for photo selection, illustrations, ethical standards and policies in design and photography, and was instrumental in developing procedures for the newspaper's disaster recovery plan. Helped write the newspaper's first comprehensive design style guide. Monitor reproduction issues, hire photo/graphics personnel, and create training documents and presentations.

FREELANCE WRITER AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT (1990-PRESENT)

Write business, sports and feature stories for newspapers, magazines and Web sites. Create marketing publications for companies and non-profit organizations. Design book and CD covers. Information architecture. Audio digitization. IT troubleshooting. On-air radio work. Created classes in freelance news writing for Reading Area Community College and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association.

THE MERCURY - POTTSTOWN, PA
GRAPHICS EDITOR (1998-2001)

Created maps and graphics for a Pulitzer Prize winning daily newspaper, also serving in a variety of other roles as needed, including slot, wire, advertorial and regional edition editor. Maintained the Business and Opinion pages. Mentored stringers on proper techniques for news writing. Managed newspaper's Web presence. Headed editorial portion of a full newspaper redesign. Wrote stories and columns. Operations maintenance and software installation for Macs and PCs on a WIN/NT-based network.

DETTRA FLAG COMPANY - OAKS, PA
PUBLICATIONS MANAGER (1997-1998)

Created and managed stock of marketing publications for what was one of the nation's biggest flag manufacturers.

MOSBY YEAR-BOOK, INC. - PHILADELPHIA, PA
COMPOSITION SPECIALIST (1996-1997)

Layout and production of medical textbooks.

STARNET, INC - WEST CHESTER, PA
MASTER CONTROL OPERATOR (1994-1996)

On-air quality control for an ad insertion cable network. Digital encoding, editing and technical writing.

THE RECORD NEWSPAPERS - COATESVILLE, PA
SPORTSWRITER (1991-1992)

Staff sportswriter for a daily newspaper and affiliated weeklies. Live coverage, columns and features.

Education

B.A., Journalism. Aug., 1994, The American University, Washington, D.C.

Affliations

ADDITIONAL TRAINING
MacWorld and GraphicCom3 workshops in Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop
Rockhurst educational workshop in Photoshop
Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association seminar on Newspaper Design
American Press Institute seminar: Front Page: Content, Presentation, Brand
CNI training in administration of its editorial database in NT and Novell environments
Writing Intern, NASA Educational Affairs department
Radio Production Intern, Mutual Broadcasting System

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Judge for New Jersey Press Association Awards in info-graphics and illustration
Founding committee member, Sound Advice Big Band
Former President, Swing Fever Dance Band
Former Secretary, Spirit of the Airwaves Players
Vice President and founding member, Shenandoah Valley Jazz Society

Cover Letter

A graduate of American University, I have spent 27 years in the media, corporate communications and marketing. I believe my strong background and wide range of experience would be an asset to your organization.

Currently, I am the Editor in Chief of the Fauquier Times and Prince William Times weekly newspapers, as well as associated publications and digital editions, leading the editorial mission of the papers. With the assistance of my Managing Editor, I head a team of editors, reporters and freelance talent, planning coverage in two counties, collaborate with Production and Advertising on presentation, and working on budgets and strategic planning with the Publisher. I also write stories as necessary, and occasional column, and a majority of the editorials. Prior to that, as Managing Editor, I was in charge of newsroom production, and in the current position I continue to paginate the news sections.

Over the course of my career I have worked nearly every position in the modern newsroom, written hard news and opinion, created and taught classes on news writing, and developed workshops for editors on working with freelancers. I have been on the front lines in the move to digital platforms and social media, and maintain multiple websites, blogs and related social media accounts.

I am a passionate advocate of community journalism. Confident my skills make me a solid candidate for this opening, I respectfully submit my resume for your review and request a meeting to discuss this exciting opportunity. An easy to browse portfolio of my work, including writing samples and downloadable resume are available on my website, cdsix.com.

I will make myself available at your convenience and look forward hearing from you to arrange a time. Thank you for your consideration.
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