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Resume for Don W. for Editor / Writer / Publisher / Printing & Publishing in Rogersville, Missouri




Occupation: Editor / Writer / Publisher Industry: Printing & Publishing
Country: United States City: Rogersville
State: Missouri ZIP: 65742



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Don W.

E. Forrest Ridge Lane

Rogersville, MO  
 
 

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Awardwinning senior executive with a record of growing profitable online and print businesses. Expertise in online and print product development, online audiences, social networking, nurturing and motivating people, and tight fiscal management. Reputation for resourcefulness, innovation, flexibility and getting things done. Excellent communicator in person, at a podium and in print. A handson leader who manages interdisciplinary teams. Effective at developing, communicating and reinforcing shared goals and objectives inside and outside the organization.

 Expertise includes:

  • Online/digital strategy
  • Digital product development
  • Managing through metrics
  • SEO/Social networking
  • Strategic partnerships, planning
  • Managing change
  • Motivating people
  • Project management
  • Financial management
  •  

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     Gannett Co., Inc., NewsLeader Media Group, Springfield, MO      – Present

     Largest newspaper company in the United States.

     Consultant          Present

     Executive Editor         

          Accomplishments

  • Led news transition from a printcentric business model to a / multimedia business model.
  • Achieved dramatic online audience growth, from % to % yearoveryear for three years.
  • Created five new Web sites or channels that each dramatically increased traffic % to % yearoveryear for three years which created more online ad inventory, revenue and profitability.
  • Created a wireless site which increased market position, traffic, revenue and profitability.
  • Achieved and maintained .% ontime print production deadline performance with new accountability system.
  • Created four print news products in key geographic areas that increased market position, added over ,+ readership, increased reader satisfaction, market position, revenue and profitability.
  • Created three magazines for target audiences that each increased market position, readership, revenue and profitability.  Two were closed during the recent recession, meeting P&L responsibilities.
  • Executed two employee reductions totaling % of staff, meeting P&L responsibilities while maintaining print and online product quality.
  • Responsibilities

  • Growth and development of online, print and wireless business units.
  • P&L responsibility for multimillion dollar department budget and regional information company.
  • Recruiting, training, development and performance of employees.
  • Product quality including planning, content, design and production for daily and Sunday newspapers, four weekly newspapers, six Web sites, a wireless site and a magazine.
  • Knight Ridder, Inc., Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN                                                                   

    Was secondlargest newspaper company in United States; acquired by McClatchy Co.

    Editor 

    Managing Editor – 

    Accomplishments

  • Content and marketing partnership with a local television station that created bigger audiences, branding and revenue opportunities for both companies.
  • Researched acquisition of competing print news media company.  Purchase increased market position, readership, revenue and profitability.
  • Achieved online audience growth of %% each year.
  • Created a nationally recognized internship program, the Bernard H. Ridder Jr. Fellowship, that trained student journalists annually.  Program graduated interns in five years.
  • Responsibilities

  • Growth and development of print and online business units.
  • P&L responsibility for multimillion department budget and regional information company.
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  • Recruiting, training, development and performance of employees.
  • Product quality including planning, content, design and production for daily and Sunday newspapers and a Web site.
  • Creating strategic content and marketing partnerships.
  • VARIOUS POSITIONS          

    Progressively more responsible positions at U.S. news companies. Includes Gannett Co., Inc. units Lansing MI State Journal and The Detroit MI News; Freedom Communications, Inc. unit The Orange County CA Register; and Knight Ridder, Inc. unit St. Paul MN Pioneer Press; loaner at USA Today, USA Weekend and USA Today Update; Dow Jones Newspaper Fund reporting/editing internship at The Boston MA Globe.

    ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Knight Digital Media Center Fellowship  

    One of sixteen U.S. media executives selected for a sixmonth program focused on digital product research and development.  Partnership of University of Southern California and University of California at Berkeley.

    MCCormick Tribune Fellowship  

    One of eight U.S. media executives selected for a yearlong management education program at Northwestern University.

    National Writers’ Workshop  ,

    Site director for two conferences in MinneapolisSt. Paul, MN. Led teams that developed curriculum, marketing plans, recruited speakers and supervised the events which each attracted over participants and made a profit that funded future journalism training in the Twin Cities.

    Team Grand Forks  

    Member of a threeperson Knight Ridder, Inc. consulting team that researched organizational, financial and product strengths/weaknesses of the Grand Forks ND Herald. Produced a report for improving company.

    EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Journalism, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Economics and Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

  • Advanced Executive Program, Northwestern University partnership of Kellogg School of Management, Medill School of Journalism and Media Management Center in Evanston, IL, .
  • Yearlong oncampus / online master’slevel executive education certificate program.
  • Focused on change leadership, finance, marketing and strategic planning.
  • Center for Creative Leadership, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL,
  • Two week oncampus master’slevel executive education program.
  • Focused on leadership theory and practice with intensive testing, assessment, coaching and mentoring.
  • TEACHER / TRAINER / FACULTY / MENTOR

  • Freedom Forum:  Finding Local News ; Chips Quinn Minority Scholars program
  • Gannett Co., Inc.:  Asian American Journalists Association mentoring program
  • Knight Ridder, Inc.:  Leadership Academy , ; Assigning Editor’s Conference, two sessions each , ,
  • AWARDS

  • Teams: Earned awards from to for outstanding work in print and online. Cited by Michigan Press Association, California Press Association, Minnesota Associated Press and Minnesota SPJ, Missouri Press Association and Missouri Associated Press Managing Editors, Associated Press Sports Editors, Gannett Co., Inc., and Knight Ridder, Inc.
  • Individual: Earned awards from to for outstanding work as a reporter and editor. Cited by Michigan Press Association, Society of Newspaper Design, California Press Association, Minnesota SPJ, Minnesota Associated Press, Gannett Co., Inc., and Knight Ridder, Inc.
  • References available upon request.


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