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BRIAN DOOLITTLE
• St. Louis, MO 63144
• briandoolittle@hotmail.com

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

Digital Media Specialist and Journalist with 17 years of progressive experience in writing, editing, reporting and digital content management. This includes the radio, magazine and newspaper industries and their related digital platforms.

WORK EXPERIENCES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dirxion – St. Louis, MO
2012 to Present
Digital Newspaper Production Engineer

My department works with newspapers and magazines from all over the United States, and creates e-Editions to handle all of our clients’ digital publishing needs. This includes daily, weekly and monthly publications. We specialize in quick, organized and 24×7 publishing across multiple mediums, including iPad and mobile devices.

Patch.com – St. Louis, MO
2010 to 2011
Regional Sports Editor

Full-time position managing the sports content for the 24 Patch.com web sites in the St. Louis area. Managed a staff of 30 writers and photographers. Responsible for the entire flow of content, from story idea generation to assigning writers and photographers to cover stories. Responsible for final copy editing, creating headlines and cutlines, and entering all content into the Patch Content Management System. Also published content to the web sites as needed on a 24×7 basis, including breaking news, weekend and overnight content. Conducted monthly staff meetings with Patch editors to strategize future content and create coverage guidelines.

Grand Slam Sports – St. Louis, MO
2010 to 2011
Radio Show Host and Producer

Produced and hosted a weekly weekend sports discussion show on 1380AM. Planned all show content, which included working with advertisers, writing on-air copy, recording and editing interviews with audio editing software, creating podcasts and maintaining audio archives.

Emmis Communications – St. Louis, MO
2005 to 2009
Digital Brand Manager

Full-time position as webmaster for a network of radio station web sites. Managed all flash-driven, digital content including news updates, station-related features and advertising promotions. Developed all web pages and related graphics according to corporate guidelines and industry standards. Designed and launched new web site at www.k-hits.com in January of 2009. Responsible for all related digital content, including subscriber newsletters, audio, and video features.

Independent Writer – St. Louis, MO
2001 to present

Major League Baseball Advanced Media
2002 to present
Contributing Writer

Provide feature stories and game recaps for MLB.com. Includes pre- and post-game interviews with coaches and players.

St. Louis Kids Magazine
2010 to present
Contributing Staff Writer

Provide feature stories and daily blog content on parenting for stlouiskids.com and St. Louis Kids Magazine.

Parent USA City
2010 to present
Contributing Writer

Provide feature stories for parentusacity.com about my experiences as a stay-at-home-father.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
2002 to 2007
Contributing Writer

Covered local college sports. Included writing weekly features and game previews.

The Roto Times/USA Today
Fantasy Sports Columnist
2002 to 2007

Provided weekly expert fantasy analysis and timely features on the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball.

American Power Conversion – St. Louis, MO
2002 to 2004
Monitoring Operations Specialist

Full-time position in the power technology industry. Responsible for remote monitoring of computer networks and power systems for a global corporate client base. Tracked an abundance of information with multiple programs to quickly alert clients of notable power-related events.

The Sporting News – St. Louis, MO
1997 to 2001
Associate Editor

Edited and published content from news wires and staff writers onto the appropriate web pages while maintaining awareness of live events. Responsible for digital graphics and presentation.

  • Coordinated coverage of major events, including the World Series, Super Bowl and NCAA Tournament.
  • Managed high profile breaking stories and the subsequent flow of content.
  • Conducted meetings with the copydesk staff to coordinate news coverage

Columnist/Staff Writer

  • Provided weekly columns for www.sportingnews.com and content for The Sporting News magazine.
  • Organized development and production of high-profile web site features.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Journalism Degree, University of Missouri – Columbia, MO, 1997
Continuing to participate in continuing education seminars and workshops that focus on digital media, social media, reporting, writing and editing skills, and CMS applications. Able to work with Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Adobe Creative Suite 4.

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