Darryl M

Editor - 20 Years of Experience - Near 30034




Decatur, GA

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Professional Summary Editor with extensive experience in print and digital. Journalist nationally recognized for superior storytelling, breaking news reporting and beat coverage. Manager with proven track record of developing talent and overseeing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, InCopy, Microsoft Word, WordPress, DreamWeaver, and some HTML coding. Editorial/marketing experience Content Editor, iDisciple (December 2016 - present) Edited sermons, devotionals and promotional items from well-known pastors, evangelists and teachers for use on a smartphone app geared to bring believers and aspiring believers into a closer walk with God. Information analyst, Equifax (June 2015 - August 2016) Marketed Equifax information products to major strategic clients, including Fidelity, E*Trade, Scottrade, Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch - concise details that had direct impact on thousands of their account-holders. Assistant sports information director, Georgia Perimeter College (July 2010 - October 2011) Used Photoshop and Dreamweaver to compile media guides for baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and tennis teams. The goal was to help coaches market the college to fans and prospective athletes. Also used play-by-play broadcast skills to webcast school's baseball, basketball and softball games. High school sports editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (June 1998 - July 2009) Wrote stories covering the state, with groundbreaking weekly columns predicting the outcomes of every high school football game in the state. Used that and humorous videos to market paper to subscription-only customers, helping launch Also contributed to AJC Today, an in-house publication. Other relevant experience Freelance writer, various clients (April 2013 - present) Wrote articles, took photographs, produced Web postings and other original content for business and nonprofit clients. Recent clients include: * Jackson Progress-Argus, Jackson, GA (Sports articles covering Jackson High School's soccer teams and its football team. Also took photos.) * (Wrote articles geared toward underserved communities on the south side of the Atlanta metropolitan area.) * First Fellowship Baptist Church, Norcross, GA (Responsible for social media content development, community outreach, through photos and videos.) Managing editor, Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald (July 2011 - April 2013) Managed an award-winning staff of 11 writers covering crime, government, education, sports and political elections, and occasional opinion columns. Edited print and digital copy according to Associated Press style, adhering to increasingly unforgiving deadlines. * Won Freedom of Information award two years in a row, one of the top journalism honors in the state, for tireless advocacy of the public's right to know about governmental affairs. * Won second place in the state in the "hard news reporting" category in 2012. * Staff swept first, second and third place in the 2012 Georgia Sports Writers Association awards. Edited the first place-winning high school football preview section. Producer, Turner Sports (July 2011 - July 2013) Updated NBA teams' websites with content from regular-season games. Content included women's basketball (the WNBA) and the NBA Development League. Condensed game stories on deadline and properly coded in HTML code. College basketball desk editor, Associated Press (October 2010 - March 2011) Edited stories by freelance writers and staffers, resolved discrepancies between what the play-by-play information said and what the writers wrote. Compiled box scores from assorted unranked schools. Sports editor, Douglas County Sentinel (October 2009 - July 2011) Covered with five county high schools. Wrote stories and managed a roster of seven freelance writers. Also took photos, designed the pages using InDesign and populated the paper's Internet site. * Sports section won third place in the state for newspapers with circulations under 10,000. * Won third-place awards for sports writing and sports photography. Beat Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (September 1987 - August 1992) Beat writer on the Braves and Georgia Tech. Also line edited, designed pages using InDesign and InCopy.