Jon R

Savvy Media Professional Seeks New Opportunity




Fogelsville, PA

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I'm interested in landing a marketing or public relations position with a Fortune 500 company or, if outside, one that is on the rise. I am multitalented, versatile, and meet my deadlines with accurate and complete work.


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(Confidential) (Confidential) 6/2006 - Present
LifeSpring, Inc. (Confidential) 4/2005 - 6/2006
The Herald-Times (Confidential) 6/2004 - 4/2005
The Evening News (Confidential) 8/2000 - 7/2004



Ball State University Journalism 2001 Bachelor Degree



Jon Reiter 308 Emerson Ave. Clarksville, IN 47130 812-948-8257 EXPERIENCE City of Jeffersonville, IN Safety Director July 2006-present Responsible for employee safety for city of 30,000 residents. Instituted portable training program where Safety Director travels to each department monthly to educate employees on OSHA-related issues and concerns. Hosts monthly Safety Committee meeting as chair, where representatives of various departments discuss employee issues relating to safety. Conducts audits and inspections of worksites, employee vehicles, and employees to ensure work is being performed at the safest possible level. Serves as contact with insurance companies and completes and files paperwork relating to workman’s compensation and employee injuries in a timely manner. Takes part in planning press events and releases for Mayor’s Office. LifeSpring, Inc., Jeffersonville, IN Development Coordinator April 2005 - July 2006 Issued press releases and public information regarding LifeSpring, Inc., a community-based, non-profit mental health services agency that employs 300 persons and serves 8,000 clients annually. Sought grant and outside fundraising opportunities for LifeSpring, Inc. Resurrected LifeSpring Link, a once-dormant agency newsletter that hadn’t been published since 2001. The newsletter is published bi-monthly and sent to public officials, non-profits, legislators and interested residents. Generated and developed the agency’s first annual report since 2000 during Jan.-Feb. 2006. Involved in marketing and public relations for JeffBook, a non-profit bookstore operated by LifeSpring, Inc. Representative and spokesman for The LifeSpring Foundation of Indiana, the fundraising arm of LifeSpring, Inc. The Herald Times, Bloomington, IN Sports Writer August 2004 - March 2005 Covered high school sports in Bloomington and outlying areas. Attended football, volleyball and soccer matches three times a week and wrote capsule previews for local high school games weekly. Fielded telephone calls from area coaches regarding contest results and wrote daily high school sports wrap-up. Also covered Indiana University Soccer and Women’s Basketball. Entrusted with covering a national championship softball tournament held in Bloomington, and wrote stories for special section and for front page of daily newspaper. Also responsible for providing weekend news coverage for daily newspaper in Bloomington. The Evening News, Jeffersonville, IN City Editor August 2000 – August 2004 Responsible for supervision of news staff, story assignments and placement of articles, photos and items on front page of news section for daily newspaper. Maintained newspaper’s Web site at Held down city of Jeffersonville’s government, police and fire beat, and covered state and national issues for local newspaper. Designed pages daily for newspaper, including front page on several occasions; also served as chief copy editor. Spearheaded election coverage annually and assisted in planning of special sections. The Herald Bulletin, Anderson, IN Staff Reporter January 1999 – August 2000 Served as county government, police and fire department reporter for daily newspaper. Helped institute “Communities” section, which took a look at off-beat life in the small towns in Madison County. Provided coverage and follow-up stories on the fire that destroyed the old Anderson High School in July 1999. Hired as full-time staff reporter after three weeks as an intern because of outstanding performance. The Ball State Daily News, Muncie, IN Various Positions May 1997 – January 1999 Served as chief reporter in news and diversions sections. Promoted to news editor, overseeing a staff of about 15 free-lance writers and staff reporters. Involved in daily design, story placement and editing decisions. Served as chief columnist for Opinion Page during 1999. EDUCATION/Special Skills Ball State University, 2001 Bachelor of Science, Journalism; History Minor Strong knowledge of Internet, NewsEdit Pro, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office Products and Adobe Photoshop OSHA Certification, 30-Hour General Safety, 10-Hour General Safety, 10-Hour Construction COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Served as academic coordinator for Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity. Member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Member of the initial committee overseeing the accreditation of the Journalism Department at Ball State University. Holiday Planning Committee, Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. Public Relations Committee, Jeffersonville Carnegie Library Foundation Current Sports Correspondent, Jeffersonville Evening News AWARDS Second Place, Best News Story Under Deadline Pressure, Hoosier State Press Association, 2004. First Place, Ongoing News Coverage, Hoosier State Press Association, 2004. Second Place, Best Breaking News Story, Louisville Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, 2001. Third Place, Indiana Collegiate Press Association, Best News Story, 1997. Commodore of the Port, Jeffersonville, 2004. REFERENCES Rex Kirts, Sports Reporter, The Herald Times, 812-339-4227 Brad Dennison, Editorial Consultant, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., 205-678-2404 Mike Hutsell, Sports Editor, The Evening News, 812-283-6636 James St. Clair, Department of Journalism Chair, Indiana University Southeast, 812-941-2391 Rob Waiz, Mayor, City of Jeffersonville, 812-285-6400 Jack Vissing, trustee, LifeSpring, Inc. Foundation of Indiana, 812-288-5141

Companies I like:

UPS, Humana, Starbucks, Apple, Microsoft, Target


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* In charge of employee safety for city of 30,000 residents. * Issued press releases and wrote speeches for mayor