Nick Keppler: Résumé

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nickkeppler@yahoo.com

Work Experience

Freelance journalist and editor, Pittsburgh, PA                               
May 2011 to present

  •  Pitched ideas for and wrote articles for newspapers, magazines and websites on topics that included health, science, politics, public policy and music

  • Published articles in media outlets with a national or international readership, including Vice, Slate, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Reuters, The Financial Times, The Gizmodo Media Group, Men’s Health, Mental Floss, Nerve, AlterNet and The Village Voice

  • Published articles in local and regional outlets, including Pittsburgh City Paper, PublicSource, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Quarterly and the Pittsburgh Business Times

  • Wrote, edited and proofread materials for nonprofit, corporate and university clients, including the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University

  • Collaborated with individuals to improve and complete their writing projects

  • Worked extensively with Google Drive and Microsoft Word and assorted tools for working remotely.

Fairfield County Weekly, Bridgeport/New Haven, CT              

Managing Editor
August 2008 to May 2011

  • Oversaw all editorial content exclusive to the Weekly, assigning stories and planning the publication’s output

  • Contributed to and helped plan statewide coverage with the Weekly’s sister publications, the New Haven Advocate and Hartford Advocate

  • Edited other writers’ work for spelling and grammar, factual accuracy and liveliness 

  • Wrote news and arts stories and opinion pieces

  •  Assembled a weekly segment on Bridgeport’s WICC radio station

  • Managed freelancers and an editorial staff

  • Kept extensive files and oversaw an orderly production schedule

  • Utilized style guides

Associate Editor
June 2007 to August 2008

  • Wrote arts, news and feature stories

  • Oversaw several sections of the publication

  • Proofread

Houston Press, Houston, TX                                                        
June 2006 to June 2007

Night & Day Editor 

  • Planned and edited an arts and entertainment section, in addition to writing a large portion of it

  • Interviewed locally, regionally and nationally known artists and performers

  • Edited and managed freelancers, interns and staff contributors

Education

B.A., English Writing, University of Pittsburgh

References

Mike Darling, Executive Editor, Digital, Men’s Health, michael.darling@hearst.com
Tom Gogola, News and Features Editor, North Bay Bohemian, tom_gogola@yahoo.com