My Résumé

Kevin McGuire     mcgurk1266@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE: To utilize 20 years of writing, editing and management experience in a position where I can let my creativity flow and help an open-minded, ambitious company achieve it’s goals.

SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

  • Successfully transformed a bi-monthly trade journal into an award-winning publication as Managing Editor by initiating necessary changes to style, content and focus.
  • Have written numerous articles for newspapers, trade journals and websites in the areas of government, health and fitness, sports, personal profiles and celebrity features.
  • Developed skills in marketing and advertising. Helped launch successful online EXPO featuring several products and helped increase company profits through print and online advertising. Often travel to meet and great potential clients.
  • Set up photo shoots for celebrity covers including Tony Horton, Mario Lopez and Jeanette Jenkins.
  • Have knowledge of AP style, Word, WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Developed social media formats and engaged followers on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Have managed both large and small groups in a deadline driven, production environment for over 20 years.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 

American Fitness

Managing Editor-Sherman Oaks, CA.-2007 to Present

Patch.com

Local Reporter-Arcadia, Eagle Rock, Monrovia, Sierra Madre-2010 to Present

Targeted Résumé Campaign 

Résumé and Cover Letter writing-Sherman Oaks, CA-2005 to 2007

The News Reporter

Local reporter/Layout and design-Turnersville, NJ-1992

The Rowan Whit

Assistant Lifestyles Editor-Glassboro, NJ-1990 to 1992

Konica-Minolta

Production lab Supervisor in photography, digital and greeting card specialties-Mt.Laurel, NJ-1988-2005

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Superb communication skills
  • Work well with others
  • Attentive to management needs and goals
  • Skilled in difficult decision making. Handle situations in a calm, professional manner
  • Accustomed to working under deadline pressure

EDUCATION:

Rowan University-Glassboro, NJ-1992

Bachelor of Arts- Journalism

Gloucester County College-Deptford, NJ-2006

Associate of Technology – Graphic Arts 

Community College of Philadelphia-Philadelphia, PA-1988

Associate of Arts- Criminal Justice

OTHER VENTURES: 

Freelance cover design project 

My Three Stories by Wolf Ascher

Photo Restoration

On several self-published books

Personal Projects

Writing short stories and a young-adult mystery novel

Please contact me via email for any clips, references or personal information you may require. I am also interested in hearing any job offers you may have.

   

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