Beth Gianfarcaro
Press Secretary

​Auditor of State of Ohio
88 Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
Home: 1975 Birkdale Drive,
Columbus, Ohio, 43232


Melanie Laughman
Editor, sports
Cincinnati Enquirer/Community Press Newspapers
312 Elm St.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

Julie Kemble Borths
Manager of Public Relations and Marketing
ProKids of Cincinnati
2605 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219
Home: 8275 Beckett Station Drive
West Chester, Ohio, 45069

Detail-oriented, experienced community journalist who can work quickly as a member of a team to create quality printed and electronic communications. Can apply interviewing, researching, writing, editing, design and project management skills to a variety of communication initiatives.


702 N. Walnut St.
Batesville, Ind. 47006
812-934-5022 (home) / 812-363-2689 (cell)

Cincinnati Pro Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, member; board member; past president

Investigative Reporters and Editors, member

Frequent panelist for a variety of professional association conferences and workshops

Work Experience


Professional Associations / Affiliations

Jennie Key
Community editor
Community Press Newspapers
7700 Service Center Drive

West Chester, Ohio, 45069

Home: 6823 Marchwind Court
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45239-5424

A place to help you with writing and editing

Both Mac and PC environments, Microsoft Word, Quark, Photoshop, Excel. Familiar with Word Press and iMovie. 



Bachelor of Arts/Broadcasting from Northern Kentucky University

​Career Summary 

Register Publications
December 2016-Current

  • Part-time staff reporter writing news, features and sports, including photography, for a small chain of weekly newspapers in the Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Harrison, Ohio area.

American Israelite
April 2017-Current

  • Part-time editor for all local news stories and columns submitted into the weekly newspaper. I also occasionally write about and photograph events in the Jewish community.

Hill-Rom Inc.
January 2015-November 2016

  • Manage complaints about Hill-Rom medical products; help track down the cause of malfunctions; work on a team to ensure all complaints are processed within 15 days of reporting.

Freelance Writer
August 2001-present

  • News and sports writing published by Batesville Herald-Tribune, Greensburg Daily News, Vehr Communications, La Salle High School, Cincinnati Public School district, Dearborn County Register and Cincy Magazine.

Miami University
January–May 1998, 2001; August–December 2014
Adjunct Instructor in the Journalism Department

  • Taught three semesters of copyediting and news design, and newswriting.

Community Press Newspapers, Cincinnati
June 1998 to May 2014
Promoted throughout that time to roles with increasing responsibility

Senior Editor

  • Supervision of five or more editors, 20 or more reporters and four editorial assistants on an ongoing basis across multiple locations.
  • Coordination of breaking and ongoing news coverage for up to 26 publications each week and additional special sections throughout the year.
  • Editing of all copy, including page design.
  • Posting of news-oriented social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog posts) several times each day.
  • Leadership of weekly story conferences to cooperatively plan coverage.
  • Writing of editorials and columns on a regular basis.
  • External audience relationship building with government and school officials, community members and public relations professionals.
  • Responsible for screening and hiring editors, reporters and editorial assistants.
  • Management of freelance writers, including budgeting.
  • In collaboration with other team members, oversaw two extensive redesigns – as well as more limited design initiatives.

The Downtowner Cincinnati
April 1985 to June 1988
Managing Editor

  • Responsible for all editorial functions for this weekly newspaper.
  • The newspaper’s public awareness and respect improved with added feature stories; built up the editorial content and helped change the format of the paper to improve its readability.
  • Under my management, circulation was increased from 7,000 to 17,000.