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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

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

References

Education

Experience

Bachelor of Arts/Broadcasting from Northern Kentucky University

Professional Associations / Affiliations

​Career Summary 

Beth Gianfarcaro
Press Secretary

​Auditor of State of Ohio
88 Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
614-728-7243
Home: 1975 Birkdale Drive,
Columbus, Ohio, 43232

614-352-6472
BAGianforcaro@ohioauditor.com

Melanie Laughman
Editor, sports
Cincinnati Enquirer/Community Press Newspapers
312 Elm St.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202
513-768-8512
mlaughman@communitypress.com

Jennie Key
Community editor
Community Press Newspapers
7700 Service Center Drive

West Chester, Ohio, 45069
513-853-6272

Home: 6823 Marchwind Court
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45239-5424
jkey@communitypress.com

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 assistant 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-present

  • 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.

Julie Kemble Borths
Manager of Public Relations and Marketing
ProKids of Cincinnati
2605 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219
513-281-2000
Home: 8275 Beckett Station Drive
West Chester, Ohio, 45069
513-608-2545
jborths@prokidscasa.org

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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.

MARC ALAN EMRAL

702 N. Walnut St.
Batesville, Ind. 47006
812-934-5022 (home) / 812-363-2689 (cell)
Email: marcemral@gmail.com