Michelle Mc Cleary Siss Resume


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Michelle Mc Cleary Siss Resume

  1. 1. Michelle McCleary-Siss 33 Wysteria Court (203) 560-8709 Communications • Public Relations • Marketing Torrington, CT 06790 michellesiss@yahoo.com SUMMARY OBJECTIVE: To apply my skills in media, communications, public relations, or marketing to contribute to business success in an environment where hard work and accountability are rewarded. SKILL SETS & INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE   Feature Story Writer Editing   Fact Checking Feature front design   Staff Trainer Layout & Proofreading  Maintaining relationships with other media outlets and the public   AP Style Editing LexisNexis   Quark Xpress SaxoPress   DBEdit, FoxPro Licensed Realtor   Adobe Photoshop MS Office Suite/Windows EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW Editing and Layout: 10 years. Writing: 4 years. Trainer: 3 years. Production Manager: 3 years. RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE 2004 – 2008 Republican-American, Layout Editor 2002 – 2004 United Media, Assistant Editor 2000 – 2001 Journal Inquirer, Associate Editor 1997 – 2000 The Daily Campus, News Editor TRAINING & EDUCATION Society for News Design seminar, Waterbury, CT 2008 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 2001 Bachelor of Arts: Journalism & History View my design portfolio: http://michellemcclearysiss.com/
  2. 2. Michelle McCleary, Resume p. 2 EXPERIENCE DETAIL Layout Editor Republican-American, Waterbury, CT: 2004 – 2008  Design of 5-8 broadsheet feature fronts daily and inside pages for 55,000-circulation daily newspaper  Illustrations and photo cutouts, and photo toning to pre-press standards using Photoshop  Content selection for Travel and Food sections, and art coordinator for bimonthly theater magazine  Web design team consultant, food blog writer and uploading of features stories to the Web  Column line-editing  Assistant: overall redesign of newspaper Assistant Editor United Media, New York, NY: 2002 – 2004  Fact checked and edited business, financial advice and political columns for media company that syndicates 150 features worldwide Laid out and edited puzzles and World of Wonder children’s features   Provided administrative support for managing editor and executive editor  Maintained talent databases, send rejection letters Proofreader (Temporary Position) Scholastic Inc, New York, NY: 2002 – 2002 Proofread error lists, teacher’s guides and other final drafts of publications  Associate Editor Journal Inquirer, Manchester, CT: 2000 – 2001  Edited articles and designed six tabloid pages a day for daily newspaper with 50,000 circulation Redesigned newspaper’s Living section   Wrote feature stories for News and Living sections Trained staff members in the Living section on Quark Xpress during newspaper’s change from paste-  up format to full electronic pagination News Editor The Daily Campus, Storrs, CT: 1997 – 2000  Assigned articles and trained staff of 10 reporters and photographers at daily student newspaper with 10,000 circulation at the University of Connecticut  Edited articles and managed production for news and entertainment sections AWARDS New England Associated Press News Executives Association Features Page Design Award 2005-07 Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Features Page Design Award: 2004-07 University of Connecticut Journalism Department “Excellence in News Reporting” 1999 Golden Key National Honor Society, 1999