Resume

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EXPERIENCE 

Summary 

Director-level creative leader with a unique skill-set of journalism, branding, advertising, photography, multimedia and social media skills at the world's top brands including American Express Publishing, Forbes, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Ralph Lauren Media, Lands’ End as well as IDG and The Boston Globe. Deep knowledge and experience in publishing, online media, retail as well as luxury goods and the high-end travel market. 

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY 

New York, NY 

September 2010 - Present 

Freelance Photographer  

*Photographer of news and features for The New York Times as well as The Boston Globe. 

CORBIS IMAGES 

Seattle, WA 

Contributing Photographer 

September 2010 - Present 

*I photograph editorial, documentary and fine-art images for one of the top photo agencies in the world.  

DESIGN & CO. 

Carlisle, MA 

September 2010 - Present 

Photographer  

*Photographer and brand strategist for one of the leading website development companies in Boston. Incorporating a photojournalistic style of shooting, I have shot for such corporate clients as Liquid Robotics, Duratherm Windows, Ai3 Architects, Mark G. Anderson Consultants and The Pidcock Company. 

AMERICAN EXPRESS PUBLISHING 

New York, NY  

September 2003 - Present 

Contributing Editor & Photographer, Departures Magazine 

*Writer & photographer of arts, culture, business, technology and travel journalism for American Express' premier lifestyle magazine. Circulation reaches over 1 million Platinum Card members. Writer for Black Ink magazine which is circulated exclusively to Centurion Card members. 

LANDS’ END INC. 

Dodgeville, WI 

August 2004 - July 2007 

Editorial Creative Director  

*Responsible for catalog/internet editorial and selling voice, as well as typographical look/feel, for America's largest catalog publisher (approx. $1.5 billion sales). 

*Led and managed editorial staff of 20. Reported directly to CMO. Modernized catalog editorial voice to give it a magazine-like feel. Fine-tuned edge-driven headlines, catalog covers and body copy. Developed naming conventions for Lands' End product lines. 

RALPH LAUREN MEDIA 

New York, NY 

August 2000 - August 2001 

Executive Editor 

*In charge of editing and producing lifestyle-oriented online editorial content for $200 million joint venture between NBCi and Value Vision International. Web site receives approximately 5 million unique visitors annually. Reported directly to creative director David Lauren. 

*Developed and implemented the concept of “merchantainment” - an editorial technique of blending specifically tailored content to individual product pages to enhance the Polo brand and generate increased e-commerce sales.  

*Launched Polo.com on-line magazine in August 2001. 

LUXURYFINDER.COM 

New York, NY  

August 1999 - August 2000 

Executive Editor 

*Responsible for editing and producing content for $20 million e-commerce Internet site devoted to high-end luxury goods, travel and services. Company acquired by LVMH's eLuxury.com in May 2001. 

SCREENWRITER/JOURNALIST 

New York, NY  

November 1991- August 1999 

*Worked for over a year-and-a-half with Columbia Pictures as a technical advisor. Researched texture and factual screenplay content for The Devil's Own starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt. Directed by Alan Pakula. 

*Developed and wrote two feature-length screenplays for Emmy Award-winning producer Bob Colesberry whose producing credits include: Mississippi Burning, The Devil's Own, Billy Bathgate, Come See The Paradise, After Hours, The Natural, The Road to Wellville, et al. 

*Hired as a technical advisor for Touchstone Pictures. Researched texture and factual screenplay content for The Insider starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe. Directed by Michael Mann. 

*A frequent contributor to such publications as Forbes Fyi, Forbes Digital Tool, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal and Town & Country. 

FORBES INC. 

New York, NY 

December 1988 - November 1991  

Reporter, Forbes Magazine 

*Lead reporter compiling the Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America. Also researched and developed Forbes’ first list of America's highest-paid lawyers. Contributed to Forbes’ annual list of the world's highest-paid entertainers. 

*Wrote features for various sections as Marketing, Technology and Personal Affairs. 

*Television: Guest commentator on the Financial News Network. 

THE BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL 

Boston, MA  

June 1988 - November 1988 

Staff Writer 

*Wrote weekly column and features covering local economic, stock market and business news. 

INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP 

Framingham, MA  

October 1986 - May 88 

Associate Editor, IBM Watch 

*Defined editorial focus, wrote and edited news/analytical articles for 12-page, biweekly newsletter covering IBM product lines geared to a select readership of vendors as well as industry and Wall Street analysts. 

International News Editor, IDG International News Wire 

*Monitored daily stories filed from IDG's 35 international bureaus. Identified, edited and rewrote key stories. 

Executive Editor, Boston Computer News 

*Wrote, edited and assigned articles for a 50,000-circulation monthly newspaper covering Boston's computer industry. 

EDUCATION 

BENNINGTON COLLEGE, Bennington, VT, B.A. 

SUFFIELD ACADEMY, Suffield, CT