Resume -Writer/Editor

Martin Adeniyi Kester

3221 Heritage Walk Lane, Duluth, GA 30096

917 721-5464

makkid1224@gmail.comhttps://martinkester.wordpress.com

Seeking position as

 

 

 

Writer-Editor

Writer-editor with experience researching, analyzing, and presenting information in a variety of subjects. Extensive experience creating reports, articles, and scripts on a variety of subjects. Background in administering production of publications through concept and content determination.

Experience Summary

  • Award-winning sports writer, serving as reporter, editor, photographer, page designer and managing journalists and freelancers for community newspapers
  • Podcast producer, editor and voice talent. Blog writer for NJ.com, Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)
  • Video coordinator for University of South Carolina, filming, editing, and producing packages
  • Served as mentor and role model for at-risk youth and facilitated recreational activities at Gwinnett Youth Detention Center

Education

B.S., Journalism, Boston University, Boston, MA 2000
Concentration in Broadcast, Minor in History

 

Professional
Experience

Digital Content Manager – Georgia Student Finance Commission, Tucker GA

Supervisor: Erin Johnson – 504.722.9400 – erinj@gsfc.org

  • Direct, plan and manage daily operation for agency’s websites
  • Oversaw update and managed content for http://www.gsfc.org
  • Developed strategy, presided over implementation of content for http://www.gafutures.org
  • Updated agency’s online review program
  • Helped organize format and write articles for agency newsletter

 

Lead Content Manager – DigitalSherpa, Norcross, GA

Supervisor: Natasha Khairullah – 407.325.7834 – natasha.khairullah@gmail.com

  • Operate as lead content manager customer service for over 150 small business clients, managing from initial conception of project
  • Organized, researched, and analyzed client strategy, using principles and techniques of editorial production
7/15 – Present
 8/11 – 3/15
 

Freelance Reporter – Marietta Daily Journal, Marietta, GA

Salary – $75 per assignment, seasonal position from August to November

Supervisor: John Bednarowski – 205-215-6287 – sportseditor@mdjonline.com

  • Showcased knowledge of style for publications, brochures, and other printed materials
  • Delivered content meeting nightly, weekly and monthly deadlines
  • Researched, created and presented documents for local and regional media groups
8/08 – Present
Editor At Large – Kester Group, Atlanta, GA

Salary – $1,500 per project – 15 Hours a Week

Supervisor: Phalia McCorkle-Kester – 601-665-9172 – phalia@journalist.com

  • Researched and wrote feature pieces centering on the relationship between professional sports and health
  • Topics of interest included concussions and mental health
  • Managed social media presence for clients with a focus on the food industry
  • Assisted in devising strategies to fully communicate client’s message to increase brand identity

 

Sports Editor – Madison County Herald, Madison, MS

Salary – $32,000 – 40 Hours a Week

Supervisor: Annie Oeth – 769-257-2183 – aoeth@jackson.gannett.com

  • Applying the principles and techniques of writing and editing written materials for community newspaper in Madison County, MS with circulation of 14,000 for tri-weekly paper.
  • Responsible for reporting, writing materials on a variety of local sports subjects
  • Developed high school freelancer writers, teaching and revising content
  • Produced features, columns, pamphlets and created blog content

Sports Editor – Delta Democrat Times, Greenville, MS

Salary – $25,000 – 40 Hours a Week

Supervisor: Unavailable

  • Oversaw daily operation of department and preparing written materials for internal and external dissemination covering Delta-area schools and three colleges for daily paper with circulation of 10,000
  • Managing work for sports writer, revised freelance content
12/12 – Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/04 – 8/08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    6/03 – 8/04

Sports Editor – Cameron Citizen-Observer, Cameron, MO

Salary – $20,000 – 40 Hours a Week

Supervisor: Unavailable

  • Directed page design and layout, shot photos, reported on local sports and wrote tab feature stories for weekly paper with circulation of 5,000

 

05/01 – 03/02

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office • Google Analytics • Quark Express • WordPress • Adobe Photoshop • News Edit Pro •Adobe Premiere 5.1 • Avid Sports Pro • Omega • Audicy • Saw Plus • Deck II • Cool Edit Pro • GarageBand •  Twitter • Facebook • Hootsuite • Tweetdeck • Google Drive

 

Certificates and Awards

  • SubDipolma from STEDI
  • Department of Juvenile Justice – Volunteer Orientation and Training
  • Department of Juvenile Justice – HIPAA Information Security Training
  • Department of Juvenile Justice – PREA Policy Training, Keeping Our Kids Safe
  • 2005 Mississippi Press Association Best Sports Column, Weekly — First Place
  • 2004 Mississippi Press Association Best Sports Feature, Weekly — Second Place
  • 2005 Mississippi Press Association Best Game Story, Weekly — Second Place
  • 2007 Mississippi Press Association Best Sports Column, Weekly — Third Place
  • 2007 Mississippi Press Association Best Sports Feature, Weekly — Third Place
  • 2007 Mississippi Press Association Best Game Story, Weekly — Third Place
  • 2004 Mississippi Press Association Best Game Story, Weekly — Third Place
  • 2004 Mississippi Press Association Best Sports Column, Weekly — Third Place
  • 2004 Mississippi Press Association Best Sports News Story, Daily — Honorable Mention
  • 2003 Mississippi Press Association Best Sports Column, Daily — Honorable Mention

 

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