Marcus Michelson
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• An accomplished professional who helps organizations reach external and internal audiences
• A forward-looking thinker who uses emerging and traditional technologies to reach new audiences
• A problem solver who sees issues from di fferent angles and helps identify quick and cost-e ffective solutions

• Graphic design/publication design
• Web and print content management
• Social media integration
• Podcast writing/producing/hosting
• Audio recording and editing
• Writing and editing for print and web products
• Email marketing
• Videography and video editing
• Interpersonal communications
• Staying calm under pressure

September 2016 to present:
Content & Design Specialist — Washington State Fruit Commission

• Copy edit all local content in magazine
• Design/layout about half of each issue’s pages
• Participate in editorial planning process
• Responsible for maintaining Spanish-language website
• Develop and design advertisements for clients
• Coordinate, troubleshoot all advertisements in magazine
• Design marketing and promotional collateral
• Act as backup to production manager
• Writing assignments when needed
• Responsible for weekly email newsletter

September 2015 to September 2016:
Associate news editor — Yakima Herald-Republic
• Oversaw daily news desk operations
• Served as copy desk design coach
• Designed daily sections, including A1
• Determined placement of local and wire stories
• Copy edited local and wire stories
• Participated in story planning process
• Designed and coordinated special sections
• Coordinated with editors on deadline content
• Acted as newsroom systems manager

July 2003 to September 2015
Copy editor/page designer — Yakima Herald-Republic
• Design daily sections
• Determine placement of local and wire stories
• Copy edit local and wire stories
• Coordinate with editors on deadline content
• Design and coordinate special sections
• Act as section editor in his absence

January 2001 to August 2003 
Universal desk editor — The Daily News
• Designed section fronts for all sections
• Acted as wire editor when responsible for Page 1A
• Copy edited local and wire stories
• Designed occasional special sections

2002: Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Washington State University — Pullman, Washington
• Emphasis in journalism, political science minor
• Editor of campus newspaper for two semesters

• MacOS/iOS/Windows
• Adobe Creative Suite 5/6/CC
• WordPress and HTML
• Microsoft Office
• MailChimp
• Audacity
• DTI content management system
• QuarkXPress
• NewsEditPro

References available on request
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