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Arlington, Va.
Assistant Managing Editor for Design (June 2014 to present)
In addition to my duties as design director, the position of assistant managing editor for design expanded my responsibilities to include being the No. 2 to POLITICO's deputy managing editor for the newspaper. 

Design Director (August 2012 to June 2014)
The world of politics is a quick-moving one, so it’s no surprise that designing the print edition of POLITICO is a fast-paced experience. As design director, I had to juggle a newspaper, multiple glossy magazines and the task of keeping a design staff running. Beyond the design desk, I worked closely with our editors, photographers and cartoonist to create cohesive publications. The position also included managerial work like timecards and maintaining schedules. 

Print Designer (August 2011 to July 2012)
As a print designer, I worked on the daily newspaper, glossy magazines and advertorial sections.
Freelance Writer (July 2012 to May 2013)
Nobody just watches TV anymore. People want to tweet about what they’re watching, go online to read about what they just saw and talk about their shows with other fans. As a freelance writer, I covered shows like How I Met Your Mother and Happy Endings, quickly turning around articles that give fans recaps of episodes and offer theories about plot points and future storylines. To meet tight deadlines, my articles needed to be self-edited and ready for publishing when submitted.

Editor in Chief (February 2012 to December 2015)
To feed my love of pop culture and to create an outlet for my writing, I launched Popculturology, a website devoted to pop culture, movies and television. I wrote several posts a day for the site, with some being in-depth looks at topics and others being about breaking news. I eventually added three other writers who occasionally submitted articles that needed to be proofread and edited before posting. Popculturology required me to do a lot of work in social media, cultivating Twitter and Facebook footprints to increase readership. I also built the website itself, teaching myself bits of HTML to go beyond the Blogger template that I started with.

Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester, N.Y.
Sunday Editor (August 2010 to July 2011)
After guiding the redesign of our Sunday front page, this promotion allowed me to continue to push Sundays in new and bolder directions. On a regular basis, numerous Sunday editions and several special projects were worked on at once, so it was been vital that I maintained close relationships with section editors and photo/multimedia. The Sunday edition continuously evolved as the week progressed, making thoughtful problem solving and flexibility two very essential skills.  Beyond Sunday, I served as lead designer on the newspaper’s projects, including the 2011 full redesign of the publication.

1A Page Designer (August 2008 to August 2010)
As the daily designer of the front page, breaking news repeatedly gave me the chance to work innovatively while on tight deadlines. I was responsible for translating myriad ideas into dynamic and captivating front pages.

Fort Drum Blizzard/Mountaineer
Fort Drum, N.Y.
Redesign Consultant (May 2008 to October 2008)
Working with the staff at Fort Drum and the Watertown Daily Times, I formulated a new design that drastically changed the military base’s newspaper, making use of new typefaces and modern, eye-catching elements, while also streamlining presentation.

Cardinal Courier Media
St. John Fisher College, Rochester, N.Y.
Cardinal Courier Media Editor in Chief/Executive Editor (January 2007 to May 2008)
While running this college organization, we redesigned the newspaper, created a glossy magazine and relaunched the media group’s website. Work done during this period led to the entire newspaper being named Best Overall College Newspaper by the New York Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
Bill Kuchman
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