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CHRISTOPHER (CHRIS) WILCOX
 
C: 270.205.6659 | W: 270.809.4468 | chris.price.wilcox@gmail.comLocal: 7022 Regents Hall | Murray, KY 42071Home: 4882 US HWY 68W | Benton, KY 42025
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
 
• Creative designer with experience in writing, editing and creative layout• Passionate about design and the ability to bring about impact through design• Team player with strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
EXPERIENCE:
The Murray State News
, Murray State University Student Newspaper, Sept. 2011 – Present
Chief Copy Editor
, Dec. 2012 – Present• Suggested and implemented design improvements and enforced design guidelines• Copyedited the entire newspaper for proper AP Style, context and grammar• Managed a copyediting staff of four and was responsible for improving their editing skills
News Editor
, May 2012 – Dec. 2012• Designed the inside pages of the News section, designed the front page of the Oct. 26th edition• Transitioned
The News
into a daily online news source with a weekly printed edition• Managed and budgeted stories for a staff of five writers, edited their stories and distributedphotography assignments
Staff writer
, Sept. 2011 – May 2012• Completed three to five in-depth stories weekly• Covered several breaking news events (bomb threats, students arrested, etc.)• Photographed several events
 Metropolis Planet 
, Metropolis, Ill., Sept. 2012 – Jan. 2013
Design Intern
 • Worked closely with the General Manager on creating redesign templates for
The Planet 
,which will be implemented in the launch of its redesign on Jan. 30• Redesigned an entire A Section of 
The Planet 
, as well as the front and TV pages of Section B,to give the staff an idea of what the redesign would look likeCreated style sheets for the staff, which depict the specifics of the redesign – including fontoptions and the guidelines for many of the updated visual elements
 Murray Life
, Murray, Ky.• Worked closely with the Publisher on re-writing and designing the content for his advertisingrate card
Catfish Kitchen
, Family Owned Restaurant in Benton, Ky., May 2007 – Sept. 2011• I served in many capacities during my time at the restaurant. I cooked, filled customer orders,washed dishes, cleaned tables and assisted the manager in opening and closing the business.
 
KEY SKILLS:
Platforms:
Expert with both PC and Apple computers
Design:
Expert in QuarkXPress, proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
Oral/Writing:
Distinguished verbal and written communication skills, proficient in Associated PressStyle
EDUCATION:
Murray State University; Murray, Ky. |
 Bachelor of Science
; May 2013• Major: Journalism, Minor: Advertising• GPA: 3.5
HONORS:
Eagle Scout
, award ceremony in May 2008•Designed a 150-hour service project which restored bat populations in the Clarks River NationalWildlife Refuge.• Dedicated member of the Boy Scouts of America from 1999 to 2008

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