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Published by Mike Schoemer
Resume for editor, professional Mike Schoemer, located in Twin Cities, MN.
Resume for editor, professional Mike Schoemer, located in Twin Cities, MN.

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Mike Schoemer
11460 54
th
St. NE.Albertville, MNCell: (763) 218-0827E-Mail:Schoemz23@gmail.comhttp://about.me/schoemerAlso on LinkedIn at
http://tinyurl.com/7pkao3y
Objective:
To continue a career in information and communications on a community level.
Skills andExperience
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Patch – Twin Cities Local Editor, Associate Regional Editor
November 2011-• Hired by Patch.com, a division of AOL, to launch the St. Michael Patch site as alocal editor in November 2010. Promoted to Associate Regional Editor July 2012.Overseeing team of 12 sites, including Washington and Dakota counties• By May 2011, had created the strongest Patch site in Minnesota, leading a team of freelance reporters and photographers on breaking news stories, local events andnetworking opportunities. Together, we made St. Michael Patch the go-to source forSt. Michael-Albertville residents.• Showed leadership ability filling in for Senior Regional Editor Troy Melhus whilehe was on parental leave, heading up North Region Team, which contained two of the top sites in the Minnesota Region.• In January 2012, was named 2011 Minnesota Site of the Year by team of RegionalEditors.• Met goals each quarter, which lead to me earning top status in annual reviewconducted by supervising editors.• Over the past 27 months I have become a leader among my peers, who often turnto me with questions ranging from story content to CMS use.• Was used as an example of what to do to accomplish many One Team-One Goalstandards, including directory listings and user-generated content.• First site to capture more than 100,000 pageviews, and first Minnesota site to reach1,000 “likes” on Facebook.
Sun Newspapers, Eden Prairie, MN
September2006-
A Division of American Community Newspapers
November 2010• Entrusted by ACN to serve as managing editor of the award-winning MonticelloTimes after promotion in September of 2007, just one year after joining company.• Knowledge and experience in editing and supplying web-based content throughprograms and FTP sites.• Managed Web content daily, releasing breaking news, sports and information.• Established site presence on Facebook, which now has more than 1,000 followers.
 
• Accomplished in design through programs such as Quark Express and Adobe In-Design (PageMaker).• Proficient in iMovie, Flash and other video formats using digital video.
Pioneer Enterprises, West Fargo, NDA Division of Forum Communications, Fargo
August 1997 –September 2006• Moved quickly through the ranks from intern to editor of the West Fargo Pioneer(weekly newspaper) and Fargo-Moorhead Magazine (bimonthly city magazine) in amatter of four years.• Managed a team of writers, along with working in cooperation with photographersand graphic designers.• Showed dexterity to also apply photography and layout skills in any format.• Helped design, layout and provide content for award-winning magazine thatcovered general interest stories, events, home building/remodeling ideas and health-related topics.• Proficient in capturing stories that might be missed by other publications.• Willing to look deeper into subject matter, and to follow up on stories when timeand space allow.
Awards
Suburban Newspaper Association
Team won first place for series reporting on poverty in the suburbs.
North Dakota Newspaper Association
Winner of more than 40 North Dakota Newspaper Association Better NewspaperContest Awards, including first place overall in News Reporting, Personal Column,Feature Reporting, Agricultural Reporting,
Sports Reporting (first place threeyears running) and Sports Feature Reporting (first place three years running).
Minnesota Magazine and Publishers Association
Winner-General Excellence Award, General Interest Category-30,000circulation and under:
Fargo-Moorhead Magazine captured prestigious honor at 2002 MMPAAwards, placing ahead of well-known publications such as “WHERE-Twin Cities,” the “LakeSuperior Magazine” and the “Rochester Bulletin.”
Education
 
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Graduated 1999Specific instruction in the areas of print journalism from accomplished professorsTwo years of photography courses, including photojournalismTrained in Macintosh and IBM layout and design, with an emphasis in AdobePageMaker™ and Adobe PhotoShop™

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