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Kevin R.

Convey
79 Reade St., Apt. 5B New York, NY 10007 617-697-2632 KevinRConvey@gmail.com On Twitter: @KevinRConvey experience THE DAILY NEWS New York, NY

Aug. 2010 Jan. 2012

Editor in Chief: Directed staff of 273 at iconic New York City newspaper and website fourthlargest circulation in U.S. -- in countrys most competitive media market. Repositioned the Daily News as the community paper for New York City, and bannered it as New Yorks Hometown Newspaper. Reconnected brand with its outer-borough roots and historic urban voice by adding new features, beats and columnists, reordering news and local pages, adding color and graphics, strengthening local report, headlines and layout while instituting top-to-bottom culture of enterprise. Inspired staff to do its best work while injecting new energy into newsroom, paper and website. Presided over small rise in print circulation during first year that was snuffed out by price increase. Brought sweeping change to a hidebound, traditionalist organization. Devised and instituted first-ever initiative to converge print and web staffs and create universal, platform-agnostic copy and layout desk. Overcame formidable cultural and staffing obstacles to re-engineer all newsroom workflows, making them digital-first while implementing new content management system. Fostered the growth of social media to engage readers, increase audience and enrich local news report. Tweeted frequently myself and hosted monthly live web chats in addition to regular reader breakfasts and neighborhood meet-and-greets as part of community outreach program. Brand rose from 7th largest to 4th largest circulation in U.S. including digital sales. Monthly page views zoomed from 126 million to 196 million during same period; unique visitors from 16 million to 20 million. Fostered new era of cooperation among siloed editorial departments and smashed long-standing walls between editorial and advertising, digital and production departments in order to achieve better overall financial results and new sense of purpose and teamwork. Managed staff through three painful rounds of downsizing over 16 months that cut $8 million from $44 million newsroom budget, reduced staff by 32 jobs from a peak of 305 and eliminated millions in freelance, independent contractor and other costs. Hired, fired and trained key editors and columnists; ran daily news, planning and enterprise meetings; chose stories, angles and art, suggested designs and wrote headlines and subheads for page one presentation every night. Edited all page one and page-lead stories and columns nightly. SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK New York, NY

Sept. 2010present

Member, Board of Advisors: Provide professional advice, counsel and direction to citys most cutting-edge journalism school.

THE BOSTON HERALD Jan. 2007Aug. 2010

Boston, MA

Editor in Chief: Directed staff of 120 in all phases of news, photo, features, sports and business coverage and production for 200,000-circulation metro daily newspaper in highly competitive market. Responsible for editorial content of newspapers website. Managed $15 million budget. Selected and edited page-one stories and photos and wrote page-one headlines and teases. Hired, trained and managed key editors and reporters. Responsible for all news-policy, style and legal matters. Led staff to dozens of local and national newsgathering, writing and design awards during tenure as editor and managing editor. Brought new focus on enterprise, management and performance to newsroom. Successfully managed staff through painful contraction in response to industry-wide advertising falloff. Managing Editor: As above in cooperation with and under supervision of Editorial Director. COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER COMPANY Needham, MA

July 2004Jan. 2007

March 2001July 2004

Editor in Chief: Directed staff of 450 at four dailies and 90 weeklies spread across six administrative regions in eastern Massachusetts. Responsible for hiring, training and management of key editors throughout chain. Managed $17 million budget through both expansion and contraction. Refocused entire chain on hyper-local journalism after prior ownerships failed foray into regional coverage a strategy rewarded with across-the-board circulation increases. Instituted new emphasis on hands-on training for inexperienced journalists led training seminars myself and gave countless speeches and lectures to clubs, advertisers, readers and students. Staffs won hundreds of journalism awards under my leadership. THE BOSTON HERALD Boston, MA

April 1994March 2001

Managing Editor, Features/Sunday: Responsible for papers arts, television, entertainment, lifestyle, food, travel and fashion coverage, as well as entire Sunday paper, news production department, library and Inside Track entertainment, celebrity and society column. Managed six departments comprising more than 60 editors, reporters and copy editors. Collaborated on redesign of paper; conceptualized and helped design papers first full-service, all-color TV book winner of numerous national awards. Sunday Editor: Responsible for all aspects of Sunday paper. Led department of 10, augmented by city staff. Transformed paper from 7th day daily to stand-alone product by developing stable of first-class writers focused on societal and cultural trends, and lifestyle. Edited all copy, wrote heads and laid out page one. BOSTON MAGAZINE Boston, MA

Sept. 1990April 1994

Sept. 1987Sept 1990

Articles Editor: Authored frequent well features. Assigned and edited front-of-book columns as well as some well features. Wrote headlines and call-outs. . THE BOSTON HERALD and BOSTON HERALD AMERICAN Boston, MA

Jan. 1984Sept. 1987 June 1983Jan 1984 Jan. 1983June 1983

Assistant Managing Editor: Responsible for all aspects of papers news coverage. Managed staff of 35 editors, reporters, columnists and editorial assistants. Executive City Editor: Responsible for papers local, state and political coverage. City Editor: Responsible for papers local coverage.

May 1982Jan. 1983 Dec. 1981May 1982

State House Reporter: One-man bureau; covered Legislature and all state political activity, including 1982 gubernatorial campaign. Business reporter: Covered all aspects of state and local business, specialized in utilities.

THE STANDARD TIMES Oct. 1979Dec. 1981

New Bedford, MA

General Assignment Reporter: Covered breaking news, crime, courts, local politics, and features. Developed, researched and wrote numerous investigative pieces. Filled in on copy desk. Reporter: Solely responsible for papers coverage of Fall River, MA. THE TIMES-RECORD Brunswick, ME

June 1977Oct. 1979

Reporter: Covered government, schools, crime, courts and naval air station in Brunswick, papers chief circulation area. FREELANCE

1977present

Freelance writer: Have written thousands of album reviews, hundreds music features, food stories and many general-interest features on various topics.

education

COLBY COLLEGE

Waterville, ME

B.A., June 1977, Classics-English major, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude BROCKTON HIGH SCHOOL June, 1973, National Honor Society off the job references: Accomplished cook; music fanatic; stereophile; fitness devotee; poetry, art and travel lover. Husband and father of two. Available upon request Brockton, MA