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REX SANTUS

EMAIL: rex.santus@gmail.com
CELL: 419-366-0220
WEB: rsantus.wordpress.com

MAIL: 5 Ridgewood Place Apt. 1A


Brooklyn, NY 11237

Professional experience

Forbes Magazine, New York, New York


I independently run Forbes Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. The Twitter account has about 8 million followers; on LinkedIn,
Forbes has more than 1 million followers.
Social media editor, March 2015 to present
Mashable, New York, New York
I pitched and wrote stories each day about things like online privacy, hacking, weird gadgets and startups. I prepared all of my
stories for the website using WordPress.
Tech news intern, September 2014 to March 2015
The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
I assisted in maintaining DenverPost.com and managing the Posts Facebook and Twitter accounts. I also contributed to datavisualization projects.
Dow Jones News Fund digital media intern, June 2014 to August 2014
The Student Press Law Center, Washington, D.C.
I wrote about government transparency and First Amendment issues relevant to high school and college campuses across the
United States.
Staff writer, January to April 2014
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
Ohios largest newspaper. I assisted in covering Statehouse politics and completed a capstone project on Republican Gov. John
Kasichs tax plan to cut back and eventually eliminate income tax while broadening the sales tax.
Statehouse fellow, January to April 2013
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio
Ohios second-largest newspaper. I wrote about science and health for the first six weeks of my internship, and I helped cover
local education for the latter six weeks.
City desk intern, May to August 2013
Daily Kent Stater/KentWired.com, Kent, Ohio

Education

Kent State University: Bachelor of Science


Graduation date: May 2014
Major: Journalism GPA: 3.4

Awards and honors

Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award: Best Use of Multimedia, May 2014
Ohio Excellence in Journalism Contest: Best Print News Story - College, May 2014
Investigative Reporters and Editors: Columbus Dispatch reporter Jill Riepenhoff sponsored my one-year membership, 2013
Scripps Howard Foundation Scholarship: $3,500 scholarship, January 2013
School of Journalism and Mass Communication Scholarship: $3,500 scholarship, January 2013
Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award: In-depth reporting (runner-up), December 2012
Ohio Excellence in Journalism Contest: Best Print News Story - College, December 2012
Albert R. Fitzpatrick Award for Excellence in Reporting: Peer-voted award for best student reporter, December 2012
Ralph W. and Bettie Smith Memorial Award: $1,000 scholarship for student journalists, May 2012

References

Christina Warren

Senior tech analyst, Mashable

404-259-5269 | christina@mashable.com
Rebecca Risch

Digital director, The Denver Post

303-954-1913 | rrisch@denverpost.com
Frank LoMonte

Executive director, Student Press Law Center

703-807-1904 ext. 121 | director@splc.org
Emily Inverso

Senior producer, Forbes

330-447-227 | emily.inverso@gmail.com

Additional skills
Adobe Creative Suite
WordPress
HTML
CSS
Tableau
Analytics
Final Cut Pro
iMovie