Christopher Blackburn

888 Dennison Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43215 614-657-7452

Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1993  Master’s degree in journalism  Studies in public opinion, media effects and international journalism  Outside study in political communication and rhetorical analysis Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1988  Bachelor’s degree in drama  Special emphasis in English and history  Four-year Ohio Board of Regents scholarship  Upper-class Counselor Steering Committee Fredericktown High School, Fredericktown, Ohio, 1984  Ranked first in class  President’s Award for Academic Fitness  U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Award

Work Experience
Columbus Leather Company, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 2006-Oct. 2008 Store Manager  Responsible for daily operations and staffing of boutique-style store. Raffensberger Photography and Framing, Columbus, Ohio, May 2006-Present  Part-time photography, framing and store assistant Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster Ohio, Dec. 1998- May 2006 Copy Editor/Paginator II  Responsible for design and copy editing of daily newspaper and special publications, including editing and selecting content, graphics and photographs  Winner of NNCO quarterly headline writing contest  Manage staff of county correspondents, handling hiring, pay and content issues  Highly proficient in Quark Express, News Edit Pro, Freehand, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat and word-processing programs Mount Vernon News, Mount Vernon, Ohio Sept. 1997-Dec. 1998 City Editor, 1998  Responsible for pagination and copy editing of news section of the paper  Assigned stories to reporters and photographers and managed newsroom staff Staff Reporter, 1997-1998  Main beat included Law enforcement, courts, county government, village governments and politics Curtis Inn on the Square, Mount Vernon, Ohio, May 1996-Sept. 1997 Senior Sales Manager  Responsible for sales, marketing, advertising and public relations for Knox County’s largest hotel  Developed sales strategy; invented and refined marketing ideas; wrote and executed advertising copy and hotel collateral; wrote most outgoing communications Mount Vernon/Knox County Public Schools, Mount Vernon, Ohio, Jan. 1995-May 1996  Substitute Teacher in English, history, and theater for grades seven through 12. Brooks Brothers, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 1989-Nov. 1995  Responsible for merchandising store, developing clientèle, proactive sales and customer service duties.

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