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Christopher Blackburn

888 Dennison Ave.


Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-657-7452
E-mail: ChristopherVBlackburn@gmail.com

Education
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.