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Jeff T.

Wattrick
1047 Maryland St. s Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230 s 313.330.8777 s jeff.wattrick@gmail.com s jeffwattrick.com

PROFILE
Deadline-driven writer and multimedia content creator with more than a decade of experience
in journalism and marketing. Specializes in planning and executing digital content programs.

ž Innovative Journalist ž Social Media Professional ž Proficient in WordPress,
ž Entrepreneurial Blogger ž Content Creator other CMS platforms
ž Creative Manager ž HTML Proficient ž Event Organizer

EXPERIENCE
Journalism & Digital Media
ž Experience includes public radio, television, and digital-first print newsrooms.
ž Strong, distinctive writing voice with freelance credits including Toronto Globe & Mail.
ž Producer of compelling multi-media content, including podcasts, photography, and video.
ž Proven track-record growing audience and engagement through social media.
ž Managed digital team for Detroit’s highest comScore-rated broadcast site, ClickOnDetroit.com.
ž History of producing multiple pieces of high-quality copy daily.

Marketing & Public Relations
ž Developed and executed successful social media strategy for Wayne County.
ž Managed comprehensive WayneCounty.com redesign, launched in October 2017.
ž Organized and produced content for annual Wayne County “State of the County” events.
ž Writer and editor of direct mail and email copy.
ž Authored successful grant proposals and Congressional earmark.
ž Organizational representative with media and community.

Management & Leadership
ž Entrepreneurial-spirited self-starter.
ž Comfortable delegating responsibility and sharing credit.
ž Coordinated newsroom relationship between traditional and digital personnel.
ž Oversaw hiring of staff and interns, coordinated schedules, and mediated staff disputes.
ž Coordinated efforts of outside contractors and consultants.

RELEVANT WORK HISTORY
ž Wayne County; Director of Digital Communications
ž WDIV/ClickOnDetroit; Managing Editor
ž Deadline Detroit; Blogger/Reporter
ž MLive Media Group; Blogger/Reporter
ž Digitas; Copywriter
ž Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy; Project Manager
ž WDET-FM; Reporter/Broadcast Engineer

EDUCATION
Wayne State University; Detroit, MI
Macomb Community College; Warren, MI
George Mason University; Fairfax, VA

REFERENCES
Lauren Ann Davies; Forgotten Harvest
Bill Emkow; Bridge Michigan
Craig Fahle; The Craig Fahle Show
Jerome Vaughn; WDET-FM