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Barbara Reichert 231-638-6502 5325 Aubrey Way, Colorado Springs 80919 and 3256 Thompson Ave.

, Muskegon, MI 49441 WHY I'M SEARCHING Major corporate downsizing has taught me two things: 1. My company values me. 2. While that is greatly appreciated, I need to return to a more challenging pos ition where I am expected to contribute more. IN A NUTSHELL I'm a productive team member with high self-efficacy. I manage people by providi ng clear goals, constructive feedback and rewards for meeting high expectations. As a middle manager, I keep my boss in the loop; no surprises. As a career edit or, I am a detail freak (writing, design, visuals, message and tone) who thrives on deadlines and getting things right. I have worked in every size market -- fr om the Chicago Tribune to the Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News -- and never underestim ate what one story, no matter the platform, can mean to someone's career or fami ly. The media are powerful; so, too, should be the messenger. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Editor/news (October 2009-present), Booth Michigan, Grand Rapids, Mich. Downsizing and company consolidation take me back to where I started - the copy desk, where I work with a team of satellite news editors, writers, freelancers a nd copy editors as a nightly "slot" while designing and editing pages for one of three Booth Michigan newspapers and websites. These markets (Grand Rapids, Kala mazoo, Muskegon) reach more than 720,000 households in print and 2.2 million uni que visitors online. boasts 71 million page views per month. News Editor/Presentation Editor (2001-2009), Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle Led visual and graphic design of daily news, sports and feature pages, projects and special publications. Coached designers, artists, photo and freelancers. Red esigned entire product (2009). Associate Sports Editor (1998-2001), Chicago Tribune Sunday section editor (city, national, zone editions). Coordinated six beat edit ors, their reporters, designers, photographers and artists. Intense deadline edi ting. Chairman/VP 1998 Association for Women in Sports Media convention in Color ado Springs (Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort). Executive Sports Editor (1995-1998), Colorado Springs Gazette Managed 16 full-time and 11 part-time employees In Colorado Springs and Denver. Staff accountability and staff budget. Freedom Communications' lead onsite edito r at 1996 Olympics. Numerous publication awards. Assistant Features Editor/design (1994-1995), Colorado Springs Gazette Team leader for photo, art and design departments involving Features section. Le d weekly meeting of art, photo and reporters to develop meaningful visuals. Sports Copy Desk Chief, copy editor, designer (1986-1994), Colorado Springs Gaze tte

Every single night, holiday and weekend, intense deadline work. Sports Editor (1985-1986), Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News Led staff of four. Extensive West Coast travel as NCAA football and men's basket ball beat reporter. Honored as 1985 Sun-News Employee of the Year. News reporter and copy editor (1984), Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News EDUCATION B.A. Journalism and Communications, New Mexico State University, 1985 REFERENCES * Susan Edmondson, Executive Director, Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Colorado Sprin gs Cell: 719.650.9680 E-mail: * Ralph Routon, Executive Editor, Colorado Springs Independent Work: 719.577.4545 E-mail: * Susan A. Mohr, Regional Director Public Policy, Qwest Communications Cell: 303.507.4686 Work: 303.896.9874 E-mail: * Tom Schaub, Director of Marketing, Lamar Advertising, Muskegon, Mich Cell: 231.780.1254 E-mail: * Jill Agostino, Assistant News Editor, New York Times and Cell: 631-425-4636 E-mail: * BJ Mount, Assistant Director of Photography, Washington Post and washingtonpos Cell: 412-8924 Work: 202.334.7380 E-mail: * Dan McGrath, retired AME Sports, Chicago Tribune Cell: 312-505-7676 E-mail: * Lauren Cabell, News Editor, International Herald Tribune, Paris Cell: 802.627.9000 (a U.S. number, but in Paris) E-mail: Microsoft Word Resume Available on Request