Ted Morris
PO Box 3532
Sierra Vista AZ 85636

QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES: Team player. More than 20 years of writing and editing experience, mostly with daily newspapers. Possess advanced skills with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress and numerous other computer programs. Experienced with building websites and uploading online content. Excellent personal-communications skills and proven management experience.

+ 2005-2009 -- City Editor, Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review, Sierra Vista, Arizona, 10,000 circulation. Assisted with management of 15 reporters and photographers. Wrote and edited daily newspaper content, designed numerous pages and uploaded content to the Internet every day. Shot and edited videography. Contact (520) 458-9440.
+ 2001-present -- Owner of TJM Associates, a media consultancy that develops marketing-communications strategies and tactics for clients ranging from nonprofit agencies to corporate accounts. Have produced billboards, radio and print advertising, news releases, coffee mugs, fliers, pamphlets and websites.
+ 2005 -- Adjunct faculty member, Marion Technical College. Taught business English. Contact (740) 389-4636.
+ 2001-2003 -- Substitute teacher, grades K-12 in several schools in Marion County, Ohio.
+ 1996-2001 -- Thomson Newspapers and Gannett Co., Inc., Central Ohio Group, Marion and Mansfield, Ohio. Marion is 10,000 circulation; Mansfield is more than 40,000. Served as a copy editor and manager of advertising-composition department. Contact (740) 349-1100.
+ 1992-1996 -- Princeton Daily Clarion, Princeton, Indiana. Managing editor of 10,000-circulation morning newspaper covering Gibson County, Indiana. Contact (800) 467-5130.
+ 1988-1992 -- The Times, Frankfort, Indiana. Writer and editor for daily newspaper with 10,000 circulation. Contact (765) 659-4622.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

Volunteer for Search And Rescue, an arm of the Cochise County (Arizona) Sheriff's Office.
+ Member of Economic Advisory Committee, Center for Economic Research, Cochise College, Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Served as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, 2004-2005.
+ Member of the Public Relations Society of America, 2003-2005.
+ Member of Marion Area (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce, 2003-2005.
+ Graduate of the inaugural class (1991) of Leadership Clinton County (Indiana), a community leadership development program initiated and run by the chamber of commerce.

+ Shared first-place honors, General Excellence, Arizona Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Awards, 2006 and 2007.
+ Shared first-place honors, Newspaper Online Site/Web Page, ANA Better Newspapers Awards, 2008.
+ Won third place, Best News Story ("Border critic gets buzzed by F-16s on recent flight"), ANA Better Newspapers Awards, 2008.

EMAIL: ted@morrisranch.com

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