Resume

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Chris Franklin
(215) 433-4426
chrisfranklin84@gmail.com
Twitter: @chrisfranklincp
http://www.chrisfranklinsports.com

Professional Experience

Newspaper Media Group
Associate Editor (February 2017-Present)

-Cover local events such as township committee meetings, school board events and other news. The three New Jersey cities that are within beat are Medford, Tabernacle and Shamong.
-Write news stories, take photos of people and events, create photo slideshows, disseminate stories on social media, manage story budgets and garner sources for future stories.

Philly Football Talk
Freelance Writer (November 2016-February 2017)

-Produced game previews, game recaps and breaking news about the Temple University football team.
-Attended and covered weekly press conferences, regular-season games, the American Athletic Conference Championship Game and the Military Bowl.
-Take pictures of events to be used in articles and disseminate through social media.

Coach & Player Magazine
Deputy Editor-In-Chief & Writer (August 2013-Present)

-Write college and NFL feature stories. Some of the topics included the Temple Owls and the American Athletic Conference.
-Obtained season credential to cover the Temple Owls and was credentialed to cover events such as the Army-Navy Game, American Athletic Conference Media Days, Birmingham Bowl and Boca Raton Bowl. I have also covered a Philadelphia Eagles practice.
-Assisted in the planning of print magazine and Web articles.
-Assigned and edited the work of a group of freelance writers. The editing process consisted of making sure the content was factually accurate, grammatically correct and in AP style.
-Upload and layout Web articles in the WordPress CMS platform.
-Helped craft social media strategies and goals for the Coach & Player social media websites.
-Helped with the production of the Coach & Player audio and video podcasts. Edited the audio podcasts with Adobe Audition and edited video podcasts with Adobe Premiere Pro and Pinnacle Studio.
-Represented Coach & Player on radio stations. The radio stations were in cities such as Philadelphia, Miami, and Orlando.
-Received multiple awards including the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award for Best Sports Magazine piece by a publication with under 1 Million in Circulation for a piece written about former Heisman Trophy runner-up and NFL player Paul Palmer.

Skills

AP Style Writing, Use of Content Management System, Photography, Podcasting, Mobile Journalism, Social Media Newsgathering, Maintain Social Media Accounts, Editing, Writing for SEO, Coding, Data Visualization.

Software

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier Pro, Audacity,
Adobe Audition, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, Pinnacle Studio. Android and iOS mobile software platforms, Mac iOS and Windows.

Professional Organizations

Member of Football Writers Association of America (November 2013-Present)
Member of Pro Football Writers of America (December 2013-Present)
Member of Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (2016-Present)
Member of National Association of Black Journalists (2017-Present)

Awards

2016: Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists- Best Sports Magazine Piece by a Publication with Under 1 Million in Circulation.

2015: Delaware Press Association Communications Contest: Tied for first place for online feature, Third Place for Specialty Articles (Sports).

 

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