Douglas W. Clark Jr.
Professional Objective: Seeking an opportunity to utilize a skill set that
includes writing, reporting, editing and content development.
Profile: Possesses dynamic writing, editorial and photography skills,
strong organizational skills, the ability to work in singular and team settings,
as well as experience researching and developing content concepts.
Bachelor's Degree – Communications
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Freelance Writer / Photojournalist
July 2010 – Present St. Louis, Missouri – Metro East region
Utilizing journalistic skills honed throughout the years, secured various freelance writing assignments that have included covering municipal government, education beats and athletics, as well as developing feature pieces, columns and web-based content . Also secured photography assignments ranging from studio venues to on-location productions.
Communications / Information Coordinator
January 2004 – June 2010
East St. Louis (IL.) School District #189 East St. Louis, Illinois
As Communications / Information Coordinator, responsibilities included
serving as the media liaison and spokesman for a 10,000-student school
Duties included – among others – creating, editing and producing
Web site and school district internal / external communications content,
developing and implementing strategies to promote student and staff
achievement, generating timely, media coverage garnering press releases and organizing media briefings.
Also responsible for establishing a solid rapport with media
outlets as a means of enhancing coverage of school district events and
activities, while also executing photography assignments and nurturing
relationships with community partners.
Staff Writer – News and Sports
January 2002 – December 2003
Pulitzer Newspaper Group St. Louis, Missouri
Duties consisted of daily coverage of East St. Louis, Illinois area news and
sports, which included conducting interviews, composing detailed,
balanced and accurate stories with strict adherence to Associated Press
style, while following stories through to completion. Additional
responsibilities included assisting the graphics design division with
newspaper layout and executing photography assignments.
Associate Producer / Content Editor
September 1999 – December 2001
MAX Broadcasting Network St. Louis, Missouri
Responsibilities included creating innovative content for professional
baseball and football Web sites. Developed, edited and posted interactive
text, audio and video content for both sites, while also selecting, preparing
and posting dynamic action photographs, in addition to editing on-line