Frank Miller

Freelance Editor & Journalistic Writer

Location:Houston, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Frank O. Miller

Editor, writer, journalist
Houston Chronicle, Houston news media
More than 28 years of experience ensuring the creative execution, content focus and
journalistic integrity of national media news services.

• Excellent reporter, copywriter and editor with the ability to write compelling news stories, headlines, cutlines and provide eye-catching layout. At the Chronicle, I helped redesign the Neighborhood News section’s design and news content that resulted in a higher reader subscription. We had more of mix of hard news and features that was targeted for a specific audience and earned a higher page count and Web hits.
• Proven results in writing, editing and posting web news content. At the Chronicle, I trained a team of editors and created a base of free-lance writers who contributed to the news content. I was the lead editor for three staff reporters and upgrade the visual appeal of the paper.
• Poised and able to handle multiple assignments on a tight deadline. Can perform a yeoman task on deadline and is able to shift gears within a tight frame. While working on the night news desk, I worked in news and sports. I edited staff and wire stories for the City and State section and the Chronicle’s sports section.
• A proven leader with longtime experience as a supervisor and support-team member within a group of writers and editors. I served as a mentor for college and high school students in the Chronicle’s internship program. I trained and developed their skills as journalists.

Professional experience
Houston Chronicle 1990-2012
Senior copy editor 2011-2012 - Promoted to the universal copy desk. While on the night copy desk, met daily deadlines while editing stories for the Chronicle’s A and City and State sections and edited sports copy for the daily sports copy desk, including the Sunday section.
Assistant Manager, Neighborhood News 2004-2011 - Promoted to assistant manager of Neighborhood News and supervised a news team of editors and copy editors for 18 weekly section publications. Responsible for coordinating news coverage, assigning and editing stories. Served as a layout editor and managed a weekly story budget.
Regional editor, Neighborhood News 1990-2004 - Responsible for content of multiple weekly publications in the four-county area of coverage for greater Houston; assigned stories, worked with reporters and freelance writers; responsible for layout of front and inside pages for multiple weekly section publications. Also responsible for posting stories and photos for the Ultimate neighborhood section of the paper.
Houston Community Newspapers 1985-1990
Editor, The Tomball Sun. Responsible for writing and editing stories, formatting layout of front and inside pages and supervising a team of reporters and editors, including local assignments and editorial meetings. Promoted from assistant editor to editor of the newspaper.
The Conroe Courier 1984-1985
Reporter, Covered Conroe city hall, Montgomery County police beat, the county hospital district and the city of Willis.

Microsoft Email and Calendar;
Windows, InDesign, InCopy, Flicker and Whirlwind publishing platforms;
Citrix remote suite of online collaboration, remote access, and remote support tools.
Nominated as copy editor of the year for the Chronicle’s Jesse Awards, in-house professional recognition by peers and management.
Recognized for contributions to Eye Care for Kids Foundation and Houston Elks Club.
Member of the Texas Golf Writers Association and the Golf Writers Association of America.
Education: University of Houston
Bellaire High School

Hobbies and interests:
Longtime baseball coach for Pony League baseball, managed a 14-U team that went to the USSSA World Series.
A 3.6 handicap in golf
Fantasy football and golf
Cooking and family
Skills (2) Rating
Journalistic Writing