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Megan Lee

Freelance Editor & Journalistic Writer

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 Skills

Weekend Editor/Media on Demand • Chicago Tribune • August 2011 – Present
• Act as lead editor on weekends, assure on-time production and answer any Tribune Company sister papers’ questions
• Choose national/world and sports stories for Tribune Company sister papers
• Work on multiple daily production deadlines and advance production deadlines
• Edit for AP style, grammar and voice, and fact-check for stories in Tribune Company sister papers, including the Hartford Courant and Newport News (Va.) Daily Press
• Write display text for stories in Tribune Company sister papers
• Design Hartford Courant Opinion, Metro and Business sections; design Daily Press sports section

Local Reporter • Chicago Tribune • June 2010 – August 2011
• Wrote three to five stories daily, on a variety of subjects, for online and print publications
• Acted as relief editor for TribLocal (North bureau) editor during vacations, editing and filing other reporters’ stories

Editorial Board Coordinator • Chicago Tribune • December 2009 – July 2010
• Assisted editorial board with research and day-to-day function
• Wrote editorials and commentary pieces for publication

Night Editor/Columnist/Reporter • Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune • January 2008 – December 2009
• Assisted in leading team of five reporters
• Coordinated with reporters, other editors and Associated Press wire content for front-page and sectional content
• Acted as relief editor for city editor, letters editor, news editor and managing editor
• Edited for AP style, grammar and voice
• Published all stories nightly to the Web
• Wrote three columns weekly
• Contributed to paper-wide marketing projects and managed long-term projects


• Proficient in Microsoft Office, InDesign, Layout Champ, Quark, Mag+ Digital Publishing, HTML, CCI NewsAccess
• Advanced knowledge of AP style, grammar, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, various other social media platforms


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism • Roosevelt University, Chicago • January 2005 – May 2007
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Journalistic Writing