Douglas Jordan

Freelance Article Writer & Biography Writer

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Location:Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/douglasjordan
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DOUGLAS JORDAN
35 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084
904.562.9769 douglas@douglasjordan.com
www.douglasjordan.com
EXPERIENCE
Freelance Reporter
The St. Augustine Record, St. Augustine, FL
January 2007 to present
· Write a variety of news and features stories on deadline
· On call for breaking news
· Do photography for many of my stories
Correspondent
The Waterfront Times, Fort Lauderdale, FL
January 2011 to present
· Write a variety of news and features stories catered to South Florida
waterfront community
· Do photography for many of my stories
Licensed Tour Guide
City Walks St. Augustine, St. Augustine, FL
July, 2011 to June, 2012
· Conducted historical walking tours of St. Augustine
· Served as unofficial ambassador for St. Augustine to visitors
· Licensed by City of St. Augustine as a Historical Guide
Marina Staff
St. Augustine Municipal Marina, St. Augustine, FL
May 2007 to November, 2010
· Assisted incoming vessels and tied them up at docks
· Served as unofficial ambassador for St. Augustine to visitors
· Ran office, manned VHF radio and directed vessels to slips
· Provided all levels of service to guests
Staff Writer
The Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, FL
August 1999 to October 2004
· Wrote a wide variety of breaking news and feature stories for a mediummarket
daily newspaper on deadline.
· Took accompanying photos for many of my stories
· Did a weekly music column for the paper's entertainment section for four
years
· Compiled and edited events calendars, traffic reports and meetings lists
News Producer and Web Developer
Interactive Media Laboratory, Gainesville, FL
Fall of 1998
· Compiled and edited news and feature stories for an online news magazine
· Edited photos and graphics
· Wrote HTML and designed Web pages for magazine
Manager
El Toro Mexican Restaurant, Gainesville, FL
June 1987 to August 1991
· Managed service staff
· Made staff schedules
· Handled all elements of customer service, including follow-up customer
satisfaction
EDUCATION
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
1998-1999
· Journalism major (bachelor of science incomplete; have A.A. and most credits
for bachelor's degree)
· Completed upper division courses in newspaper and magazine writing,
reporting and editing, photojournalism, advertising, media ethics,
communications law, political science, history
· Also studied new media (online journalism) and minored in creative writing
ADDITIONAL SKILLS
· Windows (all versions), Mac OSX+, HTML, Microsoft Office, POS, QuickBooks,
Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, DTI Speedwriter,
· Social Media and Web development, Interactive Media
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
Peter Ellis
Former editor, The St. Augustine Record
904-794-6998
ellisp1156@yahoo.com
Alice Sutherland
Former Owner, City Walks St. Augustine
904-377-8234
aasutherland@comcast.net
Sam Adukiewicz
Harbormaster, St. Augustine Municipal Marina
904-315-3693
904-825-1026
SADUKIEWICZ@ci.st-augustine.fl.us
111 Avenida Menendez, Suite E, St. Augustine, FL 32084
William DeYoung
A&E Editor, Connect Savannah
912-429-3053
bill@connectsavannah.com
102 Landfall Circle, Savannah, GA 31410
Sandra Nortunen
Assistant Metro Editor, Palm Beach Post
954-558-5681
nortunen@yahoo.com