Tim Darnell

Freelance Editor & Article Writer

Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 Skills
Timothy H. Darnell
Atlanta, GA ¦ 678.777.1612 ¦ TimDarnellATL@gmail.com; www.linkedin.com/in/darnelltim

Award-winning journalist who has excelled in social media, online and business and consumer publications. High levels of personal initiative; supremely organized; management experience. Proven manager whose publications have generated high levels of readership and quantifiable metrics.

Core Competencies
* Communications * Planning
* Managing & Directing * Developing People

* Journalism * Media, print, television and radio
* Verbal and written communication * Publications and journals
* Social media * Leadership and management
Political analysis * Public speaking
AP Style * Multimedia applications

* MS office * iMovie
* iPhoto * Audacity
* Content Management Systems * Storify
* UStream * PC and Mac-based platforms
* NewsBoss * Audio Editor


Weekend Editor, AllNews 106.7 2013-current
Responsible for coverage of metro Atlanta developments at a 24-hour local news station
Lead editor responsible for covering breaking news, story development, social media applications
Assist in planning and developing morning drive-time programming
Assist in directing election night coverage in real-time for broadcast

Associate Regional Editor, AOL/Patch 2010-2013
Directed the growth of 12 metro Atlanta Patch local news websites
Oversaw story development, social media and numerous reader promotions
Managed the growth of these websites to thousands of Facebook ‘likes’ and Twitter followers
Frequent analyst on AllNews 106.7
Led Brookhaven Patch to become AOL’s top site in its family of 900 Patch sites in audience engagement metrics during the community’s 2012 municipalization debate
Directed breaking news crime coverage in East Atlanta Patch over Memorial Day 2013, which led all of AOL’s Patch websites in unique visitors (UVs) and page views (PVs)
Lead political editor in Georgia
Implemented and directed new real-time breaking news strategies across region, including real-time blogging and embedded real-time video
Supervised a staff of local editors in the fields of their respective communities
Assessed their performances and growth through semi-annual and annual reviews in terms of required company metrics and training

Editor, Business to Business Magazine 2007-2008
Managed all editorial content in both the printed and online version of this Atlanta-based business publication
Relaunched the magazine’s website under the publication’s new ownership, which resulted in a 300-percent increase in daily online traffic and exceeded its first-year goal of annual Web hits
Implemented numerous multi-media treatment of real-time, current events, including podcasts, video production, interactive elements, and RSS feeds
Directed overall editorial and graphic missions of both the magazine and Web site

Editor, Internet News Agency 2002-2007
Transformed Bill Shipp’s Georgia from a weekly newsletter to a daily updated political news and information website InsiderAdvantageGeorgia.com
Coordinated all original editorial content
Founded the online Florida political news website FloridaInsider.com
Directed the creation, design and launch of this real-time website, which launched with exclusive polling information only weeks before the Florida 2004 presidential primary
Coordinated all original editorial content
Launched the online companion to Southern Political Report
Directed the creation, design and launch of this real-time Web site, which occurred one day after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans
Coordinated all original editorial content
Predicted the Georgia House of Representatives and state Senate would come under Republican control during live 2002 and 2004 election night coverage on WGST
Predicted the 2008 presidential election would result in Barack Obama’s presidential election at least 45 minutes before national networks, on WGST AM 640
Appeared on C-SPAN during the 2008 presidential primary season


Business to Business Magazine
Founding editor of an Atlanta-based business magazine, which grew in publication frequency from quarterly in year one to monthly in year two
Oversaw all aspects of the magazine’s editorial presentation, including article conception, assignment and editing; and layout and design
Profiled issues, trends, companies and executives in the Fortune 500 business community, including Ted Turner, Jimmy Carter, Evander Holyfield, former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, former Atlanta mayors and Georgia governors, and other internationally prominent business leaders and corporations
American City & County Magazine. Managing Editor
Traveled extensively both nationally and internationally, covering issues of importance to local government decision makers
On-site coverage and reporting from the 1988 Ohio River oil spill; the 1989 San Francisco earthquake; and the 1991 breakup of the former Soviet Union from Moscow, Kiev and St. Petersburg
Atlanta Business Chronicle. Industry Focus Editor
Network Publications. Editor of Accent on Atlanta and Realtor magazines
Marietta Daily Journal & Neighbor Newspaper. News & Business Editor
Author of three books – The Crackers: Early Days Of Atlanta Baseball, The Georgia Tech Trivia Book, and 101 Atlanta Sports Legends.
Multiple winner of “Best Editorial/Commentary” by the Magazine Association of Georgia?
?Georgia State University
Completed Coursework: Bachelor of Political Science?

Who’s Who in American Business
Drew Valley Civic Association. Past president and past chairman of the board of directors
Chick-fil-A Bowl. 25-plus-year volunteer. Chairman, communications committee
First-degree black belt in American karate. Volunteer martial arts instructor. 20-plus-years of continuing study
Chamblee Sardis Lodge 444 F&AM. Chairman, scholarship committee. 30-plus-years of continuing membership
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Reserve. One year of reserve service
Former den leader, Boy Scouts of America
Former Little League coach, Murphey-Candler Little League
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing