Bryan Sullivan

Freelance Writer & Editor

Location:Rochester, New York, United States
2 Skills
• Demonstrates experience in conducting interviews in person, over the telephone, and through e-mail
• Problem solver with a strong background of working well within demanding and fast-paced environments
• Successful at quickly mastering new concepts and techniques
• Reputation for writing clear and concise content on a variety of topics
• Self-starting, resourceful and creative leader and team player
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Quark XPress, InDesign

Messenger Post Media, Canandaigua, New York (2004 – 2013)
Sports Team Leader, Monroe County (2010 – 2013)
• Blended social media and print products to create award-winning coverage
• Assisted in the production and design of 10 Monroe County Post websites
• Developed high school football and basketball preview sections generating $10,000 in revenue
• Posted stories and photos daily to the various Post websites
• Facilitated the weekly sports department meeting
• Coordinated pagination schedule for department
• Designed, edited, and laid out sports pages using InDesign software
• Contributed to public interest blog on company website

Sports Writer, Brighton-Pittsford Post and Daily Messenger (2007 – 2010)
• Reported on area high school sports for Brighton-Pittsford Post and Canandaigua Daily Messenger
• Spearheaded coverage of the Buffalo Bills, attended all training camp activities and regular season home games
• Responsible for taking photographs of games to use for publication
• Wrote weekly column “Bryan’s Backyard”, which focused on local sports
• Developed and researched possible story lines, while assisting layout editor to meet deadlines
• Conducted interviews of students, coaches, community leaders, and NFL personnel
• Wrote an average of ten stories per publication

Sports Writer, Rush-Henrietta Post, Brockport-Spencerport Post, Gates-Chili Post
(2004 – 2007)
• Reported on area high school sports for the Rush-Henrietta Post, Brockport-Spencerport Post, and Gates-Chili Post
• Covered the Rochester Red Wings, attending all home games and the manager’s preseason press conference

Finger Lakes Community Newspapers, Ithaca, New York (2004)
Sports Editor
• Wrote articles covering high school sports (soccer, football, and volleyball)
• Designed sports pages using Quark Xpress software
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