Ellen Rooney Martin

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

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Location:Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ellenrooneymartin
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EXPERIENCED WRITER ¦ SUCCESSFUL JOURNALIST ¦ DIVERSE CONTENT RANGE

CORE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Engaging Story Packaging Excellent Writing and Editing Skills Published in Major Media
News and Feature Writing Breaking News Multi-subject Range
Skilled Researcher Adhere to Tight Deadlines Print and Web Savvy

FREELANCE WRITER (1997—Present)

Report and write articles, features, service pieces and news stories for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines on a range of subjects, from health and wellness to trends in beauty, home, family and fashion.
Published in outlets such as Parenting, Fit Pregnancy, Los Angeles Times, Washingtonian, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
Avid blogger writing for AOL's MontclairPatch.com and AOL's ParentDish.com.
Adept researcher able to turn stories around quickly, specializing in juggling multiple daily and weekly assignments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Adweek Magazine (Chicago, IL) | Reporter | 1994—1997
Covered the highly competitive advertising business for the premier weekly advertising trade publication.
Wrote stories on deals, trends, people, new accounts and product introductions.
Broke news stories and wrote longer features and profiles on hot agencies and business leaders.

Fairchild Publications (Chicago, IL) | Midwest Market Editor | 1990—1994
Reported on retailing, manufacturing and fashion for Footwear News, the weekly bible of the footwear industry.
Responsible for all stories from the central U.S., from Texas to Minnesota, about manufacturers, retailers and trends.

City News Bureau of Chicago (Chicago, IL) | Reporter | 1986—1989
Reported and wrote under constant deadline pressure about police, education and political news for this legendary wire service.
Provided award-winning coverage of the sudden death of Mayor Harold Washington.
EDUCATION

Loyola University (Chicago, IL) | BA | 1986
Studied at the Loyola University Rome Center in Italy.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Neighbor to Neighbor Network (Bloomfield, NJ) Volunteer
- Volunteer weekly with a senior citizen to help her remain independent in her home by helping her with mail,
banking and errands.

Glen Ridge Schools (Glen Ridge, NJ) Volunteer
- Volunteer in the school library and classrooms regularly.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing