Christopher Jones

Freelance Writer & Article Writer

Location:Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2 Skills
4903 Ferrer Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40291
Home Phone: 502-239-8668
Mobile: 502-938-9366

• Experienced freelance writer with a concentration in public relations/marketing
• Award-winning newspaper editor, columnist and contributor to the Associated Press, Louisville Courier-Journal, Voice-Tribune, Web-based magazines and literary journals
• Successful speaker and trainer with experience presenting to attorneys, law enforcement personnel, political groups, reporters and public interest groups

CJ Editorial Service - Provides a full range of writing/editing services and archival and bibliographic research
Louisville, Kentucky
March 2008 to present
• Conduct research and write about health care reform for Humana
• Provide research, writing and editing services for academic Web sites
• Freelance reporter for Louisville Courier-Journal (Neighborhoods and Metro sections)
• Conduct research for writers, genealogists and bibliographers

Doe Anderson Advertising/Public Relations - One of the nation’s oldest advertising agencies and the Louisville area’s most respected and recognizable marketing services firm
Louisville, Kentucky
Account Manager
December 2004 to March 2008
• Wrote internal communications plan to ensure consistent messaging among Ohio River Bridges Project departments and personnel
• Developed and pitched stories to the media aimed at raising public awareness about the Bridges Project
• Wrote news releases, Web content, newsletter and presentations to publicize Bridges Project activities
• Took lead role in media training for executive-level personnel with Norton’s and SHPS

Appriss Inc. - A Louisville-based technology company providing crime victim information to government agencies at the state and Federal levels (FBI, Homeland Security, etc.)
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Communications Specialist/Customer Account Representative
November 1998 to December 2004
• Developed and enacted media relations plans to raise awareness of VINE service in 37 states
• Wrote case studies, news releases and sales & promotional materials in support of VINE products
• Developed new marketing tactics that increased VINE product usage in key markets
• Supervised training and promotions department; coordinated training & promotions in 37 states

The Marketing Consortium - Regional marketing firm specializing in the business-to-business, health care and financial services industries
Charlotte, North Carolina
Account Supervisor
November 1997 to November 1998
• Pitched stories to trade and local media on behalf of Charlotte school board, industrial client and others
• Served as agency’s lead writer of case studies, news releases, advertising copy and collateral materials
• Developed comprehensive public relations programs for clients in the industrial and health care sectors
• Concepted and created a new family of promotional materials for Charlotte Mercy Hospital’s coronary care center

Price/McNabb Communications - The largest marketing firm in the Carolinas; emphasized public relations, which was staffed by former New York Times, Washington Star and Atlanta Constitution-Journal reporters
Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina
Account Executive
April 1995 to November 1997
• Held highest media relations placement rate in agency
• Researched and wrote case studies to promote Akzo Nobel’s geosynthetics product line through the national trade media
• Coordinated advertising and public relations campaigns for Akzo Nobel and Square D Company
• Worked complex engineering material into a family of concise, sales-oriented collateral pieces

Trimble Banner - Landmark Community Newspapers-owned weekly, covering the northern Kentucky region between Louisville and Cincinnati
Bedford, Kentucky
March 1993 to April 1995
• Established editorial direction, covered county government, wrote columns and feature articles
• Handled all photography and layout duties and edited/managed staff of contributing writers
• Won Kentucky Press Association’s statewide newspaper contest for best feature stories and columns

The Ohio State University
B.A. Journalism - 3.35 GPA in major program
December 1990

University of Louisville
Latin and Classical Studies - 4.0 GPA in Master’s program
(Degree not completed)

References available upon request
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing