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Dean Backes

Freelance Article Writer & Sports Photographer

11379
Location:Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Phone: 913-205-5604
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/deanbackes
60
Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
DEAN M. BACKES

OBJECTIVE To earn freelance positions, with publications nationally, in which I am able to display my writing talents and allowed the opportunity to develop new skills.

EXPERIENCE

2007 – Present ‘MaxPreps.com,
National Correspondent
• Write feature stories, game coverage stories and take photos.
• Write weekly stories pertaining to records, milestones and achievements
• Ranked Missouri and Kansas football and basketball teams weekly

2001 – 2005 ‘De Soto Explorer’, De Soto, Kansas.
Sports Reporter
• Wrote stories and took photographs for all local high school sporting events.
• Wrote preview stories before each season began.
• Wrote feature stories of top high school athletes in De Soto.

2000 – 2001 ‘Sun Newspapers’, Overland Park, Kansas.
Sports Reporter
• Wrote feature stories about high school players that excelled in the games that I covered.

1999 – 2000 ‘The News’, Waverly, Nebraska.
News Editor and Sports Editor
• Wrote stories and took photographs for all local high school sporting events.
• Compiled statistics for the sports page.
• Wrote stories and took photographs for the front page.
• Covered City Council meetings.
• Laid out the newspaper for printing.

1996 – 1997 ‘Nebraska Boy’s Basketball Preview Guide’, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Sports Reporter
• Wrote feature stories about Nebraska’s top high school basketball players.
• Wrote preview stories of high school basketball teams’ upcoming seasons.

1992 – 1994 ‘Huskerland Prep Report’, Central City, Nebraska.
Sports Reporter
• Wrote a weekly column covering northeast Nebraska high school football.
• Wrote weekly feature stories of the top high school players in Nebraska.

1987 – 1992 ‘Humphrey Democrat’, Humphrey, Nebraska.
Sports Reporter
• Wrote stories and took photographs for local high school sporting events.
• Compiled sports statistics for the sports page.

AWARDS

‘The News’, Waverly, Nebraska
• Earned first place for my sports column in the 2001 Nebraska Press Association’s ‘The Best of the Press’ contest for B weekly newspapers.
‘De Soto Explorer’, De Soto, Kansas.
• Earned second place for Sports Writing in the 2002 Kansas Press Association’s ‘Awards of Excellence’ contest for Non-Daily Division I newspapers.
• Earned third place for Sports Feature Writing in the 2003 Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Excellence contest for Non-Daily Division I newspapers.
• Earned honorable mention for Sports Writing in the 2003 Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Excellence contest for Non-Daily Division I newspapers.