Kevin Zimmerman

Freelance Article Writer & Journalistic Photographer

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Location:Tempe, Arizona, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/kevinzimmerman
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Kevin Zimmerman
Mesa, Arizona
Twitter: @OffensivelyFoul
Experience

ValleyoftheSuns.com (a TrueHoop Network blog, ESPN affiliate) Phoenix, Arizona
Reporter December 2011-Present
Write and report breaking news, features and analysis pieces for the Phoenix Suns blog. Role included posting my own copy to WordPress, writing headlines and tagging stories with SEO in mind.

AZDesertSwarm.com (an SB Nation blog) Online
Lead blogger, manager February 2011-Present
Operate and manage writers for the Arizona Wildcats' blog under the SB Nation umbrella. This includes posting daily content of stories and videos. As a fan blog, social media growth and reader interaction were focused upon.

Dime Magazine (115,000 circulation) New York, New York
Intern/contributing writer June 2011-August 2011/December 2010-Present
Wrote daily articles for the DimeMag.com blog and feature stories for the print edition of Dime, a basketball culture magazine. The articles consisted of player interviews, video, and opinion. Grew my personal social media brand and learned how to market my content via social media. Also helped manage Dime-sponsored events, such as the Red Bull King of the Rock basketball tournament.

Arizona Daily Wildcat (12,000 circulation) Tucson, Arizona
Sports editor June 2009-December 2009, August 2011-December 2011
Hired and managed a staff of 7-10 sports reporters for two separate semesters. Job included editing, coordinating content with photo and design desks, developing young writers, and writing on deadline for a daily newspaper.

Pac-12.org Online
Contributing writer Sept. 2011-Nov. 2011
Wrote feature stories and profiles of current and former Pac-12 athletes.

Arizona Student Media Board Tucson, Arizona
Voting member representing the Arizona Daily Wildcat August 2010- May 2011
Member of university's media board, whose main purpose was to interview and vote upon candidates for the student leader positions at the Daily Wildcat, KAMP Student Radio, and UATV.

ESPN Mobile Mobile web
Pacific 10 Conference contributing writer March 2011
Wrote a daily, off-beat write-up at the Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament in Los Angeles for ESPN's mobile readers.

Tombstone Epitaph (Local edition) Tombstone, Arizona
Business reporter January -April 2011
Used enterprise reporting to cover the tourist town's political factions, outrage over funding of a highway that split the town and the concern of the safety of the highway.

Arizona Daily Wildcat (12,000 circulation) Tucson, Arizona
Sports reporter (Men's basketball, softball, swim) October 2008-May 2011
Beat writer for men's basketball team. More than doubled the beat's Twitter account, @WildcatHoops during 2010-11 season. Also reported on sports administration, softball and swim team.

Arizona Summer Wildcat (12,000 circulation; weekly) Tucson, Arizona
Editor-in-chief, web editor June -August 2010
Hired and managed editorial board for the weekly edition of the University of Arizona's school paper. Oversaw content and design, acted as ombudsman, and managed DailyWildcat.com's content management system and social media accounts.

The Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students Tucson, Arizona
Mentor, University of Arizona School of Journalism June 6-17, 2009
Oversaw two high school students report, write, edit, design and take photos for articles in a printed paper called The Chronicle.

Arizona Daily Star (106,000 circulation) Tucson, Arizona
Freelance sports writer September 2008-February 2009
Covered high school football and soccer games on tight deadlines for Tucson's largest newspaper. Job included filling in web-based box scores for archived statistics.

Education

University of Arizona Graduated: December 2011
Major: Journalism Minor: Anthropology

Skills
Familiar with content management systems, SEO, photography, Adobe Photoshop, Quark, InDesign, HTML, CSS and Final Cut.