Ryan J. Prado

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Portland, Oregon, United States
2 Skills
I am interested in branching out with my experience in journalism and applying those skills to a more diverse career path. As a freelance journalist, a managing editor, an associate editor for a nationally distributed arts and culture magazine, and as a music promoter, I have dipped into only a fraction of what I’d like to. I’d like to begin to delve into the bigger picture and provide your company with a mutually beneficial scenario.

Work experience:

Just Out Newspaper 5/09-12/11
Staff Writer – Portland, OR
Was employed as a part-time staff writer for Oregon’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans news magazine. My duties include covering local business profiles, local news, arts and culture, and statewide politics. I conducted interviews, adhered to strict deadlines and assisted the editor in copy editing and content development. I also contributed heavily to our blog site.

Portland Mercury 3/08-4/09 – 12/11-Present
Freelance Writer – Portland, OR
I am responsible for writing music features and featurettes, as well as calendar blurbs. I was also the arts intern during my first go around with the magazine, assisting the editors in data entry, weekly editorial meetings, transcribing interviews and contributing regularly.

Synthesis Network 10/02-08/08
Managing Editor, Associate Editor, Writer – Chico, CA
As managing editor for Synthesis’ weekly entertainment paper, I oversaw and planned weekly content, managed a team of freelance writers, assigned stories, set up interviews, acted as copy editor, provided cover text, set up live concert reviews, sustained correspondences with industry publicists and acted as liaison for business-related interests, while instituting strict deadlines for proper production requirements. I also worked as associate editor for two other in-house publications, as well as for our national glossy magazine.

Alternative Press 7/07-1/11
Freelance Writer – Cleveland, OH
Wrote freelance record reviews, and obtained materials from publicists for reviews and interviews with artists.

D.A.T.E. Magazine 6/07-6/08
Freelance Writer – Redding, CA
Freelance feature story writing for weekly supplemental entertainment insert in Redding, CA’s Record Searchlight daily newspaper.

Attended Butte Community College (2003)
Focused on creative writing, journalism and English courses in the hopes to pursue a career that involves writing.

Graduated Years Attended (1994 - 1998)
Anderson High School - Anderson CA
Historian for Hiking Club, Varsity Baseball team, Spanish teacher’s aide.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing