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Michaelle Bradford

Resume

Editorial Positions

1/2016 – present, Editor, CCI Media, Chicago, Illinois

Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Closets & Organized Storage eNewsletter

  • Develop, manage and generate content for all print and digital publications and related web and social media platforms
  • Lead annual editorial schedule development, continuously monitor status and enforce deadlines to meet production requirements, plans and budget
  • Coordinate with freelance writers, audience and outside contributors for content placement online and in print  
  • Manage production workflow for print and digital publications and related projects
  • Approve and make final print and digital page changes/corrections before release to printer
  • Develop topics, schedules and connect with presenters for annual Cabinets & Closets Conference and Closets & Organized Storage sponsored symposiums at industry trade shows.
  • Attend domestic and international industry events and visit industry businesses to report on manufacturing technologies and design trends
  • Provide clear, consistent internal and external communication to support audience customer service and quality control
  • Manage the annual Top Shelf Closet Design awards program
  • Develop, manage and select articles for weekly Closets & Organized Storage eNewsletter

12/2015—present, Managing Editor, CCI Media, Chicago, Illinois

WoodworkingNetwork.com, FDMC magazine

  • Develop and generate content for print and digital publications and related web and social media platforms
  • Attend domestic and international industry events and visit industry businesses to report on manufacturing technologies and design trends
  • Develop, manage and generate content for Show Daily publications (a daily magazine produced and published for major industry trade shows)
  • Manage archive pages for the digital editions of FDMC magazine
  • Manage the Knowledge Center by posting advertiser-generated content and producing a weekly newsletter for each section within the center
  • Manage the annual Best In Wood awards program

11/2007—12/2015, Managing Editor, Vance, Chicago, Illinois

WoodworkingNetwork.com, Woodworking Network magazine, Custom Built Interiors eNewsletter

  • Developed, managed and generate content for all print and digital publications and related web and social media platforms
  • Lead annual editorial schedule development, continuously monitored status and enforced deadlines to meet production requirements, plans and budget
  • Coordinated with freelance writers, audience and outside contributors for content placement online and in print  
  • Managed production workflow for print and digital publications and related projects
  • Approved and made final print and digital page changes/corrections before release to printer
  • Attended domestic and international industry events and visit industry businesses to report on manufacturing technologies and design trends
  • Provided clear, consistent internal and external communication to support audience customer service and quality control.
  • Managed annual project design recognition awards programs.
  • Developed, managed and selected articles for weekly Custom Built Interiors eNewsletter

Accomplishments

  • Revamped our national design competitions, creating an online submission process with an outside vendor and later worked with Vance IT professionals to develop an in-house submission platform for WoodworkingNetwork.com
  • Developed an online judging process that enabled a national juried panel to review entries off-site
  • Developed a campaign strategy utilizing our multimedia assets to promote design contests

4/2005—11/2007, Associate Editor, Vance, Chicago, Illinois

Custom Woodworking Business, Closets

  • Conducted phone interviews and traveled nationally on assignment
  • Wrote feature stories for Custom Woodworking Business, Closets magazine and news briefs for website. Responsibilities also included editing, proofreading and digital photography
  • Assisted with national design competitions sponsored by Custom Woodworking Business and Closets—organized entry forms and facilitated in-house judging

2/2004—4/2005, Assistant Editor, Vance, Chicago, Illinois

Custom Woodworking Business, Closets

  • Conducted phone interviews and traveled nationally on assignment
  • Wrote feature stories for Custom Woodworking Business and Closets magazine
  • Responsibilities also included editing, proofreading and 35mm photography

Account Representative Positions

5/01—2/2004, Classified Advertising Manager, Vance, Chicago, Illinois

Custom Woodworking Business, Closets, Wood & Wood Products

  • Managed a national territory and sold classified advertising space
  • Responsibilities also included classified page layout
  • Coordinated with a freelance graphic designer for ad design

8/2000—4/2001, Classified Advertising Manager, Thomson Financial Media, Chicago, Illinois

Insurance Networking

  • Managed a national territory and sold classified advertising space
  • Responsibilities included concept development of promotional pieces
  • Oversaw production of classified ad design

9/1996—8/2000, Account Coordinator, Dow Jones & Co., Irving, Texas

The Wall Street Journal

  • Sold classified advertising in the national call center, processed ad orders and materials and prepared layouts
  • Worked with the production department to process digital and camera-ready advertisements.
  • Duties also included scanning and correcting photographs

Education

1993, Bachelor of Science, Journalism-minor in marketing, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Skills and Interests

Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Desktop publishing, digital and film photography, creative writing, and music

Associations and Awards

Member Society of Professional Journalists
Semi-Finalist, The Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project, sponsored by Paramount Motion Pictures

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