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ADAM WREN PROFILE: Inquisitive, inventive and incisive wordsmith with experience creating and editing content for

ADAM

WREN

ADAM WREN PROFILE: Inquisitive, inventive and incisive wordsmith with experience creating and editing content for digital

PROFILE:

Inquisitive, inventive and incisive wordsmith with experience creating and editing content for digital and print products. Demonstrated ability to craft

compelling, audience-centered copy on deadline for traditional media outlets, public policy campaigns and Fortune 500 companies. Excels at research and covering in-depth issues with clarity and context. Experienced in drafting editorial budgets and calendars, providing big picture and line edits and managing a stable of freelance writers.

SKILLS EDUCATION AWARDS
SKILLS
EDUCATION
AWARDS
Narrative long-form reporting, writing and editing. Breaking-news and beat reporting. Content development and
Narrative long-form reporting, writing
and editing. Breaking-news and beat
reporting. Content development
and management. Copywriting.
Copyediting. Ghostwriting.
Researching. Fact-checking. Blogging.
Social media. Knowledge of AP Style.

2010

2007

2005

2010 2007 2005 Master’s Degree in Journalism Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University B.A. in English,

Master’s Degree in Journalism

Medill School of Journalism,

Northwestern University

B.A. in English, Writing

and Political Science

Indiana Wesleyan University

Washington Semester in Journalism

American University

Carnegie-Knight Foundation Digital Reporting Fellow (2010). Harrington Award in Magazine Writing and Editing, the
Carnegie-Knight Foundation Digital
Reporting Fellow (2010). Harrington
Award in Magazine Writing and
Editing, the Medill School of
Journalism’s highest academic honor
(2010). Personality profile writing, 3rd
place, Indiana Society of Professional
Journalists (2012).
WORK EXPERIENCE 2010-Present // Imagination Publishing; Chicago, Ill. // EDITOR ⇢ Reported, wrote and edited
WORK EXPERIENCE
2010-Present
//
Imagination Publishing; Chicago, Ill. //
EDITOR
⇢ Reported, wrote and edited department, feature and online content for MyBusiness Magazine, a publication covering small business
and politics with a nationwide circulation of 800,000. Proposed redesign and new editorial vision for briefs department, making
content fresher and more audience-focused. Managed a stable of freelance writers, and responsible for big-picture and line editing.
Liaised with up to 5 clients on content, strategy and overall production of deliverables; helped coordinate client’s content strategy
and provided suggestions and editorial feedback. Re-imagined, researched and reported microsite for Fortune 500 company.
Promoted from writer to editor in 2011.
2009-Present
// Indianapolis, Ind. //
FREELANCE WRITER & EDITOR
⇢ Contributed department and feature pieces for Indianapolis Monthly magazine, including front-of-book, feature and special package
pieces. Researched, edited and fact-checked book manuscript for Watergate’s Legacy and the Press: The Investigative Impulse, authored
by Jon Marshall and published by Northwestern University Press (2010).
2010 // Carnegie-Knight Foundation’s NEWS 21; Chicago, Ill. //
DEVELOPMENT EDITOR & REPORTER
⇢ Selected for 10-week national digital reporting fellowship. Reported in-depth text and multimedia stories for interactive site. Crafted
all site copy, and worked with reporters to develop feature stories. Employed blogging and social media to build traffic and generate
story ideas.
2009-2010
// Medill News Service; Chicago, Ill. //
REPORTER & EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
⇢ Covered violence and reform efforts in Chicago Public Schools for wire news service. Scooped city’s major media outlets on the story
that Chicago would lead the nation’s most populous cities in youth homicide rates in 2009. Helped launch and maintain publication’s
Twitter presence.
2008-2009
//
Indiana State Senate; Indianapolis, Ind. //
POLICY ANALYST
⇢ Authored talking points, speeches, newsletters and press releases on state and national issues, including education, energy,
labor and pensions, tax and fiscal policy.
Summer 2006
//
Kenton Times; Kenton, Ohio //
NEWS INTERN
⇢ Wrote feature and news stories, covering several school boards, and village and city councils.
Summer 2005
//
National Public Radio Affiliate WAMU 88.5; Washington, D.C. //
NEWS INTERN
⇢ Wrote and edited copy for local Morning Edition broadcast.
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Twitter: @ADAMWREN
Phone: 317-966-8053
Email: ADAMWREN@ME.COM
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local Morning Edition broadcast. Web: WWW.ADAMWREN.NET Twitter: @ADAMWREN Phone: 317-966-8053 Email: ADAMWREN@ME.COM
local Morning Edition broadcast. Web: WWW.ADAMWREN.NET Twitter: @ADAMWREN Phone: 317-966-8053 Email: ADAMWREN@ME.COM