my name is ben and i am looking for a job

I have no idea who reads this blog (I get 200+ hits a month, apparently) but if you could pass my resume along to someone who is looking for a writer/editor/human being, I would appreciate it. Or, if it’s less of a hassle, clue me in on an opening. Seriously guys, I am sick of working at the park.

Benjamin Ryan Friedman

Benfriedman85@gmail.com

Personal Profile
My career goals are to work within a professional environment and to make significant contributions with my writing and editing skills. I am a meticulous fact gatherer so that I may accurately portray the subject matter that I am writing about. I like working and contributing with a team environment, but I am capable of handling solo projects, big or small.

Work Experience

May 2007 – Present, Etnacom Networks
• Client Service and Technical Representative

January 2008 – April 2008, The Morning Call Newspaper, Allentown, PA
• Special Section Intern
– Writing advertorials, professional banners, and hospitality banners in the Classified section for a newspaper with a circulation of 100,000+
– Researching and contacting leads to update “Homes Plus” magazine insert
– Updating, writing, and editing the 2008-2009 “Community Guide for the Lehigh Valley”
– Conducting phone interviews

August 2007 – May 2008, The Keystone Newspaper, Kutztown, PA
• Assistant News Editor
– Assisting the News editor with office duties for student run newspaper
– Managing and assigning articles to reporters
– Editing articles for continuity and grammar
– Writing articles, headlines, and photo captions on a weekly basis
– Conducting phone and in-person interviews

May 2005 – August 2006 Merrill Lynch Human Resources/Talent Management Review Intern, Hopewell, NJ
– Writing memos to be published within the HR department
– Managing employee database
– Prepare employee profiles for senior management

June 2001- August 2004 Monmouth County Assistant Park Ranger
• Managed recreation facility, responsible for customer service, cash transactions and maintenance

Education

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
B.A. English/Professional Writing, August 2008

Skills

• Ability to consistently meet deadlines

• Strong editing and writing abilities

• Knowledge of AP style format

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook

• Experienced in Adobe InDesign

• Proficient with Microsoft and Apple operating systems

• Comfortable with multiple writing styles

References
Available upon request

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