My Resume

Jason Horn

SUMMARY
Food-obsessed professional lifestyle journalist with experience creating compelling content for both print and web. Diligent and efficient writer and editor with the ability to develop, test, and edit recipes. Knowledgeable in online publishing, including content management systems, SEO, basic web design, blogging, and social media.

EXPERIENCE
VisitSouth.com
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Birmingham, Ala., 2009 – 2010
Travel website covering the Southern US, launched in January 2010
Content Editor

  • Assisted in ground-up planning, design, and architecture of a new website
  • Developed editorial voice for site and edited all site content
  • Recruited and managed team of freelance bloggers in 56 destinations
  • Wrote feature articles on various travel and food topics
  • Served as photo editor, collecting and formatting image library

Cooking Light, Birmingham, Ala., 2007 – 2009
Nation’s largest cooking magazine—6 million print readers, 1 million monthly unique web users
Editorial Assistant

  • Wrote, edited, and produced stories for print and web
  • Created, wrote, and built 20/20: Superfast Series, biweekly web galleries that generated over 16 million pageviews (18.5 percent of total site traffic) in 2009
  • Helped manage migration of more than 5,000 pieces of web content for a site redesign resulting in 90 percent increased traffic
  • Programmed and dispatched weekly e-mail newsletter
  • Assisted with social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter
  • Monitored and responded to reader questions
  • Handled art and photography invoices and planning
  • Formatted and tracked incoming recipes

Cottage Living, Birmingham, Ala., 2007
National lifestyle magazine—1 million circulation
Food Editorial Intern

  • Wrote, copyedited, and fact-checked stories for food and other magazine sections
  • Tracked recipes through the testing and editing process

CHOW, San Francisco, Calif., 2006
Online food magazine—owned by CNET Networks/CBS Interactive
Editorial Intern

  • Reported, wrote, fact-checked, and edited stories
  • Conducted background research

EDUCATION

Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Ala., 2008-present
Currently enrolled in Associate of Arts and Sciences program in Culinary Arts

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Ill., 2006
Master of Science in Journalism, focus in Magazine Publishing

Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 2001-2005
Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish; Minor in Philosophy

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • Quark Xpress
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Windows and Macintosh Operating Systems
  • Content management systems

LANGUAGES
Fluent in English and Spanish

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