RESUME

 

STACY WHITMAN
P.O. Box 799
Ketchum, ID 83340
(208) 788-9786 / (973) 224-5750
swhit24@aol.com

 

 

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Writer: December 1999 – Present
Conceive, research, write and package stories for national consumer magazines including Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Vegetarian Times, New Parent, Baby & Toddler, and American Baby. Specialties include fitness, health, nutrition, weight loss, parenting, and adventure travel. Co-wrote Shacking Up: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Living In Sin Without Getting Burned (2003). Other book collaborations include Kathy Kaehler’s Fit and Sexy for Life (2007) and Celebrity Workouts (2004) as well as Denise Austin’s Fit and Fabulous Over 40 (2001) and Lose Those Last 10 Pounds (2000).

SCHOOL BITES, Sun Valley, ID
Founder/Blogger: April 2012 – Present
Write weekly posts, manage social media (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) and track Google Analytics for self-designed and managed WordPress site that has attracted up to 35,000+ unique visitors a month.

NURTURE IDAHO, Sun Valley, ID
Ran day-to-day operations and communications for non-profit organization dedicated to educating kids, families and the community about making healthy food choices and physical activity. Operational duties included managing up to five direct reports; leading multiple projects; and event coordination. Communications included managing three social media sites; writing monthly newsletter; sending MailChimp campaigns; and generating local and national media coverage. Also assisted with development (including writing annual appeals letter and donor solicitations).

SUN VALLEY MAGAZINE, Sun Valley, ID
Senior Editor: July 2003 – October 2005
Assigned, wrote and edited features and department pieces for award-winning regional magazine, with topics including outdoor adventure, art, books, environmental issues, food, gardening, and home design.

GLAMOUR, New York, NY
Fitness Editor: January 1999 – November 1999
Researched, wrote and edited monthly health/fitness section and Food & Health column. Supervised photo shoots for fitness stories.

SHAPE, Woodland Hills, CA
Senior Associate Editor: May 1998 – January 1999
Associate Editor: December 1996 – May 1998
Created and guided content for America’s #1 women’s fitness magazine, including workout features; fitness, nutrition and gear columns; and front-of-book news. Managed writer relationships and contracts.

PARENTING, San Francisco, CA
Assistant Editor: April 1996 – December 1996
Intern: January 1996 – April 1996
Assigned and edited women’s health department along with video and software reviews for popular national consumer magazine.

BUSINESS WIRE, San Francisco, CA
Editor: February 1993 – August 1995
Edited press releases and earnings reports under tight deadline pressure for highly competitive P.R. wire service. Supervised NewsFax department.

LITTLE, BROWN AND CO., Boston, MA
Senior Editorial Assistant: September 1991 – June 1992
Editorial Assistant: November 1989 – September 1991
Organized editorial board meetings, wrote catalogue and flap copy, and reviewed unsolicited and agented manuscripts.

BREAD LOAF WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, Middlebury, VT
Contributor: August 1988
Selected to attend a week-long series of workshops and lectures.

 

EDUCATION:

Mediabistro, New York, NY
Digital journalism certificate program: February 2012 – Present

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley, CA
Masters candidate: August 1995 – May 1996

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Bachelor of Arts: May 1989
Major: English. Received departmental honors.

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