|McLean, VA 22102||703-829-5053||dan(at)danfriedell(dot)com|
McLean, VA 22102 | 703-829-5053 | email@example.com
A professional who covers news, sports, engineering and executes features for major media properties (ESPN, USA Today, AP, MLB.com, Fast Company). Bursting with story ideas. Strong Spanish for interviews. Fearlessness and hustle for field reporting and shoots. Live broadcast technical skills. Career highlights include reporting and editing on-site at four Olympic Games, covering all major North American sports, a year-long posting in the AP London bureau, and producing international soccer video stories.
Work samples can be found at www.danfriedell.com
Writing, Editing and Production
|Freelance Writer, Editor and Producer, Washington, D.C. |
Dec. 2009-present• Writer for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN.com, espnW; Fast Company, Men’s Journal, Northern Virginia magazine, The Fairfax Times and field producer for Sports News Television (the sports TV arm of Associated Press).Key recent contributions:
•Contract content writer (ongoing) for Civil Engineering Online (American Society of Civil Engineers).
•Pitch F/X producer (ongoing) for MLB.com at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with local (MASN) and national broadcasters (ESPN, FOX, MLB Network).
•Earned 6-month, multi-part series on 2012 London Olympic prospects for The Washington Times.
•Covered 2012 Olympic Table Tennis trials for ESPN, Newsday and The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.).
•2010-2012: contributor to Huffington Post/AOL’s Patch.com in Northern Virginia (over 150 stories in two years).
•2010 Olympics correspondent in Vancouver for The SportsNetwork, New York, NPR and Greensboro News-Record.
|Online Editor, USA TODAY, McLean, Va. |
July 2007-Dec. 2009• Top Olympics, NHL and soccer editor for USATODAY.com (contributed to golf, tennis, NASCAR, MLB and NBA) spanning news and feature articles, athlete blogs, interactive graphics, photo galleries and audio/video presentations. Responsible for executing long-range special projects, updating content on multiple section fronts and producing/editing 10-12 stories per day.•Lead producer for 2008 and 2010 Olympic Games coverage in concert with IT, graphics, editorial, marketing and senior management. Directed the creation of 20 sport-specific landing pages and led 12-person Web team in Beijing.
|Web Editor and Video Producer, MLB.com, New York, N.Y. |
2003, ’04, ’06-‘07• In multiple roles over four years, wrote, produced and edited game stories, video features and game highlights for MLB.com and MiLB.com. Edited at least eight print stories per night or four video stories of varying lengths per shift.
|Writer and Editor, BIKE.com, Austin, Texas |
2000• Wrote, edited and planned stories for start-up online cycling magazine. Shot photos for stories.• Provided detailed coverage of U.S. Postal Service professional cycling team during two-week Spanish tour.
NOTABLE PAST FREELANCE ASSIGNMENTS
Interviewed Spanish-speaking athletes for stories published by ESPN the Magazine, MLB.com and Marca (Spain).
Design/Layout: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, WordPress, various Content Management Systems; Constant Contact•Video/Audio Editing: Adobe Premiere, Audition; Final Cut Pro 7 and X; Avid Media Composer; iMovie
SYRACUSE UNIV., (Newhouse) M.A. Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism, 2005
BRANDEIS UNIV., Waltham, Mass., B.A., American Studies, Journalism, 1997
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