Writer #9090
Normal, IL
4 Star Rating
14 Love Lists
16 Clients
11,000 Words
John is a versatile, award-winning writer and webmaster with more than 15 years experience in developing content and running communications departments for higher education, government, business to business internet marketing, and non-profit agencies. For the past nine years, John has been responsible for all internal and external communication for a small college in a large Midwestern city, including press releases, accreditation documents, newsletters, social media, advertising, website content, and audio-visual projects.
Since 2008, John has been a member of the Board of Trustees for a public transit agency in Central Illinois. For two years, he was the acting Communications Director for a transportation planning agency responsible for long-range transportation planning in the Chicago region.

Highlights

Endorsements
2
Orders
30
Last Login
8/31/16
Elite Skills
2
Samples
3

John T's Transportation Industry Experience

8 Projects Completed, Elite Badge Awarded

Wrote official report and action plan for Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force in Normal, Illinois.
Wrote 15-page executive summary of long range transportation plan for the Chicago region.

Industry Projects

  • Sports50+
  • Education10+
  • Humor9
  • Transportation8
  • Non Profit3

Summary of Industry Experience

Sports

Founder, writer, editor, and webmaster of a popular fan website for a mid-major college team receiving more than 100,000 page views per month.
Wrote dozens of features, game stories, and articles on college basketball, volleyball, soccer, and athletic administration.
Interviewed as a historian and basketball expert for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 2012 film "On The Shoulders of Giants"
Quoted as a college basketball authority in Dr. Norman Jones' 2005 book, "Growing Up in Indiana"
Quoted as an expert on Loyola basketball in Michael Lenehan's 2013 book, "Ramblers"

Education

Wrote and edited re-accreditation self study report.
Wrote and edited five year strategic plan.
Developed television advertising campaign for a small, urban non-profit college.
Wrote website content for a community service arm of a small college.
Created, wrote and edited sports website for fans of an NCAA Division I college.

Humor

Worked as a comedy writer and character voice on the Howard Stern morning show in Washington, DC.
Writer/producer of a top rated morning radio show in Los Angeles.
Studied improv at I/O in Chicago under the tutelage of legendary actor Del Close.
Co-host of morning radio shows in Chicago and Seattle.
Member, Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Transportation

Wrote official report and action plan for Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force in Normal, Illinois.
Wrote 15-page executive summary of long range transportation plan for the Chicago region.

Non Profit

Wrote 1997 Annual Report for a non-profit planning advocacy agency in Chicago.
Edited white paper on digital communications infrastructure.

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