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STEPHEN J. SNYDER
212 W. Wintergreen Road, #2073
DeSoto, TX 75115
936-419-1539 (cell); 972-223-7111 (home)
OBJECTIVE: A communications position using my skills and experience in writing, editing, desktop publishing, management, public speaking, and analytical and synthetic thinking.
BACKGROUND: More than 10 years award-winning editing and writing; also marketing, public speaking, page layout/design, photography/editing, research. Strong analytical abilities.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Persuasive communications: Editorial writing helped pass city and school district bonds, 2004-05, defeated other school bond, Lancaster. Public speaking: Trained in public speaking and speech writing; have spoken on behalf of newspaper employers to various organizations. Creativity: Have written opinion columns in haiku and other poetic formats; have created editorial cartoons in Photoshop. News: Pollution investigative journalism led to company CEO being terminated; other investigative work connected to Centers for Disease Control tracking a medical syndrome to a Golden Corral restaurant, already closed after reporting on sub-par health inspections. Uncovered newly-constructed high school with non-lockable classrooms and cosmetology classroom in violation of state standards. management: Partial oversight of four news editors and other staff as assistant managing editor, Today Newspapers; managed staff writer(s), Navasota, Lancaster; managed freelancers, Navasota, Jacksboro.
North and East Texas Press Association — Journalist of the Year, weekly division, 2005.
Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contests — First place, sweepstakes: 2002, 2005; first, general excellence, 2004, 2009; first, page design, 2002, 2003; first, news writing, 2002; first, editorials, 2005;
COMMUNITY and OTHER
Diversity and conflict resolution training from Greater Dallas Community Relations Commission
Board of directors, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce (ex officio)
Member, Lancaster Human Relations Commission, city of Lancaster; elected chairman 2003
Volunteer work and leadership positions, various support groups