Anthony C. Russo

12 Spruce Street Delmar, MD, 21875

Phone: 443-614-2290 email: tonyrusso@ossurynot.com

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE:

Editor, State Ventures 2015-Present

  • Produce text, photos and video content for destination websites

  • Promote events for advertisers

  • Manage social media for multiple pages with more than 200,000 subscribers.

  • Produce audio podcasts

Blogger, ShoreCraftBeer.com 2014-Present

Ocean City, MD

  • Populate the “State of the Beer” blog with stories and photos covering local beer culture.

  • Meet with brewers and industry people regularly to help promote local breweries.

  • Maintain WordPress website

 

Staff Writer, Morning Star Publications 2015

Seaford, DE

  • Provided news coverage and features for two weekly and two monthly publications.

  • Shot and edited photos to accompany all stories

  • Copy edited submitted items and photos

  • Designed and produced pages using InDesign

 

Freelance Writer, The Metropolitan Magazine 2014-2017

Salisbury, MD

  • Research and write business features

  • Provide relevant photographs as needed

 

Business Editor, The Star Democrat 2012-2013

Easton, MD

  • Planned and wrote business and real estate news, features and commentary

  • Produced finance page daily, Friday Real Estate and Sunday Business sections

  • Proofed two weekly products and assisted in daily layout and editing

  • Posted stories online using Town News CMS

 

Web producer, GoodCleanFunLife.com 2011-Present

Berlin, MD

  • Planned, hosted and edited weekly news, lifestyle and entertainment podcast

  • Booked and interviewed guests

  • Handled back end production issues using Wordpress and Blogger

 

Editor and Staff Writer, The Bayside Gazette 2006-2012

Berlin, MD

  • Conceived editorial calendar and provided it to the publishers

  • Managed interns, contributors and production department

  • Arranged and conducted interviews at with civic, business and community leaders

  • Copy edited submitted material and photos

  • Covered breaking news and developed news, business, health and lifestyle features

  • Provided photographs for stories

 

Reporter, The Laurel Star 2004-2006

Laurel, DE

  • Covered Delmar Board of Education

  • Wrote assigned as well as personally developed features

 

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:

Google Certified in Analytics and AdWords

Google Streetview Trusted Photographer

Wordpress design

Hootsuite scheduling

 

BOOKS:

Delaware Beer: The Story of Brewing in the First State The History Press, 2016

Beer: The Heady History of Chesapeake Brewing The History Press, 2014

 

HONORS/ACTIVITIES

 Appointed to the Maryland Selective Service Board

●  First Place Business Feature MDDC Press Association 2009

●  Presidential Citizen Scholar

 

 

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