Resume


 

 Award-winning journalist with web-hit chops ready to expand my audience – and yours.


Louisville, Ky.
(502) 299-5554
Lisaahornung@gmail.com

Professional accomplishments

Gannett Regional Design Studio

Louisville, Ky.

December 2011 - now

  • Copy editor, selector of wire stories for regional Gannett newspapers.
  • Headline, caption writer.
  • Rehired by former Courier-Journal editors.

Velocity magazine, Metromix.com, Courier-Journal

Louisville, Ky.

May 2003 – June 2011                 

  • Generated story ideas and worked with editors on special editions.
  • Won Society of Professional Journalist awards in 2008 for Service Reporting and Best Blog
  • Edited, managed and handled content and social media for Metromix.com
  • Wrote weekly columns  on advice, books and food for Velocityweekly.com
  • Did weekly appearances on local TV and radio stations promoting the magazine; emceed concerts sponsored by Velocity
  • Wrote and edited copy for the Courier-Journal’s Features, News and Business sections

 

Brown Mackie College

Louisville, Ky.

September 2009 to March 2012

  • As an adjunct instructor, I worked with new students to help them get the most out of their college experience.
  •  I taught students basic writing and grammar and how to write well in their future careers.

 

Editor, The Richmond Register

Richmond, Ky.

June 2001 – May 2003              

  • Turned a poorly performing newspaper into an award-winning daily in less than two years
  • Led a complete redesign that made the paper more reader-friendly. Managed a staff of 11 reporters, editors and designers.
  • Won Kentucky Press Association award for Best Front Page. My staff won eight awards that year, including second-place General Excellence

 

Editor, The Kentucky Standard

Bardstown Kentucky

2000

  •  Edited, designed and managed the small, tri-weekly newspaper.

 

City Editor, Sandusky Register

Sandusky, Ohio

1999-2000

  •  Managed five city desk reporters, worked with other editors to manage daily budgets and produce excellent copy.
  • The paper won the Ohio AP Award for General Excellence that year.

 

Education

University of Georgia

December 1996

Bachelors in newspaper journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism

Eastern Kentucky University

1989-1990

Political science major

Tools

Content management systems, Photoshop,  QuarkXpress, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, ExactTarget, CCI Newsdesk and newsgate, AP Style


Additional experience

USSF and KHHSA certified soccer referee since 2009


A more detailed work history can be provided at your request