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Tom Durkin 111 Bank St.,#189 Grass Valley, CA 95945 530 559-3199 tdurkin@vfr.net tomdurkin-media.net project.sierra-roots.org Summary of Qualifications Professional, native command of written and spoken American English. Experienced journalist, skilled interviewer of SMEs (including ESL), internet research. Areas of writing/editing expertise include government, education, legal, technical and cold research-and-write. Mastery of MS Word; familiar with Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and SaaS. Web content development and management. Obsessive attention to detail without losing big picture. AP, CMOS. WSJ, NYT, APA and in-house styles. Self-starting independent worker; fast learner; inclusive leader and collaborative team player; mentor; excellent customer/client service. Staff Experience Creative Director - Sierra Roots/No Place to Go Project (7/23 - current) Legal content editor - Virtuoso Content LLC (1.5 years) Reporter/columnist, Editorial Board - The Union (2/21 - current) Staff monitor and marketing – Hospitality House (4 years) Managing Editor – Xcell Journal, Xilinx Inc. (3 years) Senior Technical Editor – Raytheon Engineering Services Co. (0.5 year) News and Features Editor – Robot Science & Technology (0.75year) Editor/Legal Reporter – The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (3 years) Copy Editor/Reporter – The Sacramento Business Journal (1.5 years) Reporter/editor – Colfax Record (1 year) Reporter/Editor/Photographer – Auburn Journal (4 years) Reporter – KAHI radio (0.5 year) Assistant Promotion Director – KXTV, Channel 10 (3 years) Freelance & Contract Screenplays, documentaries, videos, nonprofit marketing, grant writing and administration, corporate and education newsletters, newspaper and magazine features, event photography, web content and management, political campaigns, op-eds and advocacy Academic Education Postgraduate Studies: Creative Writing, Psychology and Computer Science – Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California MFA, Theater Arts (TV/Film) – UCLA, James P. Pendleton Foundation Award BA, Psychology – UCLA, cum laude In-Service and Continuing Education Continuing education credits in English and journalism, computer applications, education and training, leadership, interpersonal skills, and time/work management. Committed to lifelong learning. Professional Awards Emmy nomination (regional) Sigma Delta Chi (California) National Newspaper Association California Newspaper Association California State Fair Media Awards (2) Sacramento Advertising Club (6) Academic Awards Phi Beta Kappa UC Regents Scholar James P. Pendleton Grant National Science Foundation Grant Volunteer Experience Nevada County Continuum of Care One Source – Empowering Caregivers Hospitality House Community Shelter Sacramento Single Fathers Group Do It Now Foundation Committee to Bridge the Gap Social Media Facebook: tom.durkin3 LinkedIn: tomdurkin3 Twitter: @tjd69 Instagram: durkin_tom YouTube: /user/durkindurkin/videos