MITCHELL A. MARTIN
email me at jobs(at)mitchellmartin.net






SKILLS

Editing, reporting, writing, researching, graphic design, photography.

EXPERIENCE

July 2009 - present
Bloomberg News
New York
Editor, U.S. corporate finance.
I oversee coverage of new bond issues and edit other stories about the domestic fixed-income market.

February 2003 - April 2004 and June 2006-March 2009
Forbes
New York
Senior Editor.
I was hired as the capital markets and investing editor of [now sadly defunct] Forbes Global. In November 2003, I moved to the domestic Forbes magazine, where I wrote and edited investing and statistical items. Starting in June 2006, I was responsible for worldwide breaking news coverage at Forbes.com.

April 2004 - June 2006
SmartMoney
New York
Senior Editor.
I edited the StreetSmart section, which comprises timely investment articles.

April 1988 - October 2002
International Herald Tribune
Paris and New York
Section Editor/Reporter/TV Correspondent
I started as a copy editor on the financial desk, was promoted to chief copy editor, then night financial editor, then editor of the weekly personal-finance section, The Money Report. All along, I also wrote for the paper. In 1997, I took the Money Report from Paris to New York, where I was also the paper's correspondent. In 1999, we added a television operation, and I did a daily five-minute broadcast wrapping up U.S. financial news. Editing the Money Report included assigning to and editing articles from a global network of freelancers, as well as designing the section. For production reasons, the Money Report returned to Paris in April 2002, and the New York positions were terminated for financial reasons in August and October 2002.

July 1990 - August 1991
Bond World [defunct]
New York
Senior Editor
One of four editors on a start-up publication for the credit markets. I did this on a year's leave of absence from the International Herald Tribune, which was taken for family reasons.

Jan. 1986 - Feb. 1988
United Press International
New York
Deputy Business Editor/Acting Business Editor
Hired as the slot editor (No. 2 position) on the business desk of international wire service. Later promoted to deputy business editor and was acting business editor in the absence of a permanent hire. I oversaw about 100 articles a day from business reporters plus hundreds of general assignment reporters.

Sept. 1985 - Dec. 1985
New York Post
New York
Desk Editor
Edited business articles for eight-edition, all-day newspaper. Also supervised layout and wrote articles.

May 1983 - Sept. 1985
The Bond Buyer
New York
Chief Copy Editor
Hired as a copy editor, promoted to copy chief (under more senior chief copy editor from sister publication the American Banker), then chief copy editor. Supervised staff of six editors working on articles for a daily and a weekly newspaper about the credit markets, economics, and local, state and federal government.

Dec. 1982-April 1983
Meridian Star
Meridian, Mississippi
Business Editor
Wrote business and financial articles and edited business page. Assigned articles to freelance writers and staff reporters. Also wrote general-assignment articles.

August 1980-Nov. 1982
New York Times
New York
News clerk Hired as a copy boy, promoted to news clerk, then was graphics editor for two annual economic publications. I wrote articles as well, mostly uncredited, but I have the pay slips to prove it.

EDUCATION

October 1980
Columbia College
New York
Bachelor's Degree
My degree is in history. I also was the managing editor of the school paper, the Columbia Daily Spectator, and its production manager in my sixth and seventh semesters, and I had other jobs on staff in my six other semesters. I also held a work-study job for the entire four years, except for the summer of 1978, when I co-edited the weekly summer edition of the paper. Over the summers, I took courses at the Graduate School of Journalism in Mass Communication, News Editing, Photojournalism, and Science Reporting.

OTHER

The Black Rock Beacon
I am a founder, the first president and the first editor of the Black Rock Beacon, an independent, not-for-profit newspaper and website for the Burning Man Community (2005-present). I was the editor of the Black Rock Gazette, the official daily newspaper of Burning Man in 2002, and a managing editor in 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.



 

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