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The National Enquirer - Staff Writer Resume Example

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Ethan Davis
Professional Summary

A versatile and meticulous wordsmith with more than 15 years of experience -- the past eight at a national weekly print publication -- producing high-quality, engaging and colorful content. Diverse background includes writing entertainment, fashion, medical, news, travel and human-interest features and columns. Possesses sound editorial judgment and the ability to deliver a story from initial concept to final revision, with careful attention to standard conventions of grammar, punctuation and style.


Now looking for a new and challenging writing or editorial position in a growing company that will benefit from my experience, as well as further my development.


Content, copy and line editing

Interviewing Story development

Adaptable writing style

Rewriting and revising Public speaking

Blogging  Social media

Staff Writer Jun 2006Present The National Enquirer, AMI Boca Raton, FL
  • Review and evaluate raw copy submitted by reporters and stringers.
  • Determine a story's emphasis, length and format, and organize material accordingly.
  • Research and analyze background information related to stories in order to provide complete and accurate exposition.
  • Discuss issues with editors to establish story angle, focus and priorities.
  • Receive assignments or evaluate leads or tips to develop story ideas.
  • Revise work to meet editorial approval or to fit time and space requirements.
  • Generate ideas or material for columns or articles by analyzing and interpreting news, current issues, or trending issues.
  • Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following specific editorial style and formatting guidelines.
Freelance writer Jan 2001Present Freelance
  • Write feature articles, columns and humor pieces for various titles.
  • Arrange interviews through public relations departments, management or independent research
  • Confer with clients, editors and publishers to discuss changes or revisions to written material.
  • Conduct research to obtain factual information and authentic detail, using newspaper accounts, diaries, interviews and online sources.
  • Revise written material to meet personal standards and to satisfy needs of clients, publishers and editors.
  • Complete assignments within tight deadlines.
Online editor Aug 2000May 2001 American Media, Inc. Boca Raton, FL
    • Rewrote trending news items for the websites of multiple magazines, including 'The National Enquirer,' 'Star' and 'Country Weekly.'
    • Compiled, wrote and edited celebrity bios for each website. 
  •    Consulted with print editors regarding story ideas to        generate traffic to websites.
Chief Researcher Oct 1997Aug 1999 Country Weekly, AMI Boca Raton, FL
  • Routed proofs with marked corrections to editors and design desk for correction.
  • Corrected for omissions, errors and inconsistencies.
  • Marked copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard copy editing marks.
  • Consulted with reference books or contacted sources such as public relations offices to check facts.
Bachelor of Arts: Communication Dec 1995 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, Florida
USA TODAY 'Summer Travel Guide: The Best Family Vacations' and 'The Best Places To Retire'
AMI Specials, including 'Marilyn Monroe,' 'Whitney Houston,' 'Jackie O,'Michael Jackson' and 'Women Who Kill.' Other titles available upon request.
OK! Magazine and OK! Magazine 'Special Issue: Kate Middleton'
'The National Enquirer'
'Porthole' Magazine for P&O Cruises
'P&O Globe' Magazine for P&O Cruises
'The Sun'
'The Weekly World News'
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Previous Companies:

  • The National Enquirer
  • AMI
  • Freelance

Previous Job Positions:

  • Staff Writer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Online editor
  • Chief Researcher


  • Florida Atlantic University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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