Todd McElwee

Todd McElwee

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You want more? Here's a Crib Notes version of my resume. Cheers.

CAREER GOALS
Excel at writing and editing while enhancing a media outlet and serving its audience.

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Met strict deadlines for all stories
Proficient in the production of game stories, features, previews, enterprise pieces, notebooks and columns
Well versed in the editing of both print and web copy
Shot and edit photos
Expert at building networks of individuals within a community

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in History May 2005
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
*Managed working 15 to 20 hours per week while carrying full credit load

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sports Reporter – The Gazette, Frederick, MD February 2007 – January 2012
•Accepted responsibility of the diverse hours and complex nature of the job
•Provided comprehensive coverage of regional athletics through timely coverage and unbiased analysis
•Interviewed selected sources for accurate, balanced and fair reporting
•Captured essence of stories in succinct pieces
•Dedicated to identifying and interpreting the story for the reading audience
•Brought extensive knowledge of sports and the community to the position
•Delivered game stories within deadline for web and print copy
•Contributed in the editing and layout of both the print and web editions of newspaper
•Generated story ideas for freelancer writers
•Contributed content to multimedia efforts such as Twitter and Facebook
•Respected trust of community members as a professional news/sports person

Contributing Writer – PressBox/Comcast Sportsnet, Baltimore, MD September 2007-- Present
•Brought readers inside University of Maryland men’s basketball and Naval Academy football teams by attending games, practices and press conferences
•Provided insightful analysis of games, players, coaches and back stories
•Lead team coverage of both college and professional lacrosse in greater Baltimore with interactive blog
•Appeared as commentator on the publisher’s weekly radio broadcast and television program

Sports Reporter – Delaware State News, Dover, DE February 2006 – February 2007
•Produced and edited the majority of copy for two weekly sports sections
•Wrote frequently for daily publication and website
•Shot and edited photos for individual stories and full-page montages

OTHER PUBLISHED CREDITS
Websites: CBS Sportsline, Washington Post, Bleacher Report
Magazines: Maryland Life, Pole Position, Northern Virginia, Hagerstown, Inside Lacrosse
Newspapers: Herald Mail, Public Opinion, Record Herald

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
Microsoft Office, Content Management Systems, Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Windows Applications, InDesign

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  • Adam Chenard posted 504 days ago

    Adam Chenard

    hahaha todd is the worst writer on bleacher report because he just bashes teams and praises his fav team lol..he makes bleacher look bad..we been requestiong the editor to fire him from bleacher lol

  • Nola Hog posted 726 days ago

    Nola Hog

    So judging by the total number of "reads" your stories have, its clear you are more proficient at highlighting negativity for certain franchises/programs, whether it be speculative or not. I'm just doing the same level of research here that you do before writing one of your well informed stories.

    I do wonder what is with your anti-Arkansas crusade? Are you trying to ride the coat tails of Greg Doyle? You obviously have something against the Redskins as well. Do you find that its easier to garner this acclaim by trolling for B.R.? Did your boss say, "we'll get more reads if we attack a program experiencing turbulence?"

    Finally, one last point specific to Razorbacks. It's hard to justify that a top 20 caliber coach won't take top 10 pay, which is what we will pay. (See Petrino circa Fall 2011). Which would make U of A a top 20 job, arguably. You further only go on to list only about 10 programs that are indisputably better in the comments. (I agree with that those named programs are better jobs). If you are going to have a proclamation that we are NOT top 20 job, go ahead and name 20 programs definitively better. Its just lazy writing no to, but I'm sure you know that from your Salisbury University education.

    [insert snarky discounting comment here]

  • Atticus Nelson posted 740 days ago

    Atticus Nelson

    Todd, you're kind of an idiot. I mean this in the nicest way possible, but your favorite conference is the ACC? Seriously? I mean, yeah if you like V.Tech and Clemson stomping around on the pitiable and yet so might Maryland Terrapins.

    Stick with the hack writing, like your Arkansas articles, and stop snidely thanking people for bashing you. It leaves a taste worse than Salisbury steak.

  • bob dillion posted 801 days ago

    bob  dillion

    that oakland article was by far the worst article I've read in my life, you should find a different job. There's a reason you could only make it to Salisbury University, hahaha

  • Johnny Rehab posted 1517 days ago

    Johnny Rehab

    Thanks for the edit Todd

  • Bob Warja posted 1517 days ago

    Bob Warja

    Thanks for the edit Todd!

  • Thanks Todd. I will listen to your adivice. LOL. Thanks for the edit.

  • Brad LeClair posted 1522 days ago

    Brad LeClair

    thanks for the edits, I re-wrote my title and tried to include a link to the news story

  • Linus Fernandes posted 1522 days ago

    Linus Fernandes

    Thanks for the edit. Much appreciated.

  • David Jacobs posted 1525 days ago

    David Jacobs

    Thanks for the edit :)

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