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DTM Communications

David McNair

Need help telling your story? Communicating your message? Generating press coverage? Increasing your social media presence? Let’s talk.

Contact: David McNair at 929-363-7564 or dsmcnair@gmail.com

 

PROFESSIONAL WRITING/EDITING/COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE

Producer/writer/publicist; Years employed (2014 – current)
JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging), Charlottesville, Virginia
Handle strategic marketing, publicity, marketing, writing copy, video production, website creation & management, media relations, and social media efforts for award-winning area agency on aging. Editor of Generations, a quarterly magazine about healthy aging. Principle writer for the Daily Progress section, Generation Us.

Contributing writer, Takepart.com; Years employed (2014 – current)
Takepart.com, Beverly Hills, California
Contribute global reports and feature stories for Takepart.com, a digital news & lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer, a division of Participant Media, the company behind Pivot Television Network and important films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman, Food, Inc., Good Night & Good Luck, Charlie Wilson’s War, Contagion, The Help, and many others. Learn more about Participant Media.

Reporter, Editor; Years Employed (2005 – 2013)
The Hook, Charlottesville, Virginia

Report and edit for award-winning (three-time winner of Virginia’s top journalism award) news and arts weekly. Write regular restaurant column, The Dish, and a regular column on architecture & development, On Architecture, as well as feature stories, general news, and investigative reporting. Write daily news, food, and book blog posts using graphics, photos, video and other media, maintain Facebook page, supervise interns, plan issues, pretty much everything you can imagine doing in a small, fast-paced, and creative newsroom.

Web/Publications Editor; Years Employed (2001-2004)
The Rutherford Institute Charlottesville, Virginia
Oversee all web and print publications for nationally known non-profit legal organization devoted to defending civil liberties and human rights. Write articles on education, religion, politics, law, and culture. Write press releases, internal communications, web and electronic newsletter text, radio scripts, and legal histories. Update website with news & information; maintain quality and integrity of the site; work with others to create interactive elements to accompany press releases, print publications, and promotions. Associate Editor, Gadfly Magazine: edit, write, and propose articles and reviews for award-winning print/online magazine of arts and culture dedicated to shining a light on the under appreciated–and sometimes unnoticed—in American culture and challenge accepted notions regarding recognized cultural figures and events. Work closely with a list of freelance writers and in-house production staff. Associate Editor, OldSpeak Magazine: edit, write, and propose articles for online journal dedicated to publishing interviews, articles, and commentary on subjects often overlooked by the mainstream media in the areas of politics, arts, culture, law, and religion. Work closely with a list of freelance writers and in-house production staff.

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