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Mike McKibbin

Writer, Editor & Digital Communications Specialist

Lakewood, Colorado

Mike McKibbin

“...professional and personable...a quick study and an excellent communicator...”
“...adept at meeting deadlines and producing enterprising content...”
"...has risen to the challenges and adapted to the changes..."
"...his productivity is exemplary..."

About

Mike McKibbin

● Exceptional communication skills, well versed in strategic communications, media relations and social marketing.
● Strong technical profile with the ability to maintain, augment and improve any organization’s online presence.
● Consistently recognized as a prolific writer with a flair for identifying and researching interesting and meaningful stories.
● Deadline-driven and detail-oriented with the ability to work well in teams or independently.
● Known for adaptability, resourcefulness and innovative problem-solving skills.
● Strong organizational, prioritization and planning skills.
● Gifted communicator with proven ability to interact and form lasting relationships with and gain trust of others.
● Proven ability to work effectively with people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.
● Very proficient with computer software and internet use, including research and fact-checking.
● Attracted new readers/subscribers through development of content plan that reflected community values, focused on local news and human interest stories.
● Company added commercial press printing jobs and new revenue due to consistently surpassing weekly deadlines as a result of development of content management system procedures.
● Numerous Colorado Press Association & Associated Press awards.
● Initiated and edited story and photo assignments, designed story and photo layouts.
● Coordinated news coverage with sister newspaper.
● Formatted and uploaded stories and photos to web site using Adobe Creative Suite, also WordPress Content Management System.
● Planned and executed a yearly local business promotional event.
● Provided complete, accurate and compelling coverage of both anticipated and spontaneous news for print and online media.

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Skills

  • Dreamweaver
  • WordPress CMS
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital Content
  • Publisher
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Social Media
  • Organization
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Wordpress Blogs
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Public Relations
  • News Releases & Briefs
  • Features
  • Content Generation
  • Ghost Writing
  • Social Media
  • Research & Fact Checking
  • Page Layout/Graphic Design
  • Proofreading/Editing
  • Columns/Op-Ed Pieces
  • Photojournalism
  • Community Journalism, AP Style