Adam Sparks

Employment history | Experience | Education | Awards | Skills | Applications | Web design | References
 
Résumé current as of: May 25, 2016

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Oct. 2014-Present:
    Digital Editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Honolulu)
  • July 2011-Oct. 2014:
    Designer/Copy editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser (Honolulu)
  • June 2010-Oct. 2014:
    — Co-Owner, Wired Advanced Media LLC (Eugene, Ore.)
    — Executive Editor, Wired Oregon
    — Freelance writer/designer/photographer
  • Nov. 2006-June 2010:
    Designer/Copy editor, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
  • Aug. 2003-Nov. 2006:
    Designer/Copy editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Honolulu)
  • Dec 2000-Aug. 2003:
    Copy editor, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
  • July 2000-Dec. 2000:
    Sports editor, The Springfield News (Springfield, Ore.)
  • Nov. 1997-Jan. 2000:
    Sports writer, The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
  • Oct. 1996-Nov. 1997:
    Sports writer, The Springfield News (Springfield, Ore.)
 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Training/implementation team for the Star-Advertiser's print/digital system updgrade, 2014-present
  • Webmaster for the Star-Advertiser's high school and Univ. of Hawaii sports websites, 2012-present
  • Design/setup of the Star-Advertiser's high school and Univ. of Hawaii sports websites, 2012, 2013
  • Small business owner, website design/social media marketing/project management, Wired Advanced Media, 2010-2014
  • Freelance sportswriter for The Associated Press, Yahoo! Sports, The Register-Guard, 2010-2014
  • Systems administrator for InDesign, InCopy and DTI programs at The Register-Guard, 2007-2010
  • Beta and training team member for The Register-Guard's computer system upgrade, 2007
  • Beta testing team for Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite, 2010-present
  • Lead sports designer, The Register-Guard, 2006-2010
  • Lead sports designer, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2003-2006
 

EDUCATION

  • 1996-2001: University of Oregon, Bachelor’s Degree in Communications
  • 1995-1996: University of Nevada, Reno
 

AWARDS

  • APSE Top 10, special section: 2008 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials preview section
  • ONPA first place, special section: 2008 Oregon football preview section
  • ONPA second place, special section: 2010 Rose Bowl preview section
  • ONPA second place, special section: 2008 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials preview section
  • APSE Top 10, special section: 2005 Hawaii volleyball preview section
  • APSE Top 10, special section: 2004 Hawaii football preview section
  • SPJ, Hawaii Chapter: 2004 best news page design
 

SKILLS

  • Management
  • Writing
  • Copy editing
  • Digital media
  • Project management
  • Layout / design
  • Social media management
  • Website setup / maintenance
  • Systems training
 

COMPUTER APPLICATION PROFICIENCY

  • InDesign
  • PhotoShop
  • QuarkXpress
  • InCopy
  • NewsEngin
  • DTI
  • BBEdit / Text Wrangler / DreamWeaver
  • Word / Excel
 

WEB DESIGN

  • Wordpress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
 

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