About the Publisher

Hi there. I've created this link for those of you who would like to see my resume. This web site is one of the vehicles that I use to showcase my writing. Thanks and here you go.




Shane "Spike" Matau
1503 18th Avenue #303, Seattle, WA, 98122
206-300-3679
spikematau@hotmail.com

Work Experience

Sports Clerk (part-time), Everett Herald, Everett, Wash. (9/01 - present)
*Cover prep games in the G Freelance Writer, Extra Point Publishing, Seattle, Wash. (4/97 – present)
    *Write course reviews for Golf Northwest Magazine (3/01 – present)
    *Preps stringer for The Olympian daily newspaper (9/01 – present) visit link for sample: Olympian
    *Sports clerk/ Preps Writer – Everett Herald daily (10/01 – present) visit links for sample: Herald Story 1, Herald Story 2
    *Freelance preps writer for Seattle Post Intelligencer (Fall/Winter '99) visit link for sample: Seattle P.I.
    *Lead copywriter for 1999 Slo-Pitch News Buyer's Guide issue (12/99)
    *Covered state and regional tournaments for five youth soccer newspapers published by Varsity Communications (8/97 – 7/00)
    *Provided state-wide coverage for Slo-Pitch News (4/97 – 7/00)
    *Division 1 recruiting reporter for PrepFootball.com (6/97 – 6/98)

Publisher, SeahawksInsider , Seattle, Wash. (11/99 – present)
    *Direct editorial focus of site and manage contributing staff members
    *Developed and implemented comprehensive marketing and outreach plan
    *Facilitated creative revenue stream for site by offering subscription-based content
    *Write stories and commentary on Seahawks and the NFL
    *Work with engineering and technology teams on site improvement and performance issues
    *Use HTML functions to improve appearance of site
    *Guided SeahawksInsider to record 16,800 page views

Editor, Cybergolf.com, Edmonds, Wash. (7/00 – 3/01)
    *Wrote daily tour news, golf course reviews, Q&A with architects and personality profiles. Visit link for sample story
    *Developed product copy for web site and created sales proposals for prospective clients
    *Edited freelance submissions and developed relationships with new contributing writers
    *Updated site using HTML and assisted with upgrades
    *Conducted market research and submitted reports with recommendations for improvement
    *Sold sponsorship packages, web design services and Golf Construction News subscriptions
    *Achieved third-highest sales and most new business for monthly figures
    *Instituted Cybergolf's first interactive e-mail newsletter program

Internet Recruiting Specialist, AOC, Seattle, Wash. (1/00 – 7/00)
    *Conducted market research on internet recruiting in the financial staffing industry
    *Wrote ad copy for financial job openings that ran in the Seattle Times and on Monster.com

Professional Internships

Staff Writer, Patriots Football Weekly, Boston, Mass. (7/96 – 4/97)
    *Wrote news, player profiles, features and commentary for the Patriots' official team paper
    *Assisted with team's public relations, marketing and revenue-generating activities National Promotions Assistant, Miramar, Seattle, Wash. (6/95 – 8/95)
      *Coordinated national promotions for Miramar video and music releases

    Education & Training
      *School of Visual Concepts Copywriting studies, Seattle, Wash. (1995-'97)
      *Bachelor of Arts, Communications/ Advertising, Washington State University (6/96)
      *Counselor for the Young Women's Christian Association's After-school Adventure Club (Summer '94)
      *U.S. Army – Persian Gulf veteran and Army Medal of Commendation (8/89 – 8/93) recipient

    Please e-mail me if you have further questions! Thank you, Shane.

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