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Albert Lewis

(413) 663-7946    Fax: (413) 663-7167
email: alewis14151@msn.com

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Experience Myself in 2000 January 2008 - present
Julie L. Sloan LLC, North Adams, Mass.

Consultant, Assisting

Managed office for consultants in the field, including scheduling, transportation - both air and ground - coordinated with financial providers on a daily basis, saw to office and inter-office needs, monitored smail and email of staff, prepared reports and bid documents for publication and distribution to contractors and sub-contractors, controlled office documentation for simultaneous projects from Maine to California.

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July 2004 - July 2007
New England Newspapers Inc., Pittsfield, Mass.
Media News Group, Inc. (MNGi)

Online Editor

Created timely and unique web sites, including updating and maintaining daily content supplied from newsrooms, wire services and other sources in an accurate and timely fashion and was the main liaison with NENi newsrooms. Facilitated unique and interactive online content on NENi sites: www.berkshireeagle.com, www.thetranscript.com, www.benningtonbanner.com, www.reformer.com. Ensured that NENi Websites incorporated the MNG Interactive Strategy and the MNGi Content Standards of Performance into each site. Was the face of interactive in the newsrooms, responsible for building relationships with the editors and reporters and attending budget meetings. Role was to suggest and guide online and interactive story-telling. Kept both the editorial management and NENi Interactive and MNGi management informed on all site content developments and issues, traffic successes and failures and top stories. Made sure that all stories published in the print editions appeared on the Web sites. Ensured that all deadlines were met and managed the presentation of the content on the sites. Established all procedures needed for material to flow smoothly and trained newsroom staff as needed to ensure procedures were followed. Established procedure and editorial lineup for site day-parting, including developing necessary design, technology and editorial elements to facilitate the strategy. Established procedures for the placement and updating of breaking news on the sites, and handled such events when they occurred. Was responsible equally with the online sales/marketing manager for the growth in the number of page views and unique visitors on the site. Was responsible for working with search optimization companies and techniques to achieve online traffic growth. Was responsible for development of newsletter strategy with the online sales manager and evaluation of technology to achieve those goals, including return-on-investment expense evaluations.

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July 2000 July 2004
New England Newspapers Inc., Pittsfield, Mass.

Development Staffer, Interactive Media

Assisted in the development of the newspaper group's Internet strategy. Built out www.berkshireeagle.com, www.thetranscript.com, www.benningtonbanner.com, www.reformer.com, and www.manchesterjournal.com subsequent to their initial Vignette launches as well as related non-secure and secure Internet sites. Was involved with strategic partnership deals and integrated news delivery, e-commerce and community participation in a dynamic Web venture. Promoted localized Web solutions. Trained the newspaper group's other online staff members. Eventually saw one of those staff members take over my responsibilities when I was asked to move into the newsroom as Online Editor in line with changing corporate goals.

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1998 - 2000
North Adams, Massachusetts


Design for print and production of print materials: Cummings Stained Glass Studios, North Adams, MA; Home Listings, Pittsfield, MA; Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Brewster, NY; New England Tropical Conservatory, Williamstown, MA
Design and organization of web sites, graphics and text:
ADF Productions, Westport, CT; An Approach Co., Ltd., Nagoya, Japan; Art in Architecture Press, North Adams, MA; Artisans, Educators and Language Services, Inc., Pusan, South Korea; The Bennington Banner, Bennington, VT; The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA; Berkshires Best, North Adams, MA; The Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT; Centre DeVerre, Allenstown, NH; Claudia Aranson, New Windsor, NY; College of Fine Art and Glass, Sion, Switzerland; Comedy Theater Productions, Canton, MA; Craft Network, Allentown, PA; Cummings Studio, North Adams, MA; Diacca, Marshfield, WI; E.L.S., Inc., Boise, ID; Gallup & Casey Insurance Services, Inc., North Adams, MA; Harbour House Inn, Cheshire, MA; JefDen Designs, Goffstown, NH; JefDen Designs, Goffstown, NH; McKernan Satterlee Associates, Brewster, NY; Metamorphosis Land Design, Williamstown, MA; News in Revue, Westwood, MA; The North Adams Transcript, North Adams, MA; Simply Glass Wholesale, Allenstown, NH; Simply Glass, Allenstown, NH; Stained Glass Biz, Allentown, PA; Stained Glass Design, Alton, IL; Student Dinner Theater, Westwood, MA; The Store at Five Corners, Williamstown, MA; Total Skin and Body Care, Stuart, FL; Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Brewster, NY; Warner-Crivellaro, Allentown, PA.

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1993 - 1997
Touchstone Applied Science Associates (TASA), Inc.
(now Questar Assessment, Inc.)
Brewster, New York

Print & Web Specialist

Sales & Marketing Maintained databases of advertising opportunities, handled all aspects of mailing requirements for direct mail campaigns, monitored web site activities and executed changes to improve response. Customer Support & Service As webmaster, fielded incoming inquiries and routed them to appropriate staff; designed "splash" screens for each new corporate product and incorporated that art into the web sites. Product Development & Enhancement Produced all graphic output for the company ... books, newsletters, catalogs, flyers, exhibit booths, CD and diskette packaging/artwork, manuals and web sites. Operations/Organization Wrote and distributed requests for proposals on print production; managed workflow of print projects; authorized payment at projects' completion.

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1993 - 2000
Art in Architecture Press, Inc.
Wilmington, Delaware, and North Adams, Massachusetts

Designer/Managing Editor

Edited and designed books; designed direct mail promotions and print advertising.

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1982 - 1993
Professional Stained Glass Guild, Inc.
Brewster, New York

Executive Director

Supervised seven immediate staff members, 53 contributing editors and writers, and maintained continuous liaison with Board of Advisors. Publication Sales & Marketing Edited, designed, and supervised print production of the organization's full-color monthly magazine. Conceptualized and supervised production of direct marketing subscription and advertising promotion campaigns, coördinated advertising and editorial interaction and oversaw all other details of the magazine's monthly schedule, including printer and mailing house relations. Operations/Organization Responsible for software and database management for in-house fulfillment department of members and non-members in the United States and 66 foreign countries; designed database publishing program to generate annual directory for industry served by association; wrote complex database programs to automatically calculate distribution of each issue of the magazine, including all required postal reports, zip code breakouts, bookstore distribution and returns, as well as the required year-end publisher's statement; supervised production of a wide variety of publications, videos, book sales operations, international trade fairs and symposia, including the highly successful World Glass Congress. Sales & Marketing Increased annual advertising sales and membership income to $540,000 from previous $40,000 levels.

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1979 - 1982
New York Center for Graphic Arts, Inc.
New York, New York

Executive Director

Designed and implemented educational programs in magazine and book design and production. Interviewed and hired teaching staff, supervised workshop and seminar programs.

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1972 - 1979
Drykiln Design
Oakland, California

Studio Artist

Produced a line of blown glass ware sold entirely through museum gift shops.

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Education M.A., Art
San Jose State University
San Jose, California

B.A., Design
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California

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Awards 1991
Gold Ink Award for magazine design,
Publishing & Production Executive.

Advisor, Publication Design for the
New York Experimental Glass Workshop,
Funded by National Endowment for the Arts.

President's Undergraduate Fellow,
University of California, Berkeley.

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German and English speaker, some French; skilled editor and designer; database programmer and designer; deep computer communications experience; layout, design and production specialist, particularly database publishing; wide four-color and press production knowledge; workshop and conference organizer; experienced photographer in both 35mm and 6x7cm formats.

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Regularly Used Tools
Adobe Acrobat, Anfy Team Graphics, Corel Draw 8, Corel Ventura, Corel Xara, CSE HTML Validator, CuteFTP, Dicer, GWSDos, HTML, HTML Validator, HumanClick, ICQ, ICVerify, Internet Explorer, Javascript, Kodak Digital Science (digital photography), Linkbot3, Mapedit, Microsoft FoxPro, MSWord, Notepad, PageGenie OCR, Paint Shop Pro 5, PCX2PCL, Photoshop, Picture Dicer, PostScript, RGBPro, S&R, SnagIt32, Stuffit, TableGen, Ventura Publisher, VP2TXT, WebPosition Gold, WebSnake, WinZip and others.