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Jeremy Shapiro

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Sports Writing Experience

Victoria Advocate, Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Port Lavaca Wave, Jackson County Herald-Tribune, The Facts

Freelance High School Sports Reporter                                                                            2012-2017

     · Covered more than 100 high school football, basketball, baseball and softball games

     · Guided live, interactive play-by-play account of Calhoun High School football for five seasons

     · Doubled amount of Twitter followers largely due to timely game updates and previews


The Emporia Gazette, Emporia, Kan.                                                           

Assistant Sports Editor                                                                                                      2011-2012

     · Reported news, features and game stories on eight high schools and Emporia State University

     · Launched weekly Big 12 basketball feature and in-depth packages

     · Broadcast games for company’s television channel


The Derby Informer, Derby, Kan.

Sports Reporter                                                                                                                  2007-2010

     · Developed coverage of 18 Derby High School teams
     · Started football game previews and column writing

     · Brought focus on people rather than solely concentrating on game results


The Sunflower News

Sports Editor                                                                                                                      2008-2009

     · Planned assignments for five reporters at Wichita State University student newspaper

     · Formulated coverage as beat reporter for men’s basketball, baseball and volleyball teams

     · Scrutinized Athletic Department hires, compliance, ticket sales and business strategies

     · Greatly expanded sports blog, Outside the Press Box, with breaking news and game updates


SB Nation

Rice Football Reporter                                                                                                      2016-2017

     · Established Rice football beat for Underdog Dynasty website

     · Authored game stories, previews, breaking news and analysis

     · Granted press access to games, practices, events and media days



College Sports Reporter                                                                                                    2010-2016

      · Wrote more than 600 articles about collegiate sports news, games and people

      · Served as beat reporter for Rice, Kansas State, IUPUI and 19 Kansas junior college programs

      · Shot game photos for article use and galleries

      · Built audience by crafting unique articles and covering things traditional media did not



Related Professional Experience

Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations Communications         2017-current    

     · Write and coordinate articles about Grinnell College alumni for print, Web and social media

    · Serve as editor of the donor newsletter


University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, Texas

Communications Manager                                                                                           2012-2017      

     · Developed and executed university’s internal and external communications

     · Wrote press releases about university news, events and school accomplishments

     · Administered university’s Twitter account and select content for website home page

     · Oversaw 10 percent increase in local media mentions of UHV


The Emporia Gazette, Emporia, Kan.                                                           

News Reporter                                                                                                               2010-2011      

     · Provided leadership and coordinated coverage during and after Reading tornado

     · Started newsroom meetings, copy editing system and live updates at city meetings


The Houma Courier, Houma, La.

Senior Staff Writer/Local Government Reporter                                                        2004-2007

     · Authored stories about preparing for and aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita
     · Crafted in-depth Sunday centerpiece stories on vital local issues, such as insurance and taxes


Educational Record

Master of Education in sports management                                                              2007-2010

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.                                                                           GPA 4.0


Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science                                                 1997-2002

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa                                                                                  GPA 3.36


Career Achievements

     · Earned 12 Kansas and Louisiana press associations awards and one Associated Press award

     · Article on Reading tornado chosen as the 2011 Kansas News Story of the Year


Professional Affiliations

     · Former chair of the University of Houston-Victoria Staff Council

     · Member of the Public Relations Society of America San Antonio chapter

     · Former executive board member of the Victoria Downtown Lions Club


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