TIMOTHY D. KANE

CAREER SUMMARY: Award-winning journalist and executive editor with more than 20 years experience leading editorial operations for newspaper groups. Marketing and PR entrepreneur, community activist, mentor to younger minds, and creative problem-solver with strong vision, focus and drive.

EDITORIAL & MARKETING EXPERIENCE

Worcester Marketing Services

Brookfield, MA            September 2010 – Current

Principal

Provide multi-faceted marketing and communications services, including media relations; editing and proofreading; photography; publication layout and brochure design; speech writing; e-newsletter development; audio recording, original soundtracks and promotional video creation; musical entertainment services; website management; newspaper editorial consulting.

Turley Publications, Inc.

Palmer, MA            August 2005 – February 2015

Executive Editor

Directed editorial operations for 15 weekly community newspapers with a combined 100,000-plus free and paid circulation and with 10 full-time editors and more than 30 freelance writers and photographers, while also editing three weekly newspapers

  • Launched two new weekly start-ups simultaneously in very competitive market
  • Instituted numerous editorial policies to catapult company to higher industry standards
  • Developed company’s first-ever newspaper websites and social media sites
  • Redesigned 10 of the company’s publications and revamped entire staff structure

Worcester Business Journal

Worcester, MA             November 2004 – July 2005

Editor

Served as editor for highly-regarded, twice-monthly, executive-level business publication with 13,000 paid circulation, supervising six full-time writers and editors and five part-time writers and photographers

  • Enhanced publication’s enterprise cover story focus and overall design elements
  • Brought publication beyond niche to hurdle hidden boundaries in business coverage matrix

Stonebridge Press, Inc.

Southbridge MA             August 1999 – June 2004

Executive Editor

Managed all editorial operations in 10-person daily newsroom while supervising 15 reporters and editors at five sister weeklies

  • Built total circulation by more than 2,000 new subscribers through reader focus groups and content improvements
  • Led redesign team for successful conversion of publications from tabloid to broadsheet format and created company’s first design stylebook
  • Named “Man of the Year” in 2003 by the Southbridge VFW for community efforts to collect 4,200 veterans’ names and raise $90,000 for a Veterans Honor Roll monument
  • Centralized sports department to cover all publications’ high school teams
  • Coordinated complete renovation of newsroom and upgrade to digital photography
  • Developed and launched company’s websites

Community Newspaper Company (now Gatehouse Media)

Needham, MA             January 1995-November 1999

City Editor

Stepped up to help Waltham News Tribune during a time of transition for the daily newspaper

  • Led redesign team for conversion from tabloid format to narrow-width broadsheet
  • Located new downtown Waltham office and organized staff transition after fire

Managing Editor

Re-imagined MetroWest TABs as alternative, “bigger picture” weeklies to sister daily

  • Managed successful move from Needham headquarters to daily office in Framingham
  • Orchestrated successful redesigns of two weeklies into successful paid papers

Editor

Churned out intensive local coverage for Wilmington Advertiser and Chelmsford Independent

EDUCATION

Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA           

Bachelor of Arts, English/professional writing, minors in music and teaching secondary level

  • Graduated with honors
  • Completed teaching practicum in English at Leominster Public Schools

American Press Institute, Reston, VA
“Editing the Weekly and Community Newspaper”

VOLUNTEERISM

Trinity All-Volunteer Jazz Swing Band (drummer)Worcester, MA 

Scoutmaster, Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America, Worcester, MA

Mohegan Council Boy Scouts VP of Marketing & Communications and executive board member, Worcester, MA 

New England Newspaper and Press Association executive board member, Dedham, MA           

AWARDS

New England Press Association awards for enterprise reporting, design, and community service

New England Scholastic Press Association award for creating student-run publication – 2004

Worcester Business Journal’s “40 under 40” award – 2003

Southbridge VFW’s “Man of the Year” – 2003

American Cancer Society’s “Sword of Hope” – 1998

Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver award recipient