Resume

Tim D. Kane

195 Rice Corner Road š Brookfield, MA œ 774-757-7636 ›

tim@wolfswampmedia.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/tdkane1

SUMMARY

Roll-up-your-sleeves executive with 20+ years of experience leading editorial operations for several newspaper groups, teacher, musician, and entrepreneur with marketing savvy and multimedia know-how.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

 Wolf Swamp Media Brookfield, MA

Founder/Principal February 2015-Current 

Assist clients with marketing, copywriting, proofreading, media relations, and content management.

  • Redesigned local farm’s website and generated new branding that led to spike in customers
  • Created product promotional and fundraising piece for New England inventor
  • Drafted and pitched media release to garner next-day news coverage for private school

Turley Publications, Inc. Palmer, MA

Executive Editor August 2005 – February 2015

Directed editorial operations for 15 weekly community newspapers with a combined 100,000 readers.

  • Launched two new weekly start-ups simultaneously in very competitive market
  • Authored internal copy editing, page design, editorial page and reporting policy manuals
  • Developed and designed company’s first-ever newspaper websites and social media sites
  • Redesigned 10 of the company’s publications and revamped entire staff structure
  • Won editorial writing and environmental reporting awards at 2015 NENPA.org convention

Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America Worcester, MA

VP of Marketing (part-time) May 2005 – April 2013

Created and enhanced all aspects of Central Mass. area Boy Scout Council’s marketing activities.

  • Introduced promotional videos by conceptualizing and filming monthly television show
  • Redesigned monthly newsletter as print and online publication
  • Developed virtually non-existent press relations
  • Authored first-ever crisis communication and marketing plans

Worcester Business Journal Worcester, MA

Editor November 2004 – July 2005

Served as editor for highly-regarded, twice-monthly, executive-level business publication.

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

Stonebridge Press, Inc. Southbridge, MA

Editor-in-Chief November 1999 – June 2004

Managed all editorial operations in 10-person daily newsroom, supervising 15 reporters and editors.

  • Built total circulation by more than 2,000 new subscribers through reader focus groups
  • Named “Man of the Year” in 2003 by the Southbridge VFW for community outreach
  • Led redesign team for successful conversion of publications from tabloid to broadsheet format
  • Centralized sports department to cover all publications’ high school teams
  • Coordinated upgrade to digital photography 

Community Newspaper Company (now Gatehouse Media) Needham, MA

Managing Editor January 1995 – November 1999

Managed newsrooms, edited and assigned stories at several different publications within company at two mainstream weeklies, alternative tabloids and daily newsroom.

  • Re-imagined MetroWest TABs as alternative, “bigger picture” weeklies to sister daily
  • Orchestrated successful redesigns of two weeklies into successful paid papers
  • Led redesign team for conversion from tabloid format to narrow-width broadsheet
  • Located new downtown Waltham office and organized staff transition after fire

SERVICE & VOLUNTEERISM

St. Francis Xavier Center Soup Kitchen Worcester, MA

  • Volunteer dishwasher and egg cracker on Wednesday mornings feeding the homeless – 2015

Trinity Swing Big Band Worcester, MA

  • Volunteer Tuesdays at lunchtime playing jazz drums for frail seniors in Worcester area nursing homes – Current

Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America Worcester, MA

  • Volunteer Scoutmaster for hometown Troop 159 – Current

New England Newspaper and Press Association Dedham, MA

  • Board of Directors – 1995 – 2003; Contest judge 2005 – Current 

HIGHER EDUCATION

Fitchburg State University, BA-English/Professional Writing/1993 Fitchburg, MA