Jobs Wanted

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  • Photographer, Feature Reporter or Lifestyle Reporter

    Name: Lauren Capraro
    Education: University of Central Oklahoma, B.A. Mass Communication-Professional Media, (Broadcasting/Journalism/Online Media) Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, Digital Video Production Certification
    Experience: The Vista Newspaper, Photographer and Reporter, October 2014-Present
    UCentral News, Director, August 2015-Present
    Lauren Capraro Photography, Freelance Portrait Photographer, September 2008-Present
    Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma-Falls Creek, Environmental Projection Engineer, April 2013-September 2013
    Skills: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro X, AP Style Writing; Broadcast News, Photojournalism, DSLR Cameras, Manual SLR Cameras, Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media, Mac OS
    Salary: Negotiable
    Comments: I have a passion for photojournalism and Oklahoma City. Work can be found at
    Contact: For more information contact Lauren Capraro at
  • Reporter, Editor, Writer and Open to Freelance Assignments

    Salary Requested: $50,000
    Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Professional Writing, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    Boeing’s 6-Step Leadership Program Graduate
    Advertising Certification
    Crisis and Emergency Management Training (state of Oklahoma Certified Public Managers Conference, state of Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, Basic Public Information Officer Course
    Examples of my work are available online at
    Experience: I am currently the public information manager II for Developmental Disabilities Services at the Oklahoma DHS. I have also served as a creative corporate communications and marketing professional for two Fortune 100 companies and for many top Oklahoma employers and organizations. My expertise includes media relations, brand management, special events and strategic corporate giving. I’m certified by the state of Oklahoma in Crisis and Emergency Management and as a state public information officer. As a leader in media, public and community relations, I’m skilled at researching/writing/editing compelling content in a wide variety of formats, including print, online, social media, technical writing, video and radio PSAs, speeches and advertising. I have also served as an officer and as the president of the PRSA OKC chapter and OU’s AWIC chapter. I am a current board member for SPJ-Oklahoma.


    Public Information Manager II, Developmental Disabilities Services (Jan. 2014 ¬–Present) I strategically plan and implement public information programs and special events (co-chair of the Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities and the Oklahoma Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Employment Awards). I establish and maintain cooperative relationships with federal, state and local officials and agencies. I serve as a public spokesperson with the media and represent the agency at public programs, on official business and at professional conferences and seminars. It is my job to advise the director and senior management team on matters concerning the agency's public image and brand. I serve as a public information consultant to agency clients and provide in-service training to staff. It is my job is to research, write and develop speeches, media releases and to maintain user-friendly internal and external websites, as well as produce public service announcements and videos.
    HIBU INC., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Regional Publications Manager for Oklahoma (January 2013 – July 16, 2013) for Hibu Inc. Launched first issues of Quail Living, North Edmond Life, Deer Creek Life and Choctaw & Harrah Life monthly magazines. I served as manager and editor, coordinating all editorial and design aspects of the magazines.

    THE BOEING COMPANY, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Marketing Technical Writer-Editor 3 (June 2010-July 2012) for the Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Oklahoma City Acquire Business Proposal Center. Awarded a five-year service award (March 2012).
    THE BOEING COMPANY, Renton, Washington
    Pan-Global Communications Specialist 4 (February 2009-December 2009)
    I served as a communications specialist for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ (BCA) International and Sales Communications Division. Developed and executed strategic internal and external communications and marketing initiatives aligned with Boeing’s international media relations plans. Facilitated select pan-global company tours, presentations and contributed to a wide variety of corporate communications deliverables, including special events, online publications and more.
    THE BOEING COMPANY, Renton, Washington
    Northwest Region Communications Specialist 4 (September 2006-February 2009) Co-created and co-coordinated various strategic communications efforts for Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC) in the Northwest Region for BCA. Duties included the implementation of assigned GCC NW’s media, marketing and public relations initiatives, as well as advertising and intellectual property and brand/image management. Co-planned and led numerous marketing initiatives, special events and contributed to the success of BCA’s corporate sponsorship activities. I’ve served as a company spokesperson and produced speeches and presentations. Writer/editor/photographer/videographer and contributor to BCA’s media releases, Frontiers magazine and Boeing News Now. I’ve received dozens of internal awards, including $1,000 for creating The Apple Cup Boeing Career Game Plan initiative.
    THE JOURNAL RECORD, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Business Reporter (March 2006-August 2006)
    I served as a general assignment reporter and was responsible for real estate, technology and other business-related beats. I also earned $500 for increasing subscriptions.
    Public Information Officer (December 2004-December 2005) Managed all communications-related and marketing activities for the commission. Led public relations strategies, media relations and planned and implemented special events. I wrote marketing materials, media releases, newsletters and speeches. I managed the commission’s photography, created the commission’s first website and served as the commission’s online content manager.
    Public Information Specialist (May 2003-December 2004) I was co-coordinator of internal- and external image projects and I served as editor of OKDHS’ award-winning print and online newsletter, Inside OKDHS. Served as one of department’s spokespersons and led special projects, including marketing deliverables, TV and radio PSAs and heightened the department’s overall community-giving and charitable contribution awareness. I increased Inside OKDHS’ content production by 300 percent.

    ST. KITTS -NEVIS OBSERVER, Basseterre, West Indies
    Deputy Managing Editor/Features Editor/Protocol Leader (2001-2002) Co-managed and wrote for the largest newspaper in the dual-island nation in the West Indies. SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, Oklahoma City/Reynosa, Mexico
    Corporate Communications Manager (March 1999-October 2001) I served as a senior management and international communications team member. I developed individual print and online newsletters for both English and Spanish-speaking audiences. Created and managed strategic communication plans, marketing and advertising initiatives in Oklahoma and Mexico. Directed award-winning community giving and outreach projects and managed volunteer activities. Doubled media hits each year. Managed local and state government relations, supervised two employees, a contract PR firm and freelancers.
    OGE ENERGY CORPORATION, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Internal Corporate Communications Specialist (1994-1999) Managing editor of OGE Energy Corporation’s award-winning internal print newsletter, Inside OG&E, and The Meter magazine, a quarterly four-color publication. I was the co-creator, writer and editor of internal online content for Member News and various specialty publications. I contributed to strategic internal-marketing campaigns. Developed award-winning PowerPoint presentations and speeches designed to provide employees with improved two-way communications with management on key company issues and initiatives.
    HAYS & ASSOCIATES PR & MARKETING FIRM, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Account Executive (September 1993-March 1994) I won and managed client accounts by providing everything from budget management and media relations to special-event planning. Advertising, marketing and other services provided. Won awards based on work provided for clients, including YMCA of Greater OKC, Okla. Baptist Homes for Children, Willow View Mental Health Systems and RGDC Inc.
    OKLAHOMA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Communications Coordinator (1991-1993) Coordinated internal and external communications projects, including media relations, internal marketing and special events. I served as managing editor of The Inside Track and Partners in Education newsletters. I won multiple education-related and public relations awards for Oklahoma’s second largest school district.
    THE OKLAHOMAN, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Reporter (1987-1991) I was an award-winning features and entertainment writer, reporter and stringer.
    FREELANCE, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    (Current) I deliver freelance writing/editing/proofreading/photography/fact-checking, as well as strategic PR, to marketing, advertising, online and print publications. I also excel at special-event planning and implementation.
    Name: Kevan Goff-Parker
    Phone Number: (405) 514-3972
    Street Address : 5119 N. Linn Ave
    City : Oklahoma City
    State : Oklahoma
    Zip Code : 73112
    Email Address:
    Website Address (if any):

  • Editor or Managing Editor for weekly or small daily

    Salary Requested: $35,000

    University of Louisiana-Monroe, Photojournalism and Ad Design (1975-78)
    Mangham High School, Mangham, LA (1975)

    Experience: Independence Daily Reporter | Independence, Kansas
    Managing Editor: April-June 2015
    Overseeing production of a daily newspapers.
    Selecting photographs and images, along with editorial content to design pages.
    Re-writing press releases sent to editorial department.
    Checking plates and color output for press.

    Port Orchard Independent | Port Orchard, Washington
    Editor: December 2012 to present
    Covered news and supervised staff for weekly newspaper.
    Designed news pages and specials sections.
    Photography for news, sports and features.
    Uploaded content and images to website and on social media.

    Country Media Inc. | Tillamook, Oregon
    Graphic Designer/Page Designer: June 2011 to May 2012
    Sports Reporter/Page Designer: March 2010 to May 2011
    Served as sports reporter/photographer and graphic designer for Seaside Signal.
    Designed pages for Seaside Signal and two bi-monthly publications.
    Designed special sections, selected artwork and images.
    In charge of newspaper’s redesign as a tabloid and redesign as a broadsheet.
    Designed ad for sales representatives, downloaded artwork and maintained server.
    Uploaded content and images to website and on social media.

    Sound Publishing | Enumclaw, Washington
    Staff Writer, Bonney Lake Courier-Herald: February 2009 to February 2010
    Covered general news and features, and provided sports coverage for two schools.
    Paginated news and editorial pages, as well as special sections.
    Uploaded contents onto website daily, along with creating slide shows of events.

    The Gazette, Orting | Washington
    Editor: June 2006 to March 2008
    Covered news and sports (two high schools) for weekly newspaper.
    Designed news pages and specials sections.
    In charge of redesign of publication as a broadsheet, then into a tabloid format.
    Maintained content and images on newspaper’s website.
    Tacoma Weekly | Tacoma, Washington
    Sports Editor: April 2002 to May 2006
    Managed coverage for eight high schools and a Division III college.
    Provided stories and photographs from sporting events, supervised freelancers.
    Designed pages for sports and entertainment sections.

    Swarner Communication | Lakewood, Washington
    Production Artist: August 2000 to March 2002
    Composed ads for two publications that focused on the coverage of the military.
    Designed spec ads and monthly promotional materials for sales staff.
    Produced media brochure and business cards.

    Total Graphic Management | Houston, Texas
    Graphic Designer: November 1997 to June 1999
    In charge of typesetting and design for commercial printing company.
    Setup and processed synthetic plates for pressman.


    Banner-Press | Brenham, Texas: Staff Writer, August 1996 to October 1997
    The Bellville Times | Bellville, Texas: Sports Editor, April 1992 to June 1993
    The Waller County News-Citizen | Hempstead, Texas: Editor, January 1990 to March 1992
    The 1960 Sun | Spring, Texas: Managing Editor, July 1988 to December 1989
    Hearst Corp. | Beaumont, Texas
    Jasper News-Boy: Editor, March 1987 to June 1988
    Hardin County (Texas) News: Staff Reporter, May 1985 to February 1987

    Dannie Oliveaux
    Phone Number: (253) 304-3953
    Street Address : 506 S 6th St
    City : Independence
    State : Kansas
    Zip Code : 67301
    Email Address:

    Website Address (if any):

    Other Comments: KILLS:
    Computer Software: InDesign, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Publisher, email and internet software
    Journalism: Knowledge of AP Style
    Photography: Digital cameras
    Freelance Sports Writer: King County Journal (Kent, Wash.); The Kingwood-Humble (Texas) Register; Katy Times (Katy, Texas); Lakewood (Wash.) Journal
    Freelance Photographer: Northwest Sports Photography, Portland, Oregon


    2nd Place: Best Sports Page Division 3, Washington Newspaper Publishers Assoc. 2014
    2nd Place: Best Front Page Division 3, Washington Newspaper Publishers Assoc. 2014
    3rd Place: Best Color Photo, Division 3, Washington Newspaper Publishers Assoc. 2014

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