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3167 N. Pine Grove Ave. Apt 60 Chicago, IL 60657 Cell: 210.789.1986 John.Lendman@gmail.com Latest portfolio: JohnLendman.com EDUCATION Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/ News Writing & Reporting – with Honors Skills: Comprehensive skills in copywriting, editing, social media management and public relations Previous experience in reporting/writing features and news on deadline. Proficient in Adobe In-Design and Photoshop, AP Style, impactful social media platforms and various online publishing platforms. 2008 – 2009 John Fischetti Scholarship recipient, Columbia College Chicago __________________________________________________________________

EXPERIENCE Doejo, LLC

May 2011 – September 2013

Copywriter, Public Relations & Social Media  Started as case study writer for completed Doejo projects, then promoted to copywriter for clients  Researched, wrote and delivered creative content strategies for dozens of clients.  Built and managed PR and social media identities / campaigns for Doejo, Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, Map of the Dead, Vamoose Tattoo Removal, Industrious Office and Reelagram.  Trained interns in copywriting, editing and writing for Doejo's tech entrepreneurial-centric blog RedEye Chicago, Tribune Co.

May 2010 – May 2011

Neighborhood Blogs Community Reporter  Helped create, manage and populate community-focused blogs with content as well as organize a team of bloggers  Reported news and wrote enterprise features for both Wrigleyville and Boystown neighborhoods  Updated crime blotters, events calendars, new business profiles (bars, restaurants, boutiques) and photo galleries GapersBlock.com, Gapers Block Media Arts & Culture Writer / Reviewer- Web Publication June 2009 – May 2010  Wrote about Chicago-centric art gallery openings, artist profiles, cultural previews, reviews of shows and events  Updated event calendar, post links, aggregate other relevant hyper-local news and blogs Chicago Tribune, Tribune Co. Editorial Internship - Features Feb. – May 2009  Features reporter / writer for Live! (pop culture & entertainment), The Talk Page, and Smart sections of daily print publication, Feature writer for culinary review blog The Stew  The Cheeseburger Show: shot video/ photos for James Beard Award-winning culinary review show for CLTV The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago Metro Editor / Reporter Aug. – Dec. 2008  Editor, writer, page design and layout, covering Chicago news, features, commentary, updated online edition of weekly publication; trained and tutored groups of first year journalism school students in Chicago city reporting  Editorial Board member Staff Reporter  Rotated Campus News, Metro and Arts & Entertainment sections, features and news coverage Windy City Times, Windy City Media Group

Aug. – Dec. 2007 May – Aug. 2008

Editorial Internship  Covered events, Q&A’s, news and features focusing on Chicago’s LGBT community, Vocalo radio guest speaker of the weekly publication CreatingCommunityConnections.org, ChicagoTalks.org, Columbia College Chicago

Jan. – Dec. 2008

Freelance Reporter  Covered community news in the 44th Ward (Lincoln Park and Lakeview) – CreatingComunityConnections.org  Covered 2008 Presidential Campaign from Iowa Caucus to Election Night – ChicagoTalks.org


REFERENCE LIST Phil Tadros – Co-founder and CEO of Doejo ………………………...…………. (773) 348 – 1227 phil@doejo.com Darren Marshall – Co-founder and COO of Doejo ………………………..…. (773) 348 – 1227 darren@doejo.com Mike Hines – RedEye Chicago Editor ............................................................. (312) 222 - 4264 mhines@tribune.com Andrew Huff – Editor & Publisher Gapers Block .......................................... (773) 368 - 6137 ah@gapersblock.com Andrew Davis – Managing Editor of Windy City Times .......... (312) 404-0644 andrew@windycitymediagroup.com Chris Richert – Columbia Chronicle General Manager ................................... (312) 369 - 8955 crichert@colum.edu Daniel Sinker – Columbia College Online Journalism Instructor .................. (650) 644 - 6345dansinker@gmail.com Kevin Pang – Chicago Tribune Features Writer ................................................. (312) 222-4559 kpang@tribune.com


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