Bob Adams

(510) 309-5507

Bob@BobAdamsCommunications.com

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Strategist, team leader and editorial content creator with a passion for team building, work-flow efficiencies and project management. Highly experienced in creating and managing print and digital communication, including dedicated websites, social media, marketing materials and print publication content. 

Professional Emphasis

  • Content creation (print and digital media)
  • Project management
  • Copy editing and proofreading
  • Workflow efficiencies
  • Media relations
  • Employee training
  • Social media
  • Staff recruitment
  • Marketing materials
  • Staff retention
  • Content management systems (Ektron, Convio)
  • Fundraising
  • Health care and wellness issues
  • Community outreach

Experienced with IBM and Macintosh operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft PowerPoint. In-depth knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style

Professional Experience

Bob Adams Communications - www.bobadamscommunications.com

Writer, Editor and Proofreader; Full-time, November 2009 to present; Part-time, December 1997 to November 2009

Major clients include: California State University Northridge; MikeWorks.net; ABCNews.com; Out magazine; The Out Traveler magazine; In Bed Productions; Here Media; Whole Life Times magazine; Med Ad News magazine; North American Publishing Company; Office and Industrial Properties magazine; Multifamily Executive magazine

 

Oui Always Have Paris - www.ouialwayshaveparis.com | www.facebook.com/ouialwayshaveparis | www.twitter.com/ouihaveparis

Publisher and Editor of blog focusing on travel to Paris, France; November 2013 to present

 

Here Media - www.hivplusmag.com

Managing Editor, HIV Plus magazine; January 2008 to October 2009
Senior Editor, HIV Plus magazine; July 2000 to August 2006

Key accomplishments include:

  • Doubling unique visitors to publication’s website and quintupling online page views over a one-year span
  • Creating a biweekly e-newsletter that increased online and print publication readership by 50%
  • Establishing the first-ever cross-publication promotions with sister magazines The Advocate and Out 

Other responsibilities included: Managing graphic designer and copy editor; assigning, line editing, copy editing and proofreading all copy for print and electronic publications; heavy news and features writing, including more than two dozen magazine cover stories.

 

L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - www.lagaycenter.org

Communications Manager; August 2006 to December 2007

Key accomplishments include:

  • Successfully redesigning the organization’s award-winning newsletter, Vanguard, to triple its size, add four-color imagery and allow outside advertising to raise new revenue
  • Creating the center’s first organization-wide design and copy style guide
  • Garnering national, state and local media coverage of major center events, including the 2007 AIDS/LifeCycle fundraiser that raised more than $12 million

Other responsibilities included: Assigning, line editing, copy editing and proofreading all material for the center’s Marketing and Communications department; copy editing of all print and electronic content produced by all other center employees.


Masco Communications - www.epgn.com

Associate Editor, Philadelphia Gay News; April 1998 to July 2000. Promoted from Editorial Assistant to Associate Editor in 1999

Key accomplishments include:

  • Self-taught proficiency in QuarkXPress necessary for weekly newspaper design
  • Awards for feature and news writing from the Society of Professional Journalists/Philadelphia Chapter and the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors

Other responsibilities included: Heavy news, features and arts/entertainment writing; second-edit of all newspaper copy.

 

North American Publishing Company - www.pubexec.com

Senior Writer and Web Editor, Publishing and Production Executive magazine; January 1993 to December 1997. Promoted from Assistant Editor to Associate Editor in 1995; promoted from Associate Editor to Senior Writer in 1996

Key accomplishments include:

  • Creating the magazine’s first-ever website
  • Managing a yearly industry trade show, BookTech, that included 100-plus speakers and presenters and attracted several thousand attendees
  • Coordinating a yearly international print publication competition, the Gold Ink Awards
  • Writing more than 20 magazine cover stories

Other responsibilities included: Heavy news and features writing; final proofreading of all magazine content; coordinating submission of outside advertising materials; representing the publication at industry conferences, trade shows and symposia held throughout the United States.

 

Drexel University - www.drexel.edu

Managing Editor, The Alumni Digest; October 1990 to January 1993
Associate Editor, The Great Court Courier; October 1990 to January 1993

Key accomplishments include:

  • Marketing of and providing editorial coverage for the university’s yearlong centennial celebration, which included numerous events in Philadelphia and throughout the nation’s Mid-Atlantic region for students, alumni, faculty and benefactors
  • Creation of the university’s first-ever newspaper for faculty and staff, The Great Court Courier

Awards and Honors

  • 2007 Public Relations Society of America-Los Angeles Chapter: PRism Award, Best Non-Profit Newsletter (L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center)
  • Society of Professional Journalists/Philadelphia Chapter 2000 Awards: Third Place, Deadline News Story (Philadelphia Gay News)
  • Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors 1999 Keystone Press Awards: Second Place, Feature Story (Philadelphia Gay News)

Education

Iowa State University
August 1990

B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication (Minor: English)

 

Professional Contacts

Available upon request.