Editor-Reporter

NAME:  Stacey Creasy
PHONE:  (309) 252-8440
CITY: Springfield, IL
E-MAIL:  stacez2003@yahoo.com
SALARY REQUESTED: $28,000
EDUCATION:
Colchester Elementary School, 1965-1973, Colchester, IL,  62326
Colchester and Macomb High School, 1973-1977, Colchester and Macomb, IL.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 1979-1980.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
Prairie Sun Music/News Magazine, Peoria, IL., 1980-1982
Served as a freelance writer, previewing-reviewing concerts, album (real vinyl albums back then), night club acts, plays, etc. Publisher/editor: Bill Knight (309-298-1414).
Macomb Journal, owned by Park Communications, Macomb IL., 1983-1987
Served as the entertainment writer-editor. Designed our entertainment pages at the time
I covered the entire entertainment beat, from school plays to rock concerts. Publisher: Don Black, Macomb, IL.
Wal-Mart, Jacksonville, IL., 1987-1990
Macomb Journal, (Park Comm.), Macomb, IL., 1990-1995
Served as the entertainment editor and covered the city government/ crime and courts beat.
I expanded the "Happenings" entertainment section from four ages to16-20 pages, self-supported by its own ADs. Park promoted me to managing editor and sent me to run a paper in Plymouth, IN in July, 1993. I left Park in 1995 to pursue writing jobs with a couple of metro papers.
South Bend Tribune, South Bend, IN
Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN
I served as a writer for both papers from 1995 until 1998. Between the two papers I covered a 17-county region in Indiana. I penned two to four articles or briefs each day.
Plymouth Pilot News (CNHI Inc.), Plymouth, IN., 1999-2003
I served as an editor/regional news director over-seeing one daily and five weekly newspapers. In addition to writing and assigning articles for each paper, I handled the layout for each publication.
Gatehouse Media, Galesburg, IL., 2004-2008
Served as the editor of the Macomb Journal for one year before taking the job as the editor of the Monmouth Daily Review Atlas for three years.
References:
Lois Schrodt 309-776-5244
Bill Knight 309-298-1414
Selepri Amachree 757-503-0710
Comments:
I am a dedicated and driven individual who has always lived by one standard: Do whatever it takes to succeed.