Editor

NAME: Henry Dolive
PHONE: (405) 946-7758

ADDRESS:  Oklahoma City, OK 73107

EMAIL: grethenry@cox.net
SALARY: Open
EDUCATION: Bachelor of arts in Journalism, 1968, University of Oklahoma
EXPERIENCE: Extensive career in Newspaper Publishing encompassing gathering news, writing, editing, and story selection for page one, inside and topical sections. Copy Editor and Assignment Editor for fifteen years with The Oklahoman. Competent editor, good with grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage and content flow and coherency. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, and familiarity with and interest in current events.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
THE OKLAHOMAN OKLAHOMA COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1993-Nov. 2008
Assistant Editor – State Desk (Feb.-Nov. 2008)
• Assigned stories and photos in cooperation with the State Editor, and edited the reporters’ stories.
• Managed the daily and weekly lists of story assignments.
• Worked with reporters on story ideas, gave them direction, and assisted with planning election coverage.
• Served on The Oklahoman’s Standards Committee for the past four years, responsible for continuous examination of the news product, monitoring accuracy, fairness, ethics and readability.
• Served on a committee that examined and rewrote The Oklahoman’s overall ethics policies.
Assistant Editor – Community  Metro (2003-2008)
• Supervised the reporters who covered the cities in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
• Edited copy, issued story and photo assignments, managed daily calendar listings, and directed coverage of elections in the Oklahoma City metro area.
• Received a “Best of the Month” award for editing skills.
State Desk Editorial Assistant (1996-2003)
• Secured the services of news correspondents, assigned stories to them and edited their work.
• Edited stories written by regular reporters including state capitol reporters.
• Assisted the State Editor as needed with story and photo assignments and supervision of reporters.
• Received the Editorial Department’s “Best of the Month” award for overall supervision.
Copy Editor (1993-1996)
• Responsible for editing stories written by reporters, wrote headlines and selected wire stories for publication.
• Read and corrected page proofs and maintained oversight of other copy editors.
THE DAILY ARDMOREITE, Ardmore, Oklahoma         1984-1993
Managing Editor (1987-1993)
• Supervised the overall news operation of a 13,000-circulation newspaper.
• Arranged news and photo assignments, edited copy, planned and coordinated story assignments, and conducted personnel evaluations.
City Editor (1985-1987)
• Responsible for story assignments and page layouts.
• Supervised reporters and photographers under the Managing Editor’s supervision.
Business / Editorial Page Editor (1984-1985)
• Wrote and covered business news affecting six counties in Southern Oklahoma.
• Edited content selection for editorial page and weekly television listings magazine.
THE SEMINOLE PRODUCER, Seminole, Oklahoma
1979-1984
Editor
• Planned and supervised news coverage.  Covered local events including city hall, schools, college, courts, police and fire.
THE ADA EVENING NEWS, Ada, Oklahoma
1977-1979
City Editor
• Supervised a staff of reporters under guidance of the newspaper’s Editor and Co-Publisher.
• Laid out front page, inside pages and special sections, and created a humorous, witty or thoughtful sentence for the top of Page 1 every day.
THE SEMINOLE PRODUCER, Seminole, Oklahoma
1974-1977
Editor / Reporter
SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR, Shawnee, Oklahoma
1968-1974
Reporter / Layout Designer

 

EDUCATION  /  PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Bachelor of Arts – Journalism, 1968
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Numerous writing and editing workshops sponsored by the Oklahoma Press Association,
American Newspaper Publishers Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association.
Several short courses on Management, Organization and Supervision.
CIVIC / COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Spiritful Voices Community Choir, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Member since 2001
Ardmore, OK, Lions Club – Member, 1984-1993; Board of Directors, 1990-1993