Anthony Burkhart

Anthony Burkhart

Content Writer at WebstaurantStore.com

Location
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area
Industry
Writing and Editing

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Anthony Burkhart's Summary

I'm an e-commerce content writer and a freelance journalist/blogger in the sports and travel industries, with experience as a reporter, editor, social networker and Web producer.

Specialties
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, WordPress and more), blogging, feature and news writing, HTML, SEO writing, copy editing, Adobe InDesign and InCopy, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, light photo and video editing, Audacity

Anthony Burkhart's Publications

  • The Toast of the Town

    • Lancaster Newspapers
    • October 1, 2014
    Authors: Anthony Burkhart

    A travel story on the logistics and beauty of a trip to Ireland for a Penn State football game in Dublin.

  • Trip of a lifetime: Oktoberfest 2013 in Munich

    • Lancaster Newspapers
    • October 20, 2013
    Authors: Anthony Burkhart

    A scene story from Oktoberfest in Munich, this piece illustrates the world's largest festival while providing the finer details on traveling for Oktoberfest.

  • Attending finale, complete with all 'the buzz,' fulfills World Cup dream

    • Reading Eagle Company
    • July 14, 2010
    Authors: Anthony Burkhart

    A neutral fan's perspective on attending the 2010 World Cup final, and all its glory.

  • Falls trip a lasting memory of World Cup journey

    • Reading Eagle Company
    • June 25, 2010
    Authors: Anthony Burkhart

    This is a travel piece about a side trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, while attending the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

  • South Africa defied the World Cup doomsayers, from start to finish

    • Lancaster Newspapers
    • July 13, 2010
    Authors: Anthony Burkhart

    A summarizing piece on South Africa hosting the 2010 World Cup, as a sports fan and a traveler.

  • James Pays Tribute

    • Pottsville Republican & Herald
    • April 25, 2012
    Authors: Anthony Burkhart

    Before every at-bat, Philadelphia Phillies prospect Jiwan James scribbles initials that are not his own in the batter's box dirt. This story is about whose they are, and why.

  • Soccer Safari: An American Fan In South Africa #3

    • Goal.com
    • June 30, 2010
    Authors: Anthony Burkhart

    A scene story from the USA's final World Cup game, describing the raucous atmosphere of playing against an entire continent.

Anthony Burkhart's Experience

E-Commerce Content Writer

WebstaurantStore.com

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Wholesale industry

July 2013Present (1 year 4 months) Lititz, Pa.

Tasks include writing informative descriptions for a variety of products sold on www.webstaurantstore.com, and writing buying guides and articles as well. Other tasks include projects related to content generation, organization, and user experience on the site, HTML, as well as writing with an SEO mindset.

Freelance Food and Bar Scene Reporter

Fly Magazine

May 2014Present (6 months) Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area

Work as a food and bar scene correspondent for Fly Magazine, a dining and entertainment publication printed in Lancaster, Harrisburg and York. Correspondent work includes restaurant reviews, short- and long-form, as well as bar scene feature pieces.

Freelance Sports and Travel Reporter

Lancaster Newspapers

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

December 2009Present (4 years 11 months) Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area

Regular correspondent covering high school sports for the daily newspaper. Also write as a travel correspondent, and have written stories from Oktoberfest in Munich and a Penn State travel article in Ireland.

Wrote nine feature stories at World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Published action and feature digital photography used in print editions.

Freelance Sports Reporter

Reading Eagle Company

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

August 2009Present (5 years 3 months) Reading, Pennsylvania Area

Regular correspondent covering high school football and basketball for daily newspaper. Filed on deadline remotely and from the office.

Wrote eight feature stories at World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Published action and feature digital photography used in print editions.

Sports Reporter

Pottsville Republican & Herald

February 2011July 2013 (2 years 6 months) Pottsville, Pa.

Reading Phillies beat writer in the summer, boys' soccer beat in the fall and plenty of other written assignments in between for daily newspaper.

Duties include regularly maintaining a multimedia Reading Phillies blog by integrating digital and social media, providing weekly notebooks, columns and features during Reading Phillies season, continuous social media updates and performing InDesign pagination for desk shifts.

Communications Intern

D.C. United

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Sports industry

June 2009August 2009 (3 months) Washington, D.C.

Worked directly with public relations, communications and marketing departments in writing press releases, player profile features and blog entries for use in the team's website and match-day program. Updated team statistics and game-by-game results, including commentary, for use in the media guide. Contributed to game-day press operations.

Intern, Freelance Reporter

Centre Daily Times

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

May 2008May 2009 (1 year 1 month) State College, Pennsylvania Area

Produced game and feature stories, on deadline, covering a variety of high school and college sports. Assisted with copy editing and design using Quark.

Anthony Burkhart's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media
  2. Social Networking
  3. Blogging
  4. Ap Style
  5. Journalism
  6. Wordpress
  7. Copy Editing
  8. Feature Articles
  9. News Writing
  10. Editing
  11. New Media
  12. Storytelling
  13. InDesign
  14. Press Releases
  15. WordPress
  16. Radio
  17. Online Journalism
  18. Video Editing
  19. Facebook
  20. Copywriting
  21. Newspapers
  22. AP Style
  23. Multimedia
  24. Public Relations
  25. QuarkXPress

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Anthony Burkhart's Education

Penn State University

B.A., Journalism

20052009

Activities and Societies: John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Penn State THON

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