Dave Shelles

Sports writer at Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Location
Cheyenne, Wyoming (Cheyenne, Wyoming Area)
Industry
Newspapers

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Dave Shelles's Overview

Current
  • Sports copy editor at Wyoming Tribune Eagle
Past
  • Managing editor at UWyo magazine
  • Sports copy editor at Quad-City Times
  • Sports copy editor at Bellingham Herald
  • Assistant sports editor at Wyoming Tribune-Eagle
  • Sports writer at Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Sports writer at Denton Record-Chronicle
  • Sports editor at The Humboldt Sun
Education

Dave Shelles' Experience

Sports copy editor

Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Information Technology and Services industry

August 2011Present (3 years 2 months) Cheyenne, Wyoming Area

Managing editor

UWyo magazine

December 2008July 2011 (2 years 8 months) University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

* Writing, editing, and planning all content for three-times-yearly magazine.
* Also handling long-range strategic planning and budgeting.
* Writing features, departments, briefs, and compiling calendar items, while advising photographers and designer on the magazine's appearance.
* Advising other divisions of the university in matters of style and usage.

Sports copy editor

Quad-City Times

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

June 2007November 2008 (1 year 6 months)

* Worked a nightly copy desk shift for 50,000-circulation AM daily.
* Duties included writing headlines and cutlines, formatting informational boxes, updating newspaper's website, laying out pages and editing local and wire copy.
* Handling occasional writing assignments, features.

Sports copy editor

Bellingham Herald

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

May 2006May 2007 (1 year 1 month)

* Worked a nightly copy desk shift for 25,000-circulation AM daily.
* Duties included writing headlines and cutlines, formatting informational boxes, selecting and photos, updating newspaper's website, laying out pages and editing local and wire copy.
* Handled occasional writing assignments, mostly high school games and nightly prep phone calls.

Assistant sports editor

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

Information Technology and Services industry

January 2003May 2006 (3 years 5 months) Cheyenne, Wyoming

• Covered the University of Wyoming men’s basketball team for 15,000-circulation AM daily.
• Also covered high school football, soccer, cross country and swimming.
• Worked one or two copy desk shifts a week; responsible for production and content of entire sports section; paginating pages in Quark XPress.
• Helped supervise four-person staff, in particular handling planning for enterprise, features and other special projects.

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Newspapers industry

January 2000December 2002 (3 years) Lubbock, Texas

• Covered minor-league hockey and high school sports for 60,000-circulation AM daily.

Sports writer

Denton Record-Chronicle

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Newspapers industry

August 1997January 2000 (2 years 6 months) Denton, texas

* Covered eight high schools and worked multiple copy desk shifts for 20,000-circulation PM daily.

Sports editor

The Humboldt Sun

July 1996August 1997 (1 year 2 months)

* Responsible for all sports and some outdoors coverage at 4,000-circulation five-day AM daily.

Dave Shelles' Skills & Expertise

  1. Editing

Dave Shelles' Education

Syracuse University

BS, AB, Newspaper, psychology

19921996

Spent the summer of 1994 at the Times-Herald in Norristown, Pa.; Summer of 1995 at Inside Triathlon magazine in Boulder, Colo.; Spent two seasons (1994-96) doing PR for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. And I enjoyed a trip to the Final Four in 1996.

Activities and Societies: Jazz band, Sour Sitrus Society, Daily Orange, WAER

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Honors and Awards:

AWARDS AND HONORS
• First and second places for magazine feature writing in Associates’ Competition from Wyoming Press Association, 2010.
• First place for general interest publications in Associates’ Competition from Wyoming Press Association, 2010.
• First place for sports column writing and second place for sports feature writing in Pacemaker Competition from Wyoming Press Association, 2005.
• Second place for explanatory journalism in under-40,000 circulation category from Associated Press Sports Editors, 2004.
• First place for sports feature writing, shared first place for sports news writing, earned honorable mention for sports column writing in Pacemaker Competition from Wyoming Press Association, 2004.
• First place for sports column writing in under-20,000 circulation category from Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, 1999.

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