Resume

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Experience

Western New York Catholic Newspaper: Buffalo, N.Y.

2016 to present

Managing Editor

·      Responsible for production of monthly newspaper covering the eight county Diocese of Buffalo

·      Supervise a team of three reporters, one photographer, one advertising coordinator, one graphic designer and one bookkeeper

·      Manage financial budget for the newspaper

·      Assign and write stories as needed

·      Assign and take photos as needed

·      Maintain archive of stories and photographs used in each edition

·      Since June 2019, served as Advertising Coordinator, which entails contacting advertisers, entering advertising data into computer database and invoicing 

 

Western New York Catholic Newspaper: Buffalo, N.Y.

1995 to 2016

Staff Photographer/Diocesan Photographer

·      Responsible for photographic coverage of events in eight-county diocese, including capturing the Bishop’s involvement in church and social functions, for monthly newspaper

·      Worked with editorial staff to coordinate newspaper’s image coverage

·      Prepared stories, captions and photographs for WNYCatholic.org, Facebook and Twitter

·      Updated website and social media daily

·      Developed slideshows for website and social media platforms

·      Toned images for newspaper and diocese

·      Prepared images for other local media outlets

·      Maintained archive of all photographs captured for newspaper and diocese, including entering all caption data into computer system

 Career highlights include:

·      Supervising the planning of the Catholic Media Conference that brought more than 300 participants from all over the United States and Canada to Buffalo. This included securing venues, organizing the opening night celebration, planning a trip to Niagara Falls, and scheduling volunteers from the diocese to ensure the event ran smoothly. June 2014-June 2015

·      Serving as Western New York Catholic’s photographic coverage coordinator for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to New York City in 2008 and for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Toronto in 2002

·      Leading the conversion from film to digital photography at the Western New York Catholic, 2001

 Bee Group Newspapers: Williamsville, N.Y.

1997 to 2016

Freelance Photographer

·      Covered high school sports, breaking news, politics and additional news events in the suburbs of Buffalo, N.Y., for a chain of nine weekly newspapers. Also covered Buffalo Bills, Sabres and Bisons as well as the Empire State Games in the past, before The Bee ended its coverage of such events.

Greater Niagara Newspapers: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

1997 to 2016

Freelance Photographer

·      Covered high school sports, breaking news, politics and additional news events in Niagara, Erie and Orleans counties for a chain of daily and weekly newspapers. Coverage was for the Niagara Gazette, Tonawanda News, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, Medina Journal-Register and Ken-Ton Record.

Business Experience

Patrick McPartland Photography: Buffalo, N.Y.

1997 to present

Business owner 

·      Own/operate professional freelance photography business providing photographic services to business owners and private citizens

·      Maintain updated business records

·      Track expenses and income and budget accordingly

·      Advertise photographic services through distribution of business cards, online presence, social circles and donations of photographs and services

 Additional Media Experience

·      Chosen by Anadolu Agency, Turkey, to cover the November 2014 snowstorm. Images picked up by:

o  MSNBC - http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/cold-and-snow-roll-across-the-country/ss-AA7touG#image=8

o   The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/22/buffalo-recovers-snow-wild-weather?CMP=share_btn_fb

o  Getty - http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/roadside-snow-view-from-a-car-on-november-21-2014-in-news-photo/459384782

·      Chosen by QMI Agency Canada, to cover NHL Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., 2014

·      Covered Flight 3407 plane crash in Clarence Center, N.Y., for New York Daily News, 2009

 Skills

·      Proficient in digital SLR cameras and lenses; Adobe programs: Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, DreamWeaver, Illustrator and InCopy, PhotoMechanic digital editing software; Microsoft Word and Excel; Extensis Portfolio digital asset management archive; FileMaker Pro database software 

 Education

·      Master of Science, Secondary Education, Canisius College, 2009

·      Bachelor of Arts, History with a Communications minor, Bellarmine University, 1995

 Awards

·      Catholic Press Association General ExcellenceBest Newspaper – Non-Weekly Diocesan Newspaper, Circulation 25,001 or More, Western New York Catholic, 2018

·      Catholic Press Association Honorable Mention, Photography, Western New York Catholic, 1997 and 2009

·      New York Press Association, 2004 Better Newspaper Contest, Best Sports Action

 Professional Affiliations

·      National Press Photographers Association, 1998 to present

·      Catholic Press Association, 2012 to present