Dalene Rovenstine

Magazine Journalist

Jun 2014Present
TV Recap Editor, EW.com
• Determine coverage for recaps and online reviews; assign recaps to staff and freelance writers.
• Edit all TV recaps and online reviews.
• Hire and manage about 15 freelance writers.
• Oversee EW.com’s TV Recaps index page and right rail.
• Promote recaps on Twitter in collaboration with social team.
• Work with network publicists to secure early access.
• Interview actors and producers and write pieces for EW.com and the magazine.
New York, NY, USA
Apr 2012Present
Copy Editor, Gotham, Hamptons, and Michigan Avenue magazines
• Copy edit manuscripts and galleys.
• Write display type for cover and throughout magazine.
• Input all staff’s galley edits into InDesign document.
• Attend and participate in creative and editorial meetings.
New York, NY, USA
Apr 2012Present
Contributing Copy Editor
• Proofread department pages, event listings, and calendars.
Sep 2012Present
Contributing Writer
• Write weekly television recaps for the online media site.
New York, NY, USA
Mar 2012May 2012
Freelance Editorial Assistant, Popular Mechanics
• Prereported and interviewed sources for stories.
• Wrote copy for FOB pages; worked with PR contacts to acquire images and products.
• Created art memos for infographics; researched info and wrote captions for infographics.
• Provided photo research for print and Web articles.
New York, NY, USA
Feb 2012Aug 2012
Professional Resume Writer
• Write clients’ resumes and cover letters and/or edit for grammar, clarity, and style.
Columbia, MO, USA
May 2011Aug 2011
• Guide all parts of production — editing, proofreading and final designing — of each issue’s content
• Approve all department content story pitches
• Manage six department editors; review their edits to reporters and contributing writers
• Lead staff of 20 through pitch meetings and brainstorming
• Serve as liaison with partner newspaper editors to collaborate content
• Write weekly editor’s letter
Columbia, MO, USA
Jan 2010May 2011
Deputy and Online Editor
• Copy edited and proofread online and print content
• Published online content (text and visuals) to web using CMS
Columbia, MO, USA
Jan 2010May 2010
General Beat Reporter
• Served as general beat reporter; wrote incoming news briefs
Bartlesville, OK, USA
Sep 2009Dec 2009
Adjunct Professor
• Taught basic computer skills, Microsoft Office and freshman orientation courses
Columbia, MO, USA
Jan 2010Dec 2011
Master of Arts in Magazine Journalism
Bethany, OK, USA
Aug 2002May 2006
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Journalism
AP Style, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Avid, CMS, Chicago Style, FinalCut Pro, Microsoft Office, New York Times Style, Woodwing, Wordpress