James S. Jordan
521 N. Second Street, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Writing, editing, page design, desktop publishing, teaching, developing and writing curriculum, computer literate, photography, Social media and web design.
MA in Christian Education, Columbia International University, Columbia, S.C., (1995) further study in ancient Greek language. (1997-98)
BA in English and Journalism, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn. (1980)
Since 2015. Writing, covering city government and general stories for Sumner Newscow. Writing sports there. General freelancing for various websites.
Feb. 2011 – June 2015, Gatehouse media, three positions.
Managing editor at the Wellington Daily News, in Wellington, KS. Producing a weekly newspaper and keeping a website updated, along with social media. Writing, photography and page design.
For a year and a half before that I was news editor at the Newton Kansan, in Newton, KS. Helped the paper transition to a central design and pagination system. Writing, page design and website updating.
Sports writer for the Daily Ardmoreite in Ardmore, Oklahoma, covering high school sports, some photography and laying out pages using In-design.
2002 – 2009 – Managing Editor for the Arkansas City Traveler in Arkansas City, Kansas. Producing daily newspaper, supervising a staff of six, as well as producing several special issues. Covered city and state government. Wrote editorials, designed and laid out the front page using In-Design. Photography.
95 to 2002 - News Editor for The Dispatch News, in Lexington S.C. Covering local government, social issues, general reporting. Assigning stories, planning coverage and page design. Covered city and state government, as well as sports.
89-93 - Copy Editor (one year) and sports writer for the Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Have received numerous awards from State Press Associations for writing, photography and design. First place awards in news writing, feature writing, sports column, special series, in depth reporting, photography and page design. In six of seven years received state press association awards for page design.
Devotionals and curriculum published by David C. Cook, Standard Publishing, Gospel Union and Lifeway Publishers.
Magazine articles: Preacher Magazine, Ministry and Liturgy, High School Sports Report and the Varsity Sports Journal.
Websites: Annbay.com, Varsitysports.com, Scvarsity.com, An e-book written for Franklin Miami Publishing.