R É S U M É

Tamara A. Adrine-Davis
{Street address deleted}
Cleveland Heights, OH {zip code deleted}
E-Mail: tadrine ★at★ att ★dot★ net

Goals:

  • Practice the highest of journalistic standards and methods in both present and future projects
  • Continue to hone my skills as a writer, editor and manager while mentoring young/inexperienced writers
  • Write and/or edit articles about subjects usually invisible to mainstream media (eg. social justice topics)
  • Increase my knowledge of the business of the fashion, entertainment and tech industries

Skills:

  • Journalism
    • Hard news
    • Breaking news
    • Long-form features
    • Profiles
  • Research
    • Public records
    • Newspaper archives
    • Legal (both print and computer aided)
    • Background interviews with experts
    • Genealogical
    • Library of Congress
  • Software
    • MS Word
    • MS Publisher
    • MS Excel
    • Apple productivity software (includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote)
    • OpenOffice (open source s/w similar to MS Office)
    • GNU Image Manipulation Program/GIMP (open source similar to PhotoShop)
  • Operating Systems/Platforms
    • Mac OS X
    • BSD UNIX
    • Windows XT
    • WordPress
      • HTML5
      • CSS3
  • Social Media
    • Facebook
    • Pinterest
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Skype

Experience:

  • Nov. 2008-Nov. 2014 (intermittently)
  • Sept.-Nov. 2008
    • Member of committee that connected with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Northeast Ohio to register voters, plan and execute Get-Out-The-Vote efforts for Obama for America
    • Personally responsible for working with potential transgender voters where I conducted outreach and education sessions within that voter segment
    • Consulted and strategized with several individuals and organizations with connections to the transgender population in Northeast Ohio
    • Assisted with fundraisers targeting the local LGBT community
  • Jan. 2007-April 2008
    • Founded and wrote for Words From A Wicked Woman, an online media outlet lifestyle and political publication based in the highest standards of journalism; targeting women 35+ with news, politics and commentary.
  • April 2003
    • Article “Mixing Fact and Fiction,” Window Media LLC (LGBT newspaper chain); appeared in several of the group’s print and online publications.
  • March 2003
    • Article “4,000 Greet Cleveland Apple Store Opening,” MacObserver.com.
  • Nov. 2001
    • Article “A Human Rights Campaign for All,” Arise magazine (as Drew Alise Timmens).
  • Feb. 2001-2002
    • Regular contributor to Venus magazine (as Drew Alise Timmens) covering religion and entertainment.
  • Jan. 2000-2002
    • Regular contributor to LesbiaNation.com, (as Drew Alise Timmens), covering LGBT politics, religion and people of color issues; occasionally covered entertainment.
  • Feb. 2000
    • Article “From Hopeless to Hopeful: The Day Diallo Died,” blakout.com (as Drew Alise Timmens).
  • 1998
    • Article “Theft of Sexuality,” blackstripe.com (as Drew Alise Timmens).
  • 1997
    • Designed and wrote the program book and web site for the inaugural celebration of black gay pride in Cleveland, OH.

Education:

  • 1985-1993
    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH
    • Attended intermittently due to illness
    • Completed two academic years.
  • 1979-1983
    • Kent State University, Kent, OH
      • Awarded Bachelor of Arts degree– Individualized Majors Program, College of Arts & Sciences
      • Concentrations in Advertising, and; Public Relations, (through the School of Journalism); Marketing (through the School of Business Administration) and Music (through the former School of Music & Speech).

Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • All Campus Programming Board, Kent State University, Kent, OH
    • Aug. 1982-May 1983
      • Director, Concert Advertising
        • Responsible for the promotion of rock concerts by national acts performing in campus venues and sponsored by ACPB;
        • Created and placed newspaper advertisements; bought broadcast media time; hired artist to create one sheets
        • Attended concert committee and ACPB meetings with university executive, legal and hospitality staff; proposed and implemented budgets.
    • Jan. 1982-May 1982
      • Assistant Director, Concert Advertising
        • Bought broadcast media time, placed newspaper advertisements, liaised with outside concert promoter concerning promotional plans
        • Ran errands and attempted to grant performers’ requests.
  • WKSR radio station, Kent State University, Kent, OH
    • Aug. 1980-Aug. 1981
      • Program Director–Black Music
        • Duties included meeting with record distributors, School of Communications faculty adviser and station program director
        • Recorded voice-overs for advertisements; determined level of track rotation; developed overall playlist; hired and scheduled on-air staff; monitored programming.
    • Aug. 1979-May 1980
      • Assistant Program Director, Black Music
        • Assisted in programming urban music for radio station broadcast to university buildings
        • Substituted for absent on-air personnel in addition to working my normal shift(s)