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  Robert Phillips
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A versatile, well-published and often-quoted journalist with a background in sports and business (beverages, grocery and CPGs, specifically), I have been involved with magazine publishing for 25 years in both consumer and B2B segments, including a 10-year run with VNU Business Media. I am actively seeking freelance writing, editing and consulting work, and would also consider a challenging, stimulating full-time post. Staff stints include Newsweek, Inside Sports, On Cable and Scholastic. Currently serving as Managing Editor for Sporting Goods Dealer (on contract) and involved in the launch of a new online sports service, Inside Connecticut Sports (www.insidectsports.com).
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 25 Years
Editor 25 Years
Writer 30 Years
Specialty
Consumer Products 10 Years
Sports & Recreation 30 Years
media coverage 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
28 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
VNU Business Media (11+), Inside Connecticut Sports (11+), ESPN.com (6-10)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Consumer Insights (11+), Scholastic Inc. (11+), SportsOneSource (11+)
Other Work History
I have been involved with magazine publishing for 25 years in both consumer and B2B segments, including a 10-year stint with VNU Business Media. I am actively seeking freelance writing, editing and consulting work, and would consider a staff job in the right situation. Staff stints include Newsweek, Inside Sports, On Cable and Scholastic, Inc.

I also have much experience in sports journalism, with an emphasis on marketing, media and business. My sports experience spans four years at Newsweek (and Inside Sports), five at Scholastic, and several years as an editorial consultant. My portfolio contains hundreds of bylined articles in national magazines. Clips and references are readily available.
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Windows XP, basic HTML, PowerPoint, Quark Express
References
Provided upon request.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Sports  
(Sporting Goods Dealer, 3/15/2006)
Superstar athlete, Olympic heroine, corporate spokesperson, pro softball pioneer and Sports Illustrated swimsuit beauty, Jennie Finch fastpitch softball's reigning queen and role model for an entire generation of young female athletes.
(ESPN.com, 4/5/2005)
Elegant, graceful, and skillful, Michelle Kwan, one of the greatest athletes in figure skating history, has never been able to capture that elusive gold ring.
(ESPN.com, 4/5/2005)
An unknown kid from Boston lifts the wounded spirit and massages the soul of the entire nation at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
Covers all sports in Connecticut, and Connecticut sports only.
B2B Samples  
(VNU Business Media/Progresssive Grocer, 5/15/2006)
Category feature on probiotic yogurt.
(CSP Information Group, 6/1/2005)
Premiere issue of Dollar Retail News - the first B2B magazine dealing exclusively with the Dollar Store channel of trade.