Ross Burns

Taos, NM USA

Professional Experience

I am a versatile writer experienced in narrative features, SEO-friendly content, corporate communications, journalism, radio and television copy, and satire. I’ve been editor of a regional monthly, designed websites and taught English in Washington, California and Peru.


Content Editor (online)
5 Years
2 Years
15 Years


Environment & Nature
8 Years
Sports & Recreation
8 Years
8 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
8 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
10 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Crockett Valley Chronicle (10+), (6-10), Plenty Magazine (3-5), Tabooni (10+)

Other Work History

Editor, Five Magazine- a regional monthly focused on the integration of the arts and the environment. Production Coordinator, Sight Effects- a digital compositing and special effects company whose clients included Nike, Nissan, Federal Express, and many more. Language Arts Teacher, Seattle Public Schools, San Diego Public Schools

Technical Skills

Web Design SEO HTML, CSS Photoshop Gimp

Foreign Language Skills

Professional fluency in Spanish

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite Photshop Adobe Muse Gimp InDesign HTML, CSS Wordpress Squarespace


Computer Printer/Scanner Digital SLR Camera Digital Video


Dianne Hazeltiine, President Tabooni-- Rita O'connell, Editor/Founder editor@


Narrative Nonfiction

This narrative piece goes inside the world of two young professional surfers who grew up poor in Peru.


Clip of a print story about New Mexico's best bike trail for the travel issue of Draft Magazine.


Profile of a taco card that sources local produce and meat.