Nick Petruncio

Red Bank, NJ USA

Professional Experience

Since graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 1999, I have worked as a staff writer and editor at various newspapers and websites. I spent nine years working for the Gannett Co., the largest newspaper publisher in the United States. I also held a staff writing position in the Corporate Communications Dept. of New Jersey's largest health insurance company -- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. Currently, I am a freelance writer and editor. I write about LGBT issues for the Gannett Co. and for "Out In Jersey" magazine. Among my articles was an in-depth personal interview with Emmy award-winning actor Leslie Jordan, who played the character Beverly Leslie on the groundbreaking hit sitcom "Will & Grace" on NBC. In addition to writing, I am a content editor for a start-up educational website called Simple Step Learning, which is based in Long Branch, N.J.


Copy Editor
7 Years
2 Years
7 Years


Other, Specify
10 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
2 Years
Online/new media
7 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Gannett Co. Inc. (3-5), "Out In Jersey" magazine (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Simple Step Learning (10+)

Other Work History

I have held staff positions at the Asbury Park Press, a Gannett newspaper based in Neptune, N.J., and a writing position in the Corporate Communications Dept. of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, which is headquartered in Newark.

Technical Skills

MathJax, Audacity

Foreign Language Skills

Conversational ability in Spanish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel


Sensitivity in reporting award for the Mental Health Association of Columbia and Montour Counties (Pa.)