Ian Murphy

1921 N. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

Professional Experience

Conscientious and thorough reporter, writer, editor and project manager. Can handle anything from a department piece or on-site news report to full, reported trend and lifestyle features. Experienced in writing for the web, blogging and social media curation; also known for assiduous copy and line editing in AP and Chicago styles. Regularly perform ongoing senior/managing editor roles on behalf of clients, executing all editorial functions from planning, scheduling, brainstorming and assigning stories through editing, proofreading and publication.


20 Years
Copy Editor
20 Years
20 Years


Business (general)
20 Years
20 Years
Arts & Humanities
10 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
20 Years
Association publication
20 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Electronic Retailer magazine (10+), Practice Greenhealth magazine (3-5), Minority Business Entrepreneur magazine (10+), Club Management magazine (3-5), Pennsylvania Physician magazine (10+), Integration Quartery (IQ) magazine (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Walgreens (10+), Oracle (3-5), Microsoft Partners (10+)

Other Work History

Major staff positions: Crain Communications, 1999-2011. Editor. Directed editorial for American Drycleaner, an 80-year-old, monthly trade magazine. Planned and budgeted issues; assigned and edited stories; developed sources and freelance writers; proofread galleys and final pages; reported and wrote news and feature stories; covered industry events. Directed redesign to improve the magazine’s focus, tone and appearance. Developed magazine’s e-mail newsletters and website, and directed their content strategy once established. // Marketing News, 1996-97. Managing Editor. Worked with staff to plan issues; assigned and edited stories, developed pool of freelancers; proofread galleys and final pages; wrote stories; performed additional administrative tasks. Generated ideas for news, features, case studies, special reports and profiles; developed sources; reported and wrote stories; covered industry events.

Foreign Language Skills




Computer Skills

Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop; Drupal CMS; Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Quark XPress; WordPress; photography.


Harry Kimmel, Editor, Fabricare Magazine | hkimmel@dlionline.org | 800-638-2627 // Kelly Winkler, Editor, Galerie Magazine | kwinkler@galeriemagazine.com | 717-781-0838 // Brett Carr, Digital Media Specialist, Shaw Media | brettdcarr@gmail.com | 815-370-6651