MacKenzie Ryan

Salt Lake City, UT USA

Professional Experience

Combined eight years writing and editing for online and print editorial publications, private businesses, and the public sector. Specializes in blogging and service journalism with experience in multimedia reporting, data-based research, and social media strategy.


Content Editor (online)
8 Years
8 Years
8 Years


8 Years
8 Years
Other, Specify
6 Years


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

Total Media Industry Experience

8 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bureau of Land Management (1-2), Swift Communications (6-10), Active Interest Media (10+), Big Earth Publishing (10+), Teton Gravity Research (10+), Denver Post (1-2), Ithaca Times (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Apex Climbing School (1-2), RSR Sports Management (1-2), Church and State Optics (6-10), Remax Realty (10+), East West Resorts (10+)

Other Work History

Field Correspondent, Backpacker magazine (November 2008-current) Blogger/Freelancer Writer, Women's Adventure Magazine (January 2009-current) Reporter, Finger Lakes Media and Finger Lakes Community Newspapers (November 2006-June 2008)

Technical Skills

Final Cut, Photoshop, CMS platforms, InDesign, Quark

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish


Freelancers Union

Computer Skills

Word, Excel


Laptop, Canon 4D, Final Cut, Audio Recorder


Available upon request.


American Society of Travel Writers



I contributed a series of blogs for Church and State Optics, part of a greater content marketing focus for the company during and after it launched its summer line.
Part of Backpacker Magazine's National Park Series, this Adventure Guide is a complete service package for anyone looking to explore Canyonlands National Park. I took several trips into the field to grab GPS data, photographs and report on various destinations within the park.
This travel feature details three classic backcountry ski destinations in Colorado: Loveland, Berthoud, and Vail Passes.
I regularly contribute to, which covers skiing and snowboarding news, industry trends, athlete profiles and features. This article was part of a three-part series that highlighted female pro skiers and snowboarders who went to great lengths to save money while traveling.