Joshua Stecker

Los Angeles, CA USA

Professional Experience

A hungry and vivacious young editor, writer/journalist with extensive experience in pop culture, media, video games, music and the Los Angeles and New York City markets. I've covered stories ranging from interviewing Live Planet co-founder Sean Bailey to writing about a Southern CA beer brewing company to reviewing the latest Sony Playstation2 video games for regional and national publications. I currently work for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach as their Manager of Magazine Publications where I launched three successful regional magazines (San Pedro Magazine, Downey Magazine & Coastal Scene Magazine). As editor-in-chief of each publication, my job consists of choosing, assigning and writing feature stories focused on the people, places, and events from each magazine's region across Southern CA. I manage a stable of freelance writers and photographers, but am always looking for freelance work for myself to keep things interesting.


Account manager
6 Years
4 Years
6 Years


6 Years
6 Years
6 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

6 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

San Pedro Magazine (10+), Downey Magazine (10+), BFG Communications - (3-5), PSM Magazine (3-5), Script Magazine (3-5), Coastal Scene Magazine (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Intellivision Productions (10+), Lava World International (3-5), Classic Gaming Expo (3-5), Crave Entertainment (3-5)

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, some web design experience

Foreign Language Skills

Pig Latin, basic Spanish


Screen Actors Guild

Computer Skills

MS Word, Excel, Windows XP, Mac OS X, CSS, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Aperture, Quark , InDesign


15-in. MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo , 24-in. iMac with Intel Core 2 Duo, 80GB iPod with voice recorder, Canon Rebel XT EOS digital camera, Sony audio recorder, 8GB iPhone cell phone w/camera and email capability.


Upon Request


2006 Community Service Award from the ARC of Southeast Los Angeles; 2003 "On the Spot" Critical Review Award by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges


Feature Articles

Profile on writer/director Zoe Cassavetes as she premieres her film "Broken English." - Script Magazine, July/August 2007
Feature story on production company Live Planet, co-founded by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Sean Bailey. - Script Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007