Nicole Marie Richardson

New York City, NY USA

Professional Experience

- Experienced journalist with extensive background in news writing, editing, production, and management for magazines and interactive media - Strong problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills complemented by training and supervisory abilities - Proven leader with record of developing, planning, and executing projects efficiently - Skilled public speaker with excellent verbal communications skills


Content Editor (online)
10 Years
10 Years
10 Years


Business (general)
10 Years
3 Years
3 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
3 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+), Essence (6-10)

Technical Skills

Basecamp, Socialtext, Fatwire, Movable Type, MailMan, Adobe GoLive!, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Dreamweaver, Fireworks MX, Adobe Photoshop, K4

Foreign Language Skills

Some Italian, Some Spanish



Computer Skills

Word, Excel, OS X 10.7, Windows XP, Wordpress, Omniture, Google AdWords


Digital Camera, laptop computer, audio recorder

Work Permits & Visas



"Nicole Richardson is full of life & it shows in her work. She is well versed in all areas of journalism and can produce phenomenal Feature stories. She works ahead of the clock to get the job done. Not only is she a great writer, but she is also creative, organized, detail-oriented and consistently produces award winning cover stories. She works hard and of course efficiently, always pushing her colleagues to do go above and beyond. I would recommend her for any writing opportunity." October 10, 2007 Takita Mason, Sponsorship Sales Coordinator, Black Enterprise Magazine Nicole Marie Richardson possesses that rare combination of talent and skill. She has a tremendous gift of deep insight and the ability to think outside the proverbial box to develop new, unique and interesting ways of looking at a story. She is smart and tough, and challenges both her writers and colleagues to produce exemplary work. August 16, 2007 Sonya Donaldson, Editor at Large, Black Enterprise


2007 Silver Ozzie Award for Excellence in Magazine Design - Best Cover (March 2007 cover story) New York Association of Black Journalists (x2): First Place, Magazine General Feature, The Business of Faith (May 2006 cover story); First Place, Magazine Business/Technology, Blown Away by Katrina (November 2005 cover story) Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award (x2): Online Feature Reporting and Online Sports Reporting, April 2003


National Association of Black Journalists



I co-authored and edited this cover story after traveling with Barack Obama on his campaign trail in Iowa.


Edited article: Blacks go to medical school abroad and return to the U.S. to practice

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Catering to clients' needs has driven BMW of Sterling/MINI of Sterling to the front of the pack
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