Robert Phillips

Stratford, CT USA
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Professional Experience

A versatile, well-published and often-quoted journalist with a background in sports and business (beverages, grocery and CPGs, specifically), I have been involved with magazine publishing for 25 years in both consumer and B2B segments, including a 10-year run with VNU Business Media. I am actively seeking freelance writing, editing and consulting work, and would also consider a challenging, stimulating full-time post. Staff stints include Newsweek, Inside Sports, On Cable and Scholastic. Currently serving as Managing Editor for Sporting Goods Dealer (on contract) and involved in the launch of a new online sports service, Inside Connecticut Sports (www.insidectsports.com).

Expertise

Copy Editor
25 Years
Editor
25 Years
Writer
30 Years

Specialty

Sports & Recreation
30 Years
Consumer Products
10 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years

Industries


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
15 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
15 Years
Newsletter - Trade
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

28 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Inside Connecticut Sports (10+), VNU Business Media (10+), ESPN.com (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Scholastic Inc. (10+), Consumer Insights (10+), SportsOneSource (10+)

Other Work History

I have been involved with magazine publishing for 25 years in both consumer and B2B segments, including a 10-year stint with VNU Business Media. I am actively seeking freelance writing, editing and consulting work, and would consider a staff job in the right situation. Staff stints include Newsweek, Inside Sports, On Cable and Scholastic, Inc. I also have much experience in sports journalism, with an emphasis on marketing, media and business. My sports experience spans four years at Newsweek (and Inside Sports), five at Scholastic, and several years as an editorial consultant. My portfolio contains hundreds of bylined articles in national magazines. Clips and references are readily available.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Windows XP, basic HTML, PowerPoint, Quark Express

References

Provided upon request.

Work Samples

B2B Samples

(VNU Business Media/Progresssive Grocer 5/15/2006)
Category feature on probiotic yogurt.
(CSP Information Group 6/1/2005)
Premiere issue of Dollar Retail News - the first B2B magazine dealing exclusively with the Dollar Store channel of trade.

Sports

(Sporting Goods Dealer 3/15/2006)
Superstar athlete, Olympic heroine, corporate spokesperson, pro softball pioneer and Sports Illustrated swimsuit beauty, Jennie Finch fastpitch softball's reigning queen and role model for an entire generation of young female athletes.
(ESPN.com 4/5/2005)
An unknown kid from Boston lifts the wounded spirit and massages the soul of the entire nation at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
(7/21/2017)
Covers all sports in Connecticut, and Connecticut sports only.
(ESPN.com 4/5/2005)
Elegant, graceful, and skillful, Michelle Kwan, one of the greatest athletes in figure skating history, has never been able to capture that elusive gold ring.