Linda L. Rathke
2752 Birchwood Way SW
Marietta, GA 30060
CNN.com, Atlanta, Ga.
Coordinating producer March 2008 — present
Program the main page and coordinate coverage with wires, TV, video, CNN-affiliates and international bureaus. Work as shift supervisor, responsible for quality of overall site and assurance of timely, balanced report.
Assignment producer July 30, 2007 — March 2008
Duties included coordinating newsgathering with wires.CNN, CNN.com International and sections editors. Prioritized stories with coordinating producer; assigned writers, associate editors, copy editors. Sought and incorporated visual news.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Ga.
Senior Online Editor for ajc.com/accessatlanta.com Dec. 2005 — July 2007
Duties included producing stories for the Web: project management; identifying visual presentations; and coordination with photo, features and online editors.
Photo Editor Aug. 2002 – Dec. 2005
Duties included conceptualization and coordination of photo assignments for three departments (national, business, features) over three years.
Daily Metro Editor May 2001 – Aug. 2002
Responsible for presentation and content of Metro section. Supervised reporters.
A1 News Editor Aug. 1997 – May 2001
Duties included editing and design of front page, and supervising night staff.
The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vt
News Editor July 1996 – Aug. 1997
Managed eight-member copy desk; conducted weekly design critiques.
The Valley News Dispatch, Pittsburgh, Pa 1993 – 1996
Dayside Copy Desk Supervisor
Managed 15-member copy desk for the Gannett newspaper.
Belleville News Democrat, Northern Va. Daily, Delaware State News 1986 – 1993
Copy editor, assistant city editor, copy desk chief
Early career included positions at smaller newspapers, working in editing roles
B.A. In English | Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1986
Certificates | Atlanta College of Art; Showcase School of Photography, 2002—04
Available upon request