­­­Linda L. Rathke


2752 Birchwood Way SW

Marietta, GA 30060

H: 770-805-9627

C: 770-355-8212

E: photography@lindarathke.com


“Seeking a
position that
my skill set as a
manager, an editor
with strong news
and visual judgment,
and as a journalist
who understands
the needs of online publications.”


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