Sunday, October 01, 2006

I Got a Haircut... Looking for a Job

Wanted: One opportunity that will let me use my imagination and creativity to pursue a society that is not bullied by the government. An opportunity to promote a global community of honest leadership and involved citizens. I want a job that encourages unconventional thoughts and will encourage coloring outside the lines. The money is not as important as the personal satisfaction I will get by knowing I'm helping to make America and the World a better place to exist.

And if you don't have a job for me, financial contributions to the cause are encouraged and appreciated. My resume follows:

910 A WEST 7TH STREET – Columbia, TN 38401
PHONE: (931) 540-0211 email:

Ron R. DeYoung

Utilize some or all mediums of technology currently available to the mass media to exercise my uniquely diverse experience and natural talents to promote integrity, while communicating local, national and world events to the public.

Summary of experience
§ 25 years communicating information, ideas & messages to public & private audiences; verbally, in writing and by utilizing electronic and print media
§ 15 years broadcasting experience; including on-air, writing, production, and directing in both radio and television venues
§ 8 years managing co-workers
§ 8 years operating own businesses: advertising agency and painting contractor
§ 7 years print, broadcast and internet journalism
§ 3 years on-line distance learning
§ 1 year design, editing and promotion of regionally targeted internet news web site

Specific Experience

August 2005 to Present Editor/PR
Launched the world’s smallest news organization; an internet based newspaper reporting on local and regional issues. Provide public with in-depth, often controversial reporting on local business and government issues. Developed and maintain relationship with public officials, other media and sources. Research, investigate, write and publish news and commentary that adheres to ethical and journalistic standards. Monitor reader comment board to ensure comments are not libelous and writers maintain decorum. Developed spin off cable television program to compliment web site. Promote to continue increase of readership; consistent growth to approximately 13,500 unique hits (July 2006) per month.

January 2002 to August 2005 Self Employed Student/Painting Contractor
Operated a residential painting business while pursuing undergraduate credentials. Managed all aspects of the business; personnel, promotions, placing bids. Maintained professional working relationships with general contractors, home owners and material suppliers. Ensured all work was completed in a professional, timely manner adhering to a variety of builder and owner specifications.

January 2000 to November 2001 NLL, Inc. Fiber Optic Cable Const.
Data Collector, Crew Supervisor, Foreman, Global Positioning System Technician. Ultimately responsible for detailed documentation of exact location of multi state
Fiber optic network installed throughout the United States.

February 1995 to September 1999 Advertising with Results, Inc. Owner
Created and operated small market advertising agency. Managed $150,000+ annual client advertising budgets. Created and coordinated promotional efforts of clients. Wrote and directed all production projects. Designed and printed electronic campaigns and advised clients on marketing strategies tooled specifically for their business. Liaison between clients and all media. Hosted benefit auctions for non-profit fundraisers.

February 1994 to January 1995 United Consumer’s Club Public Relations Mgr.
Performed PR duties of contacting and educating select families of benefits associated with membership in wholesale buying club. Assisted with enrollment process and introduced them to purchasing methods. Provided after sale follow-up and support.

1986 to 1993 Radio Announcer, Newscaster, Television Copywriter, Producer
Various positions requiring instinct, integrity and creativity. Duties included: hosting live radio broadcasts, gathering news from a variety of sources, writing and editing copy, conducting interviews, prioritizing and presenting news stories, electronic field production, writing and producing advertising for radio and television. Consistently developed a positive, constructive relationship between my employer, the public and myself.

May 1981 to May 1986 U.S. Navy Broadcast Journalist
Conducted interviews, wrote articles and assisted in publishing weekly newsletter on board USS Constellation (CV-64) deployed to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. Operated ship board radio and television stations. While Stationed in the Republic of the Philippines, hosted live radio programs and shot and edited video for daily newscasts airing on The Armed Forces Radio and Television Service – Far East Network. Learned the importance of the extraordinary communication practices required to bridge many cultural and social differences. Developed the diplomacy and tact required to peacefully co-exist with citizens of host foreign nations.


May 2002 to May 2006 Montana State University Billings, Montana
Bachelor of Science in Public Relations: emphasis on Communication Law, Communication Theory, Communication Technology, Intercultural Communication, Media and Society, Advanced Video Production, Performance for the Camera, Organizational Communication and Media and PR Ethics. Dean's List and Honor Roll achieved. Contributed to bi-monthly campus newspaper

1984 to 1985 Defense Information School Ft. Ben. Harrison, Ind
Studied Journalism, Broadcasting, and Public Affairs while serving in the U.S. Navy. Class President. Certification received

Achievements - Published Many articles as Featured Contributing Author at American - 2004 Honor Roll; Dean’s List – 1989 Montana Television Copywriter of the Year - 1985 Broadcasting Class President

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