MANAGER/EDITOR/DESIGNER

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

314.650.1219 CHRIS.BISTLINE@GMAIL.COM

QUALIFICATIONS

• Fourteen years of management experience leading newspaper, magazine design and photography teams

• More than 20 years of experience designing, editing and writing for magazines and newspapers in the US and Africa

• Manage portfolio of 15 residential rental properties in Nashville area

• Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Computer Science from Indiana University

• Exceptional computer skills in a wide variety of design and editing programs for print and Web media

 

EMPLOYMENT

Gannett Nashville Design Studio

Nashville, Tenn. | May 2011 – present

 

 

 

 

Ensley LLC/Delmas LLC Properties

Nashville, Tenn. | June 2013 – present

 

 

 

 

Inktank Communications

Cairo, Egypt | Dec. 14, 2010 – Jan. 28, 2011

 

 

 

Tide Media

Johannesburg, South Africa | Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2010

 

 

 

 

IBA Media

Cairo, Egypt | Nov. 2001 - Aug. 2004

 

 

 

Bucks County Courier Times

Levittown, Pa. | Nov. 1999 - June 2001

 

Sun-Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | May 1997- Sept. 1999

Sports Team Leader, manage 20+ designers and editors responsible for nightly production of 16 sports sections, MLB/NBA/NHL pages and national agate package used by all Gannett newspapers.

Senior Designer, responsible for design of news, sports and Sunday sections for two Florida newspapers.

 

Co-owner, director, manage portfolio of 15 residential rental property units made up of traditional long-term rentals and short-term vacation rentals. Screen tenants, perform minor maintenance, hire contractors for major repairs, manage finances, communicate with short-term guests.

 

Creative Director, managed design team and oversaw creative direction of a financial communications agency whose clients included some of the country’s largest banks, investment firms and property developers.

 

Art Director, managed design and production of three leading technology magazines: New Age Gaming, SA Computer Magazine

and Custom PC South Africa as well as several regular supplements. Wrote video game and consumer electronics reviews. Copy edited magazines. Traveled internationally to cover video game launches.

 

Assistant Editor/Design Coordinator, Business Today Egypt, directed presentation of Egypt’s leading English-language business magazine. Lead designer for Egypt Today, Egypt’s best-selling and oldest English-language general-interest magazine.

 

Designer, responsible for presentation of sports, money and news covers. Managed pagination staff at night.

 

Sports Designer/Copy Editor, versatile member of award-winning sports department

COMPUTER SKILLS

EDUCATION

Print design/editing

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

QuarkXPress

CCI NewsGate/LayoutChamp

Microsoft Office

Windows and Mac

Web design

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Muse

HTML

 

Programming languages

Javascript

Visual Basic

Indiana University | Graduated May 1997

Journalism major, Computer Science minor

 

Microsoft Certified Professional | Nov. 1999

Designing and Implementing Web Sites

REFERENCES

Available upon request

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