Resume

Beau Dure, Vienna, VA
Email: duresport(AT)gmail
www.duresport.com
Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/beaudure


WORK HISTORY

Freelance writer/editor
April 2010-present

Reporter/Online Editor, USA TODAY
Nov. 2000-March 2010

  • Wrote soccer, Olympic sports and mixed martial arts stories for the newspaper and Web site.
  • Managed the site’s coverage in soccer, Olympic sports, hockey, golf, boxing, MMA, high school sports, horse racing and other sports at various times.
  • Pioneered USA TODAY’s blog efforts and was a lead blogger on Sports Scope and Soccer Sweep as well as a contributor to MMA Fighting Stances and Game On.
  • Managed long-term site improvement projects such as automated statistics, working with vendors and wire services.
  • Developed online coverage plans for events including the 2010 Olympics, 2004 Olympics, 2003 Women’s World Cup, 2002 World Cup and 2002 Olympics.
  • Planned and researched graphics and other multimedia features.

Interactive Content Developer, USA TODAY
Nov. 1999-Nov. 2000:
Helped to develop the site’s chat features and message boards. Wrote soccer columns.

Assistant News Editor, Knight Ridder Tribune (Washington, DC)
Oct. 1998-Nov. 1999: Selected and edited stories for use by wire service clients. Supervised news desk on Saturdays and holidays. Designed and edited syndicated print pages. Wrote a weekly soccer column.

Online Sports Editor/Coordinating Producer, News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
Nov. 1996-Aug. 1998: Created and produced content for the Web site of the News & Record.

Copy Editor/Page Designer, News & Record
Oct. 1994- Nov. 1996: Also assisted management in scheduling copy desk and supervising editorial assistants.

Copy Editor/Page Designer, Morning Star (Wilmington, NC)
Aug. 1991- Oct. 1994: Also filled in where needed for sports editor and assistant city editor. Wrote sports columns and game stories.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Duke University. May 2000. Final project examined changing role of news in information age.

Bachelor of Arts, Duke University. May 1991. Majors: Philosophy, Music. Also was managing editor, magazine editor, reporter and columnist for The Chronicle.

ORGANIZATIONS

Soccer, MMA, Olympic sports and potpourri