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<ul><li><p>STEVEN PIRAN IW R I T E R &amp; J O U R N A L I S T</p><p>PHONE: 516 - 509 - 2881 // EMAIL: ST.PIRANI@GMAIL.COM // GREATER NEW YORK AREA //</p><p>EXPERIENCE</p><p>AWARDS &amp; HONORS</p><p>SPECIALTIES &amp; SKILLS</p><p>With The Ithacan at Ithaca College: </p><p>Life &amp; Culture EditorAdvancing from the position of assistant editor, my responsibilities include managing all feature aspects of The Ithacans Life &amp; Culture (formerly Accent) section. Duties include managing a staff of over 60 writers, identifying and assigning stories on a weekly basis and communicating with other sections and managerial staff to ensure the section successfully meets its deadline.</p><p>Assistant Life &amp; Culture Editor (Winter 2013 to Present)Currently oversee the assignment, page-creation and publishing of all non-feature aspects of The Ithacans Life &amp; Culture (formerly Accent) section, including movie, music, art and theater reviews. The position has honed my skills in team-building, cooperation, time management and person-to-person communication, especially in a newsroom setting.</p><p>Staff Writer (Fall 2012 to Winter 2013)Review and longer-form feature writing on the award-winning weekly newspaper. My experiences in this position sharpened both my speaking and communication skills, as well as laying a stable foundation for my positions as an editor. Though promoted, I am still an active writer and have published over 30 pieces during my time with the publication.</p><p>With The Departmental Disciplinary Committee, First Judicial Department:</p><p>Legal intern (June Aug. 2013)Responsible with reading and summarization of claims sent to the offices appellate division. This position demanded careful reading of lengthy case reports, along with learning a legal lexicon which I had not been familiar with before. During my time, I independently produced objective abstracts of each case I was assigned to, all while maintaining a timely work-flow.</p><p>Ithaca College:Rod Serling Communications Scholarship (Aug. 2012)Four-year scholarship awarded to students enrolled in the Roy H. Park School of Communications who demonstrate outstanding writing ability.</p><p>The Ithacan:Most Valuable Writer, Life &amp; Culture (formerly Accent) (April 2013)Title given to a writer on each section who demonstrates outstanding work ethic and commitment to the newspaper. </p><p>From the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Certificate of Merit, General Feature Story (Sept. 2013)Awarded for my piece, Local Indulgence: Guests explore origins of food and wine on new tour, published in the April 4, 2013 issue of The Ithacan.</p><p> Im a versatile and quick-witted thinker with particular ability in feature writing, feature editing and person-to-person communi-cation. A well-versed interviewer and communicator, I find the most joy in forming long-lasting professional relationships. As an worker, I bring many skills which prove invaluable in the newsroom, including:</p><p> An understanding of AP style. Familiarity with the news process. Experience as a staff manager. Experience as a content editor. History of working on tight deadlines. A working knowledge of the Spanish language.</p></li></ul>