Joseph DeSantis

Joseph DeSantis

Experienced Communications Professional
  • Melbourne, Fl
  • July 17, 2019

40-plus years in print and broadcast communications as writer, reporter, editor, news director and college level instructor for a variety of communications courses.

Joseph M. DeSantis

 

Melbourne, Fl.

H: 321-610-1424

C: 321-890-2378

[email protected]

 

Independent Communications Contractor:  Specializing in research, development, writing and editing of Internet content for a wide variety of businesses.  Corporate and organizational research, writing & editing of White Papers; press releases; fliers, bulletins, tri-folds; internal and external corporate communications.  Graphics design, digital photography, web site development/hosting/maintenance available through partnering company (DeSantis Digital Works, LLC-Melbourne).

 

Professional Qualifications:  Forty-plus years of professional writing for print and broadcast purposes; college level instructor for print, broadcast and public speaking courses; commercial radio station announcer and Division I College sports public address announcer.

 

Education:  M.A. Communication Studies, Edinboro University of Pa.

B.A. Speech Communications, Edinboro University of Pa.

Graduate-Defense Information School for Military Journalists (U.S. Army Veteran)

(Broadcasting & Applied Journalism Courses)

 

Professional Print Communications Experience:

* Principal researcher, writer and editor for DeSantis Media Consulting 2015-to-present.

*Managing Editor, The Franklin Times Newspaper, Franklin County NC 2001-2003.

*County Government beat writer, The Sanford Herald, Sanford, Fl 1999-2001

*County Government beat writer, The Sanford Herald, Sanford, Fl 1980-1983

*Sports Editor, The Sanford Herald, Sanford, Fl 1978-1980

*Sports Information Director, Seminole Youth Sports Association, Seminole County, Fl 1976-1978

 

Professional Broadcast Communications Experience:

*Military Broadcast Specialist-Senior Sportswriter/Announcer-American Forces Network-Europe 1974-1976

*Public Relations Director and radio play-by-play announcer for Erie Cardinals Professional Baseball-Minor League affiliate of St. Louis Cardinals, playing in the New York-Penn League 1982-1984

*Afternoon Drive announcer and Promotions Director, WXKC-FM, Erie Pa. 1984-1986

*News Director/News Anchor WRKT Cocoa, Fl 1986-1988

*News/Program Director and Morning Drive anchor, WGIR News/Talk/Sports, Manchester, NH 1988-1990

 

Communications Teaching Experience:

*Full-time instructor for a variety of broadcast news courses, Edinboro University of Pa.-1991-1993

*Adjunct Instructor for Public Relations, Public Speaking, Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Management and Advertising Courses, Academic Advising, Florida Southern College-Orlando 1993-1998.

*Adjunct Instructor, Public Speaking Courses, Seminole State College, Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State Colleges 2010-2015.

*High school journalism and English instructor, student newspaper and yearbook adviser, Louisburg High, Academic Advising, Franklin County, NC 2003-2010.

 

Additional Communications Experience:

*Committee Chair and Message Design Consultant for successful voter-approved $30-Million School Bond Referendum, Franklin County, NC 2004

*Committee Chair and Message Design Consultant for successful voter-approved $58-Million School Bond Referendum, Franklin County, NC 2008

*Media consultant for successful political campaigns for County Sheriff, County Commission candidates, Franklin County, NC 2003-2010.

*Public address sports announcer for Division I Stetson University, DeLand, Fl.  Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country 2013-2015.

 

Professional Work Portfolio:

*Professional business/corporate White Papers available for upload or by e-mail upon request.

*Sample published corporate press releases available by e-mail upon request

*Internet content and blogs available at the following links, click on “blog” for each:

  1. www.petchamp.com-click on blog upper center of home page
  2. www.prochamps.com-click on Property Registration Blog lower left of home page
  3. www.intelleo.com-click on “news” center of home page
  4. www.brevardbace.org-click on blog, upper right of home page
  5. Samples of political print and video communications upon request

 

References:

Available upon request

 

 

 

 

 

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