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