Joseph DeSantis

Joseph DeSantis

Experienced Communications Professional
  • Melbourne, Fl
  • July 18, 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. on blog upper center of home page
  2. on Property Registration Blog lower left of home page
  3. on “news” center of home page
  4. on blog, upper right of home page
  5. Samples of political print and video communications upon request



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