- Consulting & coaching
- Feature writing & research
- Creative marketing and advertising copy
- Event promotion
- Media outreach & publicity
- Social media & website management
- Photography & video production
About David McNair
Producer/writer/publicist; Years employed (2014 – current) – JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging), Charlottesville, Virginia – Handle strategic marketing, publicity, marketing, writing copy, video production, website creation & management, media relations, and social media efforts for non-profit. Editor of Generations, a quarterly magazine about healthy aging. Principle writer for the Daily Progress section, Generation Us. Also serves as guest editor for the Daily Progress magazine Senior Navigator.
Contributing writer, Takepart.com; Years employed (2014 – 2017) – Takepart.com, Beverly Hills, California – Contribute global reports and feature stories for Takepart.com, a digital news & lifestyle magazine and social action platform for the conscious consumer, a division of Participant Media, the company behind Pivot Television Network and important films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman, Food, Inc., Good Night & Good Luck, Charlie Wilson’s War, Contagion, The Help, and many others.
Reporter, Editor; Years Employed (2005 – 2013) – The Hook, Charlottesville, Virginia – Report and edit for award-winning news and arts weekly. Write regular restaurant columns, feature stories, general news, and investigative reporting. Write daily news, food, and book blog posts using graphics, photos, video and other media, maintain Facebook page, supervise interns, plan issues, pretty much everything you can imagine doing in a small, fast-paced, and creative newsroom.
Web/Publications Editor; Years Employed (2001-2004) – The Rutherford Institute Charlottesville, Virginia – Oversee all web and print publications for nationally known non-profit legal organization devoted to defending civil liberties and human rights. Write articles on education, religion, politics, law, and culture. Write press releases, internal communications, web and electronic newsletter text, radio scripts, and legal histories. Update website with news & information; maintain quality and integrity of the site; work with others to create interactive elements to accompany press releases, print publications, and promotions.
Marketing/Advertising writer; Years Employed (1996-2000) – Value America Charlottesville, Virginia – Write product presentations, print catalog copy, and promotional materials for fast-growing Internet start up that was at the forefront of the development of online shopping. Update website with product information, maintain quality and integrity of the site, work with others to create interactive elements to accompany promotions and national advertising campaigns. Supervise other writers and copyeditors. Promoted to print advertising department, where I conceived, wrote, and created ads that ran in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and other major newspapers and magazines.