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Adam Maxwell Townsend’s Resume, San Clemente, CA Nov. 2013-Present

Content producer

Optimize, edit and update the thousands of medical articles posted on WebMD-owned properties like MedicineNet and eMedicineHealth, Orange County, CA Oct. 2010 – Aug. 2013

Local Editor, Field Editor

Managed San Clemente website launch, city beat reporting, editing, freelancer and intern hiring and management, copy editing, photos, photo editing, SEO, web marketing, community outreach, organizing charity events, crime and courts, county government, video production and editing, voiceovers, web traffic monitoring, University of California Irvine lectures

The Orange County Register, Irvine CA Sept. 2006 – Oct. 2010

City Reporter, Blog Administrator, Illustrator (paywall), (now-defunct Register property)

Anaheim reporter, Placentia reporter, Disney Reporter, general assignment, copy editing, Web editing, photos, photo editing, infographics, illustration, SEO, Web marketing, web traffic monitoring, social media, manage and train interns

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, Wheeling, WV June 2005 – Sept. 2006

Business Writer, Bureau Chief

Covered heavy industry and business in the Ohio Valley for print and the web, general assignment, photos, infographics, staffed the Steubenville Bureau

The Times Leader, Martins Ferry, OH Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2004

General Assignment Reporter

Wrote articles about government, education, crime, courts, features, humor columns, tabs, photos

The Athens NEWS, Athens, OH Sept. 2002 – May 2005

Campus Reporter

Enterprise work on crime, government and other topics; humor columns


  • Speaks Spanish
  • Courtroom illustration, digital illustration, portraiture, caricature, cartoons and other design work; Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Pixlr, Illustrator, WordPress, page layout programs, online content management systems, iMovie, Microsoft Expression, HTML, SEO, Omniture
  • Frequent expert interviewee on KPBS San Diego radio and television
  • Comfortable reporting on intensely technical subjects, such as nuclear energy, oceanography, materials science, medical research and manufacturing
  • 2005; 2006 Reporting Awards – W. Va. Press Association


Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism – Athens, OH

Fields of Study: magazine journalism, art, Spanish

Graduated: March 2005

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