Hugh Hart Online
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Freelance writer

Managing Editor, |July, 1999 - July, 2000

Online Editorial Director, Tribune Media Services | March, 1997 - June, 1999
Launched TVQuest, a website and partner of America Online. Supervised creative staff and team of 12 free-lancers. Built traffic from ground zero to nearly a million hits a day in eight months. Created editorial features and special sections including an "e-card" holiday promotion with Starlight Foundation, which was covered by CNN and other major news outlets. Conceived and wrote TVGenius, a weekly round-up of humor, trivia and news.

Created initial editorial template for MovieQuest, a movie listings service with enhanced editorial content, serving as de facto producer during early stages of project. The site now has 152 newspaper affiliates and a 300,000 plus subscriber base.

Re-designed television area for AOL content partner Digital Cities. Created new features, supervised art direction and assembled a team of freelance contributors. New sections, including "Crank," "Eye on Sci Fi" and "Sink or Swim," resulted in 2,100 percent increase in usage of TV Navigator over three month period.

Special Sections Editor, Chicago Tribune | April 1996 - March 1997
Managed all facets of Tribune's real estate special section published 12 times a year. Assigned and edited stories produced by Tribune staffers and freelancers, wrote captions and headlines, handled page layout and supervised pagination under tight deadlines.

Columnist, Chicago Tribune | Dec. 1992 - Jan. 1997
Contributed two weekly columns for the nation's fifth largest newspaper: Hanging Out covered the city's nightlife. Northwest Scene reported on theater, music and comedy events.

FINALIST: 2013 Mirror Awards | Best Digital Media Article
2011 MIN Finalist, Best of the Web, Overall Excellence
2011 ASME Finalist, General Excellence, Digital
1996 University of Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards Finalist

University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts in English. graduated "With Distinction"

Writing, copy-editing, proof-reading, HTML editing, Adobe Photoshop, video editing, viral marketing

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