I'm Annie Flanzraich,

and this is my manifesto.


I believe in compelling content.
I believe in engaging audiences.
I believe in over-the-top events.
I believe in community partnerships.
I believe in developing new, sustainable revenue.
I believe in questioning.
I believe in innovation.
And I believe all those ideas thrive together.
I’m an editor.
I’m a writer.
I’m an event planner.
I’m a journalist.
I’m a people connector.
I’m a nexus.
I’m a spreadsheet acolyte.
I’m a process junkee.
I’m an organizer.
I’m a teacher.
I’m a reader.
I’m an eternal student.
I’m a wanna-be wonk and fashionista.
I’m an aesthetic seeker.
I’m a big-picture thinker.
I’m a details devotee.
I believe in lists.
I believe in ideas.
Want to believe with me?

Pertinent Details

  • Location Reno, Nev.
  • Reading: The Fire Starter Sessions, Danielle LaPorte
  • Listening to: Many Beautiful Things, Sleeping At Last
  • Dreaming about: Exploring Scotland
  • Email: hello@annieflanz.com

Resume

Experience

  • Flanz Writes
    2016-Present

    Chief Everything Officer
    Editorial and strategic writing, editing, content strategy, content marketing, ghost writing, fixing, editrixing and event planning services. More details at flanzwrites.com

  • RGJ Media
    2011 - 2015

    82,000 daily • Reno, Nev.
    Creative Development Manager
    Worked collaboratively with management to design, direct, develop and deliver a comprehensive portfolio of websites and projects, community partnerships and events to support the company’s strategic and operational goals.
    Lead team of editors, designers and web strategists to produce 75 publications and online efforts to ensure more than $2 million of revenue per year
    Collaborated with company leadership to own and drive strategy for high-profile, high-growth digital marketing asset, Reno.com
    Managed project expenses and workflow to ensure that deadline and budgets are met
    Worked from a ground-up level to implement innovative revenue and content solutions
    Managed, directed and developed partnerships and sponsorships that grow RGJ Media’s reach and profitability by strengthening community relationships and increasing engagement with the company’s content, products and overall brand and mission
    Worked collaboratively with company leadership to develop, plan and execute profitable and successful community events that align with company goals and budgets

    RENO Magazine Editor
    Developed, assigned and oversaw RENO Magazine’s content strategy based on audience profile that aligns with the goals of the sales department and the company
    Engaged community via social media, doubling Facebook likes and implementing new tools
    Developed and executed new content strategy and design for RENO Magazine’s print and web platforms, resulting in uptick in readership and revenue

  • Tahoe Daily Tribune
    2009 - 2011

    10,000, 3x week • South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
    Managing Editor
    Led and developed a team of creative, collaborative journalists through several new hires and nurtured existing staff
    Edited special projects, including growing twice-yearly glossy visitors magazine to almost twice its previous size
    Reinforced publication’s reputation and voice in the community via editorials, networking and co-founded a new local young professionals group
    Updated website almost 20 times a day with local and regional content to facilitate an average of 500,000 page views per month
    Directed, coordinated and communicated with more than 20 freelance and community contributors
    Pioneered new communication system to connect multiple newsrooms and leverage resources as part of Swift Communications Innovation Team
    Awards during leadership: Best Investigative or In-Depth Series, Best Information Graphic, Best Feature Story, Best Page One Design and Best Feature Photo by the Nevada Press Association (2011) and First Place Feature Story by the California Newspaper Publishers Association (2010)

  • North Lake Tahoe Bonanza
    2007 - 2009

    6,000 weekly • Incline Village, Nev.
    News Editor
    Led and organized large projects including special sections and community forums
    Assisted in managing newsroom, including budgets, story execution and news staff
    Covered Lake Tahoe environment, county government and bi-state federal management agency
    Award recipient: Nevada Press Association 2009 Outstanding Journalist, Journalist of Merit, Community Service, Explanatory Journalism, Feature Story

Skills

  • Writing and Editing
  • SEO and SEM
  • Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Rich Media Editing
  • Event Planning
  • Photojournalism with DSLR cameras

Education and Internships

  • University of Nevada, Reno
    2003 - 2007

    Bachelor of Arts in journalism, minor in American history
    Editor in chief of university newspaper, The Nevada Sagebrush (2005-2007)
    Honors courses
    Member of Society of Professional Journalists

  • Associated Press
    2007

    Seattle Bureau

  • RGJ Media
    2006

    Reno, Nev.

  • Las Vegas Sun
    2005

    Las Vegas

  • Nevada Broadcaster’s Association
    2002 - 2003

    Las Vegas





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