Stephen P. Daly
251 Totman Road,Lowell, MA 01854 978.204.4723 steve-dal[email protected]cast.net
Accomplished and energetic writer and marketing/communications professional with a substantial history of exceptional results. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization skills who thrives under deadline pressure. Develops engaging, compelling, and informative content across a wide range of print and electronic formats, including newsletters, brochures, programming materials, blogs and websites. Extensive industry experience and an inclination to embrace emerging technologies has provided a distinct advantage in mastering the ever-evolving world of 21st-century communications.
· Print/Digital Storytelling
· Editing and Design
· Web & Print Content Development
· Publication Management
· Marketing Strategies & Campaigns
· Internal/External Communications
· Social Media
· Media/Public Relations
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA
Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Office of Alumni Relations, 1/2008 to 2/2017
Contributing Writer, Northeastern University Magazine, NUView blog, 6/2014 to 2/2017
l Wrote, edited, and/or reviewed all Office of Alumni Relations print, electronic, web and oral communications.
l Mentored and provided guidance to colleagues in developing editorial and marketing content, ensuring adherence to university style and branding guidelines as well as Associated Press style.
l Coordinated production of a 10-page Alumni Relations section in the award-winning Northeastern University Magazine, including generating copy, acquiring and editing event photos, and compiling Class Notes.
l Researched, interviewed and wrote profile stories for magazine and university blog featuring transformative members of 240,000-member global alumni community, as well as university, campus and student leaders.
l Generated all content for and designed monthly 85,000-circulation monthly alumni
e-newsletter, which included university news, alumni profiles, and recaps of past events.
l Compiled monthly internal newsletter for distribution within University Advancement division.
l Played pivotal role in launch of Alumni Relations' social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, steadily increasing their growth and engagement opportunities.
l Developed speaking points, speech content, PowerPoint presentations, letters/correspondence and other critical communications for members of the university’s senior leadership team.
l Collaborated with university and community partners to develop and promote a diverse selection of cross-campus, domestic and global initiatives.
l Authored up to 12 appeal letters and accompanying emails each fiscal year for The Northeastern Fund.
l Engaged prospects and donors through direct-mail solicitations, articulating student and alumni success stories and generating philanthropic passion.
THE TELEGRAPH, Nashua, NH
Assistant Sports Editor, 5/1994 to 1/2008
Sports Journalist/Copy Editor, 2/1989 to 5/1994
l Assisted sports editor in management of six-person staff and large group of freelancers.
l Edited/wrote copy and designed pages for sports section frequently honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as one of the top 10 in the country for its daily and Sunday sections.
l Assigned stories and worked with reporters, writers and copy editors to craft compelling content for publication across multiple platforms.
l Generated article topics, created weekly publishing schedules and assisted in creating a long-term content development plan.
l Cultivated local, regional and national contacts in sports, business and media.
THE PORTSMOUTH HERALD, Portsmouth, NH
Sports Journalist/Copy Editor, 6/1988 to 2/1989
l Covered local sports events, wrote/edited stories, took photographs and designed sports section.
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA
Master of Arts in Journalism, Media Innovation Concentration
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Haverhill, MA
Associates Degree, Journalism/Television and Radio Broadcasting
Books: Dem Little Bums: The Nashua Dodgers (2002, Plaidswede Publishing, Concord, NH)
Granite State Boys of Summer: New Hampshire’s Major Leaguers (Expected publication: 2017)
Organizations and Affiliations
President, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 19, Lowell, MA
Member, Board of Directors, Lowell Historical Society
Member, Irish Cultural Committee, Lowell, MA
Member, Society of American Baseball Research
Committee Member, St. Patrick Cemetery Grave Marker Project, Lowell, MA
Member, International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Board No. 95
Volunteer, Special Olympics
Former Chair and Member, Board of Trustees, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA