Tim Porter
749 Miller Ave.  |  Mill Valley CA 94941  |  (h) 415-381-9945  |  (m) 415-816-3030

Skills & Abilities

 Experienced media executive, project manager.
 Information creation and management -- corporate and editorial.
 Creative, innovative, resourceful.
 Track record of success in large organizations and start-ups.
 Leadership abilities across enterprise and team levels.
First Draft Productions
Media Services:
Journalism, Research, Consulting

Project Highlights
 Tomorrow's Workforce: Associate director, Knight Foundation-funded newspaper development program. Partners include Knight Ridder, Cox and McClatchy companies.
 Institute for Justice and Journalism: Strategic planning and analysis; funded by Ford Foundation and USC Annenberg School of Communications.
 First Draft: Blog on issues of newspaper quality, readership and relevance.
 Knight Foundation: Editor, "Global Media Development Report: The Media Missionaries."(PDF)
 American Journalism Review: Regular contributor. Recent articles here.
 Glass, Lewis & Co. : Media consulting, research, editing; financial information services.
 ChevronTexaco Corp.: Contributor, CVX magazine.

Epoch Partners

 Responsible for ground-up creation and ongoing development of editing and Web production team for start-up investment bank.
 Built online operation to distribute high-end financial analysis from team of analysts to individual and institutional investors via the Web, wireless, video and print platforms.
 Oversee information architecture and design of website, using staff developers and consultants (Scient, Circle.com, Interwoven).
 Develop content strategy and drive Business Development and Marketing issues regarding third-party content vendors, affiliations, and special events.
 Report to the CEO.
 View sample Epoch Partners site.

Hearst Corp.
San Francisco Examiner

Editor, Examiner.com

 Created newspaper's online operation; directed editorial and site development, including AOL partnership and advertising integration.
 Grew site from launch to 1M page views in a year.
 Member of Hearst Newspapers Web content and technology strategic group.

San Francisco Examiner
Asst. Managing Editor/News

 Oversaw daily operation of 200-person newsroom.
 Responsible for editorial direction and content; newsroom production; budget priorities.
 Directed recruiting, hiring and staff development for entire newsroom.

San Francisco Examiner
Metro Editor

 Directed 50-person reporting and editing staff responsible for local, regional and California news coverage.
 Directed reporting of 1989 San Francisco earthquake, 1991 Oakland Hills fire.
 Managed both expansion of staff and later downsizing.

San Francisco Examiner
Business Editor,
various editorial positions

 Broadened content; doubled staff to 20 people; redesigned section.
 Computerized Examiner survey of Top 100 Bay Area businesses.
 Oversaw creation of Real Estate section.
 Deputy Metro Editor; Assignment Editor, Copy Desk Slot, Copy Editor.

Richmond Independent

 Directed 40-person community newsroom.
 Created aggressive local newspaper product that won more local reporting awards than all competitors combined.
 Journalism major
 Photography minor
 Professional development
 San Francisco State University, 1974 - 1978.
 Stanford University Advanced Management College -- Summer 1987.

761 Miller Ave.  |  Mill Valley CA 94941  |  (h) 415-381-9945  |  (m) 415-816-3030