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Jim covers the Akron Aeros & Cleveland Indians at Indians Baseball Insider, is a baseball columnist for the Daily Kent Stater, a reporter for Portage Trail Central, and is currently a grad student at Kent State University. His resume is below:

James J. Piascik 

975A Hemlock Hills Dr.,

Akron, OH 44313

(330) 564-7838

jpiasci1@kent.edu

http://www.jimpiascik.wordpress.com

 

Education:     Kent State University, Kent, OH

B.S. of History, Honors College Scholar, 3.88 GPA

Graduated Summa Cum Laude: May 2012

Kent State University, Kent, OH

M.A. of Reporting/Editing (Convergence), School of Journalism & Mass Comm.

Scheduled to graduate: May 2014

Employment

Indians Baseball Insider, IndiansBaseballInsider.com

January 2012 to Present (7-12 Articles per Month)

Supervisor: Tony Lastoria (tlastoria@gmail.com)

  • Associate Editor, Akron Aeros & Site Columnist
  • Responsible for Akron Aeros notebooks and player features
  • Edits game recaps & writes the site’s weekly roundup piece
  • Writes extensively about Cleveland Indians                       

 

Daily Kent Stater, kentwired.com

October 2012 to Present (7 Articles per Month)

Supervisor: Grant Engle (engle@wksu.org)

  • Baseball Columnist
  • Covers the Cleveland Indians mainly
  • Also writes about big baseball news stories and covered the World Series

 

Portage Trail Central, PortageTrailCentral.com

September 2012 to Present (3-4 Articles per Month)

Supervisor: Justin Rockhold (440) 821-0265

  • Reporter
  • Covers high school football games in the Portage Trail Conference
  • Also writes previews and feature stories

 

Bleacher Report, bleacherreport.com

December 2010 to March 2012 (5-6 Articles per Month)

Supervisor: Stephen Meyer (stephen@bleacherreport.com)

  • Cleveland Indians Featured Columnist
  • Lead coverage of the Indians for the site
  • Recognized with numerous site medals

Akron Aeros/Baseball Info Solutions, Akron, OH

May 2010 to Present (9-18 Hours per Week, in season)

Supervisor: John Vrecsics (610) 261-4316

  • Game Scorer
  • Keeps score for Aeros games and loaded data into a computer.
  • Received bonus for good work two years in a row.
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