Doug Fairall – Get To Know Me

I’m a freelance writer based in South Florida who covers the ever-expanding craft beer scene in Broward and Palm Beach counties. I’ve written for monthly magazines as well as weeklies, but currently focus on the day-to-day coverage that online multimedia journalists thrive in.

I run the beer and homebrew oriented site TheBeerTaster.

From up-and-coming entertainment spots to multi-course dinners at five star restaurants, from interviews with professional brewers and home brewers alike, I keep on top of this fun and exciting scene in South Florida.

If you’re a local, regional, or national publication seeking well written, well researched items from someone with a strong professional background in both breaking news and craft beer, send me an email to doug.fairall at gmail.com

In addition, I work heavily in web content management, from major national publications to international businesses, across a wide variety of content management systems: Drupal, WordPress, Adobe Experience Manager, and anything in between.

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My Professional Experience

 

Writer / Contributor

New Times Broward-Palm Beach

April 2013 – Present

Freelance write about the local craft beer scene. Brewers, local styles and the home brewing scene. Consistent contributor, 3-5 times per week.

 

Contributions

@ The Atlantic Current

September-October 2015, Issue 18

— May-June 2015, Issue 16

@ PureHoney Magazine

— March 2014 issue

@ Lighthouse Point Magazine

— August 2014 issue

 


Other Work

 

Web Producer

@ Citrix

July 2014 – February 2015

Professional contractor working with the Web Marketing team at Citrix Systems, Inc. to manage and maintain their web properties. Citrix Certified Sales Professional. Projects include producing CitrixSummit.com, for the annual Citrix partner conference, CitrixSynergy.com, migrating localized global content such as Chinese and Japanese press releases and customer stories, redesigning product landing pages, working with business owners and strategists to facilitate SEO, copy, and responsive design changes.

 

Senior Web Producer  – RadarOnline.com

@ American Media Inc.

April 2011 – May 2014 (3 years 1 month)

I was the lead producer for RadarOnline.com, a celebrity and pop culture oriented entertainment web property. In those six years, I brought technical expertise, HTML and CSS debugging, copy editing, and video editing
skills to this website that brings in 11.3 million unique visitors a month and 114 million page views. In addition, I worked as UX lead for the EnquirerPlus iPad magazine. Worked closely with developers to build out new content in Drupal, as well as bug tested migration of site content to WordPress.

 

Editor-in-Chief

PopGamer

July 2011 – February 2013 (1 year 8 months)

Founder and writer for PopGamer. At PopGamer, we cover the overlapping fields of celebrity popular culture and video games. Original interviews and opinion pieces are supplemented by industry-driven news and analysis of the Hollywoodization of the video game industry.

 

Web Producer – RadarOnline.com

@ American Media Inc.

October 2008 – April 2011 (2 years 7 months)

I maintained the Radar website and saw it grow from tens of thousands of page views into the millions; Provided technical guidance to the editorial team; Created workflow practices and training, including a MediaWiki knowledgebase; Solved site conundrums and acted as a support manager between the editorial teams and the web developers.

 

Associate Researcher

@ Star Magazine

June 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 5 months)

Database research with LexisNexus; copywriting; court and public record research; provided technical assistance to reporters and editors

 

Video Editor

@ CustomPlay

August 2005 – June 2007 (1 year 11 months)

Created edit points for the custom presentation of video content over a consumer video playback device. Helped to create the presentation standards.

 

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