Robert A. Bahr
4524 W. 74th Place
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Freelance Writer, KC 7/20 – present
Writing for magazines and websites. Writing books independently and for clients.
Arts Editor and Writer, NYC 9/09 – 7/20
Planning and supervising magazine issues, writing feature stories, editing submissions for national magazines.
Managing Editor, American Artist, NYC 1/05 – 9/09
Overseeing the staff and production of the monthly art-instruction magazine, American Artist, as well as three quarterlies: Watercolor, Drawing, and Workshop magazines. Overseeing the website for the four publications. Acting as project editor for Drawing: assigning stories, editing all stories, writing feature articles and departments, acquiring all images, planning and implementing editorial budget, ensuring the timely production of the magazine. Writing and editing articles for other three publications as necessary.
Associate Editor, American Artist, NYC 1/03 – 1/05
Acquiring, editing, and copyediting feature articles and departments for American Artist magazine, a subscriber-based art-process magazine published since 1937. Launched Drawing magazine, a quarterly devoted to works on paper. The first four issues sold out in national bookstores. Managing and maintaining websites for American Artist, Drawing, and Watercolor magazines. Writing feature articles and departments. Runner-up for 2003 President’s Award for Innovation and Creativity in my 1,000-employee workplace.
Freelancer, NYC 5/00 – 1/03
Serving clients as writer, editor, content manager, consultant, and HTML coder. Clients included American Heritage magazine and VNU Inc.
Web Editor, Miller Freeman, Inc., NYC 8/98 – 5/00
Daily management of the news sites for Miller Freeman Jewelry Group, including editing, programming, and uploading content to www.national-jeweler.com, the group’s flagship site. Designing, writing, and hard-coding special sections for news events. Developing marketing ideas. Responsible for overall vision and growth of sites.
Associate Editor, National Jeweler, NYC 3/98 – 7/99
A full-time position writing for the watch section for this twice-monthly, award-winning jewelry trade publication. Also regularly contributing news, features, and cover stories. Proofing and copyediting all text.
Freelance Writer, Self-Employed, Louisville, KY 2/90 – 3/98
Engaging in a variety of copywriting tasks ranging from newspaper articles to corporate communications. Among my major clients:
• Daily newspaper: Courier-Journal—regular contributor of reviews, feature stories and a weekly column
• Monthly magazine: Louisville magazine—regular contributor of food features, personality profiles, and cover stories
• Nationally distributed book: Co-author of Insider’s Guide to Louisville, published November 1997.
Education and Honors
Bellarmine College, Louisville, Ky. Editor-in-chief of college newspaper
B.A. in English/Mass Comm., Music minor Cum Laude graduate, 1988