BARAK BLACKBURN
209 River Drive
Hadley, MA 01035
413-586-4763


Objectives: To secure a position where my talents as a writer and editor will play a vital role.
Experience: 1996-present           Aetna/ US Healthcare             Middletown, CT
Healthcare Facilitator
  • Authorize medical treatment and surgeries of insured individuals.
  • Serve as a resource for hospitals, medical facilities, patients and their families.
  • Frequently work on several accounts at once in addition to off-line projects

1994-present         Density Publishing             Binghamton, NY
Publisher and Editor
  • Publish an independent, international magazine available at major bookstores.
  • Selected as part of a 1996 exhibit titled "alt.youth.media" at the New Museum in Manhattan.
  • Positively reviewed in national publications including Details, Film Threat and The Chicago Sun Times.

1994-1996         Learning Skills, Inc.             Northampton, MA
Teacher
  • Worked with students individually and in small groups teaching reading and study skills at various colleges and prep schools including The United States Naval Academy and Wheaton College.

1993-1994         Action for Older Persons             Binghamton, NY
Publications Volunteer
  • Compiled data and research for informative articles concerning assistance and programs available for older persons in the Southern Tier.
  • Assisted in layout and production of various publications and newsletters.

1989-1994         WHRW-FM                     Binghamton, NY
On-Air Engineer
  • FCC-licensed engineer, host, researcher and main creative consultant for a very successful weekly call-in game show, as well as several music, sports and public affairs shows.

Public Affairs Director
  • Contacted local public interest groups and organized 20 weekly hours of on-air programming as well as special events and public service announcements.
Education: 1988-1993         Binghamton University           Binghamton, NY
  • B.A., English with specialization in Creative Writing.
  • Selected as recipient of George R. Dunham award for excellence in writing.
Related Skills and Interests: Have had articles and stories published in numerous independent magazines. Free-lance music reviewer for the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin. IBM and Macintosh proficient. Excellent organizational skills. Interests include pop culture, music, movies, literature, sports and role playing games.