Work Experience 2003, July--: Senior Global Analyst, Project Syndicate, an international newspaper association. Senior member in charge of the expansion of the member-base of Project Syndicate newspapers around the world, specializing in Asian and European media Recruited contributors from the worlds of academia, government and literature to write for Project Syndicate Analyzed trends in publishing among Project Syndicate member newspapers in order to set expansion and editorial strategy Maintained advisory role on office management and mentored junior employees.2000, November—2003, July: Head of the Prague Office, Project Syndicate Managed a staff of nine people and directed hiring of new staff members In charge of coordination and execution of expansion policies of Project Syndicate Directed relocation of Prague office due to growth of the organization Supervised all financial procedures involving the Prague office Recommended new editorial ideas to Board of Directors Continued travel in Europe, trips to the U.S. and one month in Asia, including attendance of World Association of Newspapers conference (WAN) in Hong Kong, June 2001 Conceived and directed effort to procure publishing data from over 120 member papers and to provide copies of published work to contributors1999, September-November 2000: Operations Manager, Project Syndicate Participated in setting the agenda of expansion policies Managed all office finances and office operations Participated in the launching of new editorial material In charge of managing relations with over 60 member papers International travel to expand member base in Europe and South America, including attendance of WAN conference, June 20001998, June-September 1999: Deputy Operations Manager Coordinated Project Syndicate's annual conference, The Editors Forum, where editors of over fifty newspapers participated in discussions on the post-communist world with esteemed panelists such as Vaclav Havel, Sergei Kiriyenko, Timothy Garton Ash and Viktor Orban Involved in editing and distribution of Project Syndicate columns Managed local finances and oversaw daily office operations Implemented new system expansion strategy that lead to travel as a representative of Project Syndicate in Europe1997, June-November: Worked as a Production Assistant on the Dreamworks (Steven Speilberg, David Geffen and Michael Katzenberg) production "IN DREAMS", Directed by Neil Jordan WRITING EXPERIENCE: Freelance writer for The Prague Post writing editorials and features, September 1998— Freelance writer for Respekt (leading Czech weekly newspaper) on international affairs, March 2003- Contributing member of the Editorial board of The New Presence (quarterly journal on Central European affairs) Contributor Editor, Think magazine, Prague, March 1998-December 2001Other publishing credits: The New York Press, The Prague Pill, World Security Network (USA), Mlada Fronta Dnes (Czech Republic), bEast Magazine (Central Europe), Asian Newspaper Focus (Hong Kong), Freezerbox (USA), Prague.tv, KyungHyang Shimun (South Korea), The Newsmaker (South Korea), The Journal News (USA), CentralEurope.com, GravityFed (USA), Jejune Magazine (Czech Republic), “In Own Words—a collection of generational poets”.1994-1997: Wrote for the University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian as a columnist for the Opinion/Editorial, Sports and Arts and Living Sections. Finalist in the Robert Crowley Memorial Prize for Excellence in Newspaper Column writing.1993-1994: Wrote for the University of South Florida Oracle Arts and Living section Education: 1994-1997: University of MassachusettsAmherst, MassachusettsMajor: EnglishBachelor of Arts Degree*Completed an unpublished book on Charles Bukowski with Pulitzer Prize winning poet James Tate (awarded an A).*Maintained a 3.5 GPA in the English major.*Deans list, Fall 19961993-1994: University of South Florida, TampaComputer Skills : Highly literate with Microsoft office programs including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook and Access. Some experience with Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Proficient on Macintosh systems.Language Skills : intermediate knowledge of Czech, basic knowledge of Spanish.Hobbies : Musician for sixteen years (guitar), travel, literature, sports (skiing, weightlifting, tennis, baseball).