JIM WELTE. Writer. Editor.


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(415) 342.8230


Associate Regional Editor, Patch
5/2010-10/2013Launched one of the first Patch local news websites on the West Coast and and subsequently oversaw all facets of a network of sites that achieved success across multiple metrics, including unique visitors, user engagement and impact on community. Responsibilities included:

  • All editorial content, from reporting and editing and photos and videos to managing a team of five editors and a group of freelancers;
  • Used a content management system to control flow of media on as many as 12 sites;
  • Community engagement and customer service;
  • Brand management and marketing of the sites via events, online campaigns and social media; managing budgets.

Freelance Writer, San Francisco, CA

Write news and feature stories for print and online publications, including Paste, San Francisco, Crawdaddy, Bicycling, Here, Jambase, East Bay Express, Straight No Chaser, and The Onion A/V Club.

Reporter, Marin Independent Journal, Novato, CA
5/04-9/05, 6/09-3/10

Covered business, real estate, the local economy and general assignment for the daily newspaper of Marin County. Wrote news features on a wide range of subjects, from religion and architecture to immigration and privatization.

Editor, MP3.com, San Francisco, CA

Oversaw all editorial content at national music Web site, including news, features, blogs, and podcasts. Conducted video and audio interviews with artists, bands, and digital music thought leaders. Wrote an average of 15 news, features, and concert reviews a week. Worked with more than 75 record labels and marketing firms to acquire streams, downloads, and related content.

Staff Writer, Half Moon Bay Review, Half Moon Bay, CA

Covered the city beat, including land use, the environment, education, open space trusts, transportation, the marine and agricultural industry issues and the police and fire departments for an award-winning weekly newspaper.

Staff Reporter, Business 2.0 Online, San Francisco, CA

Covered digital music, advertising and marketing, Latin America and education for online news arm of national business magazine. Wrote an average of 8 news stories and 1-2 feature articles per week, and introduced the site’s weekly Five Questions feature on evolving business strategies.

Correspondent, Reuters America, San Francisco, CA  

Covered advertising, marketing, public relations and the media industry beat for international wire service, on a part-time basis. Covered those industries for entire West Coast.

Senior Editor, The Bulldog Reporter, Emeryville, CA

Assigned, wrote and edited an eight-page, twice-monthly media trade publication.

Staff Writer, Montgomery Newspapers, Fort Washington, PA

Covered scholastic sports for award-winning newspaper group in suburban Philadelphia.

Correspondent, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Wrote preseason scholastic sports previews for suburban editions of the largest daily newspaper in Pennsylvania.

Correspondent, The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY                                        

Covered college and scholastic athletics for daily newspaper with a circulation of 100,000.


2/99-12/00News editor, Inkblot Magazine,
San Francisco, CA
7/97-9/97Fact Checker/Copy Editor, Forbes ASAP,
Redwood City, CA
5/93-8/93Staff Intern, Congressman Thomas Foglietta,
Philadelphia, PA
9/92-12/92Research Assistant, Political Science Dept., Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY


Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Bachelor of Science, May 1995

Majors: Newspaper, African American Studies