Jon LaFontaine
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  • Hickory, NC
  • United States
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Technical Skills, Notable Accomplishments and Awards

Technical Skills

» Adobe Creative Master Suites (CS-CS6): Premiere, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat, Pagemaker, Flash, Dreamweaver

» CorelDRAW

» Final Cut Express

» Quark

» Falcon & APT content management systems

» Joomla!

» SoundSlides

» Garage Band

» Wordpress

Notable Accomplishments

» Created CEC Special Projects. The CEC creates shared pages distributed throughout BH Media Group. Projects have previously run in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Winston-Salem Journal and Greensboro News & Record.

» Designed two award-winning special sections for the Opelika-Auburn News when Auburn University won the 2010 SEC Championship and BCS Championship.

» Facilitated a switch from Quark to InDesign, training 34 professionals on design usage with new software and content management system.

» As a MGi2 committee member, I worked with a team spanning North Carolina to brainstorm new ideas to promote community newspapers and generate revenue.


» Designed pages for the Opelika-Auburn News aiding in the following Alabama Press Association awards: 1st place general excellence, 1st place for best sports page, 1st place for best use of graphics & illustrations, 3rd place for best Lifestyles section, 1st place for best editorial page/section.

» Designed pages for the Opelika-Auburn News aiding in the following AP Sports Editor Contest awards: best sports section, best sports special section.

Profile Information

Hickory Daily Record
What best describes you.
Designer, Manager
About me
I am dedicated to the journalistic community and excited to travel the ever-evolving path of news generation and distribution. I served as the managing editor for BH Media's Consolidated Editing Center supervising 44 copy editors / page designers and overseeing the production of 6,000+ pages per month for more than 25 newspaper products.
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