Myra A. Thomas
Editor * Researcher * Writer
Award-winning editor and writer with considerable experience working with industry and academia
Skilled researcher and proven project manager and lead editor with significant supervisory experience
Strong ability to align company vision and advertising objectives with online and print content
Editor and Writer, Fanwood, NJ
Worked with global banks, financial services companies, fintech firms, consulting firms, top universities, governmental agencies, custom publishers, and media organizations, handling their corporate communications, research, and print and website news needs. Researched and wrote content for case studies, white papers and webinars for private equity firms, financial services technology providers, insurers, financial institutions, consulting organizations and other corporations. Produced client-facing and internal content for business clients. Co-authored and edited financial research and journal articles for leading graduate school business professors. Supervised layout and content of websites, spearheading launches, and revamps. Wrote articles for print publications, including Strategic Finance Magazine, Middle Market Growth Magazine, The Secured Lender, Emory Business Magazine, Emory Lawyer Magazine, Maryland Magazine, The Star-Ledger, President & CEO Magazine, NJBiz, and others. Developed content for online sites, including the business news website for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business (Knowledge@Wharton), the business news website for Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (EmoryBusiness.com), Dice.com, Bankrate.com, EfinancialCareers.com, and Marsh Inc.’s Intranet site. Wrote personal finance and small business news columns for inclusion in custom newsletters for ALM, Thomson Reuters, and several other media organizations. Penned custom and branded content for popular news sites and magazines, such as Forbes and many others. Wrote and edited material for finance books, including Careers in Financial Markets and The Five Keys to Value Investing. (1993-present)
Managing Editor, FSO Magazine, Edited and curated content for the business publication and online site. Assigned reporters and dealt with staff to produce research for the online site and magazine. Worked with the company CEO, sales personnel, the website design and production team and the e-newsletter editor to align company objectives across business platforms. Recruited experts from the financial services sector to write for the quarterly magazine and online site. Set long-term editorial goals for publications and websites. Dealt with advertisers and business sponsors. Acted as a moderator and panelist at numerous business industry events. Served as a radio guest expert commenting on business issues.
Regional Editor, NJBiz, Developed and directed editorial content for NJBiz. Wrote cover stories for the Southern New Jersey edition. Researched, wrote and edited the book entitled “New Jersey’s Public Companies.” Supervised layout and content of the paper. Oversaw and directed the activities of junior reporters and production staff. Developed and wrote the “Alternative Investing” column featuring the collectibles and antiques market. Specialized in the insurance and agricultural beat.
Online Editor/Writer, NJBiz, Handled the editorial oversight and writing for the web site BUSINESS NEWS Online (now called NJBiz.com), a compendium to the weekly newspaper BUSINESS NEWS New Jersey. Participated in the revamp of the website. Worked with research staff and marketing personnel to align company efforts. Developed and wrote the “Stock to Watch" column for the newspaper.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Vassar College, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Poughkeepsie, New York
References Available upon request