Nancy Daly resume
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nancy Daly resume
Summary: Community Press Content Strategist (a.k.a. editor). Army brat who found a home in
Kentucky. Love meeting smart, interesting people and finding compelling stories for our
audience. A goal is to help connect the dots on the big challenges to our communities in Boone,
Campbell and Kenton counties.
Community Press Content Strategist
Enquirer Media, April 2015 - present
228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
I direct the publication of 10 weekly newspapers in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.
Oversee news coverage for the Community Recorder weekly newspapers as well as our daily
online contributions to Cincinnati.com. We are part of Enquirer Media and Gannett Co. Inc.
Senior Editor, Kentucky office
Community Press & Recorder, April 2005 - April 2015
Oversee news coverage for the Community Recorder weekly newspapers, part of the family of
Community Press & Recorders newspapers owned by Gannett.
Won several Kentucky Press Association awards for editorial writing and photography.
August 2012 received "Passion Gives Rise to Achievement" award by the Cincinnati Enquirer
for contributions that inform, inspire and invite readers to share in the experience.
Launched South Kenton Recorder in 2012, working with advertising and circulation managers,
in response to dramatic population shifts in Kenton County.
Launched Union Recorder in 2013, collaborating with circulation managers, in response to 85
percent population increase in Union, Kentucky, between 2000 and 2010.
Led training session on social media (Twitter and Facebook) at a Cincinnati Enquirer retreat in
winter of 2013.
Worked a stint from August 2013 to May 2014 at the Cincinnati Enquirer newsroom as
Communities Editor, overseeing the digital content of the Community Press & Recorder,
supervising the CP&R editors, editing the bimonthly glossy publication "Our Town" for Mason
residents, supervising HomeTown editor Jamie Doan, handling the Sunday "Communities"
section in the Enquirer. Reassigned back to the Recorder when two of four CP&R editors were
laid off in May 2014.
Senior Editor, Kentucky Office
Community Press & Recorder, August 2004 - April 2005
Oversaw news coverage for the Community Recorder weekly newspapers, part of the family of
Community Press & Recorders newspapers owned by HomeTown Communications Network
(which was based in Livonia, Michigan). Owner Phillip Power sold HCN to Gannett in 2005.
Editor, East Office
Community Press Newspapers, January 2002 - August 2004
Supervised production of the Eastern Hills Journal, Forest Hills Journal, Indian Hill Journal and
Suburban Life weeklies in eastern Hamilton County.
Moderated a candidate forum in Anderson Township for Republican primary candidates.
My series of articles explaining the challenges Hamilton County faced forming a solid waste
management district won a "Best Non-Breaking News 2003 Work of the Year," Community
Press & Recorder.
Won a Society of Professional Journalists second-place Feature Writing award for column on my
2001 breast cancer diagnosis.
Hosted a Party of Half Note at our office in Loveland. It was a themed party for children 3-15 to
provide positive arts experience in conjunction with Cincinnati Symphony Association.
Presented a workshop for Anderson Township school and community volunteers and
professionals on how to submit their news to the Forest Hills Journal.
2003 Journalist of the Year Finalist, HomeTown Communications Network.
Managing Editor at West Office
Community Press Newspapers, April 1992 - January 2002
I oversaw production of the Western Hills Press, Delhi Press, Price Hill Press, Northwest Press,
Hilltop Press and Tri-County Press. I also edited the monthly Prime Edition, a regional
publication for Tristate older adults from 1994 through 1999. Regular duties included overseeing
personnel, meeting weekly with the local publishing team (sales, editorial, circulation and group
publisher), news planning, pagination for six weeklies plus the Prime Edition and frequent
special sections and community guides.
I oversaw an upgrade from an ancient content management system to a Baseview Mac-based
operation. Editors in our Michigan operation drove down to see how our system operated before
I developed the concept for a Catholic Schools Week annual special section which is still in
publication. I pitched the idea to our sales manager and set up a meeting with the Archdiocese to
get its blessing.
I served on a company committee that developed the monthly "Creative Living" advertising
supplement for The Community Press & Recorder in 1996. I came up with the name. It will have
its 20th anniversary in 2016.
I supervised production of the annual Harvest Home special section, which at its peak topped
more than 50 pages.
I supervised local editorial board meetings with candidates for office at local, county and state
legislative levels and oversaw writing of endorsements.
I led the team that developed the "Neighbors Who Care" concept in the early 1990s and received
a national award from the Suburban Newspapers of America for Community Service. This
project is ongoing at Christmas/New Year’s and has become a digital opportunity.
Initiated discussions with Hamilton County Health Department to devise a system for running
restaurant inspection reports in our newspapers. The system was popular with our readers.
As editor of Prime Edition, I served on the steering committee for the Tristate White House
Conference on Aging. After the conference I was invited to attend a media conference on White
House Conference on Aging issues in Washington, D.C. In Prime Edition, I developed a
questionnaire to independent and assisted living facilities and designed a multi-page chart giving
results to our readers. Our sales editor and I traveled to our company's home office in Michigan
to share our success putting out a senior niche publication.
Working with our management team, I developed a template for community guides both within
and outside our circulation areas. The success led to a new position being created to put out our
burgeoning specialty publications.
News editor, West Office
Community Press Newspapers, January 1990-April 1992
My first job with the Community Press was overseeing publication of the Northwest Press and
Hilltop Press at our Monfort Heights office.
News editor of daily Somerset, Ky., newspaper
Commonwealth-Journal, August 1986 - December 1989
Developed a Sunday entertainment section. I remained a “writing editor,” something I try to do
to this day. Received an award for photography from the National Newspaper Association.
Commonwealth-Journal, October 1985 - August 1986, Somerset, Ky.
Promoted to Sunday News Editor within my first year at the paper. Received experience in
breaking news and photography to buttress my professional feature writing experience. Covered
Somerset City Council, City of Burnside, tourism, cops. Broke an investigative story on a
Republican political handler and covered several marijuana busts. Took initiative on an
enterprise piece on solid waste recycling within my first few months that was widely referenced
by local officials. Covered the election for county judge-executive in my first month and praised.
Lexington, Kentucky, arts and entertainment, 1978 to 1985.
Wrote for the Lexington Leader, Lexington Herald and Lexington Herald-Leader, and one-time
articles for the Louisville Courier-Journal and Music City News. Worked a three-month, part-
time stint as entertainment reporter for the Lexington Leader when a friend was on maternity
leave, just before the Leader merged with the Herald.
University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, 1982
Worked extensively on college daily The Kentucky Kernel, both as a news editor and arts editor
after I discovered the Lexington music scene.
Worked variety of jobs throughout college from medical records clerk, graphic artist, typing term
papers and proofing master's theses.