ERIC C. FETTERS-WALP

Lake Stevens, Washington 98258

425-589-8861  fettwalp@outlook.com

 

 

SKILL SPECIALTIES

In addition to writing, editing, interviewing and related communications skills, I have worked with SocialChorus, Salesforce, Opal, Microsoft Office apps, photo editing and page layout software, including InDesign. I also am an experienced user of most major social media apps, especially Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Copywriter and content specialist, Delightful Communications

2020 – present

Communications and brand specialist, The Boeing Company

2008 – 2020

• Produced, scheduled, edited and laid out content for Boeing’s internal news website.

• Contributed to, edited and published a daily news email distributed to more than 140,000 employees.

• Aggregated and posted stories to a company news app.

• Performed a variety of related corporate communications tasks, including copy-editing top executive-level documents.

• Previously wrote employee- and technology-focused features for the company’s external monthly magazine and wrote stories and collected visual assets for online digital features.

• Laid off as part of a mass employee reduction caused by market conditions related to COVID-19.

Freelance writer, Washington CEO

2006 – 2008

I reported on and wrote long, magazine-style articles about the business of sports, biotechnology and technology for this statewide business magazine.

Business writer, The Herald

2002 – 2008
I reported on and wrote about local biotechnology and high-tech firms and general business stories at this daily newspaper in Everett, Wash. I also filled in for the business editor at times.

Assistant city editor, The News-Review

1999 – 2002
I copy edited local stories and regularly laid out news and business pages for this daily newspaper in Roseburg, Ore. I also was the paper’s sole business writer.

Lead reporter, East Oregonian

1997 – 1999
For most of my time at this daily newspaper based in Pendleton, Ore., I directed coverage from a news bureau in Hermiston and covered business, government and a chemical weapons depot.

Reporter, Ashland Daily Tidings

1996 – 1997
At the Ashland, Ore., daily newspaper, I reported on crime and courts, transportation, a state college and two school districts. I also wrote features and business stories.

News editor, The Siuslaw News

1993 – 1996
I covered city government, timber and environmental issues, business and features for this weekly newspaper in Florence, Ore. I also filled in for the newspaper’s editor at times.

EDUCATION


Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.

2013 – 2015

Master of arts degree in Communication and Leadership Studies.

Linfield University in McMinnville, Ore.

1989 – 1993
Bachelor of arts degree in Mass Communication with a minor in history; graduated with cum laude honors. My studies included a semester in Canterbury and Nottingham, England.

AWARDS


Boeing Communication Excellence Award – Service Excellence

Contributor to the “C-17 Finish with Pride” communication efforts, which won top honors for 2015.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers
Contributor to “Everett Wins” package, small newspaper winner of 2004 Best in Business award for breaking news coverage.

Society of Professional Journalists

First place for consumer reporting, 2007
Third place for specialized Web log, 2006

Contributor to third-place Super Bowl coverage, 2006

Lead writer on first place for business reporting, 2005
Third place for business reporting, 2005
Third place for specialized Web log, 2005
Second place for business features, 2002

Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association
Second place for best overall writing, 2001
Second place for best educational coverage, 1997
Second place for best coverage of business/economic issues, 1997


SPECIALIZED TRAINING


Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, 2005
Weeklong competitive fellowship in College Park, Md., focused on covering the business of sports.

Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, 2004
Three-part workshop series in Portland, Ore., on comprehensive business coverage, investigative business reporting and covering financial markets.

References available on request