David Hogg

  • Joined August 2015

Freelance writer located in suburban Detroit. Twenty-five years of wire-service reporting experience, plus non-profit and web work.

  • Royal Oak, MI, United States
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David Hogg
Royal Oak, MI, United States

Availability

Seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 25hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Services

Categories

Social Media Content Email Public Relations Copywriting

Experience

Summary

I've been a contract writer for the Associated Press since 1990, covering all major sports in Detroit. I've worked for FOX Sports Detroit as a web writer. I've run social media campaigns and did non-profit research and report writing.

Work history

Associated Press
Contract writer
I've worked for AP, covering every major sporting event in SE Michigan. My regular beats are the Tigers, Pistons and Lions, but I have also covered college football and basketball (UM and MSU), the Red Wings and major golf, soccer and auto-racing events.
Detcon1
Director of Promotions
I ran the promotion and social-media campaigns for Detcon1, the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention. This involved outreach to the community and media, plus extensive use of Facebook (including ads), Twitter and other social-media platforms.
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
Researcher
Researched and wrote reports on money in Michigan politics for a non-profit advocacy group in Lansing. The research involved everything from an exhaustive indexing of campaign-finance reports to logging campaign' and PAC TV ads.

Portfolio

Coach gives teenager a home, gets a star quarterback

A high-school football coach took in a teenager that was living on the streets in Detroit, only to have him blossom into a star quarterback that led the school to rare playoff success and got the young man a college scholarship.

Pat Neshak pitches in wake of tragedy

An on-deadline story about Oakland A's pitcher Pat Neshak, who pitched in the 2012 postseason against the Detroit Tigers, just three days after the unexpected death of his newborn son, and his emotional reaction to the night.

Crumbling gym has proud history

A feature story about a derelict building in Detroit that has nearly been torn down several times. Before World War II, it was one of the most successful boxing gyms in the country, as well as a place for Depression-era African-American kids to get off the street.

Skills

Skills

journalism web design social media social media management social media strategy copywriting writing blogging Copyediting

Tools

Word Wordpress Excel Twitter Facebook Facebook Advertising Facebook Insights Google Analytics Powerpoint YouTube Snapchat Periscope Instagram

Interests

Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Education Entertainment Gaming Media PR & Communications Philanthropy Social Enterprise

What I read

I'm a heavy reader of non-fiction, especially history. My specialty areas are medieval history as well as the American Revolutionary War, Civil War and the two World Wars. I also read many books and blogs about sports, and I enjoy science-fiction novels.

Ideal team

I can work as part of a team or alone, but I'm best when I'm given assignments with a tight deadline. My years of wire-service experience have taught me how to work quickly and accurately. My AP work has also gotten me used to work odd times and dates.