Virginia Baldwin Gilbert
(formerly Virginia Baldwin Hick)
3130 Nebraska Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118
Home Phone (314) 664-2187 ~ Cell Phone (314) 322-6674
Email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
A journalist with 25-plus years experience at a large metropolitan daily and recent experience in online freelance writing and editing; an educator; an urban minister and recent seminary graduate.
Researching, organizing and communicating information
Writing with clarity
Writing and thinking theologically
Understanding church polity and politics
Analyzing, making connections and seeing the relevant story in the data
Editing and working with writers to make their copy sing
Conforming to organization style
Understanding and using communication technology
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ONLINE FREELANCE, 2009-PRESENT
Sojourners, April, 2015, "Forgive Us Our Debts"
Christian Century, Sept. 8, 2011, Review of I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive by Steve Earle
Demand Studios (copy editor as well as writer)
EDITING / REPORTING EXPERIENCE
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 1976-2004
Reporter covering science, construction and small business May 2001-Jan 2004
Technology columnist, reporter and copy editor Oct. 1995-July 1999
Reporter covering small business, tourism, real estate Nov. 1986-Sept. 1987
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Assistant Team Leader March 2000-May 2001
Acting Team Leader July 1999-March 2000
Reporter and Columnist September 1987-March 1993
GENERAL ASSIGNMENT, City Desk
Workplace and technology March 1993-October 1995, March-November 1986
Municipal government and school districts June 1984-March 1986, Feb. 1978-July 1981
July 1981-February 1984
CITY DESK CLERK
May 1977-June 1978 (the last six months as head clerk)
2003 Small Business Administration of Eastern Missouri, Small Business Journalist of the Year.
1993 St. Louis Association of Black Journalists, best spot news, best series.
1992 Education Writers Association, First Place for series, Second Place for breaking news (shared with two other reporters).
1992 Benjamin Fine Award for best education column.
1992 Missouri State Teachers Association Education Reporting Award (shared with two others.
1992 Unity Award, Lincoln University (shared with two others.)
1981 Missouri UPI Award
URBAN MINISTRY LAY LEADER
Epiphany United Church of Christ, St. Louis, September 2010 - present
Altworship/Berea Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, January 1008 - January 2010
Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center, summer 2007
Barnes-Jewish Extended Care Facility, September 2004 - June 2005
Carondelet-Markham Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, September 2005 - June 2006
Boeuff Presbyterian Church, Gerald, MO, summer 2005
ELDER, LAY LEADER
First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis, 1985-2004
ADJUNCT JOURNALISM INSTRUCTOR
University College, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001 - 2004
COLLEGE ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR
St. Louis Community College, part-time, 1975 - 1976
Ritenour High School, St. Louis County, 1969 - 1975
MASTER OF DIVINITY, Eden Theological Seminary, Webster Groves, Mo., 2007
MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1973
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION, Southeast Missouri State University, magna cum laude, English major, biology minor, 1969
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1968 - 1969