Eric R. Sandy

ericsandymedia (at) gmail

Award-winning journalist with experience writing and editing for print and digital media. Experienced columnist and reporter with interests in media studies, local government, civil rights, law enforcement and music. Adventurous, inquisitive, hard-working.

  • Reporting, story development
  • Copy editing
  • Media theory
  • Online community management
  • Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr
  • Graphic design


  • Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Athens, Ohio
  • B.S. Journalism, 2010 / Cum Laude
  • Specialization: Political Science and European Studies

Software Skills:

Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Pagemaker; Microsoft Office; WordPress; iMovie; Garage Band Editing Studio; Movable Type; Newsmaker

Journalism Experience:

Cannabis Business Times, Cannabis Dispensary, Cleveland, Ohio, January 2018 – present
Digital editor

  • Directing CBT and CD digital voice
  • Developing digital and social audiences
  • Building international network of sources for daily news reporting and enterprise feature writing
  • Producing live video and audio in tandem with magazine content

Cleveland Scene, Cleveland, Ohio, December 2012 – January 2018
Managing editor and staff writer

  • Oversaw editorial decision-making
  • Wrote longform magazine feature stories
  • Developed network of sources: in local government and business community, as well as in local and national music scenes
  • Produced daily content for web: news stories, humorous stories, photo galleries

Sun Newspapers, Cleveland, Ohio, November 2010 – December 2012
Staff writer

  • Developed vast network of local sources
  • Led staff in social media training and online editorial decision-making
  • Maintained multiple web pages and social media accounts
  • Developed storytelling techniques on multiple platforms
  • Thoroughly covered civic government, education, entertainment and other beats

The InterActivist, Athens, Ohio, January 2007 – June 2010
Held various editorial positions at this quarterly news magazine, an independent publication managed by OU students and community members.

  • Oversaw democratic decision-making process
  • Managed magazine production
  • Directed web edition, including staff stories, blogs and graphics
  • Wrote column on critical media studies


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