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Posted on June 29, 2011

Jason McGrann

Phone: (641) 895-4494




  • 8 years experience at daily newspaper
  • Writing/editing
  • Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress
  • Management experience


Bachelor of Science – Information Technology

Graduation date: March 2011

Kaplan University, Urbandale, Iowa

Associate of Arts degree

Graduation date: May 2000

Indian Hills Community College, Centerville, Iowa


Graduation date: May 1997

Centerville High School, Centerville, Iowa


Express Professional Temp Service

Rain and Hail Insurance Service

Publishing Specialist

March 2011 – present

Johnston, IA

  • Variable data programming (VIPP language)
  • Web publishing (Dreamweaver)
  • Modifications in SQL database (SQL Navigator)
  • Experience with JAVA, Postscript, XML, Visual Basic, html
  • Create PDF fill able forms and calculations
  • Knowledge of PostScript files, printers, and servers

Wells Fargo

Operations Clerk 3 – Home Mortgage

January 2010 – February 2011

Des Moines, IA

  • Department transferred to San Antonio, TX in 2011
  • Scanned mortgage and title documents
  • Reviewed mortgage and title documents for missing information
  • Organized mortgage and title documents depending on document type
  • Recognized specific document types
  • Data entry and data modification
  • Operated commercial scanner, computers and copy machine equipment

Honey Creek Resort State Park

Sales Manager

October 2008 – January 2010

Moravia, IA

  • Gave professional property site tours
  • Gave Power point presentations to large groups
  • Promoted resort while attracting new clients
  • Made outside cold and planned sales calls to area businesses, groups
  • Planned group events in convention center
  • Managed group accounts
  • Planned and organized database and computer system management
  • Attended convention and expos while promoting resort

Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian

Sports editor/Managing editor

June 2005 – October 2008

March 2001 – May 2004                 

Centerville, IA

  •  Promoted to managing editor in October 2007
  •  Decided editorial content/layout of newspaper
  •  Wrote articles/took photographs at local events
  •  Took customer inquiries/answered questions/customer service
  •  Maintained and built relationships with community members and local coaches
  • Handled multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Managed website/updated daily content
  • One of four media members (newspaper, TV, radio) to receive Media Award from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches’ Association in 2003 in recognition of contribution to Iowa high school baseball
  • Used Photoshop and QuarkXpress computer software on daily basis
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