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Benjamin
benjaminbbaugh19@gmail.com
352-804-3688
Ocala, FL 34470
Freelance Writer/Correspondent
23 years experience W2
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Summary

I am open to all full-time editorial, sales or marketing positions in the Washington D.C., Northern VA or the Tampa, FL area. I am willing to relocate. I am available immediately.

AWARDS

  • South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) Open Division Series of Sports Articles 2nd Place (2011)
  • SCPA Daily Newspapers under 26,000: Spot News Reporting, 1s t Place (2009)
  • SCPA Daily Newspapers under 26,000: Beat Reporting, 3r d Place (2006)
  • Raleigh Burroughs Media Award from Florida Equine Publications (2003)

AFFILIATIONS

  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Chapter
  • National Turf Writers & Broadcasters Association
  • Federal Communications Commission License

Experience
Freelance Writer/Correspondent
Information Technology
Jan 1998 - present
  • Wrote nearly 8,600 articles for more than 50 horse racing, polo and lifestyle publications, including Polo The Players Edition; The United States Polo Association Development, LLC; The M orning Line; The Thoroughbred Times; The Florida Horse, Wire to Wire; California Thoroughbred; Buenos Aires Herald; Horse Capital Digest; Hurlingham; PoloZone; The Blood-Horse; North American Trainer; The Backstretch; Ocala Magazine; Ocala Style; Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred; The Horse Interactive; Sidelines; Daily Racing Form, Southern Racehorse; Steeplechase and Eventing Times; The Sporting Life; The Aiken Horse; Ocala Star-Banner; The Villages Daily Sun; El Caballista; Hold Your Horses; Equine Journal; EquiVentures; Florida Thorou ghbred Breed ers' and Owners' Association; South Carolina Thoro ughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association; Thoroughbred Racing Communications; Track Record; Hunting and Fishing Collectibles Magazine; The Antique Shoppe; Thoroughbred Style; Bubble Palm Beach; Post Time USA; Horse and Pony; Entertainment Ocala, Entertainment Express; Sequel Bloodstock, Mercury, North Augusta Star and Wagener Monthly.
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Reporter/Staff Writer
Information Technology
Oct 2004 - May 2014
  • Established daily column on the equine industry, agribusiness and equestrian sports
  • Wrote feature articles, enterprise pieces and news dispatches
  • Photographed events for print and digital editions
  • Covered breaking news, such as the 2005 Graniteville Train Derailment/Gas Spill, as well as these major horse racing/polo themed events: Travers Stakes (2013), Preakness Stakes (2010), Eclipse Awards (2009), Kentucky Derby (2006), Triple Crown of Polo (2007), USPA Silver Cup (2007-2010), Monty Waterbury Cup (2008-2010); Aiken Eventing Series (2004-2014), Colonial Cup (2005-2013) and Aiken Triple Crown (2005-2014)
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Education
Bachelor's in Radio/Broadcast Journalism
Ashland University
Skills
Customer Service
2017
19
Technical Writing
2017
19
Digital Media
2017
9
Press Releases
2017
8
Social Media
2017
8
Awards
South Carolina Press Association (SCPA) Open Division Series of , 2011
‒ SCPA Daily Newspapers under 26,000: Spot News Reporting 1st Pl, 2011
rd ‒ SCPA Daily Newspapers under 26,000: Beat Reporting 3 Place, 2006
Raleigh Burroughs Media Award from Florida Equine Publications, 2003