Resumé

Teaching Experience

Sacramento City College
Professor of Journalism and English, Department Chair of Journalism
1993–present

  • Oversee Journalism Department, including students, scheduling and curriculum, as well as teaching 15 units each semester, including advising student newspaper, The Express (www.saccityexpress.com), and Mainline magazine (also can be viewed at www.saccityexpress.com). Teach style/grammar classes for journalism majors, feature writing, news writing, mass media courses.
  • Co-founded college literary journal, Susurrus, in 1994, and advised it for 17 years.
  • Researched and wrote the history of the college, published as a magazine for the 90th anniversary in 2006 and expanded into book form (Sacramento City College: 100 Years) for the 100th anniversary in 2016.
  • Teach composition and creative writing courses as schedule allows, including a class I created in generative writing, “Writing as a Healing Art”.

Sacramento City College
Adjunct Professor of Journalism
1989–1993

  • Taught a variety of courses, including news and feature writing, as well as co-advising the campus newspaper, The Express.

American River College
Temporary Professor of Journalism
1986–1987

  • Filled in as full-time journalism professor/adviser for one year for a colleague on leave, advising the campus newspaper, The Current, and teaching a full load of journalism courses.

California State University, Sacramento
Adjunct Professor of Journalism
1984–1986

• Taught a variety of journalism courses including lower division and upper division          newswriting to magazine writing to co-advising the student newspaper, The Hornet.

Journalism experience

Editor, Sacramento magazine
1989–1992

  • Produced monthly magazine based in the capital city of California, overseeing an editorial staff, including design editor, managing editor and staff writers, after spending a year as associate editor doing both writing and editing. Trained writers, oversaw interns, helped host annual Best of Sacramento party that accompanied a special issue.

 Reporter, United Press International
1986–1988

  • Reported on the state Capitol, first covering the Senate and then the Assembly, as well as daily press conferences, protests and other news and feature stories for an international wire service.

Staff writer/copy editor, The Sacramento Bee
1983–1985

  • Edited copy for the features section (then called Scene), as well as for entertainment and home and garden sections. Also wrote regular feature stories, profiles and travel pieces for those sections.

Education

1992
Master of Arts degrees in Journalism and English, California State University, Sacramento

1982
Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism and English, California State University, Sacramento

Other experience

Amherst Writers & Artists
Instructor/trainer, board member
2005–present

  • Train people to lead writing workshops in this encouraging generative writing method created by Pat Schneider of Amherst, Mass., as outlined in her book, Writing Alone and With Others (Oxford University Press). Serve on AWA board and lead weekly workshops using the method in Sacramento, California.

River Rock Books
Co-publisher
2017–present

  • Small press publisher of memoir, poetry and fiction based in Sacramento, California.

Freelance editor
1990–present

  • Edit book projects from nonfiction to fiction to poetry, including a best-selling series of Hawaiian guidebooks for the past twenty years.

Publications

Journalism
Sacramento magazine, The Sacramento Bee, United Press International, The Sacramento News & Review, Motorland and various travel publications, and more.

Creative writing
Tule Review, Birdland Journal, Pure Slush (forthcoming), Her Heart Poetry, Origami Poems Project, The Fourth River, The Poetry Box, Poems & Plays, as well as pieces in the following anthologies:
Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It (Riverhead Books), The Healing Art of Writing (UC Medical Humanities Consortium), I’ve Always Meant to Tell You: Letters to Our Mothers (Pocket Books), To Fathers: What I’ve Never Said (Story Line Press), Blood on the Page, Sacramento Voices, and An Ear to the Ground (Cune Press).

Poetry book
Companion Spirit, Amherst Writers & Artists Press, 2013

About janishaag

Writer, writing teacher, editor
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12 Responses to Resumé

  1. Hilary A says:

    Are you looking for a job in a nearly empty newsroom?!

    • janishaag says:

      Oh, dear… I was trying to post this in a different way… across the top of the blog under a new category, but it showed up like this… thereby demonstrating my lack of new age blog/technology skills!
      No, I’m applying for a writing residency next summer that asks for a resumé, so I thought I’d put it on the blog, as I require my newspaper students to do. This is how they do their clipbooks now, Hil—on WordPress blogs. Clearly, I still have some things to figure out!

  2. Margery Thompson says:

    Very impressive resume, Jan, but a bit overqualified to do our advance obit!?!? We love you😍

  3. janishaag says:

    Ha! You’re too funny, Marge. See my earlier comment about this old dog trying to do a new thing and not having it end up in the right place! I’ll happily do your advance obit any time!

  4. Deja says:

    Very impressive!💖

  5. Donna Just says:

    Wow! When you write it all down! Congrats!

  6. Connie Johnstone says:

    Why are you posting? Job search in your future?

    • janishaag says:

      I was trying to post this in a different way… across the top of the blog under a new category, but it showed up like this… thereby demonstrating my lack of new age blog/technology skills!
      No, I’m applying for a writing residency next summer that asks for a resumé, so I thought I’d put it on the blog, as I require my newspaper students to do. This is how they do their clipbooks now, Hil—on WordPress blogs. Clearly, I still have some things to figure out!

  7. You’re hired! 🙂

  8. buzzardnotes says:

    Pretty darned impressive! I’d hire you in a split second! Hugs!

  9. buzzardnotes says:

    Pretty darned impressive! I’d hire you in a split second! Hugs:-)

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