I worked as a manager of online, social media and print creative teams — editors, writers, photographers, graphic artists, social media managers, and multimedia professionals – before becoming an independent contractor. I was the news editor of Boston.com, managing editor of Providence Business News, and the Boston Regional Editor for AOL’s Patch.com where I oversaw the launch of 12 community news websites.
I also worked for an experimental division of AT&T at the dawn of the Internet revolution in 1995 before working for several online startups including Lycos. During that time I helped create one of the first healthcare websites as well as what is sometimes referred to as the first group blog.
I’ve done freelance work for the Boston Globe, Boston.com, Boston Business Journal, and the Warren Group, publishers of Banker & Tradesman and the Commercial Record. In 2009 I helped organize and plan the successful launch of the Book of Odds website which was praised in the Boston Globe, New York Times and Wall Street Journal as well as won a 2009 Emerging Media Award from Summit International for “best new product/service website.”
“When I hired Mark several years ago to be the News Editor of Boston.com, I knew I was getting a twofer: A smart, knowledgeable journalist who also had extensive online experience. He has put both to work during his tenure, directing a staff of producers to cover some of the biggest news stories in New England and the nation. His nose for news is unrivaled, and his instinct to post news quickly for a hungry online audience, tempered by a journalist’s need for accuracy, has helped vault Boston.com into one of the largest news websites in the country.” -Teresa Hanafin, Editor, Boston.com,
managed Mark at The Boston Globe/New York Times Co.