John W. Fee II


Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette (Mich.)

Editor of The U.P. Catholic diocesan newspaper, Web Administrator of the diocesan website (2009-present)

  • Converted newspaper to a focus on diocesan coverage by increasing submissions of local news items from across the diocese
  • Formed partnership to promote diocesan Catholic schools through increased and coordinated coverage
  • Increased catechesis in newspaper through use of local writers, articles from USCCB and other sources, and inclusion of traditional prayers
  • Web development including adding secure pages to website for sharing materials with diocesan boards
  • Implemented social media strategy including new Facebook page and use of Twitter to disseminate additional information and increase visitors to diocesan website
  • Implemented online edition including archives of newspaper (
  • Chaired IT committee for consolidation and move of diocesan offices

John and Vickie Fee Creative Services

(2008-2009) Provided public relations services for corporate and non-profit customers. Clients included West Tennessee Eye Clinic, Tennessee Jaycees, United States Jaycees, The Shelby Sun Times and Collierville Independent.

  • Photography, news releases and scriptwriting
  • Newspaper management, editing and layout

Suburban Community Newspaper Group

VP Editorial Operations (2006-2008) for SCNG with 12 community newspapers in the Memphis metropolitan area

  • Increased staff productivity by developing story-sharing and group news coverage initiatives
  • Budgeting for all editorial operations; direct management of SCNG editors
  • Advised editors and publishers concerning legal and ethical issues in reporting and advertising content
  • Publisher of The Millington Star and The Bluejacket (2007-2008), Interim Publisher of Fayette County Review and Extra (2007)
  • Developed a customer-service oriented Millington front office by training and empowering staff to make good decisions for customers with problems
  • Grew paid readership of The Millington Star through content development, monitoring rack sales, innovative rack cards and promotions
  • Increased ad sales and readership of Extra through enhancing content

Interim Editor of Southaven Press (2006)

  • Increased local content through usage of freelancers and submitted material
  • Instituted cost savings by redesigning ad layout and color usage

Bartlett Newspapers, Inc.

Editor (2003-2006), The Bartlett Express and The Cordova Beacon

  • Led the editorial team of reporters and freelancers to consistently produce Tennessee Press Association award-winning publications
  • Assumed management of business operations during sale of newspaper (2000-2003)

Editor/Writer/Photographer (2000-2003), provided editing, reviews and photography of places of interest to affluent travelers for Internet sites

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (cnhi)

Editor/Publisher (1998-2000), The Millington Star, a weekly community-oriented newspaper with three affiliated weekly publications and website


BS: Photojournalism, Secondary area: English, Arkansas State University


  • Editing: Knowledgeable of AP and Catholic News Service stylebooks
  • Layout: Currently using QuarkXPress to lay out entire newspaper, also skilled using InDesign
  • Writing: Write news and feature stories along with regular column (Tenn. Press Assn. first place for column writing)
  • Photography: Still and video
  • PC and Macintosh literate: Experienced using Photoshop, Lightroom, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Premiere Pro, Audition, Microsoft Office Suite, Dreamweaver and HTML
  • Staff training and development: Created a popular weekly training program run by staff that covered topics from ethical issues to headline writing
  • Crisis management: Assumed management of newspaper offices during management and key personnel changes; new management recruitment and hiring


  • Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Nolan B. McKevitt Council 689 (2009-present): inside guard; Ed Kitts Council 7170 (2001-2009): member
  • Former RCIA sponsor, St. Ann parish (Bartlett Tenn.)
    Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce board member (2007), All-star award (2006)
  • Bartlett Education Foundation (2003-2007): board member
  • Leadership Millington (2000-2009): graduate, steering committee
  • Leadership Bartlett (2006): graduate
  • Millington Jaycees (2000-2008): past president, Tennessee life member