Ryan Lowery

Professional Profile
A versatile storyteller with over 18 years experience as a writer and journalist.


Employment History

  • Freelance  Journalist, Writer and Journalist
    Albuquerque, NM
    September 2012 to present
  • Las Vegas Optic, Reporter and Paginator
    Las Vegas, NM
    June 2018 to present

Professional Development

  • Environment Reporting and Science Writing Workshop
    Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists
    September 15, 2018
  • Follow the Money in Politics Workshop
    Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists
    June 30, 2018
  • SPJ Region 9 Conference
    Society of Professional Journalists
    April 20-21, 2018
  • Back to Basics Training
    Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists
    Nov. 4 and 11, 2018
  • Reporting on Child Abuse and Family Violence
    Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
    Feb. 11, 2017
  • Finding and Using Government Data Online
    New Mexico Foundation for Open Government / New Mexico Press Association
    July 23, 2016
  • SPJ Region 9 Conference
    Society of Professional Journalists
    April 15-16, 2016

Professional Skills
Extensive knowledge of the SPJ’s code of ethics and AP Style. Adobe InDesign and Photoshop. Mac OS, Windows, Ubuntu Linux. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Apple Keynote. Advanced HTML, basic CSS. Dreamweaver and other HTML editors. And a variety of social media platforms.


Professional Organizations
Member of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists since July 2014.