Ryan Lowery

Professional Profile
A versatile storyteller with over 15 years experience as a writer and journalist.


Employment History
Las Vegas Optic, Reporter – Las Vegas, NM – July 2018 to present
Freelance Writer and Journalist – Albuquerque and Las Vegas, NM – September 2012 to present


Professional Development
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, NMFOG / 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. Proficient with InDesign, Photoshop and other photo editing tools, Mac OS, Windows, MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, HTML, Dreamweaver and other 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.