Ryan’s Resume

Ryan’s Resume

Ryan Lowery

Professional Profile

I am a versatile storyteller who has been writing professionally for over 15 years. I have covered a variety of topics including: crime and breaking news, public meetings, business, political events, features, and many others.


Employment History

  • Independent Journalist, Writer and Reporter
    Albuquerque, NM
    September 2012 to present
  • Las Vegas Optic, Freelance Reporter (crime, criminal justice and investigative stories)
    Albuquerque, NM
    November 2018 to present
  • Idaho Business ReviewFreelance Reporter
    Albuquerque, NM
    May 2018 to present
  • Las Vegas Optic, Staff Writer / Newspaper Designer
    Las Vegas, NM
    June 2018 to November 2018

Community Involvement

  • Vice President for Development
    Society of Professional Journalists, Rio Grande Chapter
    January 2020 to present
  • Board Member
    Society of Professional Journalists, Rio Grande Chapter
    January 2019 to January 2020

Professional Development

  • APME NewsTrain
    New Mexico Press Association & Associated Press Media Editors
    Oct. 25-26, 2019
  • Ethics and Note Taking Workshop
    Society of Professional Journalists
    Sept. 28, 2019
  • SPJ Region 9 Conference
    Society of Professional Journalists
    April 5-6, 2019
  • Open Government Panel, Journalism Ethics Workshop, and Note Taking Workshop
    New Mexico Press Association
    Oct. 27, 2018
  • Environment Reporting and Science Writing Workshop
    Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists
    Sept. 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. Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Advanced HTML, basic CSS. Dreamweaver and other HTML editors. And a variety of social media platforms.


Professional Organizations
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists since 2014.
Member of the Freelancers Union since 2016.
Member of Investigative Reporters and Editors since 2019.