Joel Francis is a freelance writer with experience in music, medicine, business, human interest and corporate communications. He has written multiple cover features on a diverse range of topics and produced a variety of documents, including album and concert reviews, features, profiles and public relations and marketing materials. Joel Francis writes about music three times a week at The Daily Record.
- Music writer for the Kansas City Star
- Reporter and editor for The Examiner
- Associate editor for AAFP News Now
- Senior editor for KU Endowment
- Grant, online course writer for U, Inc.
Highly proficient with Microsoft Office, WordPress, all Web browsers, Windows 2000 and XP. Proficient in use of Adobe PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, QuarkXpress, and other graphic and Internet software.
Master’s of Science: Journalism, University of Kansas, 2001
Bachelor’s of Science: Journalism, Missouri State University, 1999
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Independence Literacy Council
Jeff Fox, editorial editor, The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, Mo. 64050, (816) 350-6313
Timothy Finn, music editor, Kansas City Star, 1729 Grand, Kansas City, Mo. 64108 (816) 234-4781