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MARTIN ELDER

629 Kappock Street


Apartment 3J
Riverdale, New York
Home: 347-275-2409;
Cell: 646-645-7108
meaf0750@westpost.net
EXPERIENCE
SPRING, O'BRIEN & COMPANY, NY, NY
2005 to 2010
Media Relations Manager for mid-sized New York City public relations firm, spec
ializing in real estate, hospitality and travel clients. Responsible for writin
g, pitching and placing stories in high-level consumer and business publication
s for The St. Joe Company, one of Florida's largest landowners and real estate
developers; East West Partners, award-winning developer of ski resorts and seco
nd-home vacation communities in the Western U.S.; Punta Mita, a 1,500-acre mast
er-planned luxury residential/resort community in Punta Mita, Mexico; and Ameri
can Express, a leading global payments, network and travel company operating in
over 130 countries.
RUBENSTEIN ASSOCIATES, NY, NY
2003-2004
Account Executive/Senior Real Estate Writer for one of New York City's most wel
l known public relations firms. Pitched and placed stories in print and online
real estate, business and consumer publications. Wrote client newsletters, byl
ined articles, press releases, publicity plans, story proposals, pitch letters
and company profiles for several New York City-based real estate and hospitalit
y clients, including Tishman Hotel Corp., Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estat
e, Rudin Management and Ramsfield Hospitality Finance.
REAL ESTATE MEDIA, NY, NY
2000-2002
Managing Editor , REAL ESTATE CHICAGO, a monthly business magazine for private
owners and developers, deal makers, corporate end users, institutional investor
s, lenders and property managers. Managed the editorial staff and worked closel
y with the production and art departments.
Senior Editor, REAL ESTATE NEW YORK and REAL ESTATE NEW JERSEY - two monthly r
egional real estate magazines. Wrote major feature and cover stories from inter
views with real estate industry professionals.
TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE, NY, NY 198
8-2000
Senior Editor, Caribbean/Bahamas for this weekly news magazine, covering curren
t events impacting travel retailers selling destinations, resorts, airline seat
s and cruises to clients.
Wrote, edited special magazine supplements spotlighting specific destinations;
Interviewed industry officials on issues critical to travel agents; Covered ind
ustry conferences, and sometimes served as a speaker and panelist .
Honors/Awards included: The Caribbean Tourism Organization's Award for Excellenc
e in Travel Journalism (1997); The Islands Of The Bahamas International Writer
of the Year/Travel Trade Press (1997); and the Aruba Tourism Authority's 1992
Outstanding Journalist Award.

Martin Elder
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EXPERIENCE
RESTAURANT BUSINESS MAGAZINE, NY, NY
1986-1988
Senior Writer for this business publication published every three weeks covering
commercial food service. Reported on independent and chain restaurants, hotels
and resorts, supermarkets, and schools and hospitals.
SHOPPING CENTERS TODAY, NY, NY
1982-1985
Staff Writer for this voice of the International Council of Shopping Centers, on
e of the largest and most prestigious trade associations in the world. Reported
on trends, issues, major events and new developments and services impacting th
e shopping center industry.
GELTZER AND COMPANY, NY, NY
1980-1981
Public Relations Writer for different accounts, including Sony and Ingersoll-Ra
nd. Coordinated press events, wrote press releases and placed stories in both t
rade and consumer publications.
NORTH JERSEY SUBURBANITE, Cresskill, NJ
1979-1980
PALISADES NEWSPAPERS, Englewood, N.J.
Reporter , covering local politics and town meetings throughout Bergen County i
n Northern New Jersey.
EDUCATION
B.S. NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
1979
Major: Journalism
Participated in Northeastern's five-year cooperative education program, which a
ssists students in finding career or "major"-related employment. Served as publ
ic relations writer for The Mayor's Office of Communications, Boston, Ma. Four-
year news and feature writer for the college paper.