Freelance writer, editor, public relations specialist
An award-winning journalist with extensive experience in editing, public relations and website
management, Howard Newman is well versed in virtually all forms of communication.
In addition to having worked for two of the three largest newspapers in the Boston area, he has a
keen understanding of corporate communications. Drawing on his experience as a reporter/editor
and a public relations professional, he thoroughly understands media relations – from both sides
of the news desk.
As a freelance writer, editor and public relations specialist, he is currently designing websites as
well as creating press releases, newsletters and other vehicles that enable his clients to attract
business and media attention. Howard is also the Communications Coordinator for the Melrose
Energy Commission, a volunteer group that helps the city and its citizens save energy.
In the past, he has served as the Senior Communications and Public Affairs Specialist for Vinfen Corporation, one of the largest
human services organizations in Massachusetts. At Vinfen, Howard enhanced the organization’s public profile by revamping the
website, producing effective marketing materials and obtaining media placements. MORE ABOUT HUMAN SERVICES WORK
Prior to his work at Vinfen, he was the Communications Director at the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), a nonprofit
organization promoting energy-efficient products and technologies in the United States and Canada. At CEE, he helped
facilitate participation in nationwide energy conservation programs by providing an effective communications network among
This included management of several websites, production of a quarterly newsletter, media placements and general
communications support. MORE ABOUT ENERGY-EFFICIENCY WORK
His journalism experience includes work for the Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger, Oakland Tribune, Associated Press and United Press
International. He won a first-place UPI Award, two New England Press Association Awards and a Massachusetts Press
In his spare time, Howard writes and performs acoustic music (see www.howienewman.com). He ran a monthly nonprofit
coffeehouse, Music in Melrose, from 2006-11 and organized an annual benefit concert for a local food pantry from 2007-10. He
has produced five CDs on his own label.
A graduate of Northeastern University, Howard is a sports enthusiast who plays and coaches softball. From 2009-11, he
provided radio color commentary for the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox Single-A farm team. He lives in the Boston area.
Don’t live in the greater Boston area? No problem. I am a freelance writer, editor and public relations pro who works with clients from all over the country. If you have a
phone and e-mail, I can help you with websites, press releases, brochures, newsletters and more.