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Kirk A. Fratzke

Assist institutions in developing and deploying large scale Web sites. Additional interest in establishing virtual communities utilizing networked environments.

Since April of 1998, I have worked as the Internet communications coordinator for RTP Company, a Winona based thermoplastics compounder.

  • Responsible for development and maintenance of web sites to facilitate marketing and customer service efforts world-wide.
  • Constructing an intranet to support field sales personel.
  • Converting product documention for international and online use.
  • Developing multimedia tools for taining of sales staff and education of customers.

From May 1995 through March 1998, I as the webmaster for WinonaNet, a comprehensive community-based news and information service on the Internet's World Wide Web, operated by the Winona Daily News.

  • Performed all aspects of the design and start-up of a 10,000+ document site.
  • Selected and applied HTML formatting to re-purposed editorial material.
  • Coordinated a team of web designers in the development of original content.
  • Ensured site integrity through daily updates and maintenance along with measurement of visitor usage.
  • Implemented CGI applications to increase site interactivity and automate operations.
  • Initiated and managed relationships with community organizations that use the site and provide content.
  • Taught introductory Internet classes within the community.
  • Provided technical support for ISP dial-up users on the MacOS platform.
  • Designed and managed Web sites for commercial business clients.
  • Fluent in HTML through version 3.2 and administration of Web sites on remote Unix servers.

From December 1987 through May 1995, I worked as a photojournalist at the Winona Daily News, a 15,000 circulation morning newspaper in Winona, Minn.

  • Performed all forms of editorial photography with an emphasis on prep sports and enterprise features.
  • Managed photo lab and coordinated part-time photographers.
  • Led transition to digital color photography.

Studied mass communications and history at Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota.

Won twenty-nine awards in state level competition for work in the field of photojournalism from the Minnesota Associated Press Association, Minnesota News Photographers Association and Minnesota Newspaper Association.


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