Writer, Journalist, Editor

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My name is Riordan Zentler, and I'm a writer living in Spokane Valley, Washington. I work as an editorial assistant for The Spokesman-Review, I have published freelance work with the San Diego Union-Tribune and my 290+ articles at esports publication DBLTAP have a collective 1.5 million views.

I worked as the Opinion Editor for Point Loma Nazarene University's student newspaper, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Versatile and adaptable, I have excellent writing and editing skills and am proficient editing audio and video. I am data-minded and versed in computer-assisted reporting. I have produced a bit of music, and even done some voice-overs (for news packages) and voice acting (as a hobby). Click here to view my portfolio.


Work Experience

November 2018 - present

The Spokesman-Review

Editorial Assistant

I publish local civil and criminal court records, maintain and create local events calendars (music, stage listings, health bulletin, art galleries), perform front desk receptionist duties, help run Northwest Passages Book Club events and perform other odds and ends in the newsroom.

May 2017 - August 2018


Intern (May 2017 - October 2017)

Freelance Contributor (October 2017 - August 2018)

I wrote various articles for DBLTAP's coverage regarding the video game Overwatch and its esports scene.

January 2017 - May 2018

PLNU "The Point Weekly"

Staff Writer (January 2017 - May 2017)

Opinion Editor (September 2017 - May 2018)

I wrote articles for various subjects for the student newspaper published both in print and online. As opinion editor, I was responsible for developing opinion ideas, contacting interested parties and presenting various student and faculty opinions on issues, often in a pro vs. con format.

September 2015 - December 2015

APU "The Clause"

Staff Writer

I wrote several articles for the student newspaper which were published both in print and online.

For a more complete history of my work experience, check the resumé tab.



2016 - 2018

Point Loma Nazarene University

I graduated Magna Cume Laude from PLNU with a B.A. in Journalism.

2014 - 2015

Azusa Pacific University


Pepperdine University

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