Writer, Journalist, Editor
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My name is Riordan Zentler, and I'm a writer living in Buda, Texas. I worked for two years as an editorial assistant for The Spokesman-Review, where I still contribute weekly columns. 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.
November 2018 - current
Editorial Assistant (November 2018 - August 2020)
As an editorial assistant, I published local civil and criminal court records, maintained and created local events calendars (music, stage listings, health bulletin, art galleries), performed front desk receptionist duties, helped run Northwest Passages Book Club events and performed other odds and ends in the newsroom.
During my tenure I also wrote articles for Tool and Korn's 2020 concerts in Spokane, interviewed Ray Luzier of Korn, and covered local tattoo stories and expos. Since March 2020, I have been writing video game-related stories under the "Game On" column moniker.
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"
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